Store Hours:

Mon, Tue, Wed:11 - 7

Thu, Fri:11 - 8

Sat:10 - 7

Sun:11 - 5

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Welcome to Best for Bride
Alterations Department!

Best for Bride Boutique offers Expert Alterations with attention to details and passion for perfection!
Dress Alterations Explanations
Please be advised that the prices set out here are a guide only and will vary according to each gown.
We therefore advise that you bring in your gown for a more accurate quote.
  Bridal Evening
Bust darts Alteration
* subject to increase if beading is very elaborate
$89.00 $49.00
Side Seams Alteration
* subject to increase if beading is very elaborate
$89.00 $49.00
Hem Alteration
Price of hem depends on the number of layers, the size of the skirt and amount of lace and beading involved.
start from $149.00 start from $49.00
Bustle Alteration $29.00  
Lace back $119.00 $79.00
Zipper $69.00 $49.00
Straps / Shoulders
* subject to increase if beading is very elaborate
$29.00 $29.00
Bra Cups $19.00 $19.00
Fitting Days
  Toronto Location Etobicoke Location Barrie Location Hamilton Location
Monday   1 pm - 8 pm   5:30 pm - 7 pm
Tuesday       5:30 pm - 7 pm
Wednesday   1 pm - 7 pm   5:30 pm - 7 pm
Thursday 2 pm - 8 pm   1 pm - 8 pm 5:30 pm - 8 pm
Friday   4 pm - 8 pm    
Saturday        
Sunday   11 am - 1 pm   2 pm - 5 pm

Best for Bride Boutique offers professional in-house seamstress services for Wedding Dresses, Evening Dresses, Prom dresses, Mother of the Bride dresses and almost any kind of women's formalwear.
What about Bridal Gown Sizing?
A commonly asked question is about bridal sizing. Wedding gowns size usually smaller than size of the normal street clothing size. For example, if you are a 8 in regular dresses you are most likely to be a size 10 in a wedding gown. So ussualy in order to find your bridal size you need to add one size to your normal street clothing size.
* Remember that the dress sometimes takes a few months to be made, so make sure you leave enough time for alterations.
How many sizes can a gown be altered?
Generally, gowns can be sized down a few sizes by a qualified wedding dress seamstress.
What is a "hollow-to-hem" measurement?
It is a measurement from the hollow of your neck to the floor.
What alterations are normally done to a dress to make it fit?
1) Bust and Waist alterations - Taking in/out sideseams or backseam in order to make a wedding dress fit a bride. Wedding gowns are usually made to allow the sideseams to be taken out up to 3 inches or 2 sizes (For example: size 10 to size 14).
2) Shoulders - usually shoulder seam can be taken in to bring up a gown.
3) Hem - according to the height of the bride and the shoes she is planning to wear the length of a dress can be shortened.
4) Bustle - many wedding dresses have not detachable long trains. In order for the bride to move freely at the reception our seamstress can add a bustle when doing the alterations. Which means attaching the train to the back of the dress.


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