Dress Fittings With Our Seamstress
Fittings and alterations take place at MODE Bridal on Wednesdays and Whyte Weddings, our Worthing bridal boutique, Friday- Sunday with the first appointment arranged between six to eight weeks ahead of your wedding day. Margaret, a talented independent seamstress, manages all alterations and customisations.
While you can appoint a seamstress of your choice, we highly recommend Margaret as she has more than 30 years of experience. She specialises in bridal gowns and is trained in embroidery.
Margaret is an expert when it comes to bespoke customisation and she offers a free of charge consultation to discuss updates you may require – perhaps adding a touch of sparkle, incorporating lace, or creating sleeves.
She allows for two to three standard fittings, with the first appointment requiring you to bring your wedding shoes to enable accurate pinning. Margaret will then carry out any alterations in her home studio ahead of a second fitting. If further tweaks are required, she can arrange a third fitting to ensure your dress is a perfect fit.
Margaret charges a one-off fee of £300-£350 (depending on the style of the dress) to include all standard fittings. If you require customisation, she will provide a quote for fittings and the creation of additional detail. As Margaret is self-employed, she requires payment in cash or by cheque.
I had a great experience shopping at Mode Bridal and ended up saying yes to the dress! I came alone and Jana made me feel at home immediately. She clearly knows her stuff and pinned the dresses up so they all fit perfectly. She was super helpful, patient and happy to answer any questions I had. I'm a UK size 20 and I was pleasantly surprised there were plenty of options for me to try on in the shop.
Due to the sample sale I was able to find a beautiful designer dress that fit my budget. Thanks again!!