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A Perfect Fit


Buying Out of Collection and Custom Orders

Whether you fall in love with one of our gowns and purchase out of the collection or place a custom order for one of our designer gowns, chances are your dress will need some alterations.

It might be a change in the length of your train, a hem, adding a bustle, or an adjustment to accentuate your amazing features.

Each designer and dress will fit just a little differently, and minor adjustments are the norm.

Our Inhouse Seamstress

Our Truly Forever Bridal team is blessed to have talented seamstresses on staff for both our Tampa and Sarasota bridal salons.

Not only are they available for those alterations to make your wedding gown fit you to a T, but our talented team can provide customization such as adding cap sleeves or straps to your wedding dress.

Things You Should Know

We recently came across a feature online in "Brides" that was right on point about wedding dress alterations.

Here are a few things to know:

Timing is EVERYTHING – designer wedding gowns can take up to five months from time of order to time of delivery. So you must order your wedding gown early! This way your wedding gown will arrive in time to schedule your first fitting 2-3 months before your wedding.

Budget – be sure to budget for alterations on your wedding gown. All adjustments vary for each bride. Your seamstress will be able to give you the cost of any alterations you may need at your first alterations appointment.

Wedding Shoes – be sure to find the shoes you plan to wear on your wedding day in advance of your fitting. You absolutely want to be measured for any alterations with those shoes on.

Kiss The Ground- When being measured for your hemline length, you want your wedding dress to kiss the ground with your preferred wedding shoes on. This will ensure that you can walk and enjoy your first dance without tripping.

Down Under- it’s also essential to wear the undergarments you plan on wearing on your wedding day when being measured for alterations. Spanx and the right strapless bra can make a world of difference in how your wedding gown may fit.

Tampa alterations are currently available Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday by appointment. Tampa alterations appointments can be made by calling 813-931-8891.

Sarasota alterations are currently available on Thursday and other days by reservation request. Please call 941-330-8080 to schedule your Sarasota alterations appointment.  

Our Truly Forever Bridal team looks forward to helping you find the perfect wedding dress, and our amazing seamstresses look forward to scheduling your appointment to give you an incredible fit.





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