Creating the Perfect Fit

Thursday, 18th March

Imagine having the job of actually cutting into a wedding dress! I couldn’t cope with the thought of doing that but luckily I am not in charge of alterations! Lovely Katrina is a magician with her pins, scissors and needles, so your dress is in safe hands. See below for some questions and answers about the alterations process here at Rachel Ash.

Alteration FAQs

  • It depends how much you are having altered but standard alterations start from £250, the more work the higher the cost as more hours are required to alter your gown.

  • Katrina comes to the boutique, so you will have private consultations at Rachel Ash.

  • We will get in touch with you to arrange your alterations, we usually allow 12 weeks which gives us enough time for at least 2 appointments with Katrina, and a final try on to ensure you are happy ahead of your big day.

  • You will need your shoes for the first appointment – so if you need an excuse to go shoe shopping – this is your opportunity! In addition, we would recommend bringing the underwear you plan to wear on the big day – then if something doesn’t look right, you have time to change it and try on again with your dress at your next appointment.

  • With Katrina the possibilities are endless (almost!) – so if you would like a neckline or strap changed on a dress, or would like a bespoke top, cape, overskirt, jacket (the list goes on!) creating – get in touch and we can arrange an appointment for you to discuss with Katrina. We will also be there to offer guidance and advice if required.

  • No problem – we totally understand that figures change. Dresses can be taken out or in by approximately 2 dress sizes (dress dependant) but if you are worried, give us a call and we can talk about options.

Get in touch

Hopefully, this answers any questions you may have, but if you do have any other queries, get in touch. Give us a call on 01827 713515 or send us an email at