Almost any gown requires some alterations for a perfect fit, and so Kelly, Helen and the team are trained to advise as to what is necessary on the purchase of your gown. Dress alterations can be simple or sometimes more complicated so with a free in house consultation, and a list of recommended & experienced technicians at your fingertips your finished gown will be sensational.
Any Occasion Boutique will provide you a list of our recommended tailors, however you are in no way obliged to use any of our recommendations. Many people already know someone who can help, but we always advise taking advantage of our free consultation service at the time of purchase for a guide as to what is required.
Please research our recommendations thoroughly as prices and specialities will differ according to who you choose. All of our recommendations have premises and websites with viewable pricelists. We will of course have given you a guide as to what will be needed at the time of purchase. This can change with weight gain or loss.
Any Occasion Boutique cannot be held responsible for any Alterations or issues arising. We offer a recommendation service but are not responsible for any works carried out. All our recommended suppliers have been tried and tested by ourselves. Please note that all Alterations carry an ADDITIONAL COST which will vary according to what is required and who you choose.
Please contact your chosen technician well in advance of the wedding to get yourselves on the system and any fittings booked. You will always be required to have all undergarments and shoes for all fittings. Fittings times and dates will vary according to whom you choose. Please see below for a list of our recommended technicians.
Miss Kay Seamstress
35 Mount Ephraim, Royal Tunbridge Wells, TN4 8AA
The Touch of silk
17 Middle Walk, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 3HH
Jadel Sew Good
173 Silverdale road, Royal Tunbridge Wells, TN4 9HT
In House Alterations…
Any Occasion also offers a full in house alteration service for any special or made to order garments. This includes Linea Raffaelli, LouLou and our Bridal / Bridesmaids gowns. We are dedicated to ensure the fit of your gown is perfect for the event. Kelly & Des will know exactly how the gown should look and feel but will always take on board your opinion, as of course you are wearing the gown.
Standard fitting appointments are encouraged to take place approx 4 weeks prior to the occasion with the second final fitting two weeks before. As a standard fittings take place Tues & Thurs only. You are completely free however to use any of our above recommended suppliers if the fitting hours are more convenient.
Alterations are an additional cost but to keep these to a minimum we ask that you pay the seamstress directly. You are of course not obliged to use our service.
As a guide (although this is dependant on the style and extent of alterations required) Most gowns require alterations averaging on £75 for occasionwear and £100 for bridal gowns. Basic alterations are:
Strap Shortening – £15
Shoulder lift – £25-£45
Hem ( 1 layer ) – £25
Hem (2 layers) – £35
Lace Hems – according to style from – £45
Taking in on side seams from – £25
Easing out from – £20
With years of experience our team will ensure the perfect fit whatever the occasion.