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When will my gown arrive?

We aim to have to your gown in store 4 months prior to your wedding date. 

Will my gown need alterations?

Yes, more than likely. Our gowns are ordered in a standard size and alterations ensure you get a perfect fit! 

Please don’t panic if your gown arrives and feels big or ill fitting. We follow the designers size chart and order your gown to your biggest body measurement. This allows the dressmaker to then take your gown in accordingly. 

Who will alter my gown?

We have work alongside a family run business, Legend Bridal, for 5 years.

Charlotte and her team are experts in their field and can provide your alteration service in their bespoke studios in Great Harwood, 10 minutes’ drive from Lulu’s. 

They are used to designing and making gowns from scratch and are a perfect fit

(pardon the pun!) with Lulu’s.

However, you are more than welcome to source your own seamstress and are under no obligation to use Legend Bridal Alterations.

How will my gown get to the dressmaker?

If you chose to use Legend Bridal, we can arrange for them to collect your gown after you’ve paid your balance. It will then remain with them until you collect it ready for your big day!

If you are using your own seamstress, you will take your gown away with you following you appointment to try your gown and pay your balance. 

​How soon before my wedding will my alterations take place?

This will depend on which dressmaker you chose to use but it is normally 8-12 weeks prior to your wedding date.

​How much shall I budget for my alterations?

Again, this will vary depending on which dressmaker you choose to use but it should normally be between £100-£300.

How many dress fittings will I have?

​This can depend on what work your gown will need in order for it to fit you perfectly. 

We’d usually say 3 fittings for a standard alteration. 

If you are having a bespoke item or a handmade veil you may need another 2 fittings.

Additions and extra’s to your gown 


If you are hoping to make additions to your gown such as sleeves, belts or straps, these will be added when you visit your dressmaker.


​It is a good idea to discuss your alterations with your dressmaker prior to your dress fittings if you are planning on making additions to your gown.

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