“A wedding dress is both intimate and personal for a woman — it must reflect the personality and style of the bride,” explains famed designer Carolina Herrera. This one dress can be both a crowning achievement and monumental headache, but with the skilled seamstresses at Laura’s Alterations and Tailor Express, your big day can be as gorgeous as you are.

Laura's Alteration and Tailor Express.
This beautiful bride wanted the hem shortened and bustle raised for her big day. Photo courtesy: Laura’s Alterations and Tailor Express.

In 2014, the average spent on a wedding dress was $1,357. No matter the cost, these showpieces often require last-minute modification to perfectly accentuate the happy bride. Whether you’re hoping for a one-of-a-kind custom gown or to re-sculpt a precious family heirloom, Laura and her team are up for the task. They regularly handle alterations and final fittings for such boutiques as David’s Bridal and Seattle’s Dolce Bleu.

With a Master’s Degree in fashion design, Laura uses her “good eye, experience and knowledge” to explain the many facets of bridal tailoring. She begins with a series of detailed measurements and crafts every gown from the shoulders down to fully flatter and ensure an ideal fit.

Dresses can be custom-made based on photos or favorite design elements or modified from an off-the-rack piece. Found the perfect dress but need the bustle shifted, sleeves removed or train modified? It’s easily accomplished in 2 to 3 days within any budget.

Bridal work is performed in the shop either early in the morning or late at night when the machines have been fully cleaned. This assures that no stray-colored threads or dyes will tarnish the finished product. Large parties needing work are able to schedule online booking with in-home pick-up and fittings available.

Women often spend a lifetime planning the perfect wedding. Laura and her staff are ready and willing to do everything they can to make those dreams come true.

Visit their Capital Mall location seven days a week with questions or call 360-232-6348.

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