An alteration service with people you can trust!
You’ve said yes to the dress, its been received and its officially yours!!! You are nearly there but you still aren’t ready to head down the aisle quite yet.
The So Perfect seamstress has over 20 years of alterations experience in wedding gown alterations. We have had the privilege watching her work her magic with our brides for well over two decades! So Perfect is an independent company who work under the Brides Of Southampton umbrella and have workrooms on site so the gowns can stay with us in a controlled environment.
The alteration service is available for all of our brides who choose to use it. Appointments are available on Mondays and Fridays between 10am-5pm. With regret Alteration appointments are not available at weekends, evenings or bank holidays.
The options for alterations are nearly endless. So Perfect have completely reworked designs before but be advised…there is a difference between making the dress fit and customisation. Customisation’s are making design changes. Much more time is needed and costs can run high!
When choosing your gown make sure that you are 100% in love with it . If you want to change the neckline, add loads of beads and reshape the skirt then you may not have chosen the right gown! Adding a little strap or covering a cleavage are common customisation’s so trust your stylist, ask questions and get as much advice as possible before committing to any major changes.
Alterations are £75-£400 depending on the materials and complexity of the work involved.
For more information on prices, timings, and what to bring with you please see our FAQ section by clicking here
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Lovely staff, all very helpful and friendly. Staff know their dresses and you can just explain a style and they pick out the exact dress. Fantastic range of dresses and loved the overall experience. My mum bought her wedding dress from here in 1991 and then my nan bought her dress from here in 1993 and now I get to buy my dress from here too!
My appointment was everything I had hoped for. I felt celebrated and special, as well as comfortable and well looked after.
The selection of dresses were varied, even for me as a plus size bride, and it goes without saying that they are gorgeous!
Fantastic staff, so friendly, they give advice and make you feel incredible in yourself
I had the best day yesterday! It was my second time coming back to the shop, the ladies were amazing and got me to try on a dress that I wasn’t even thinking of, turns out the staff knew my style better than me!!
Best experience of my life. The staff were so amazing and welcoming and honestly couldn’t do enough to help me find my dream dress which I did!
Lovely, friendly and knowledgeable staff. Even though I’m on the bigger side they had lots of dresses for me to try on. Lena was my consultant and she was fab! Knew the stock well and what sort of dresses would flatter my shape.
No words explain how amazing Michelle made me feel about my body when trying on the dresses as I’m very body conscious. She made me feel beautiful in the dresses and we had so much fun and laughter!
I came here 4 years ago with my sister , and know I will return in the future with my little girl when it is her turn
The Southampton store had so much choice to pick from. The dresses are beautiful and the assistants are really helpful in narrowing down the style of dress to suit you!
I can’t thank Gemma enough for giving us the most wonderful experience. Her professionalism, wisdom, patience and understanding know no bounds. All of the dresses are beautiful!
This is a great shop – such a lovely, warm, welcoming environment from the moment I walked through the door. The staff are fantastic, loads of experience and nothing is too much trouble. Really impressed with the choice of dresses too!