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San Antonio Wedding Dress Alterations and Formal Gown Alterations

Best Wedding Dress Alterations in San Antonio, Austin, Boerne, The Texas Hill Country and Surrounding Areas

Looking for local wedding dress alterations, or formal gown alterations and wondering how much wedding dress alterations cost? A.Cherie Couture is located in Fair Oaks, Texas and we offer full service wedding dress alterations in San Antonio, Boerne, Austin and serving the Texas Hill Country for wedding alterations and formal gown alterations. We understand how important your wedding dress is to you, so don’t just take it to anyone! Take your wedding dress to a seamstress who specializes in bridal alterations, like our talented seamstresses and team who create custom wedding dresses! Our team of dressmakers knows the ins and out of wedding dresses, because we make them from scratch! We specialize in bridal fitting for a wide range of body types, bust sizes, bridal gown alterations, bridesmaid dress alterations, prom dress alterations, formal gown alterations, mother of the groom dresses, mother of the bride dresses and customized wedding dress add ons like custom made sleeves and wedding dress overskirts as well as other alterations that other seamstresses and tailors are not specialized to do!

We work on all kinds of wedding dresses in various types of fabrics and dress design. We have worked on designs from high end wedding dress designers such as Galia Lahav, Monique Lhuillier, Vera Wang, Pronovias, Ru de Seine, Maggie Sottero, Grace Loves Lace, Berta and so many more bridal designers from all around the world. Please know that your wedding dress will be in the best of hands!

To achieve the best fit possible for your bridal gown, a perfect fit requires the experience and hand of a specialized seamstress who knows the ins and outs of wedding dresses. Given the fact that we make custom wedding dress from scratch, no bridal gown alteration is too difficult for us! With our connections worldwide to many fabric mills, we are also able to source many different fabrics that can match well with your dress if you wanted to incorporate any customizations such as custom sleeves or even a custom veil to match your wedding dress!

We have had many clients from all around Texas travel into our showroom to have wedding dress alterations with us!  In addition to wedding dress alterations, we offer heirloom wedding dress restyling, dress customization add ons and custom veils!

We provide a wide array of gown customization options, including adding custom sleeves, corset backs, and build-ups. With us, you can alter the neckline, reshape the skirt, or add different fabrics into your wedding dress. From designing a train to installing specialized corsets for a figure-hugging silhouette, we excel in every customization technique. During your fitting appointment, you’ll work closely with one of our experienced designers to creatively modify your existing wedding dress. Whether your vision features vibrant colors, delicate lace, or intricate hand-sewn beading, we have the materials and expertise to make it a reality.

Our talented San Antonio seamstresses one on one to achieve the perfect fit and look for your wedding dress. We will guide you through our unique and hands on process and determine your own personalized timeline for your wedding dress alterations.

Bride in Spain in her wedding dress after alterationsClient Love Note | THE BEST DECISION! I had a very poor wedding dress shopping experience and was very worried about wedding dress alterations and additional customizations that would work on my wedding dress. I miraculously learned about A.Cherie Couture through a comment on a bridal facebook group and had a wonderful overall experience. From the first online consultation to my first appointment to the final send off, I felt very comforted by their professionalism! The team is very knowledgeable and patient; they welcomed all questions, explained things thoroughly and did a great job with my wedding dress! My in-person appointments were with Karen, and she was so kind and skilled! I only wish I had found them sooner so that they could’ve made me a custom gown. I 100% recommend this team to any bride. Also, I had to drive in from out of town for my wedding dress alterations appointments, and it was worth every mile.

How much do wedding dress alterations cost?:

  • How much does it cost to get a wedding dress altered? We only charge for what is needed and requested by the client, no flat rates like most bridal shops provide. Our wedding dress alteration pricing categories are to give clients and idea of price range based on their wedding dresses from simple, average and couture. We do not provide estimates over e-mail as we need to see the wedding dress in person so we can see how the dress is made in order to provide you accurate pricing. We offer wedding dress alterations consultations for this reason!
    • Our objective is to ensure your wedding dress fits impeccably while adhering to your budget constraints. The pricing for wedding gown alterations is contingent upon the intricacy of the modifications, necessitating an in-person assessment of the dress to create an accurate cost estimate. Our skilled alterations specialists will collaborate closely with you to explore improvements in fit and customization choices. If you are in the market for a wedding dress, it’s crucial to consider the budget for alterations and bustling when selecting a gown. For instance, you might come across a fantastic deal on a clearance style wedding dress that doesn’t match your size, but keep in mind that intricate alterations could consume the savings you initially enjoyed. If you are looking to create something that is made for you and want to save on dress alterations costs, check out our made to order wedding dress collection.

How much do brides spend on wedding dress alterations?

Most Clients should expect to invest  in the range of $250-$950+ on average for wedding dress alterations with expectations towards the higher end if the client or bride-to-be wants to add personalized customizations to their wedding dress that would require intensive labor. Payment is due at the time of your first fitting. Additional charges apply to rush orders needed within less than 4 weeks or less. Rush alteration fees will be charged if our alterations team has less than 6 weeks for the wedding dress alterations to be completed.

We offer personalized alterations consultations for wedding dress alterations and heirloom wedding dress restyling so we can best assist the client in what their wedding dress needs.

How can I save money on wedding dress alterations?

  • Choosing a wedding dress that closely matches your original size will generally result in lower alteration costs compared to adjusting it to a smaller or larger size. Common alterations typically involve hemming and, possibly, adjustments at the shoulders. Do expect some alterations when buying a wedding dress and make sure you include alterations in your wedding budget!

How long before your wedding should you get your dress altered?:

  • We recommend booking your wedding dress alterations consultation at least about 8-10 weeks out from your wedding date, especially during busy seasons such as Spring and Fall. We take only a certain amount of alteration clients each season, so please book with us sooner rather than later if you would like to work with us.

Can a wedding dress be altered in 1 month or less?

  • Yes! We have altered a wedding dress for a bride within 1 week and and our quickest time was an overnight alteration turn around time for a bride in a very tight timeline. Rush fees will begin with timelines 5 weeks and under, so please make sure you plan accordingly allowing a minimum of 6 weeks.

How much can a wedding dress be altered if you lose weight?

  • It’s advisable to plan ahead when selecting a wedding dress, as alterations can always be made to accommodate changes in your body size. Ensuring ample time for ordering allows you to choose a dress you adore. If you anticipate losing between 10-20 lbs, we can take the dress in accordingly to adjust the dress to complement your post-weight loss figure. We also can let dresses out or provide other certain alterations to accommodate for weight gain as well.

What should I bring to my first fitting?:

  • To ensure the perfect fit, bring the bra, boob tape, slip, or shapewear, and shoes you plan to wear with your dress or garment. It is best to bring a trusted family member or friend to your final fitting so we can teach them how to bustle your train!

Spots are limited so that we can do our absolute highest quality work for our clients. 

Do you offer Heirloom Wedding Dress Restyling or Vintage Dress Redesign? 

  • We offer special heirloom packages for each client and can not wait to turn your vintage gown into a modern masterpiece! It is recommended to book consultations for Heirloom Wedding Dress Restyling at your earliest convenience so we can create a plan of action for your design as Heirloom Wedding Dress Restyling does require more time and dress fittings than standard wedding dress alterations. Clients interested in Heirloom Wedding Dress Restyling should expect to invest $300-$2,250.00 depending on the amount of labor and redesign the heirloom wedding dress requires. Read more about our Heirloom Wedding Dress Redesign here.

Please check out our social media pages for before and afters for our alterations clients. Instagram

We currently offer alterations on Formal Womenswear ONLY.

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San Antonio wedding dress alterations review“A.Cherie Couture and their alterations specialist, Karen are absolutely amazing. I had weight loss surgery and my wedding dress had to come in 1-3 sizes and she had resized and altered my wedding dress to perfection. They were super helpful telling me what was required and what I could avoid to save money as they understand the cost of bridal alterations and weddings. I have never had such a great experience working with a business. If you want a great fair priced alterations on your dress or any custom wedding dress this is the place to go! I’m still in shock at what she and the team accomplished in only 1 week!!!!!”  SAMANTHA, TEXAS


Starting at


(The average costs depending on what is needed for the dress)

Dresses with 2 layers or less

Dresses no larger than sheath silhouettes

No beading

No trims

Bride Pro Tip: Average alteration tickets for brides ranges from $500-$1,000.00 at alteration shops around the world. Expect more if you are wanting to add customizations.


Starting at


(The average costs depending on what is needed for the dress)

Dresses with 4+ layers

Dress silhouettes would include A-Line and simple Trumpet and Mermaid silhouette styles

No beading unless on a trim that can be easily removed

Non beaded lace styles, trims or beaded trims

Lace applique work

Mismatching pleats

Bride Pro Tip: Do not forget about getting a bustle for your train so that you can dance all night long at your reception!


Starting at

$850+ and higher

(The average costs depending on what is needed for the dress)

Dresses with 5+ layers

Lace scalloped edges along hemlines, large ballgown hems

Fully beaded designs

Fully Lace and Beaded designs

Intricate lace patterns and Pattern matching

Silk fabrics

Add ons and Customizations

Intricate bustles that require a lot of points

Bride Pro Tip: Ask us about creating a custom veil that matches your wedding dress!

Before and Afters | San Antonio Wedding Dress Alterations and Heirloom Restyling

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