If you’ve purchased or rented your dress at a bridal salon in Singapore, these salons will usually offer alteration services at your fittings. Otherwise, you can consider going to these tailors and seamstresses. But do keep in mind the time needed – think two to three months, especially for major alterations. Rush jobs may cost extra.
Haute Alteration Initiative
Set up in 2010, Haute Alteration Initiative offers more than just sewing and alteration services. The social enterprise also helps single mothers get back on their feet by giving them the opportunity to pick up a new skill, and earn a living with reasonable wages (Psst: Here are 9 ways to have a wedding that gives back). That’s not all: they’re also known for their ability to restyle clothes (perfect if you’re not happy with your existing dress design), and/or replicate designs. It also promises high alteration standards so you can be sure your Vera Wang number is in good hands.
Call 8228-0020 or go to www.alteration.com.sg for more information.
Located on level 3 of Far East Plaza, Michelle’s Alteration is known for its pocket-friendly rates and fast work (from less than an hour to a day) from its team of efficient tailors, especially for basic alterations.
Michelle's Alteration is at #03-126 Far East Plaza. Call 6737-8238 for more information.
We’ve seen a few recommendations for Kim on the forums, and have seen her gowns from real brides who’ve hired her services. With nearly three decades of experience under her belt, Kim does alterations, as well as custom wedding dresses (from what we've read from reviews, she even goes fabric shopping with brides) and qipaos. You'll need to contact her months ahead - she will be taking on lesser projects moving forward.
Call 9647-8146 for more information.
Clancy Boutique Alteration Centre
Known for its work with designer clothes, your dress will be in good hands at Clancy Boutique Alteration Centre. Its prices might be a tad higher but it's handled many alterations from major boutiques and brands, and it's famous amongst the well-heeled for its quality workmanship. You’ll want to book your appointments early to avoid any last-minute rush.
Clancy Boutique Alteration Centre is at 4 Scotts Rd, #04-89 Far East Plaza. Visit www.clancyboutique.com.sg or call 6738-6971.
Jenny & Me Dressmaking
Seamstress Jenny Lim has been in the business for more than 30 over years and is an experienced hand with altering dresses, gowns and suits as well as kebayas so they fit impeccably. She also creates custom gowns.
Jenny & Me Dressmaking #03-45 Holland Road Shopping Centre. Call 9238-8870 for more information.
Helmed by two friendly ladies who have 30 years of experience, they are able to help resize or refashion your big day gown (even with heavily-beaded pieces, according to a Facebook review we found).
Alt-To-Fit is at 433 Clementi Ave 3 #01-268. Call 8798-2566 for more information.