Re-imagining an Heirloom Wedding Gown with Door To Door Cleaners

The stakes are high any time we perform alterations on a wedding gown: bridal gowns are complex garments, with a number of fittings, and a lot of moving pieces need to come together for everything to be perfect on the big day! If that’s not pressure enough, imagine altering a bridal gown that’s truly irreplaceable: a wedding dress that belonged to our client’s late mother, in her words: “one of the last physical items I have of my mother.”

Our expert seamstresses, Yosr and Moufida, saw a gorgeous, but dated 1980s gown in need of thorough modernization.

“It’s definitely a project, but we’re ready.”

 Yosr and Moufida drew on their decades of experience to gently reconstruct the gown for both fit and form, altering the waist, back, bustline, and most importantly, a custom take on the puffy vintage shoulders. As the bride herself puts it: “They not only had to use skill and precision, but their own creativity and understanding of style to make suggestions I wouldn’t have thought of myself.”

Chrissy Z's gown after alterations

A vintage wedding dress adds one-of-a-kind character and charm that just can’t be found off the rack. Don’t let that dress become a project that adds to the stress of planning your wedding day. When the stakes are high, call Door to Door Cleaners for bridal alterations. We have the team and the vision to make your dream gown a reality.

Read the full story from the bride herself on Yelp!