Elizabeth Ayers
Wedding Dress Alterations - Elizabeth Ayers Bridal & Couture

Alterations & accessories

Wedding Dresses Alterations

Buying a wedding dress is not like buying ‘off the shelf’ high street fashion. Nearly all wedding dresses will need some alteration, as a size 12 dress may not fit a size 12 person in every way. Some brides are sold wedding dresses without being given any advice on which style best suits their figure, or guidance on what alterations may be required.

Elizabeth Ayers has a wealth of experience to give you the confidence you deserve to feel when wearing the dress of a lifetime. After all, it’s not all about the dress, it’s about you radiating your natural beauty on your special day. A properly fitted dress will help you do that by making you feel confident, comfortable and happy from the inside out.

Common alterations

  • Adjusting hem length (shorten or lengthen)
  • Improving the bodice for a more flattering, comfortable fit
  • Altering material around the waist and hips
  • Adjusting the fit around the bust

Customising your wedding dress 

Buying a pre-owned or shop sample wedding dress is a great way to save money, but often comes with compromises on size and fit. Elizabeth Ayers has the skills to overcome this by altering the dress to fit you, and she can even adjust the style of the dress to modernise it or customise it to your personal taste.  

Elizabeth can customise a ready-made dress by altering the shape of the skirt, sleeves, or by adding decorative touches.  Even a simple change such as swapping a zip for covered buttons can have a dramatic effect! We can remove an unwanted train and making it into a jacket or bolero; a great option for mature brides or those who prefer to cover their arms.

Making the most from your fitting appointment

On the day of your appointment with Elizabeth, don’t forget to bring the shoes and underwear you will be wearing with the dress on your wedding day, so we can ensure the best result.


“It’s not all about the dress, it’s about YOU in the dress!”


Price guide for wedding dress alterations:

From £75 for a hem fitting and alteration (depending on fabric and number of layers)

From £75 for a standard bodice alteration.

Other charges will be quoted once the dress is seen on.

Wedding Accessories

Elizabeth Ayers is a stockist of Richard Design headdresses, tiaras and veils. She has a select collection to suit her shop style but the whole collections are all available to see on line at their website


Elizabeth is able to order in specially if requested. Richard Designs offer an approval service so if you can try a selection before making your choice

Sale dresses

Elizabeth usually has sale of sample or end of line dresses from Marylise and Rembo Styling. These are usually have between 20-30% discount and are in excellant condition.

Wedding Makeup

Rowena Wilson at My Wedding Makeup Artist

Wedding Hairstyling

Marie Doris at Re’al Hair & Makeup Design

Wedding Flowers

Joy Bacon at Shoots Florist

Amanda Luther, Floral Designer

Venue Styling and Wedding Planning Services

Natalie Hunka at CNK Events

Wedding Photography

Charlotte Wright at Charlotte Wright Photography


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