Frequently Asked Questions

How long before my wedding should I book my appointment?

Please book your appointment 6-12 weeks before your event date. We do have clients book further in advance, you’re welcome to book your appointment as soon as you have your undergarments and exact shoes if your dress needs to be hemmed. More than 6 months in advance is not preferred because it is best to have your fittings closer to the wedding date.

What are your hours and location?

Tailor Maid is open for fittings Monday – Saturday. Please see our appointment page for available hours. We are located in downtown San Francisco, 755 Sutter Street (between Taylor and Jones).

Alteration costs & quote request?

Basic fitting and hemming generally start at $450. The cost of gown alterations can vary significantly depending on your dress’s number of layers, lining, understructure/boning, lace, fabric, cut, hem, finish, buttons, zippers, belt, corset, bustle, train.

To Request a quote:

Please email a photo or link to your dress, along with your wedding date and a list of your anticipated alterations to

  • Number of layers
  • Lining
  • Understructure/boning
  • Lace and beading
  • Fabric cut
  • Hem
  • Buttons
  • Belt
  • Zipper
  • Corset
  • Train
  • Bustle
  • What forms of payment can I use?

    We accept cash, check, and all major credit cards.

    Can you make me a custom wedding dress?

    While we specialize in personalization and revision, we are no longer taking original projects due to present time constraints and high demand.

    How do I get started?

    Begin by booking an appointment online for a day and time that is convenient for you. Please include a brief description of the alterations you would like to have done (hem, sides, bustle, etc.) so that your appointment can be approved. Make sure to bring the exact shoes and bra you plan on wearing with your gown. On the day of your fitting, our master seamstress will pin and fit your dress to show you the alterations necessary to provide an ideal fit. Following your appointment you will be given a price estimate for the alterations and any custom additions you would like to have done. Tailor Maid San Francisco takes tremendous pride in the quality of our work and we will make certain that you are absolutely delighted with the way you look on your special day.