Having your initial fitting 6-8 weeks prior to your wedding is preferred.
The second fitting should be scheduled 2 weeks prior to the wedding date. If the dress is not ready to take home after the 2nd fitting, we will make any necessary fixes while you wait. If you are unable to wait, you can return 1-2 days later to pick up your dress. In our experience, this timeframe helps to ensure that the fit is perfect for the big day.
Please also keep in mind you must bring the exact shoes you plan to wear with your dress for every fitting, as well as any undergarments you plan to wear.
Dresses needed in under 4 weeks may be subject to a rush fee.
Begin by booking an appointment online for a day and time that is convenient for you. For all appointments, please make sure to bring the exact shoes and bra you plan on wearing with your dress. On the day of your fitting, one of our master seamstresses will pin your dress to show you the alterations necessary to provide an ideal fit. After your dress is pinned, we will schedule your follow-up fittings and you will be given a price estimate for the alterations. The estimate is based on the number of hours needed to complete your alterations. The price can increase if more time is needed or other alterations are added. Tailor Maid San Francisco takes tremendous pride in the quality of our work, and we strive to make sure that you are absolutely delighted with the way you look on your special day.
A New Bride Appointment is for the bride who is ready to get started on alterations and has no major design changes or uncertainties about her dress.
A Consultation Appointment is best for brides seeking a design change, those who would like to solidify a quote that they were provided over email, and brides who are unsure about what gown to wear. There is a non-refundable $75 appointment fee for the consultation. If you proceed with alterations (on any dress), the fee will be credited toward the cost.
We are now able to allow our brides to bring one guest to their appointment. Guests will be required to follow our health and safety protocol and maintain physical distancing guidelines at all times during the appointment. Each bride is limited to one guest per appointment. If you would like to bring more than one guest, please email us at email@example.com for permission to do so. Reservations for bringing 2 guests are limited.
Tailor Maid is open for fittings Tuesday – Saturday. Please see our appointment page for available hours. We are located in downtown San Francisco, 755 Sutter Street (between Taylor and Jones).
The cost of gown alterations can vary significantly depending upon many factors including the number of layers in the dress and linings, the understructure/boning, lace, beading, fabric, hem, finish, buttons, zippers, belt, corset, bustle and train, etc. Most alterations range from $450-$1200.
Please email a photo or link to your dress (front and back), along with your wedding date and a list of your anticipated alterations (such as hem, take in waist, let out hips, etc.) to firstname.lastname@example.org
We accept cash, checks, and all major credit cards.
We recommend making arrangements for a final steaming/pressing on the big day as your dress will likely become wrinkled once it’s placed in a garment bag for transportation. Many hotels and venues have steamers available for your use, so it is a good idea to check with them first. Additionally, you can search for a Wedding Gown Specialist near your wedding’s location for cleaning and pressing.
This handheld steamer is great for traveling and on-site steaming.
This professional steamer is great for on-site steaming, we recommend covering the head with 2-3 layers of cheese cloth.
This canvas tote is a great size for carrying most garment bags and zips closed.
We carry a wide variety Nubra brand silicone and sticky bras as well as Commando brand shapewear. If you need leggings to wear under your dress, we recommend these by Miraclesuit.
These SuperPower Shorts by Honey Love are great if you need extra control shapewear.
We recommend these push-up nipple covers by HelloMolly.
We recommend this longline bra by Bare Necessities.
We recommend Elegance Preserved for sample gown cleaning and wedding dress cleaning & preservation after your big day!