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Bridal Alterations

Your wedding dress is the single most important dress you will ever wear and have been dreaming about since childhood. Finding the right dress is the first step. The second step is getting it to fit you and your body shape perfectly. It should not only complement your final look but look and feel amazing.

Here at Opal Alterations, we understand the importance of fit and style and will work with you step by step in order to achieve your dream wedding dress.

Our tailors are experienced with all types of dresses and gowns, modern and vintage, custom or ready-made, even handed-down treasures that need re-adjusting or repairs. We have experience with all fabrics and designs including satin, lace, vintage, designer, plus size etc.

Wedding Dress Alteration Prices


We understand bridal alteration costs can be a worry for many brides and we would like to give you an idea in regards to the price range, so you can better organise your preprations. The delicacy of wedding dresses and the enormous responsibility that comes with caring for them, requires a skilled team of tailors and extra time and attention. Average alterations cost for wedding dress/gowns is around $300-$1000. Minor alterations could cost less, and some more complicated jobs that require several services could be even more than that.

We are always happy to provide you with a free quote. All you have to do is send us an email with pictures of yourself wearing the dress (if possible) and/or an online link to the dress. Please also mention in the email what alterations will be required eg. Shorten the hem, Take in the waist etc. We will then get back to you with a price estimate based on the information you provide.

Bridal Alteration Appointments


Our bridal alterations are by appointment only. We have 2 types of appointments; In-store and At-home. For in-store appointments, all fittings will be done at the store. With the at-home (mobile) appointment, the initial fitting will be done at your chosen location and the following fitting/s will either be at the store or back at your place depending on the type of alterations (some may require tools that are only available at our workshop). Our mobile service does have more flexibility and even some after-hours options available.

Please ensure you have the shoes you will be wearing with your dress at the fittings and that you are wearing the undergarments that go with it, since these items can change the look and fit of your wedding dress.

The invoice will be issued and emailed to you following the initial fitting. You can pay your invoice online before the final fitting or by EFTpos at the time of your final appointment.

Please also note our standard turnaround time for bridal alterations is 4-8 weeks. If there are no appointments available in time for your big day, please contact us via info@opalalterations.com.au to discuss other options.

If you have any urgent queries, you can text/call our bridal specialist directly on 0412 094 294.

Brides on Weight Loss Journey


If you are on a weight loss journey before your wedding day, extra fittings might be required which will incur an extra fee of $80. We suggest you book your initial fitting at 5-6 weeks before the wedding, where we will have all alterations which will not be affected by the weighloss (eg. shorten hem) done and prepare for other adjustments that will come later on.

We will then book your second fitting at 2-3 weeks before the wedding, where we will take your final measurements and start the final alterations. We do recommend you mainly focus on maintaning your weight loss at this point and not lose any more weight, since any work required after this final fitting will be extra and charged as a new service.

We are always happy to help if you ever have any other questions or concerns, please contact us via info@opalalterations.com.au .

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Wedding Dress and Bridal Party (Including Groomsmen) by Appointment Only

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Flower Girl Dress Alterations

We certainly will not forget about the little ones that bring much joy to any occasion. We offer all alteration services including shortening, let-out and take-in, adding or removing bits and pieces from the dress, resizing and remodeling for our younger clients as well.

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Bridesmaid Dress Alterations

Looking perfect on your loved one’s special day is only part of the big picture but we can for sure make that easier for you. Visit us in-store to receive expert advice on the fit and the alterations your dress needs in order to look and feel perfect. We understand it is difficult to find the same dress in different sizes for all bridesmaids, so even if it is a couple of sizes too big we can fix that for you.

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Mother of the Bride Dress Alterations

Finding the perfect outfit for you daughter’s special day can be difficult. As the mother of the bride you need to look and feel elegant, unique and at the same time comfortable. We can make that possible by making your dress fit you exactly right. Even if you have found a dress but it needs some restyling to better suit your taste we can help with that too.

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Terms & conditions

  • Pricing - Our mobile service prices are the same as in-store prices. Orders can be a combination of alterations and dry cleaning. Click Here to see our extremely competitive prices.
  • Appointments - We have 2 types of appointments; standard and window appointments. Standard appointments are regular appointments at your chosen day/time. Window appointments are flexible and will be within a 2 hour time-window that you choose.
  • Payment - Invoices can be paid online before delivery or at the drop off time via Eftpos/Card or Cash to ensure customer satisfaction. We do not collect/Store any credit card details. If you are not going to be home for delivery and would like us to leave your garment at your designated area please make sure payment is made before delivery, otherwise delivery can not be made and a re-delivery fee of $25.00 will apply.
  • Re-Delivery - $25.00 surcharge will apply if you miss your delivery. We can always pick-up and drop off your items at a designated spot if you will not be home for the delivery and agree to it at time of booking.
  • Quotes - You can always contact us for quotes on orders you are not sure about.
  • Quality 100% Guaranteed - Opal is the highest rated Alterations and Dry Cleaning service provider in Canberra, customer satisfaction is our top priority. Thank you.

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Please choose an option

By Appointment
  • Standard Appointment at your chosen time
  • $40 pickup+delivery fee, Free for orders above $300
By Window
  • This appointment will be some time within the 2-hour time window you choose
  • $15 Dry Cleaning pickup+delivery fee. Free for orders above $150
  • $25 Alterations pickup+delivery fee. Free for orders above $150

Dear Customers, please keep in mind you do not need to be home/office for your appointments. We can pick up and drop off your items from a designated spot at your door if you choose that option when booking your appointment.

Terms & Conditions
  • Pricing - Our mobile service prices are the same as in-store prices. Orders can be a combination of alterations and dry cleaning. You can view our extremely competitive prices on our website price list.
  • Appointments - We have 2 types of appointments; standard and window appointments. Standard appointments are regular appointments at your chosen day/time. Window appointments are more flexible and will be within a 3 hour time-window that you choose.
  • Payment - Invoices can be paid online before delivery or at the drop off time via Eftpos/Card or Cash to ensure customer satisfaction. If you are not going to be home for delivery and would like us to leave your garment at your designated area please make sure payment is made before delivery, otherwise delivery can not be made and a re-delivery fee of $25.00 will apply.
  • Re-Delivery - $25.00 Surcharge will apply if you miss your delivery. We can always pick-up and drop off your items at a designated spot if you will not be home for the delivery and agree to it at time of booking.
  • Quality 100% Guaranteed - Opal Alterations is the highest rated Alterations and Dry Cleaning service provider in Canberra, customer satisfaction is our top priority.