Alterations and dry cleaning


Atelier Alterations, who work from a studio nearby, carry out bridal alterations not only for Sentiments brides but, due to the excellent reputation that they have acquired, they are now recommended by a number of bridal shops in Cardiff and surrounding areas.

Even though the wedding dresses we sell are made to order and we take each bride’s measurements, these are only used as a guide and the dresses are made in conventional sizes (such as size 10 or 12). More often than not, when the dress arrives and you try it on for the first time, some alterations will need to be made to ensure that it fits perfectly in all the right places. Because it’s impossible to know the extent of the work that needs to be done until you try on your dress, it’s impossible to know how much work will need to be done. Some brides may only need a hem to be altered and a single fitting, others can require more complex work and several fittings. We therefore recommend allowing 8 – 10 weeks for alterations, particularly if your wedding is during the busier spring and summer months.


After your wedding day, we can arrange for your wedding dress to be professionally dry cleaned and boxed for storage or resale. Please ask for details.