Customize your gown by adding your own personal touches !
Many brides of BridalXOXO find their wedding dress at other bridal shops and bring their
gown to Anna to customize. There are a number of ways you can alter a dress to make it your
Sleeves: We can add straps or sleeves to any strapless gown. We can adjust the lengths of
Corset Backs: If your gown has a back zipper and you wish to change the look or need to let
the dress out or in, ask your dressmaker, Anna Putignano, to show you the corset
Bustles: A bustle is created by elegantly draping and securing the train to the back of the
wedding dress in order to allow the bride to move freely, safely and hit the dance floor. Your
dressmaker, Anna Putignano, can create the look that’s just your style, from simple
and subtle to intricate and detailed.
Belts and Applique: BridalXOXO can customize any dress by using accessories and appliqué
techniques. Many brides choose to wear their mother’s wedding dress, but have it updated by
Anna Putignano. Anna has fashioned many of these gowns for her brides, whether for
walking down the aisle or wearing at the rehearsal dinner or post wedding reception.
What you should expect at your first fitting appointment ?
You should plan on one hour for your first fitting appointment for a wedding gown, and a half
an hour for each bridesmaid or special occasion dress. You must bring the bra, slip and shoes
that you will be wearing on your event date for the first fitting and every fitting thereafter. The
dress will be fitted and pinned to show you the best alterations for an ideal fit. For long
wedding gowns with a train, you will be shown the bustle options. During the first
appointment, the fees for the recommended alterations will be discussed so you can agree
upon the look that best suits your needs and budget. You will pay for the agreed to alterations,
receive a copy of the alterations ticket, and schedule your pick up fitting appointment.
We offer complimentary pressing or steaming once alterations are completed.
How much will alterations/customization cost ?
Our goal is to perfect the fit of your garment while staying within your budget. The cost of
alterations is based upon the complexity and difficulty of each task, so our dressmaker, Anna
Putignano, will need to see you in the garment to discuss fit enhancements and
Payment for alterations/customization is due at the time of your first fitting. Additional charges
may apply to rush orders (needed within 15 days). Remember to budget for the cost of
alterations and bustling when choosing the gown of your dreams. For example, you might get
an incredible deal on a clearance style that is not the correct size, but the complex alterations
could cost you more than the amount you saved. And, if your gown has a long train, bustling
is necessary to move freely and comfortably during your reception.
We offer complimentary pressing or steaming once alterations are completed.*