Frequently asked questions

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We know that finding the perfect bridal alterations service can be a daunting task, which is why we’ve compiled a list of common questions and answers to help put your mind at ease. We’re confident that our answers will not only provide you with the information you need, but also showcase the superior quality of our service compared to our competitors. Our goal is to make your wedding or special event as stress-free and enjoyable as possible, and we believe that our commitment to customer satisfaction sets us apart from the rest. So take a look at our frequently asked questions, and feel free to contact us if you have any additional inquiries. We’re here to help you every step of the way!

We offer Women's Bridal & Dress Alterations Only. By Appt Only and do not offer Walk In hours. By Appt Only. Sorry No Men's Alterations.

CALL for details or use the online scheduler on the Home page of this website.

We are located in North Phoenix, AZ Near the 101 Freeway & I-17 Freeway, Just 15 minutes from North Scottsdale. Cross Streets are Happy Valley Rd & 35th Avenue. Please Call 480-776-7964 to schedule an appointment as we do not take walk-ins and are a small alterations business that focuses on bridal alterations only. By Appt. Only. Sorry, No Men's Alterations.

Touch Of Class Alterations offers bridal & dress alterations for bridal gowns, designer dresses, bridesmaid dresses, mother of bride & bride-groom dresses, maid of honor dresses, flower girl dresses, pageant dresses, evening gowns, cocktail dresses, & any women's dress alterations.

We also offer custom dress creation in all price-ranges and styles. We do not offer men's alterations as our machines are calibrated for bridal and dress only. Bridal & Dress Alterations Only.

An affordable $10 initial fitting fee is charged for dress fitting and consultation with Mari, a professional seamstress and designer with 25+ years experience. Most bridal shops charge $20-$25 for a bridal or dress fitting. Mari does offer a free fitting and waives the $15 fitting fee only when a dress alteration order is placed.

If a bride or dress customer decides to have alterations work performed the fitting fee is waived as an even better value! If no alterations order is placed then the $10 fitting fee stands to cover her time as she has many customers to help!

There IS a VALUE in having the more focused individualized attention and perspective of an experienced independent wedding dress designer.

Read Mari's reviews on Wedding Wire, the Knot and Merchant Circle. Brides rave about her work and her attention to value and detail. Mari saves most brides up to 50% off their wedding dress alterations or design!

We offer discount alterations for bride and bridesmaid that are up to 50% less than in-store alterations. We pass the savings on to our customers because of our low overhead working for over 16 years from the same convenient residential location.

We offer custom bridal options that start at $950 and go up to approx. $2,500 depending on materials used and styles... The majority of our custom gowns cost around $1,399 which is far less than boutique and salon prices for the latest bridal couture off the rack. 

Bridesmaid dresses range from $150 to $250 a piece with the majority being around $175. Special occasion dresses run from $100 to $300 with the majority being around $200.

Please bring your dress, bridal shoes, undergarments, bra etc... to your first fitting and be prepared to have your dress pinned and measured for your perfect fit... this means you must have undergarments and be comfortable for your fitting. Bring your mom, siblings, friends and bridesmaids and have fun with a patient seamstress with 25 years experience that knows how to put you at ease. You'll also love our prices.

We do not charge any extra charge for rush jobs completed with 5-7 business days. We fully disclose our modest fitting fee for alterations of $10 which is less than bridal salons and boutiques. We offer to waive the $10 fitting fee, when an alterations order is placed and you leave your dress for alterations! Waiving the $10 Fitting Fee is a $25 value.

Of course, a fitting our dress consult is required for accurate price quotes. Our standard pricing on the website serves as a range for basic alterations services. Price may vary for additional materials and custom options. Call 480-776-7964 or 623-433-8342 for more detailed analysis of your alterations needs.

Simply call to schedule a meeting where we can go over the details of the design, materials and any photos you have for ideas. A $20 custom dress consultation fee is required. Once your custom order is finalized the consultation fee is refunded off of the purchase price, so you get the consultation free. But you must complete the dress order for the refund of the consult fee. To order a custom dress, you must make full payment for the materials and labor prior to starting the dress.

If you are ordering a redesign of a dress, you must purchase the materials and pay a 50% deposit for the labor. Once completed the final payment must be made upon delivery. All custom dress orders are final sale items that may not be exchanged, returned, or refunded. If you change your mind on a style that requires changing the dress after it's completion, additional charges would apply for materials and labor.

Custom dress orders must be place at least 180 days in advance of your wedding date, with the average time for completion 8-10 weeks. Many simple elegant designs can be completed within 30-45 days. It is recommended that you schedult your consultation at least 180 days prior to your wedding date.

Alterations should be scheduled at least 4-6 weeks in advance of your wedding date, preferably 10-12 weeks before, to ensure adequate time for your first, second and final fittings.

We frequently work with brides and their bridal party to accomodate bridesmaids that will be out of town that need a separate fitting. However, It is very important that work out a schedule that ensures all of your bridal party are ready before your completion/wear date. Therefore, please allow at least 10-12 if you know that some of your bridal party live out of state or will require travel to attend the group or individual fitting. thanks!

As an alterations specialist...the simple answer is Yes we can do a redesign. However, if you desire a dress to be custom designed from scratch, then we will help you design a totally unique version of the particular style. As a seamstress and designer there are many options available to our clients. We can take an existing dress you have a redesign it to add a corset, bead work, boning, sleeves, bustles, etc... Or we we can make a custom dress. Both options are available upon request. Our lead seamstress Mari, will help you decide which option is best for you based on your budget, preferences and style. Call us at 480-776-7964 for more information.

Our business does not have the overhead of major stores because we have owned and operated our business out of our 3200 square foot. home office location for over 5 years. Our low overhead means huge savings to brides that need a custom dress designed or alterations for their dress. Our location is convenient, smoke-free and safe. We even offer free champagne/wine for group fittings! Located just minutes from North Scottsdale, in N. Phoenix, our location is just 2 miles from two major freeways (I-17 Freeway & 101 Freeways)

Yes, our services are scheduled by appointment only to ensure we always meet our customers needs and deadlines. We appreciate that you may not know your exact schedule and we can be flexible with times, but in order to insure you a reserved fitting with all of the amenities we deliver, and the best possible service, we require appointments. Since we specialize in bridal alterations, we always have a seamstress on-site to schedule a convenient time for you and your bridal party.

While we would love to offer this as an additional value added service it is simply not possible. We do however offer a huge discount on alterations off of our already low prices for custom dress customers. With this discount our prices are far below most bridal salons and boutiques. You will find that our prices are extremely reasonable and that we do not charge extra fees as long as we have at least 5-7 days to complete an alteration, and 8-12 weeks to compete a custom design. Our fitting fees are always just $10 and they are waived for custom dress customers. We also offer group discounts for your entire bridal party fitting fees for parties of 4 or more. Touch Of Class is known for having the most equitable prices on alterations in AZ.

Prices on alterations vary depending on type of dress and what work needs to be done. We only charge for what is performed on your dress. We do not charge a minimum. For complete pricing information please stop in our store or give us a call to discuss your specific dress!

Please make sure you have all undergarments and shoes for your first fitting. Different bras and undergarments can drastically change the fit of a dress. We can not guarantee alterations if you change your undergarments and shoes between fittings.

Most brides require one or two fittings. Most bridesmaids and/or special-occasion dress customers also need one to two fittings. On average, this is the usual experience. However, additional alterations and modifications may require more fittings. Occasionally, custom alterations may require more visits, however Touch Of Class always WAIVES the $15 fitting fee each time an alterations order is placed. If you continue to lose weight prior to your wedding, a simple alteration may be necessary, requiring an additional fitting fee. If you decide you do not need alterations and do not leave the dress and place an alterations order, then the $15 fitting fee stands as our time is valuable and we have many brides and bridesmaids to help!

We always work with you to minimize the number of fittings for your convenience and by waiving the $15 fitting fee as long as an order for alterations work is placed. This is a $20 value compared to most bridal shops. We are committed to making sure your dress is ready before your completion/wear date. Bring your mother, friends and family to your fittings and have fun!

Alterations usually average about two weeks in between each fitting therefore, we like to allow 8 to 10 weeks total for all fittings and alterations on a bridal gown, bridesmaid dress or special occasion dress to be completed. Often times that is not possible, because of being out of town, changing weight, illness, etc.

We do alterations for dress emergencies and out-of-town bridesmaids the week of the wedding if necessary for a small rush fee ($20) if the work must be completed in less than 7 business days. If you have members of your bridal party that will definitely require special considerations due to their schedule, travel etc... please notify us ahead of time so we can accomodate your needs as efficiently as possible.

We perform all adjustments and alterations in a timely manner, by prioritizing the completion of your alterations before your completion/wear date. (when you will be wearing your dress). All first, second and final fittings will be scheduled with the completion/wear date. We have a perfect record of always meeting deadlines and never missing a completion/wear date.

If your date is several weeks away, please call us asap so we can fit you into a fitting schedule that works your entire bridal party. Then share and enjoy the process over a glass of champagne as a professional seamstress and her staff pamper you and make you feel relaxed and comfortable before your special day. We absolutely guarantee you will love how you look in your wedding gown , bridesmaid dress , mother of bride dress and that your wedding gown alterations will be completed in plenty of time for your wedding day.