The Walker & Walker Shop

Thinking about getting married?

Have a date for the big day?

Need your dress altered?

Here at walker and walker we specialise in Wedding dress alterations and work to the following guidelines.

Book in for consultation Leaving at least 5-6 weeks before the big day. We do get really busy over wedding and prom season so we do advise to book your alteration in to our diary as soon as you can as we cannot always guarantee that there will be an alteration slot nearer the time.

Appointments can be made up to 12 months in advance

Secure your alteration with a £50 non refundable deposit. This secures your appointment and the deposit will be taken off your final bill.

Please note that any pre booked appointments which aren’t attended will not be refunded.

Appointments can be moved or cancelled up to 7 days before the appointment date and time. Cancellations after this time will not be refunded.

Due to space restrictions you are required to bring the dress along with you to your initial fitting then once the garment is altered we request that you collect the dress on your final

Wedding Dress FAQ’S

I’m not getting married for 6 months and I have a dress that needs altering, however I am trying to lose some weight before the big day….

We advise to pre book your wedding dress for alteration.

Please call or email us to book an appointment and we will book your dress in for alteration, 5-6 weeks before your wedding day.

Can you give me a quote over the phone?

We really need to see your dress before we can quote you an exact price, however you can look at our price list below to get an idea on cost.

Alternatively send us an email with a few pics of your dress and we will try to give you a more accurate quote.

What should  I wear to my fitting?

We would suggest that you wear the underwear you intend to wear on your special day, this ensures we get the correct fit. You will also need your shoes if you need a hem taking up.

Can you customize my wedding dress?

Yes! We can certainly help customise your dress. Please get in touch and we can get started on sharing an ideas board via pinterest 

Can a wedding dress be taken out?

Yes, normally a wedding designer, dressmaker will leave some ease allowance and this typically is anywhere between 1-2 inches both sides. Alternatively, if more circumference width is required then in most dresses a vanity panel with tie up loops can be put in to the back.

Bust Alterations

I am regularly asked to make bust adjustments on wedding gowns and this can be achieved. However, the dresses are sometimes heavily beaded or sewn in a very intricate way that this will naturally increase the cost of alteration.this can be discussed at your initial consultation.


Lace dresses are becoming increasingly popular these days and most wedding dress hemlines involve a beautiful scalloped or a heavily beaded edge. We will need to remove the trim before we remove the excess length, before adding the trim back on. This is a timely process which again will naturally increase the cost of the alteration.

What if I lose weight after my dress has been altered and it needs further adjustment?

As the work will have to be carried out a second time. We will charge accordingly to the price list.

I’m having my wedding dress altered with you, Do you offer discount if my bridesmaids need their dresses altered?

Yes we can offer a 10% off discount.

When do I pay my bill?

We ask that you pay in full for your alterations before work is carried out, Payment can be made by card, cash, Apple pay or bank transfer.

We can also offer a monthly payment plan if the alterations are above £300

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