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What Are Your Hours?

We offer Bridal & Dress Akterations Only By Appt Only and do not offer walk in hours. By Appt Only. CALL for details or use the online sheduler on home page of this website.

2. Where Is Touch Of Class Design & Alterations located?
We are located in North Phoenix, AZ Near the 101 Freeway & I-17 Freeway, Off Happy Valley Rd & 35th Avenue. Please Call 480-776-7964 or 623-433-8342 to schedule an appointment as we do not take walk ins and are a small alterations busines that focuses on bridal alterations only. By Appt. Only. thanks!
3. What Types of Alterations Do You Offer?
Touch Of Class Design & Alterations offers dress making services and alterations for bridal gowns, designer dresses, bridesmaid dresses, mother of bride & bride-groom dresses, maid of honor dresses, flower girl dresses, paegent dresses, evening gowns, cocktail dresses, & dress alterations. We also offer custom dress creation in all price-ranges and styles. We do not offer mens alterations sorry as our machines are calibrated for bridal and dress only. Bridal & Dress Alterations Only.

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What Are the Prices of your Alterations? Is there a Fitting Fee?

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 $10 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!

Click Here For Standard Pricing. 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 7 years from the same convenient residential location.

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What Are The Prices Of Your Custom Dress Creations?

We offer custom bridal options that start at $450 and go up to approx. $2,500 depending on materials used and styles... The majority of our custom gowns cost around $1,300 which is far less than boutique and salon prices for the latest bridal couture off the rack. Custom 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.

6. What should I bring with me when I come for my first fitting and alterations?
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.

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How Many People Can I bring To My Fittings?
You are welcome to bring as many people with you as you like. If you intend to bring more than 6 people please notify us of your entire bridal parties' names so we can greet them and make them all feel special. We offer multiple full length mirrors for and pedestals for your group as well as complimentary champagne and wine for your entire bridal party*

Your first, second and final fittings are a special part of the process that will ensure all of your bridal party look stunning on your special day... Avoid dress emergencies by planning your fittings early and arranging for all of your bridal party to attend their fittings together to save time... Touch Of Class offers a group discount off of the fitting fees so it's in your best interest to plan early and arrive together. *$10 fitting fee per person required.

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Are there any hidden or additional charges?
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.

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How Do I Order A Custom Wedding Dress or Bridesmaid Dresses?
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.

10. How far in advance should I order my custom dress?
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.

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How Far in Advance Should I schedule Alterations?
Alterations should be scheduled at least 6-8 weeks in advance of your wedding date, preferrably 10-12 weeks before, to ensure adequate time for your first, second and final fittings.

12. What if I have members of the bridal party from out of town?
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!

13. Can Touch Of Class Redesign A Style For Me?
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.
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How Can Touch Of Class Offer Alterations For Far Less Than Bridal Salons & Boutiques?

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)

15. Do I need to make an appointment?
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.
16. Do you offer Alterations discounts to groups or larger parties?
Yes, we do offer a fitting fee discount by waiving the $10 fittign fee for brides and bridesmaids as long as an alterations order is placed, for groups of 4 or more in your bridal party so everyone can save on fitting fees. If a bride or bridesmaid decides not to do alterations and a fitting is performed then the $10 fee is not discounted for individuals or groups. Please understand other stores charge $20-$25 and we value our other customers too and need to keep alterations appt. times available. Our alterations are already a fraction of in-store prices so you will save plenty of time and money with Touch Of Class Design & Alterations. We pride ourselves on being able to create a perfect fit for brides, bridesmaids, mother of bride, and your entire bridal party including groom.

17. Are alterations included When I purchase A Custom Dress?
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.

18. How much are alterations?
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!

19. What do I need for my first fitting?
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.

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How many fittings are usually required?
Most brides require two to three fittings. Most bridesmaids and/or special-occasion dress customers need one to two fittings. On average, this is the usual experience. However, additional alterations and modifications may require more fittings. Occassionally, custom alterations may require more visits, however Touch Of Class always WAIVES the $10 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, reuiring 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 $10 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 $10 fitting fee as long as an order for alterations work is placed. This is a $25 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!

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How long do alterations take?
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.

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