Alterations are a key part in the perfect fitting of our dresses. The Lara B Couture collection has a bodice toile included into its service. Other tweaks and hem lines are an extra cost, discussed at purchase.
We also undertake alterations for brides who haven't bought their dress from us. These costs can usually cost an average of about £200 - £250, for a hem and bodice size change. POA.
All alterations are carried out by our talented seamstress, Sue. All fit changes are carried out on site by Lara, who will pin and tuck where needed.
Booking an appointment
Appointments last an hour and a half and we operate a 1:1 appointment service. You and your guests will be the only party in the boutique with our sole attention.
If you are wanting one of our highly sought after Saturday appointments we do kindly ask for a £20 booking fee, refundable with a dress purchase at the appointment. Appointment fees are payable by card over the phone, so please call 01638 561770 to confirm a booking.
Should you wish to cancel your appointment we ask for 72 hours notice prior to the appointment and we will refund your fee, without this notice period we are unfortunately unable to give you a refund.
Any weekday appointments are FREE of charge.
We pride ourselves at Lara B Couture on being a luxury, atelier, designer boutique with a service to match. When you arrive to your appointment you will be greeted by Lara and her assistant consultant, who will then get to know you better by talking through your ideas and your bigger picture of your big day. After a chat, we will try on the collection of mainly separate options and dresses. We will help create your perfect dress design by mix and matching the options. We are here to help guide you and pass on all the knowledge and advice we can. Our honesty comes highly recommended from our previous brides and guests.
We ask that all brides come to their appointment on time, unfortunately we are unable to offer a waiting area at Lara B and we like each bride to receive a completely private and personal experience, so if you do arrive a little early, Newmarket has bars, cafes and restaurants for you to relax in prior to your appointment.
Please share your experience with guests but we recommend you only bring 2-3, as more can cause you more stress and confusion.
Please note that we don’t allow photographs at Lara B Couture. Please ensure your guests know this before your appointment. If you have friends or family that are unable to make your appointment we love nothing more than using FaceTime and other video methods to involve them in the process.
Your dress will take time to be made once ordered and you will also need to allow for alterations. The average timescale for this is between 6-7 months prior to the wedding.
However, we appreciate some have less time, so there are lots of other options, so don't panic and ask! If we can make you a dress in time, we will.