Alterations

You’ve found your dream gown…
Now it’s time to make sure everything from the hem of the skirt to the fall of the bustle fits you like a dream!

Circle The Date has an in-house alterations specialist to ensure that your gorgeous gown or dress looks as if it were created just for you.

Appointments can be made:

Tip #1

Schedule your fitting at the time you purchase your gown or when you receive the call that it’s in store. This gives you adequate time to have the gown properly fit.

Why your gown should be altered at Circle The Date…
  • Choosing the right size is only the first step. Expert tailoring perfects the fit so the gown looks custom made for you!

  • Our alterations specialist has been trained to achieve the fit that is ideal for your body type and dress style.

  • We guarantee the quality of the altered garment.

  • Free and no obligation consultations are provided. Please contact Circle The Date to schedule your appointment!



Steaming and Pressing Services
  • We offer final pressing services for dresses bought in-house or elsewhere.

  • Final pressings can be done on Bridals, Bridesmaids and other Special Occasion gowns at anytime during the week of the event.

  • Appointments are preferred for final pressings.



What to expect at your first fitting appointment.
  • All fittings take approximately 30 minutes.

  • You will need to bring any undergarments you are planning on wearing including your bra and slip to every alterations appointment.

  • You will need to bring the exact shoes you are planning on wearing the day of the event to ensure an accurate hem.

  • Fittings will start with any bodice work that needs to be done and the dress will be pinned to show you an ideal fit.

  • For dresses with a train, you will be shown bustle options.

  • Fees for recommended alterations will be discussed so you can decide on the best look that meets your needs and budget.

Tip #2

The alterations specialist will need to see you in your dress in order to discuss options and fees.

What to expect at your second and third fitting appointments.
  • The work from the first fitting is checked for comfort and accuracy. Don’t be concerned if the edges are raw. This will get cleaned up for your final fitting!

  • The dress will be pinned to show you the ideal length for the hem.

  • Once the hem is approved, a bustle style can be chosen.

Tip #3

A good length for a hem is about 1 inch off the floor. This way you won’t step on your gown or get it dirty before your walk up the aisle!

What to expect at your final fitting appointment.
  • You will need to bring the person who will be in charge of bustling your dress the day of the event.

  • You and your attendant will be shown the bustling process.

  • All alterations will be double checked to ensure comfort and accuracy.

  • Gowns that are being altered at Circle The Date can be stored in-house until the day of the event.

Tip #4

Remember to budget for the cost of alterations when choosing the gown of your dreams.

Did you know?

We offer personalization options for your gown.

Here are some design elements Circle The Date offers to make your gown unique:

  • Add straps or sleeves

  • Add a corset back to change the look or size of a zipper back gown

  • Add an elegant bustle designed just for you

  • Add a colorful sash, ribbon or bow

  • Add embellishment details

  • Other services are available upon request



Circle The Date
400 S. Central Ave
Marshfield, WI 54449

Private Appointments Available
During Non-Business Hours

November-March:
Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri 10am-6pm
Sat 9am-4pm
April-October:
Mon, Wed, Fri 10am-6pm
Thurs 10am-7pm
Sat 9am-2pm
Closed Tuesdays & Sundays

Call for Special Prom Hours:
715-384-3900


Payments Accepted:
Cash, Payment Plans
Payment Methods Accepted