The Zip Yard

Bridal Alterations

The Zip Yard

Bridal Alterations

The perfect wedding dress is more than just a beautiful garment; it’s a symbol of love, joy, and the start of a new journey. At The Zip Yard, we understand the significance of your big day and the role your dress plays in making it unforgettable.

Specializing in wedding dress and bridal party alterations in Ireland, we pride ourselves on our craftsmanship, attention to detail, and the personalized experience we offer every bride. Our team of bridal alterations experts possesses the skills and experience necessary to tailor your gown to fit you flawlessly, whether it involves simple adjustments or a complete restyling.

From the moment you step into our studio, our commitment is to transform your bridal gown into the dress of your dreams, ensuring you look and feel your absolute best as you walk down the aisle. Welcome to The Zip Yard, where your perfect fit awaits.

Who Should Take Bridal Alterations Services?

At The Zip Yard, we are dedicated to accommodating the unique needs of each client, ensuring that every dress, from the timeless to the contemporary, is altered to perfection. This specialized service is meticulously designed for:

Our Bridal Alterations Services

At The Zip Yard, we offer a comprehensive suite of bridal alteration services tailored to meet the individual needs of each bride and her bridal party. Our team of skilled experts brings a wealth of experience to every gown, ensuring precision and care in every stitch. Here’s an overview of the services we provide:

Standard Alterations

Our standard services cater to the essential needs of any bridal gown, including taking in or letting out for the perfect fit, hemming to the ideal length, adjusting straps, and ensuring the bust area fits comfortably and securely.

Complex Restyles

For brides seeking to add a unique touch to their wedding dress or transform a vintage find into a modern masterpiece, we offer complex restyles. This includes adding bespoke embellishments such as lace, beading, or sequins, reshaping the silhouette to suit your style, or even converting a long gown into a shorter, reception-friendly dress.

Bridal Party Alterations

We extend our services to the entire bridal party, including bridesmaids, flower girls, and the mothers of the bride and groom. From adjusting hemlines to altering waistlines, we ensure each member of your bridal party looks their best.

Resizing and Reshaping

Whether you’ve experienced a change in size since purchasing your dress or inherited a family heirloom that doesn’t quite fit, our resizing and reshaping services will ensure your gown fits like it was made for you.

Custom Additions

To make your dress truly one-of-a-kind, we can add sleeves, modify necklines, insert corset backs, or create custom veils and accessories that complement your gown perfectly.

Vintage Dress Alterations

Specializing in the delicate care of vintage fabrics and designs, we can restore and alter your vintage wedding dress to celebrate its history while tailoring it to fit you beautifully.

The Alteration Process Explained

At The Zip Yard, we understand that every bride’s needs are unique. Our goal is to provide personalized, meticulous alterations that transform your wedding dress into the gown of your dreams, ensuring you look and feel stunning on your special day.

This streamlined process ensures that from your first visit to The Zip Yard to the moment you collect your dress, every step is handled with expertise, care, and a commitment to making your dream dress a reality.

Why Choose The Zip Yard?

At The Zip Yard, your dream dress is our mission. We’re dedicated to making you look and feel stunning on your wedding day, with alterations tailored to perfection. Choosing The Zip Yard for your bridal alterations means entrusting your wedding dress to the hands of the most capable and experienced professionals in Ireland. Here are compelling reasons why The Zip Yard stands out:

Expert Craftsmanship

Our team comprises seasoned alterations experts who specialize in bridal wear, ensuring that every adjustment and customization is executed with precision and care.

Personalized Service

We believe every bride is unique, and so should be her dress. Our approach is highly personalized, taking the time to understand your vision and preferences to ensure the final outcome exceeds your expectations.

Comprehensive Range of Services

From simple tweaks to complex restyles and custom embellishments, our services cover every possible alteration need. Whether you’ve chosen a contemporary gown, a vintage piece, or require alterations for the entire bridal party, we’ve got you covered.

Attention to Detail

We pride ourselves on our meticulous attention to detail, ensuring that every seam, stitch, and embellishment is perfect, making your dress fit flawlessly and look spectacular.

Trust and Reliability

With a reputation built on quality, reliability, and trust, brides across Ireland choose The Zip Yard for our commitment to delivering exceptional results within the promised timeframe.


We recommend scheduling your first alteration appointment at least 2-3 months before your wedding date. This timeline allows ample time for multiple fittings if needed and any complex alterations or customizations you may desire.

Yes, we have extensive experience working with wedding dresses from all over the world, including those purchased online. Our experts can alter any dress to fit you perfectly, regardless of where it was bought.

For the best results, bring the undergarments and shoes you plan to wear on your wedding day. This helps us ensure the fit and length of your dress are perfect for your special day.

Absolutely! While we specialize in bridal and bridal party alterations, our expertise extends to special occasion wear, including prom dresses, evening gowns, and mother-of-the-bride dresses.

We understand that last-minute adjustments are sometimes necessary, and we do our best to accommodate these requests. However, we recommend contacting us as soon as possible to discuss your needs and our current scheduling availability.

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