Altered for the Altar is a professional garment-alteration company that specializes in wedding gowns and formal dresses. This company has more than 35 years of experience and is run by a mother-daughter duo, Ruth and Rylee Calvert, who treat each customer as if they were part of their family. Altered for the Altar has a 5,000-square-foot facility with an in-house sewing room so you can be confident that your gown will be safe and in good hands. They are open six days a week and have a flexible schedule so your needs can be accommodated.
Altered for the Altar offers in-house alterations for wedding gowns as well as dresses for bridesmaids, flower girls, and mothers of the happy couple. Their alterations typically take between two and three months, during which time you will be do an average of three fittings so everything will be just right. Along with alterations, they also provide dress customizations so that you’ll have a perfect fit and a perfect look. Their services are by appointment only, so you’ll get the individualized attention you deserve.
Ruth and Rylee and their talented team also offer vintage restoration and gown re-presses, as well as spot-cleaning services and preservation. Custom veils and bridal belts are also available, if desired.
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Charlotte Smith · Getting married on 06/03/2021
Truly Amazing Experience
I had SUCH an amazing experience here! From the moment I walked in the door, I felt so comfortable. I was nervous to leave my dress with "just" anyone-- but they made it so easy. I loved that Ruth encouraged me to ask questions or point out concerns-- it really helped having her guidance to make decisions about where to alter the dress. For me, it was worth every single penny. I will absolutely use them in the future for any special occasion!!Sent on 05/01/2019
Frances Bricker · Getting married on 03/09/2021
The team at Altered for the Altar are truly amazing! From calling to schedule my first fitting to taking home my dress, the process was seamless! EVERY employee I interacted with was friendly, professional, and genuinely excited for my Wedding Day. Between my first fitting and my last fitting, I lost over 25lbs. They made sure I felt comfortable and looked amazing on my Big Day! My Fiancé (now Husband) cried the moment he saw me walk into the Chapel and whispered that my dress looked perfect. I have Altered for the Altar to thank for that moment!Sent on 10/21/2019
Lacey Wilson · Getting married on 03/06/2020
Best experience ever!
After picking up my dress at A&be, I knew that I wanted to get my Rue dress altered at "Altered by the Alter". I have heard many great things about their alterations and didn't want to go anywhere else. We drove all the way from Tulsa to do our three fittings and they made the experience perfect. I cannot recommend them enough!Sent on 06/07/2019