With over 30 years of tailoring experience, Kiymet is best known for her detailed work on fitting wedding gowns. Since opening La' Ber in 2013, we have been a part of 100s of bridal journey's in altering and fitting wedding gowns to perfection. Kiymet's keen eye for detail and creative mind has been the reason for many smiles, (happy) tears, and joy on wedding days!
La' Ber Bridal Information
Bridal Scheduling: We are currently booking for brides who's weddings are 2-3+ months out. (ie: If your wedding is in December 2022, your first fitting must be scheduled by the end of September 2022) Bridal fittings are scheduled Monday to Friday between 9:30 AM and 3:00 PM only. We do not accept walk-in's for brides! Please request a fitting using the contact form above or emailing Leyla at firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to our high volume of walk-in customers (for daily tailoring / dry cleaning), we limit our scheduling to one Bridal Fitting per day during our busy seasons.
Scheduling your future fittings will require Leyla's attention. If Leyla is unavailable in the shop at the time of your fitting, she will reach out to you within 24-72 hours after your fitting to schedule your next fitting. If you do not hear back from Leyla, please feel free to reach out using our email with any questions or concerns! We do our best to reach out and schedule promptly! [Please note that Leyla will be out on Maternity Leave from mid-September 2022 to December 2022, however she will still be responding to emails!]
Kiymet goes on her Annual Vacations twice a year; Summer (July-August) and Winter (January). Brides will be scheduled accordingly. If you have a September wedding, we advise you make your first fitting appointment for no later than mid-May.
Please be courteous and contact us to cancel or reschedule your appointments. No-Show to your first fitting will result in not rescheduling any future fittings as we cannot risk a second no-show. A no-show to any of your second to final fittings will result in a $25 charge per no-show. We are more than happy to work with you to cancel or reschedule if you cannot make your appointment!
Bridal Fittings: When you come in for a fitting, please do not forget the shoes you plan on wearing (or a similar pair with the exact height) and any undergarments (ie: Spanx) you plan on wearing under your wedding gown. Most wedding gowns require 3 fittings, depending on the type of gown and amount of work it requires.
At your first appointment, Kiymet will conduct a fitting and pin the gown with your requests and her opinions on how the gown should fit. Kiymet works with you and your ideas on how you'd like the gown to fit, but please understand that alterations are only done if possible. Please keep in mind that many bridal shops (and their sales associates) are not tailors, so their suggestions may not work with the type of gown you choose. However, we do our best to make sure that the gown fits the best it possibly can!
Your second fitting, depending on your gown, will be the (more or less) completed alterations of what was originally pinned at the time of your first fitting. Your full payment will be due at the end of this fitting, cash only.
Your third fitting is typically the final fitting, depending on your gown. If your dress has a bustle, we highly recommend bringing the individual who will be assisting you in bustling the gown to this fitting to teach them how to correct bustle (you may also take a video!).
After your final fitting, you leave the dress with us for approximately another week for full steaming and packaging (unless otherwise discussed). We provide a date to come pick-up your gown at your final fitting, and you may receive notification that your order is ready to pick-up sooner than the date provided. We have a 30-Day Pick-Up Policy for all orders in our shop; please pick-up your dress promptly.
Bridal Pricing / Quotes: Wedding gown alterations can range anywhere from $550 to $950+ per gown, depending on the type of gown and services required. We cannot give you a phone/email/text quote without Kiymet seeing the dress on you during a formal dress fitting. You are not obligated to leave the dress with us if the pricing does not suit your budget, but it is the only way we are able to provide pricing. Note: We do not hold that $550+ starting price over your head; we are very realistic and a small business tailor, therefore if we see that your dress only has minor alterations or is a fairly simple dress, your services may cost less than our typical starting price. It's important to schedule your first fitting in order to get a price for your gown. Pricing is provided at the end of your first fitting (sometimes with exceptions; ie: if you are unsure if you will add a bustle or shorten the gown, pricing may change at a later date). Some other exceptions to prices changing include, but are not limited to: significant weight gain/loss (ie: pregnancy or weight loss surgery resulting in significant size differences), or any services that were not originally discussed during your initial fitting (ie: adding or removing sleeves/lining).
Any rush clients who's weddings are under 1 month will be subject to a $150+ Rush Fee.
Read below for more information on pricing.
Bridal Payment Policy: We do not require payment at your first fitting. Due to past experiences, we only accept cash payments for all Bridal services. This includes cleaning and preservation of bridal gowns as well. Payments must be made in full during the second fitting. Please understand that the dress will not be released to you until full payment is made. No Exceptions!
The full payment of your initial pricing is due at the second fitting; cash only, no exceptions. We have a very strict No Returns, Refunds, or Exchanges Policy. If you decide to leave the gown with us, you are responsible for full payment of the services on the dress, even if your wedding is postponed, cancelled, or if you decided to change your gown. Kiymet begins working on most wedding gowns as soon as 1-2 days after the first fitting. If you are unsure about anything at the time of your first fitting, please do not leave your gown. You are welcome to schedule and return for another "first fitting" after you are certain (all pins will be removed before you are able to take the gown with you).
Bridal Cleaning & Preservation: You are not required to make an appointment to drop your dress off for cleaning and preservation; you may walk-in during our regular business hours. Pricing is determined by Kiymet or Leyla, after seeing the gown.
For the best results, it is highly recommended to bring your gown in for cleaning immediately after your wedding. The longer the stains seep into the fabric, the more likely the stains will not be removed. We do not guarantee 100% stain removal.
Pricing starts at $450+ for Cleaning Only, and starts at $500+ for Cleaning & Preservation Bundle. The process takes about 4-8 weeks, depending on how detailed, big, and soiled your gown is. All Bridal Services including cleaning and preservation is cash only. There is a 30-Day Policy from the estimated completion date of this service. Any unclaimed orders will be donated or discarded.