WELCOME TO NUORIKKO'S DESIGN LAB
Exclusive to Denver, The Design Lab is a concept specializing in everything you need to create the gown of your dreams, including Customizable Gowns & Separates, Custom Design, Re-Design, and Customized Tailoring for Weddings, Events, Vintage, and Special Ceremonies.
“WE DESIGN DREAMS”
Work with your very own dedicated stylist who will not only work to understand exactly what it is about you, and your event, that is special, but will also help you to create exactly the gown that’s right for your style and your budget.
LOCATED IN DENVER, AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
WHY WORK WITH A DESIGN HOUSE FOR MY CUSTOM GOWN OR ALTERATIONS?
When you work with a design house, you are working with some of the most strictly qualified expert Stylists and Designers in the bridal business. Many seamstresses who are not specifically trained in the techniques and challenges that are unique to bridal and formalwear may not be able to give you the same perfect fit or attention to detail that ensures your gown retains a high-end look after alterations.
We insure the best quality from the most knowledgeable designers and seamstresses in the state. Head Designer & Tailor, Kaitlyn has the knowledge of being a Wedding Gown Designer and a Seamstress… you get the best best of both worlds. We will design YOUR dreams, giving you the perfect look and the perfect fit for your perfect day!
QUOTES & QUESTIONS:
SERVICES & PRICING
DESIGN-BASED ALTERATIONS & CUSTOM TAILORING
Below are some great reasons you should call today for your Free bridal alteration consultation!
- Competitive Pricing
- High Quality Tailoring by Bridal Professionals
- 10 Day Guarantee on Work
- Free 30 Minute Consultations!
- Book Online!
VINTAGE & NEW RE-STYLE OR REDESIGN
When considering having your dress restyled or a complete redesigned. You will want to make sure you take it to the very best that Denver has to offer! Having a bridal gown redesigned or restyled can be an exciting opportunity to have a truly one-of-a-kind wedding dress! Whether it was a family heirloom or just a dress you purchased and want some changes made to the style, you will want to give your seamstress a little more time than usual to make the needed changes.
- Can save money versus buying a new, high-end bridal gown.
- You can use a gown that means something to you just because it exists. A mother’s, grandmother’s, sister’s…
- You get a true bridal designer to restyle your gown to make it truly one of a kind!
- Love the dress, or something about it, before you bring it in.
- Shop Around. We give free quotes so feel free to look around!
HOW MUCH DO BRIDAL ALTERATIONS COST?
There is no definitive answer to the cost of wedding gown alterations. However, we have layed out some basic costs and explanations if you have an idea of what may need to be done to your dress. Also, here are some things to consider:
The process of fitting and altering any formal gown is much more precise and involved than other types of alterations. Gowns must be fitted carefully to enhance the figure and silhouette. Many factors determine the seamstress time, and ultimately the price involved. One of these is the number of layers in the dress as each will require a hem, and often must be taken in separately. Other factors may include intricate beadwork, fragile fabrics, dress design changes, and unusual designs. Nuorikko’s stylists will communicate these items to you at your fitting, and offer alternatives to contain time and costs while achieving the proper fit.
Beading and Lace will always cost more.
(the bust, waist, hips)
$50 – $300
Many times brides need the wedding dress taken in at the sides. Don’t be mad at your bridal boutique for ordering a size too big though as you wouldn’t want to be stuck with a bridal gown that was too small, would you? Again, lace and beading will increase the amount that taking in the sides of your wedding dress will cost. Additionally, most places charge for how much they need to take the wedding dress in, whether it is just in the bust area, the hips, or along the entire seam… So what does is the average cost for taking in the sides on your bridal gown? From our experience you can estimate anywhere from $50-$300.
(Take Your Train Up)
$65 – $200
The bustle (picking the back of the bridal gown off the floor so you can bust a move on the dance floor!) $65-$200 – If you have a train a bustle is needed. This is where we see many seamstresses make the most profit as they put an insane number of bustles into wedding gowns. In our experience you should rarely need more than 6 or 7 bustle points, but we have seen as many as 35 in a wedding gown. Can you imagine having your friend or mother under your dress trying to decipher 35 bustle points? Neither can we… So what is the average price for a bustle on a wedding dress? From our experience you can expect to pay $65-$200, but beware, many seamstresses will push that number as high as $500. This is something to ask about!
$140 – $450
The bottom of your bridal gown will almost always need to be shortened. As such the hem is many times much more complicated than it looks. You may see some plastic webbing around the bottom, or feel it in the dress. This is called horse-braid or horsehair, and as a result of that little bit of plastic your price is higher. Have more layers with it? You will be charged more. Have a layer of lace on your bridal gown down there? Yep, the price goes up with that. Is the bottom of your wedding dress beaded? Guess what, the price goes up even more… So what does an average bridal hem cost? From our experience you can estimate $140-$450.
(sew in cups)
$20 – $40
Cups are one of those things that almost all brides want in their wedding dresses, but rarely think about before their bridal alterations appointment. The cost to put cups in will vary slightly but you can pretty much expect to pay in the $20-$40 range.
CUSTOMIZATIONS & MORE
(make your gown your own)
$25 – $65/hr
Your Nuorikko team can help you take your gown and really turn it into something personalized and special. Pricing depends on the stylist/seamstress you are working with and their level of expertise, as well as the options needed, such as handwork/couture techniques, beading, etc.