Important Alteration and Storage Changes!



Hello! I hope this letter finds you well and enjoying the start of the holiday season! I am writing to you to today concerning changes with our Alterations department and storage capabilities.  
One of the biggest pieces of feedback we receive from our clients is that it would be nice to do alterations with more flexible scheduling. Also, many seamstresses prefer to work from their homes rather than travel to our shop.  Due to these reasons, we will no longer be offering in-house alterations as of November 20, 2021. I would never implement this decision without a new plan in place for every one of our valued clients.
So here's the plan! We have a list of fully vetted and approved seamstresses ready for you! (See below!) These are tailors that I have worked with personally as well as seamstresses that have come HIGHLY recommended to me from past clients. They are located all over Central Pennsylvania so we may be able to find someone closer to you. Ultimately, we think you will find that the new system to be much more convenient. With this new system, you will be able to work with your seamstress to find the perfect time to fit your schedule.
For our brides, while storage permits, we will continue to steam and store your bridal gowns for you. This means that we will steam them when they arrive and bag them for storage. When you are ready to start your alterations, you would come to the shop to retrieve your gown to take to your preferred seamstress. After those alterations are completed, you are more than welcome to bring the gown back here for storage right up until your wedding day! We will also work out a steam out/pick up time for you so that your gown is PERFECT and ready for you to wear for your big day!
For our bridesmaids, mothers and prom clients, we do ask that you pick up your gowns within 30 days of arrival in the shop for ordered gowns or within 30 days of your initial deposit for in stock gowns. If you currently have a gown in storage with us that will be paid in full prior to the end of the year, we ask that you please pick it up by December 30, 2021.We are asking this as we will be starting some really exciting renovations toward the beginning of the year! 
I understand that for some of you, this change may cause some slight concern. I completely empathize. I did not come to this decision lightly. You have my word that myself and my staff will be with you through this entire process. Please feel free to email or call me personally at 814-357-2060 to discuss any concerns you may have. My email is please make sure to put ALTERATIONS CONCERN in the subject line. Please know I AM HERE FOR YOU and will try to make this as easy of a transition as it can be.
For those clients for who we are doing customizations for (ie: creating sleeves, lining a gown with different material, etc)-- My current customization seamstress will still be fully available to you! Once your items for customization arrive, we will be in touch to work out your customizations. You are also more than welcome to call me anytime to discuss this further. In closing, I want to thank you in advance for your understanding of this necessary change in our operating procedures. We are honored that you have allowed Formalities to be a part of your special event.
With much love and gratefulness,


Preferred Tailors List


Oi Borden

164 Far Hills Ave, State College, PA 16803
Bridal, Bridesmaids, Mom & Prom


Anne's Madness

1234 Park Hills Ave West. State College, PA 16803
Bridal, Bridesmaids, Mom & Prom



Chris Neely

Treasure Lake/Dubois Area
Bridal, Bridesmaids, Mom & Prom


Ann Bonson

35 Bonson Lane Lewistown, PA 17044
Bridal, Bridesmaids, Mom & Prom


Tamara Fuller

104 Oakdale Road Martinsburg, PA 16662
Bridal, Bridesmaids, Mom & Prom


Kristen Waclo

1216 Pleasant Valley Blvd Altoona, PA 16602
Bridal, Bridesmaids, Mom & Prom


Sue Major

219 Bennage Ave Lock Haven, PA 17745
Bridal, Bridesmaids, Mom & Prom


Flo's Alterations

2015 Pine Woods Road Jersey Shore, PA 17740
Bridal, Bridesmaids, Mom & Prom


Paula Burns

Milesburg, PA
Bridesmaids, Mom & Prom, Bridal


Jane Miller

6812 Tyrone Pike Tyrone PA 16686
Bridal, Bridesmaids, Mom & Prom


Barb Thompson

Jersey Shore, PA
Bridal, Bridesmaids, Mom & Prom


Laura Schwenk

Lock Haven/Jersey Shore
Bridal, Bridesmaids, Mom & Prom


Jenn Miller

8827 Raystown Rd Saxton, PA 16678
814-635-7050 or 814-494-3088
Bridal, Bridesmaids, Mom & Prom

Krista Wolf

109 S. Pennsylvania Ave, Centre Hall, PA 16828
Bridesmaids, Mom & Prom--Simple Bridal