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Laura's Couture
& Alterations


Alterations is not making beauty, beauty emerges from selection, affinities, integration, & love

- Karime
Karime, known for her one-of-a-kind alterations can take any dress and make it into something special. Originally from Colombia, Karime graduated in Fashions Design, has worked with various Latin America Fashion Designers as Design Leader with more than 25 years’ experience. Famed for her high end alterations, she is well known for specializing in custom made and vintage wedding gowns & veils.

Whether you're looking to alter your dreams wedding gown or have custom made modifications to your mom dress, Karime's the one to do it. As Karime’s right hand you will receive the best customer service along with a trustworthy master seamstress for your special dress.
Karime, Laura and her team have a talent for working on beautiful laces, expensive fabrics, and dresses that overall are not easy to alter. She has worked with every major designer in the bridal and formal wear industry, has fixed previous mistakes made by other seamstresses outside of Laura's Couture & Alterations, has customized entire bridal parties from the wedding dress to the bridesmaids dresses, and always delivers a happy ending.

Karime overlooks every single dress and has made it her determination to not only give her customers a perfect fit but also wants them leaving completely happy and satisfied with their overall experience.

Alterations & Appointments

01. Friends and/or family.
Friends and/or family members are welcome to attend fittings.
02. Wearing undergarments.
Please bring any undergarments you plan on wearing the day of the wedding: bra, spanks, etc.
03. Bring your wedding shoes.
Please bring the shoes you are going to wear for the day of the wedding or something in the exact height.
04. Quote's are not given over the phone.
Quote's are not given over the phone, but Karime will go over in detail with you how much something will cost and why once it’s on the customer and we can see what work has to be done.
05. Three months to do wedding gown.
Please allow yourself about three months to do wedding gown alterations, however if you have a rush situation please still contact Karime, she’s open to helping anyone who may need a quick fit!.lease bring the shoes you are going to wear for the day of the wedding or something in the exact height.

Alteration Glossasy

1st Fitting:

This is when you meet with the seamstress to have your gown pinned. You will discuss what needs to be done with the seamstress and alteration fees will be due at the end of the first fitting appointment.

2nd Fitting:

You will start to see your gown contoured to you. There will be some rough seams to your gown, as the seamstress will be checking the fit before finishing. Depending on your style of gown, there may be a need for a 3rd fitting. This appointment is structured the same as the 2nd fitting.

Final Fitting

This is when the fit of your gown should be near completion. The seamstress will be looking at your gown alterations as a whole. There will still be a few alterations that will be needed; however, they are usually minor. If you are bustling your train, you will want to bring someone along to learn how it should be done.

Pick Up:

Your wedding gown is ready! We will have finished any minor alterations and have meticulously looked over your gown for any loose thread, beads, etc. Your gown will be professionally pressed and steamed before you take it home (if you ordered previously). This is usually scheduled the week of the wedding. To allow for this process, any gown pick-ups will be scheduled after 1pm, Tuesday through Friday.


"Great little place! I went because she was recommended by my bridal couture. Laura was so nice, and she had her work cut out for her on my sequined and beaded gown that needed to be taken in a whole size. She moved a bunch of the sequins and beads, and I still can't wrap my mind around it"

— Lauren Conzonere

"Laura’s Couture helped me make my wedding a dream day! We bought a custom Pnina Tornai wedding gown from Kleinfeld’s in New York right before COVID happened, so we had to have the dress shipped here and find someone to alter it. To say we were nervous was an understatement. They literally had to take apart my dress, alter it, and hand sew back on all of my flower appliqués and even added some extra boning to help keep the dress up all night long. I never was pulling my dress to keep up (which normally drives me insane). They were able to rush my dress to have it done in time as well. Such an amazing family and I am so thankful we found them for our day! "

— Lindsey Sobarzo

"Laura and her family did a wonderful job on my dress. The alterations were complete in a timely manner, and I was very pleased with the results. I highly recommend this place for any alterations, especially wedding dresses! I'm very thankful. "

— Tanya B

"Thank you thank you thank you! I could not have asked for a better experience when having my wedding dress fitted. Everyone was helpful, kind, and efficient. They truly know what to do and how the dress works and fits. They answered all of our silly questions. When we had to bump up our wedding, they made it happen for us and we couldn’t have been happier. "

— Carrie Engerrand

"I was so self conscious about buying my wedding dress and even more when I thought about what I would wear under it. The last thing I wanted to be and feel was lumpy and bumpy on my wedding day. I had a list of things I knew I wanted done but Laura did some magic and made my dress fit so perfectly, this sounds dramatic but it fit so well that it felt like it was a part of me LOL. She added just the right amount of extra boning, I felt so together. The sleeves were done perfectly; I brought in extra appliqué from the vendor. I was very happy with my alterations and would recommend "

— Stephanie Corum Kim

"I made a last minute decision to purchase a gown 2 weeks before my wedding...I know..ridiculous lol. This is the most incredible seamstress/ACTUALLY A DESIGNER, because she altered my gown to perfectly contour my body. She has an eye for perfection & did it with a reasonable rush fee. I couldn't have been happier. Thank you for helping make my wedding more than I could've imagined! "

— Dana Whitten

"I had such an amazing experience having my wedding gown fitted at Laura's Couture. Karime is the best and made sure the gown was the dress of my dreams!"

— Rachel West

"Thank you so much to the amazing team at Laura Couture for helping me feel so confident on my big day! I had several dresses for my wedding weekend that needed to be altered and each time I interacted with the Laura Couture team, I had nothing but a wonderful experience. Thank you for being so welcoming, so thoughtful, so intentional, and for doing absolutely beautiful work. If you need a seamstress for your wedding look no further...you won’t find anyone better than the team at Laura Couture!"

— Kristen Hadeed

"Just as important as choosing your gown is trusting that it will be expertly altered to look perfect for your special day. Laura's Couture does all wedding gown alterations on premise. Our seamstresses are experts in their field, and you work with one fitter from beginning to end. By appointment"


"Dear Karime i just want to say thank you for everything!!! u did a most wonderful job on the alterations on my dress, my bustle is beautiful! My vail is perfect, it looks exactly like the one i showed u! thank u so much for your hard work!"


"Great job ! was very helpful and listened when we wanted to make some changes, thank you."


"I would like to extend my thanks to Karime, the alterations she made to my wedding dress were so elegant. The experience was enjoyable and so stress free. I would advice anyone looking to get there wedding dress altered to go with Laura's Couture & Alterations."


"Denise Case/ Owner of The Princess Bridal Address - 303 Main St. Spring Tx 77373 Email - denise@theprincessbridal.com Phone - 281-651-9393 Karime I am so glad that I found you, what a great team we have become. We have had hundreds of dress altered by you with 100% satisfaction every time. I look forward to working together for a long time."


Laura's Couture & Alterations


LAURA'S COUTURE & ALTERATIONS It is proud to announce that we work with most high end wedding gown designers in the market, We have worked with many local boutiques and we are highly recommended by Ivory Bridal , BHLDN by Anthropologie, The Princess Bridal, La Reve, Misora, among others. We are very pleased to take your wedding dress and be part of your big day.


We’re available to welcome the new bride

Call Us
+1 (713) 333-0455
5373 W Alabama St #510, Houston, TX 77056

Business Hours

MONDAY From: 10:00 AM TO 5:00 PM
TUESDAY From: 10:00 AM TO 5:00 PM
WEDNESDAY From: 10:00 AM TO 5:00 PM
THURSDAY From: 10:00 AM TO 5:00 PM
FRIDAY From: 10:00 AM TO 5:00 PM
SATURDAY From: 10:00 AM TO 3:00 PM

Alterations is not making beauty, beauty emerges from selection, affinities, integration, & love.

- Karime