2021 Global Wedding Awards

www.lux-review.com Page 41 LUX 2021 Global Wedding Awards Anytime Alterations provides top-notch alterations and tailoring for men’s garments and women’s evening attire, and also specialises in wedding gown design, alteration and restoration. The company’s skilled staff invisibly repair any rip, tear or loose button on fabric, handle alterations from the simplest to the most intricate, and breathe life into second or third generation wedding dresses. Anytime Alterations Best Men’s Tailoring & Wedding Gown Seamstress – Metro Washington D.C. Mar21212 Maria Luz founded Anytime Alterations in 2007, but her work goes back over 25 years. The business is the result of her family legacy; she is the daughter of a lifetime tailor and seamstress, and she mastered the skills for proper alterations and gown restorations early on. As Maria matured in her career, aspects of her talent started to show through, most specially hand-work and details. This became more apparent in her work with gowns, an area in which she specialises and to which she commits most of her time. Positive feedback from brides has helped to reassure her career and strengthens her dedication and passion for wedding gowns. She takes pride in her attention to detail, her will to work with the client, and the quality of her craftmanship. Family is highly important to Maria and she promotes that familial atmosphere with her team and clients. She is no stranger to brides getting in touch with her way after their wedding just to check in and share how their sick loved one is doing or how their youngest has just left the nest. She has been working with some of her clients for years and years and hopes to keep doing so for the foreseeable future. When recruiting staff, Anytime Alterations looks for friendly and energetic team members. It strives to bring on the best and most dedicated people, while looking to grow into new endeavours. With each team member sharing the same values and aspirations, the business will reach its goals faster and achieve more. It is important that the team is intimately involved with clients; they work with them from the moment the urgent phone call is received to schedule a last-minute fitting to the happy bride collecting her restored wedding gown. While alterations can seem simple, the process is truly involved, and Maria could not do it without the support of her team. Undoubtedly, the pandemic has impacted everyone in some way or another. The biggest impact for Anytime Alterations has been the numerous cancellations and postponements of weddings, and as a result, it unfortunately lost the majority of its brides. Nevertheless, it adapted to the market in 2020 to ensure it could keep its doors open post-COVID. Initially, it began creating masks, supporting local businesses and residents, and even hospital employees as far as New York. As restrictions began to subside, it began making fun masks for adults and their children, as well. Eventually, small gatherings and wedding ceremonies also required masks and the company took the time to make masks that matched its brides and grooms. Now, Anytime Alterations is taking clients at its store location, ensuring surfaces are wiped down, temperatures are taken, masks are worn, and capacity is limited to promote safety for everyone. Like everyone else, Anytime Alterations is looking forward to a COVID-free environment in the near future. Aside from returning to the “normal” day- to-day, Anytime Alterations is designing a limited-edition children’s clothing line. These pieces are inspired from many of the company’s past clients, with the dresses and outfits ranging from special occasion to fun casual. The company is also looking forward to expanding its embroidery services and accessory collection soon. Company: Anytime Alterations Contact: Maria Luz Website: www.anytimealterations.com