One-Stop Shop for Brides – Tang’s Alterations Offers More than Alterations

By Helena Tavares Kennedy


While Tang’s Alterations can handle your everyday alteration needs like hemming, sizing up or down, buttons, rips, and other issues with any type of garment and fabrics including draperies and outerwear, what brides might not expect from this alteration shop is the high level of customer service.

Not only does Tang’s work come with a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee, their workmanship is totally guaranteed for the life of the garment and the fit is guaranteed for two weeks. It’s no wonder that they see an average of seven brides each day and have over 100 gowns in the shop for alterations right now.

Whether your gown needs restyling, bustling, hemming, taking in or letting out, Tang’s can handle it all. Tang’s also offers a wide selection of veils, accessories and jewelry by Bling and Va Bien shape wear.

The owner, Xiao-Yin Byrom (Tang), uses her Art degree and thirty years of experience to provide you with expert recommendations using her artistic eye for your specific alternation. Xiao-Yin understands how garments are constructed and applies this knowledge to your gown. Many brides that first knew Xiao-Yin from their high school prom dress days now travel back to Manassas for her services.

Xiao-Yin Byrom (Tang) of Tang’s Alterations

“The most important thing we offer is the ability to put our brides’ minds at ease,” said Tang. “Tang’s brides know that we bring a passion to what we do. We want them to have the best possible experience.”

Already having an established alterations business, it was only a logical next step to become full service and offer Wedding Gowns for purchase. “We are so happy and proud to be offering brides another choice for their gown shopping,” said Tang. “We are honored to offer Maggie Sottero, Sottero-Midgley and Rebecca Ingram Gowns. We have a wonderful selection of gowns that fit most brides’ budgets. We are always very conscious of the total cost of gowns, including alterations, so measuring for perfect fit is key to keeping the total cost down.”

“We are almost a one stop shop for anything a bride needs concerning her gown,” said Xiao-Yin. “We want the bride to not just have a pretty gown but to feel comfortable wearing it. We teach them how to walk, to sit, to dance, to be confident on their special day.”

Xiao-Yin is also a qualified Wardrobe Consultant, fashion advisor and stylist. She also proudly serves on the Board of Directors for the Manassas Center for the Arts and is currently serving as President of the Rotary Club of Manassas.

Appointments are recommended for brides and they actually love fittings that are scheduled during off hours so they can give you full attention without disruptions. Morning and evening appointments are available before 9:30 a. m. and after 5:30 p. m. weekdays and before 10:00 a. m. and after 2:00 p. m. on Saturdays, making it especially super convenient for working brides.

For more details or to schedule an appointment, contact them at or (703) 368-TANG. Tang’s Alterations is located at 8675 Sudley Road in the Canterbury Village Shopping Center directly across from the hospital in Manassas.

Read about the history of Tang’s Alterations online at Prince William Living.


Helena Tavares Kennedy (, a longtime Prince William County is a freelance writer and communications consultant at and

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