Post # 1
Does anyone know of a good seamstress in the Metro Vancouver for a wedding dress?
If so, please provide contact and what you got done with them. Details and tips of your experience would be greatly appreciated.
Post # 3
I rec Clara Couture. My dress is Vera Wang Luxe and is seriously overflooding with tulle layers, total of 16 excluding the undergarments+ heavy on elaborate patterns. Since I was out of time and couldn’t get the alteration done in la, I brought back to vancouver. I looked up a lot of seamstresses in vancouver until I took it to her.
I was scared at first in case the dress didn’t turn out like how vera wang seamstresses would do. But despite my paranoia, Clara was absolutely amazing and did a very clean job in a matter of one week, where as the vera wang boutique called for 4 weeks. She even put a french bustle onto my dress very nicely and I just can’t wait to walk around in the dress.
Pricewise, very very reasonable as well. VW called $875+, while Clara only charged me 450 for my tulle heavy and cathedral length dress.
Post # 5
FutureMrsvDavis: There are a bunch of wedding dress shopps and alterations places on Columbia street in New West. I got my dress altered at the store where I bought it.
Post # 6
mildlybookish: Thanks – I’m in Vancouver though so it would be a pain to head over there for alterations – I also found New West was more expensive than the bridal salons in the Hastings bridal row.
I got a quote from where I bought my dress (in Abbotsford!) but I wanted to compare, especially since I’m pretty sure they talked me into ordering a size up so that they’d get my business for alterations.
Post # 7
FutureMrsvDavis: No worries. I used to live in the New West area, so those were the ones that I used and were most familiar with.