Post # 1
I ordered my gown back in late March/early April, and I told them my wedding was August 8, and asked if the gown will come in on time, the alterations will be done on time, etc etc. And they were like sure, no problem. So I ordered it, and they said it’ll come in around May. May rolls around and then they’re like nope, it’ll be June. And June rolls around, and it’s still not in yet.
FINALLY, yesterday, July 7, pretty much one month before my wedding, the gown finally comes in. So I ask about alterations done at the store, but apparently they only have the seamstress on Mondays, but the next Monday (July 12) is fully booked, so the next open one is on July 19! My wedding is August 8!
So even though they assured me the gown will come in on time, in the end it didn’t come in early enough to not have to rush things. I will probably end up taking it to another seamstress or tailor to get it altered, hopefully this weekend.
I tried it on for my parents later in the day and they were also annoyed that the gown took SO LONG to get here, and the gown still needed to be altered. They’re not happy because they paid almost $1000 for the gown and took so long and it still needs to be altered, and they expected the gown to be perfectly fit. I told them that most brides need to get alterations done but they expected it to fit well. Blah, sometimes I wish I wasn’t so short! I got the “short” gown and it’s still too long.
So the question is, anybody know any good alteration places in the Dallas area? And can do it in less than 3 weeks? /rant
Post # 3
What store is this?
Maybe try another bridal salon.. Stardust and Mockingbird Bridal are the biggest I think, they might be able to help you out. I don’t know how much I would trust a regular seamstress, I’ve heard a lot of horror stories about tailors not connected with a bridal shop.
Post # 4
I ordered my dress in March my wedding is August 7 and NO dress yet! I am so freaking out!
Post # 5
Check Yelp – any good tailor should be able to do this, no problem. Look for reviews that specify bridal experience. Good luck! You;ll be fine, I promise!
Post # 6
What a bummer! I am sure you are freaking out! I know several people–including myself–that have used Becky Fowler in Irving. She works out of her home and wedding dresses are her specialty. A very nice lady. She’s sewn dresses from the pattern up, she’s really quick–and she’s way less expensive than the store seamstresses. She may have some time for you–might be worth a call! (972)986-8067
Post # 7
Thanks! I called up becky fowler and she’ll be altering my dress! Wow, a huge breath of relief
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2010 - MacLean Park
Just curious, what bridal shop did you use?
Post # 10
Any current recommendations on a good seamstress/place for alterations? I got my dress back from David’s Bridal and am NOT please with the results…it’s tea length and all I needed altered was the bodice, but it’s still too big and not fitted in the waist at all. So I don’t want to take it back and let them keep it for more precious time…I may try Becky Fowler or Mockingbird Bridal (I know someone who works there!) but any advice would be appreciated.
Post # 11
BUMP- curious too. Wearing my mothers wedding dress in 15 weeks…and it totally doesn’t fit!! I can only starve myself so much, the rest will need to be left to a seamstress and her magic! 🙂
Sidenote-Any chance Becky Fowler also moonlights as a sociology teacher at TCC? LOL! If so, she was my favorite teacher EVER back in the day!