Have bridal shop or experienced friend do my wedding dres alterations?!?! (POLL)

posted 2 years ago in Dress
  • poll: bridal shop or friend do my dress alterations
    Save my $$ and have friend do my dress alterations : (7 votes)
    39 %
    Spend the extra $$ and have bridal shop do my dress alteration with the peace of mind : (11 votes)
    61 %
  • Post # 2
    2428 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Have you seen her work? That’s what I would go off of, regardless of how much you would save or not save.

    Post # 3
    347 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    My Aunt is a seamstress and did my (minor) alterations for free. It went off without a hitch. It depends on yuor friends work and if you trust in her abilities.

    Post # 4
    1062 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    Have you seen her other work? If not, then I would just ask her to do the minor stuff. 

    Post # 7
    189 posts
    Blushing bee

    bridetobe166:  i think you ahould go with the bridal shop. It’s much easier to be mad at a bridal shop than a friend if the screw up your dress.

    Post # 8
    2642 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    bridetobe166:  I voted bridal shop just because I know hiring friends can get very messy very quickly.  What happens if she screws it up?  What happens if she doesn’t do it quite right?  It can be awkward to keep going back to your friend asking for changes or to fix this and fix that.  What happens if she’s running behind?  What happens if she promises that she can have the alterations done a month before your wedding but it’s 2 weeks out and you still don’t have your dress?  True these things can happen with any bridal salon, but at least with a bridal salon you can ride people’s asses and not feel guilty about it.  And if they screw it up, they’ll be in a better position to make it right.

    Post # 10
    46 posts

    I was living interstate so couldn’t get my mother to take in my dress but even the dressmaker had forgotten to do it when I came to collect it so she had 36 hours before we left for the wedding. Very stressful!

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