(Closed) If I buy a preowned dress where can I have it altered?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Take it anywhere. I bought mine from a popular bridal store. The tailor that was recommended to me had horrible customer service skills, so I took my business elsewhere. I got online and found a lady who owns her one tailor shop, has been fitting ONLY wedding gowns for 26 yrs, and is 5 mins away – the recommended tailor was 45 mins from my house and not nearly as experienced. Search online, see what you can find in your area, meet with them and see if they are a good fit for you. (You can always ask friends, coworkers, etc.)

Post # 4
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7779 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I bought mine at a salon with no alterations department. I just took it to an independent seamstress. It worked out fine!

Post # 5
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3316 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

In our area, even people who buy gowns from a bridal salon often take them to independent seamstresses for alterations.  There are some excellent ones in our area, and the quality tends to be higher and the price lower than alterations at the bridal salon itself.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@SouthernGirl: If you don’t know any seamstresses in your area, you can make a post here on your Local board and ask other Bees. You can also search ProjectWedding and WeddingWire in the vendors section. It shouldn’t be too difficult to find someone, especially since you have plenty of time before your wedding. Good luck with the dress!

Post # 7
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5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You can always take it to a wedding shop, even if it’s not the one she originally bought her dress at. I found my dream dress, but the store I purchased it at didn’t really click with me, so I’ve found another store with just the sweetest saleswoman and seamstress, and I am so happy. If you’re looking for independent seamstresses, ask some of your nicely dress friends who does their tailoring, they’ll generally be more than happy to share 🙂

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