Post # 1
- Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School
I was wondering if anyone could recommend a tailor to get my wedding dress altered? I’ve talked to Pinpoint Bridal and Ellen’s Couture and both quoted me WELL over $500…Anyone got a cheaper option they could recommend to me?? I don’t care where in the city they are located…
Post # 3
I think it depends on what you need done to the dress…I used Eddie Ugras at 125 w 72nd street and he did a great job on mine. I needed a full hem, a bustle put in, and a hook and an eye. He did it for 200. the bustle is invisible and looks great. I live right by there, so I just looked for the tailor with the best reviews and reasonable prices close to me… his number is 212-595-1596
Post # 4
I checked with Ally Tailors about converting my neckline and what she quoted me (sight unseen since I don’t actually have the dress yet…) seemed resonable, <$150. The same alteration from RK Bridal if I’d bought the dress there would have been $130-ish. http://www.allytailors.com/
We discussed over email (huge plus for me since I HATE using the phone) and she seemed very nice and easy to deal with.
Let me know if you find any other good options!!
Post # 5
I’ve been raving about Lai’s Royal Tailoring for almost a year now here on wedding bee. She’s based out of Chinatown and her English isn’t that great but she does an amazing and efficient job for a lot less $. I altered my all over lace gown for around $120. I had been quoted over $400 elsewhere in Manhattan.
Post # 6
Call Jimmy the Tailor (917) 612-8826 you will not regret it. He will come to your apartment to measure and is a true artist. He worked for Saks for years and will give you a fair price. Jimmy is so sweet I actually enjoy having him over to alter my clothing whereas it used to be a chore! I can’t recommend him enough as you can see:)