Bridal Alterations Recommendations? Please help!

posted 4 years ago in New York City
Post # 2
1290 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Bump! I’m also looking for a tailor. Got my dress at db but worried about their costs. I’ve never taken anything to be tailored so not sure where to start. Anywhere in Manhattan or brooklyn would be best!

Post # 3
9788 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

maridc526:  yogahhh:  my shop Lovely Bride recommended Sew Elegant for alterations on my beaded intricate dress. 

Post # 4
49 posts
  • Wedding: December 2014 - St. Charles Borromeo / The Liberty Warehouse

I took my dress to Susan at The Wedding Dresser (in Brooklyn).  My dress was a pretty complicated alteration because of its construcion, the fabric, and taking it from a sample size to a petite size, but she had no issues whatsoever and my dress turned out perfect.

Post # 5
7 posts

Hi, I make custom wedding gowns and sell them online. I had one of my brides take a proof that I made of her gown to Susan to have it fitted. She did a fantastic job of fitting the proof. Since then, I have referred another bride to her to have a bridesmaid dress fitted. (I live near Pittsburgh and was unable to help the NY bride) The bridesmaid and bride were very happy with the finished product and the price. You may want to check her out. She knows what she is doing!

Post # 6
2 posts
  • Wedding: October 2015

Following this thread. Looking for suggestions as well. 

Post # 7
1651 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

elizabeth77:  maridc526:  I used Ellen’s Couture on the Upper West Side to alter my designer gown. Completely worth it!

Post # 8
30 posts
  • Wedding: March 2016


elizabeth77:  Hey, who did you pick in the end? I’m looking for alteration as well. Any advice will be very helpful!

Post # 9
644 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I’ve heard great things about Ann Hamilton and Amanda Madden. I haven’t gone in for a consultation yet but I am learning towards Amanda since she is closest to me 🙂 and she’s been quite responsive to emails 🙂

They both have great reviews on Yelp and I’ve seen their names float around on here 🙂

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