(Closed) DRESS MESS in NYC, HELP!

posted 6 years ago in New York City
Post # 3
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4150 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

First of all, this isn’t your fault so there’s need to feel like you screwed up anything. Second, you  can get a hem done for $100, even in NYC. I would call some bridal stores that don’t do in-house alterations and ask for recommendations. One off the top of my head that I can think of is the Lovely Bride. They are fantastic and can tell you where they recommend their brides go. Good luck and don’t stress too much, it’ll get fixed!

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@satsuki:  Ugh, that sucks.  Sorry it’s such a crappy situation.  Hope they’re able to at least give you some ideas.  I didn’t end up buying my dress there because they didn’t carry it but I wanted to because they were so nice and helpful. Good luck.

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Go to http://www.laundrybarnyc.com. They come to your apartment and will mark the dress there, take it with you and bring it back to you. They have a super fast turn around too!

Post # 7
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671 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I highly recommend The Wedding Dresser:

http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-wedding-dresser-brooklyn

I supervised my bffs alterations process and, as a completely amateur seamstress, found the alterations expert (forget her name) really awesome. She took the time to explain the details to me, technically, just for the hell of it. 

My friend bought a full lace dress second hand that did not fit her at all, and she worked wonders, the dress was amazing. I don’t know what the prices are for just hemming, but I have a feeling you can keep it in your price range. Good luck!

Also, she comes to your house to do the consultation and everything. 

Post # 9
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671 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@satsuki:  Hmmm…are these issues noticeable? Is the dress not wearable as is? If that’s the case, you can try to just have a regular tailor do it, who will charge less, but the results are far less predictable, in which case you’d be out the first dress, alterations, and a new dress. 

Can you cover the cost of the alterations so that your mother doesn’t find out?

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I was in your place not too long ago just for different reasons. I had a beautiful dress, but we had pushed our date up so I literally had a week to get my alterations done and pretty much no budget. A friend of mine took me to this tiny custom t-shirt and alterations shop in the Arthur Ave Retail Market (in the Bronx). There is a guy by the name of Felix who owns the shop with his wife. I don’t know if he normally does wedding dresses, but I took mine in to him and he was able to do it for a really low price. I’m pretty sure I got a really good discount because of my friend, but it might be worth checking out. He did a beautiful job and is so sweet. I literally wanted to cry I was so grateful. The place is called Felix’s Custom Alterations. PM me if you need the address or phone and want to check it out. Otherwise good luck.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@satsuki:  Sigh, well, I know it will all work out one way or another! Hopefully the first round of alterations will be able to cut the mustard. Good luck!

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