(Closed) Gown Alterations??? – Bridal Salon vs. Independent Seamstress

posted 8 years ago in Boston
Post # 3
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543 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’d ask if your salon has any seamstresses they recommend! And then see if any of those have good reviews.

I wouldn’t worry too much about any independent seamstresses not having worked on your specific gown. As a woman who sews, I can say with some confidence that anyone who tackles wedding gowns will be able to handle whatever you throw at her.

Did that answer your question at all?

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

You can certainly get your alterations done wherever you choose. I know when my dress came in they called me and said they had already booked me an alterations appt, and I was like “how about a consultation first? I’d like to discuss price” So it can be a bit of a pain. In my case the alterations were about the same as other shops so I just said screw it and stayed with the salon. But you can just say you don’t need your alterations now, and you’d like to take the dress home in the meantime. then go wherever you want!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Risa B: I didn’t get a nacho bustle, but I can say that will probably be expensive. There was like 10 points on that bustle right? They were charging me like $50 per point on my bustle.

Post # 7
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3255 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

If you can’t find any feedback or reviews of  the Alfred Angelo salon, I would go with the seamstress you have heard such good things about. If people are raving about her, I’m sure she’s great. Plus, her place is closer to your house and more affordable? It seems like a no-brainer! 🙂

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Risa B Let me know how your alternation went at Alfred Angelo. I brought my dress there too when they first opened and didn’t have a streamtress. But when I picked up my dress few weeks ago, they said they have someone but didn’t tell me how much they cost.

Thanks in advance

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@Risa B: Not true. I have an AA dress and if you want the dress to be insured by them you have to use their seamstress but otherwise there is nothing they can do to prevent you from going to another seamstress… which I plan on doing.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@Risa B: I haven’t gotten an exact estimate yet but the AA close to me is full of the worst staff on the planet. I just don’t trust them. And the one an hour north I have heard is pricey. So, I am going to look around and get some other quotes before taking it into them.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Risa B I dont even have a streamtress. my wedding isnt till Oct and she told me to come back 2 months before the wedding for alternations. I went to the one in North Attleboro. I ordered mine after Thanksgiving and it came in before Christmas, she told me it would be here in Feb too but… nope it in my closet now. The dress I got is style 1151 http://www.alfredangelo.com/Collections/ProductDisplay.aspx?productID=0693885e-74dc-4e6c-8d8d-9b7a75f4584d&categoryID=32e5a88c-cbf1-498f-afcf-dbfca138c5d3&pg=0&colorId1=

 

Which one did you get?

Post # 15
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Newbee

I work out of Leominster Ma and I have done plenty of Alfred Angelo wedding Gowns. Altering formal wear is different than regular clothes. WI design bustles to the dress design.

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Risa B: Did you go with Chris in Quincy? I went to her yesterday. She was great. Very sweet lady. Good luck with your wedding! only a few weeks to go!

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