(Closed) How did you find your tailor/ alterations company?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I thought about this, but in the end, decided to just go with the bridal store because it seemed like too much of a hassle to find a different one.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I found  a local tailor who works out of her home that is fantastic and inexpensive through word of mouth. I would ask other recent brides who they used.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I found a local tailor through other brides recommendations. She was awesome & everyone highly recommended her services! Try asking around to past brides and I’m sure they can recommend someone. Good luck!

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Word of mouth here too.  

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I had lurked on TK long enough to know that EVERYONE within like a 6 hour radius of me all suggests the same lady – and have been for YEARS. After getting engaged and picking out my dress I called her, and it’s a good thing I did because she’s super hard to get in with. I got my appointment and am thrilled. Every review for this lady is seriously outstanding, glowing reviews from brides who had alterations at their salon or elsewhere that were horrible, and came to this lady to get them fixed.

I’d suggest asking other vendors who they would suggest, or other brides you know. 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee

I found mine through other wedding websites and she comes highly recommended and works out of her house. 

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Yelp! Seriously.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@serendipity9.8:  I know, other forums can be catty.

Just an FYI though, bashing other forums is against the bee’s TOS, I believe.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

The shop that I bought the dress from has a seamstress that works with them.

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m using my usual tailor who’s near where I work.  The bridal shop where I purchased my gown is about 75 miles away, so too inconvenient to drive back and forth.  I’m keeping my fingers crossed that she’ll do just as good a job on my wedding dress as she does on all my other clothes.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

I found a great local seamstress through Yelp.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Roe:  That’s how I did it too. The seamstress I found has a great reputation for being accurate, thorough, punctual, and reasonably priced. Honestly I think she undercharges! I’m really happy to be supporting a local independent business, too.

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