(Closed) How do I find someone I can trust to do my alterations?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
313 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I would suggest asking a reputable bridal boutique. They usually have their own seamstresses on hand, who they trust, and will sometimes work on dresses not bought at their store. If your daughter’s dress was  from a boutique not specializing in wedding dresses, that could have been the problem. They are simply going on word of mouth from their customers and not actual experience. Bridal salons have  to rely on their seamstresses to be good or they are going to hear it from the bride. 

Post # 4
2 posts

@Debbie1031:  My daughter got her dress from a very reputable bridal store, but they do not offer alterations. They do have a whole sheet of great alteration places by location. We picked one and it was great!

Post # 6
4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I would say a bridal shop. I know the place where I got my dress does alterations for anyone who come in and I would not trust someone with a bridal gown who does not routinely work with gowns and know the intricacies of bridal. 

Post # 7
442 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

The boutique where I purchased my dress recommended the seamstress I am using. I would also advise looking on Yelp and on this website, weddingwire, theknot and just using some Google searches for bridal altertions in your area. Once you find someone keep cross-referencing them to be sure there are consistently good reviews.


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