Post # 1
My fiance and I are having a really low budget wedding and I’ve tried to cut costs wherever I can. The dress was a place where I cut BIG. I had my eye on a particular wedding gown (Alfred Angelo 2169) since before we were even engaged. When we got engaged I realized that a gown in the $2,000 price range was not going to be feasable. I found the very Alfred Angelo gown in my size on Ebay and thought that was amazing…so I purchased it, knowing that they claimed it to be an authentic Alfred Angelo.
Now, I live in a small down and can’t find someone that I trust to do alterations on the gown. So, I contacted the nearest Alfred Angelo in Las Vegas and they told me that they will make an appointment with me to look over the dress, if they deam it to be authentic and unaltered, they will go ahead and alter it for me.
I am TERRIFIED that my dress is going to turn out to be a fake and they wont alter it. Having someone out here alter my dress could turn out to be a nightmare! The dress has the price tags on it and has the Alfred Angelo tags and such actually sewn into the dress, but there is one thing that I found a little odd when I got it…under the tag on the inside of the dress where the size is, there is a tag that has writing on it that seems to be arabic writing…I’m assuming this means that my dress is not authentic. Has anyone else purchased an Alfred Angelo with this tag on it?
Post # 3
Do not fret. If the dress turns out not to be real, you can still find a reputable business/person to do the alterations. If the price was reasonable and the quality is up to your standards then why stress out over it. You could also contact Ebay about their policies on the seller claiming to sell an authentic dress. Goodluck!
Post # 4
@trixiesrockets: The dress is beautiful and I can’t tell the difference between it and the original from the store…I’m just so worried that if Alfred Angelo wont do it, then I wont be able to find someone good because I live in a REALLY small town…heres to hoping! *fingers crossed*
Post # 5
Are you far from another larger town? Yelp your nearest city and make a trip out of it. Maybe you could do a girl’s weekend where you drop the dress off for alterations and go out on the town?
Post # 6
I agree, I’d bet you can find a good seamstress nearby. Maybe the nearest big town has some bridal shops that could help you out. And don’t stress at all if it’s “not real”. It’s a real beautiful gown. That’s all that matters. So don’t stress. See if Alfed Angelo will alter it, if not, find someone else.
Post # 7
Even if the dress turns out to be a replica, it must be well done, or you wouldn’t have purchased it. Most of us wear replicas every day. All the mass merchadised clothing is based on designer’s work.
As a pp said, there will be someone who will be able to do your alterations. Do a search on yelp, ask for personal recommendations, if the AA store won’t do the alaterations, ask them for a recommendation.