(Closed) Wedding Dress Alterations QUESTION

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Where should I bring my dress for alterations?
    Bring it to any reputable tailor : (2 votes)
    40 %
    Bring it to a shop that primarily alters wedding dresses : (3 votes)
    60 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    2076 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Well you could always do some price shopping.  Don’t just assume one will be more expensive then the other.

    But honestly, as long as you trust the person doing the work, one is not generally better then the other.

    Post # 3
    Member
    740 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    I did ask around at “regular” tailor shops and most won’t do wedding dresses that I found. I found my seamstress on Yelp because she has amazing reviews and great pictures ip of her work on other brides. I also felt better knowing my seamstress knows gowns – they’re really quite a world of their own with their intricacies and layers. Obviously it does depend on your gown and what you’re doing – how much do you plan to alter? I altered quite a lot for almost $400 and felt like it was very reasonable for the amount that I changed and how intricate my beaded lace is.

    Post # 4
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    1688 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    Ask at a local fabric store who they would recommend. They usually hear all of the awesome happy alterations stories as well as the horrible ruined-the-dress ones. I had always sort of heard a buzz that the seamstress at the loal bridal store was so awful that people were amazed she hadn’t yet been sued (she has ruined numerous dresses), and charged too much for her work even when it was passable, and the fabric store confirmed that. Instead, they pointed me towards a very skilled seamstress who never even advertises, just gets enough business by word of mouth.

    Post # 5
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    587 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    tarynk35:  I think it also depends on the type of alterations you need. If you’re talking about major changes to size/shape of the dress or if the material or structure of the dress is complicated in any way then I would 100% recommend taking it to someone who routinely works on wedding dresses. If you only need it hemed and bustled, then you might have some more leeway.

    The shop where I got my dress does not have an in-house alterations person. I looked around online and on Yelp and found someone with 5 star reviews who regularly does wedding dresses and is very reasonable. I’d do some pricing around with other places that do have expertise in wedding dresses before taking it to someone who doesn’t.

    In my experience, there were a lot of places that don’t JUST do wedding dresses, but do have extensive experience in them. I found that people who had wedding dresses altered were the type to go on and do a review, so I found a lot of places with multiple wedding dress reviews.

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