So many wedding decisions I’ve made have been directly tied to our tight, six-month timeline. The wedding dress was no different. Not wanting to take any chances, I bought a dress off the rack. I knew I would rest more easily having it in my my hands rather than waiting months and months for my custom order to get shipped back to me. The only thing about buying a dress off the rack means it doesn’t really fit right off the rack.
The dress I bought was very much my style, but very much not my size. I had to use my imagination when I first tried it on, knowing it would take a few rounds of alterations to get it fitting and flattering me in the ways I wanted it to. Without being too descriptive about the dress (I want to keep it a secret!), there were things that needed to come off, things that needed to be added on, and areas that needed to be brought in.
With so many alterations that needed to happen, I didn’t want to take my dress to any Tom, Dick, or Harry with a needle and thread. After perusing The Knot and reading review after review, I knew exactly where I would take my dress: Amazing Alterations. The shop specializes in bridal gowns and bridesmaids dresses and even though they are located in Anoka (basically Canada), the drive was worth the quality alterations I was looking for. They were very highly reviewed on every count that mattered: customer service, price, and quality of the finished product.
The shop did not disappoint—the whole experience has been just like the reviews said. The staff at Amazing Alterations has made me feel comfortable, special, and important. And, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention their incredibly decorated space. It feels like a royal dressing room, with rich colors, plush furniture, and pretty details everywhere.
I’ve now had two appointments and have just one more left. The dress has quickly become my perfect dress, and trying it on makes me even more excited for my wedding day! It’s incredible how much a well-fitted, flattering gown can make you feel so comfortable and beautiful. A huge thank you to Amazing Alterations for helping this girl feel and look like a blushing bride-to-be!