This video perfectly illustrates why I believe alterations should be completed at the boutique you’ve purchased your dress from…this bride is having her final fitting and collecting her dress, and I can triple check that all of the alterations I have made are correct and that the bride is 100% happy with the final result. So many bridal stores send their clients to off-site seamstresses and the boutique owners don’t see the dress right through to the end. How can they be certain the final product is perfect for the bride’s big day?
I often get asked why I don’t stock bridesmaids’ dresses. It’s because I don’t believe in them! You can buy a beautiful bridesmaid dress from a regular designer…then your bridesmaids can wear their dresses again, unlike traditional bridesmaid dresses that are worn once then put in a wardrobe never to be worn again. These traditional dresses stocked by bridal boutiques cost $330-400 plus alterations. Sheike, Review, Bec and Bridge and Tallulah all have wonderful options for the modern wedding.
I have a very emotional story to tell you today.
I stayed late at the boutique the other night. I had a bride send me an email - she needed an urgent appointment so I did my best to fit her in.
Alteration of the Week
This bride travelled all the way from Bathurst to buy her dress from me! She had seen my alterations on Facebook and read the reviews my brides had left for me and felt confident of buying a dress from my boutique.
Good morning Brides.
Who says you can’t wear your wedding dress again...
I received a lovely compliment from a bride the other day. I started to explain in detail why her alterations were going to cost so much, and she stopped me mid-sentence. “Connie,” she said, “you don’t need to explain. You have a talent and a skill that not many have. I am happy to pay for your work, as the fit is perfect. Thank you.”
Guess what I did the other day…Made to Measure!
Today I met a bride for the second time. I met her quite a while ago, when it was too far out from her wedding to buy her dress. I had told her to come back closer to her wedding, but when we were discussing the details of her big day during the consultation part of her appointment, she admitted that it was only ELEVEN days before her wedding date!
This is a story of the right bride at the right time…
I had to order extra lace for this bride’s shoulder straps, and an idea came to me...
Hi Brides to be,