Re: Websites/Locations for finding a wedding dress
posted at 3/21/2011 1:28 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Websites/Locations for finding a wedding dress
[QUOTE]I bought my dress at Vows in Newton too 7 years ago. Got a great deal on a Vera Wang dress. My only hesitation in recommending Vows is their seamstress. She has her own business (it was across the street) but works primarily with Vows gowns. My gown was very simple- strapless aline ivory silk, no beading or lace. I'm petite so I needed her to remove material from the top lowering the neck line and take in the bust area. After alterations, the top of the gown was still too loose and had gapped across the chest. It wasn't horrendous, but the flaws were obvious. She booked my first and only fitting so close to my wedding (out of state) that I had no chance for a fix. So I went with it as it was but was never really satisified with how it looked. My advice- when scheduling your alterations, no matter where you buy your gown, make sure you schedule multiple fittings and leave time for last minute fixes! GL
Posted by Shortylicious[/QUOTE]
Another strong vote for VOWS. I went on a Saturday around 1:00 (I think it was December) and didn't have to wait at all, and got the kind of personal service I'd expect from more of a boutique-y kind of store. I found my dress much more quickly than I expected to, and loved it (and the price).
And another thumbs-down for their seamstress, Anahit. I posted a review after my wedding last summer, which you should be able to search for if you want, but the quality, the service, and the value were all lacking, at best.
, but she was rude (as was her staff), made mistakes (on the dress and in scheduling), and was expensive. Ultimately, my dress looked great (if a tiny bit short), but my experience with Anahit was pretty much the only unpleasant experience in my wedding planning.