Nicole
Beginner May 2020

Alteration recommendations for Atlanta, ga

Nicole, on June 25, 2019 at 8:45 AM Posted in Georgia Planning 1 20
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To all my Atlanta brides our there,

I am new to the big city of ATL and am in need of seamstress/alteration specialist recommendations for my wedding gown. I can travel anywhere around the city since I live smack dab in the middle—I’m open to hearing all different types of places! I am looking for a person that will not break the bank, because let’s face it, I’m a bride on a budget but with that, I’m going to my fittings alone because we are doing a destination wedding so the area needs to be safe for a single woman. Thank you all in advance and congratulations to all the brides out there! I hope you are enjoying your engagement and all the planning!

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  • Cliodhna
    WeddingWire Administrator January 2030
    Cliodhna ·

    Hi there Nicole

    Welcome to the WeddingWire community!

    Congrats on the move

    Yelp is a great place to look for local seamstresses in the area. Many of them have customer reviews and pictures you can check out!

    The top three ranked on Yelp in Atlanta are Gizzelle James Couturiere, Saunders Sewing, and A&J Pro Alterations.

    Have you much alterations to make to your dress?

  • Nicole
    Beginner May 2020
    Nicole ·
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    Thank you so much Cliodhna! I appreciate your recommendations and will happily check these out! I will need the standard hem, bustle and nip&tuck but I wanted to remove some sequins under my arms as well as add off the shoulder sleeves which that is where I think it will get most costly.

    Thank you again for your time. I appreciate it!

    —Nicole
  • Kristen
    VIP April 2020
    Kristen ·

    Bella Margianu (Go2Bella) will be doing mine!! She's very experienced and also designs and makes her own dresses.

  • Nicole
    Beginner May 2020
    Nicole ·
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    Thank you Kristen! I appreciate you sharing this recommendation with me! Congratulations on finding the dress and your engagement!
  • Sherry
    VIP September 2019
    Sherry ·

    Welcome to Atlanta! I am right outside of Atlanta in Marietta. I wish I could refer somewhere for you but I am also looking for a place that doesn't require me to give up my first born for a hem! Good luck and hopefully someone can get you a good place to go.

  • Nicole
    Beginner May 2020
    Nicole ·
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    Thank you and you can say that again! I am not excited about spending a lot on alterations on top of what I already paid for the gown. I was recommended to check out Ireana’s Alterations in Rosewell, GA as well as to look into Sue Kim Alterations in Chamblee, GA! Those aren’t too crazy far for you, Sherry, maybe you can check those out? I am also following up on The recommendation above: Bella Margianu (Go2Bella)! I hope this post helps you as much as it helps me! Congratulations on your engagement!
  • Sherry
    VIP September 2019
    Sherry ·
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    I will look into those and congratulations on your engagement as well. Fingers crossed that we will both find affordable alterations!

  • Nicole
    Beginner May 2020
    Nicole ·
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    Thank you so much! Sue Kim In Chamblee was so nice and talented. She showed me a lot of her work and I think she did a great job. She quoted hem, bustle, boning removal and sleeve addition at $450 for me. I knew the hem would be costly because of the crazy detail on my gown. Looking to check into the other two in the weeks that follow and will keep you posted.
  • Sherry
    VIP September 2019
    Sherry ·
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    That actually seems like a great price. There's this place by me that everyone keeps recommending but I've been there before and I literally just needed the cleavage part of a tankini sewn together more and she wanted to charge over $100! No way I will go and have her quote a hem on a wedding dress lol
  • Devin
    Expert October 2019
    Devin ·
    I’m currently looking as well.
  • Alyssa
    Savvy October 2020
    Alyssa ·

    Following this as I'll also need someone soon! Let us know who you end up going with.

  • Nicole
    Beginner May 2020
    Nicole ·
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    I’m finding the hem is most expensive but that is because my dress is very detailed. I feel like $100 is a little steep for that though!
  • Sherry
    VIP September 2019
    Sherry ·
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    Yes so did I. I ended up doing it myself in less than 10 mins and I suck at sewing lol. It did the trick for the hour I wanted to wear it.

  • Nicole
    Beginner May 2020
    Nicole ·
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    Absolutely, Alyssa! I will be happy to let you know! Congratulations on finding the gown and getting engaged!
  • Nicole
    Beginner May 2020
    Nicole ·
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    That is AWESOME! I’d love to see the finished product (after your wedding, of course). That is amazing to me because I’d cut it off, not know what to do and staple it back together😂
  • Sherry
    VIP September 2019
    Sherry ·
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    LMAO! Oh lord, I was talking about the bathing suit I did myself. My dress, oh that would not be a good idea haha. My sister is actually really good with a sewing machine and said she could do it in 15 mins! She is going to take a look at it while she is in town for my shower next weekend so fingers crossed!

  • PrissiePants
    Dedicated May 2020
    PrissiePants ·

    I am in Kennesaw and will be going to San Francisco in September to buy my dress. Also looking for a place to do alterations. Might also need to have my bonus daughter's flower girl dress altered as well.

  • Future Mrs. Danger
    Devoted November 2019
    Future Mrs. Danger Online ·

    In case you are still looking. Clara's wedding Alterations in Roswell. she has a profile on wedding wire, too. She is very experienced, super friendly and very reasonable. She altered my gown with sleeves, a bustle and a weird fitting issue in the back that made the dress just stunning for $360.

  • Nicole
    Beginner May 2020
    Nicole ·
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    Thank you so much! That is a great price! I will look into it. I just found that Irena’s Alterations in Rosewell is quoting $250 and up but will still need to bring it in for a price consultation.
  • Future Mrs. Danger
    Devoted November 2019
    Future Mrs. Danger Online ·
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    Best of luck! I know how nerve wracking this is. I got all sorts of anxiety when I had to leave my gown there lol

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