Why Hire A Local Phoenix Seamstress For Your Dream Phoenix Wedding?
It’s a pity that weddings are usually associated with rampant and excessive overspending…
Going over budget with expenses and having to spend a huge chunk of your life savings on your phoenix wedding, can cause financial strains to say the least.
Dream weddings are usually described as ostentatious. Dream weddings also usually mean both an expensive wedding and an expensive dress…
But how about the majority of us brides who also want to have a dream wedding… but just can’t afford a dress from a Paris couture house?
How about us brides who don’t want to spend too much, on an extravagant wedding so we may have money left for the marriage eventually?
How about us brides who don’t want to spend our entire life savings on a dress and alterations with a hefty price tag? These were questions that I had pondered, when I had accepted my then-boyfriend’s proposal to get married three years ago…
I felt it was simply just unfair that I couldn’t get the dream wedding dress I wanted just because I lived in Phoenix, AZ which is very far from major fashion houses… What’s more, I didn’t have a lot of money to burn on just a dress… I didn’t believe in having to borrow money and suffer the consequences of high interest rates just because I wanted a dress I couldn’t afford.
I believed in an ideal wedding, a dream wedding dress without having to live above my means. Well, that was three years ago and I did get my dream wedding. It was a dream wedding brought to life and it was perfect for my budget. And how about my wedding dress? No, it wasn’t a giant monstrosity of a dress that I got from some thrift store. It was instead, a dreamy masterpiece that could definitely pass off as couture. And the best thing about it? Let’s just say it costs 70% lesser than what it would’ve cost.
Just a word of advice to beautiful brides out there who want to have a perfect wedding dress:
Try A Local Phoenix Seamstress!
With the right seamstress, you’ll get more personalized attention, longer appt. times for your bridal fittings and better service while never feeling “rushed” out of a store…
Plus I am a perfect example that proves you can save up to 70% off what most busy phoenix bridal stores charge.
Why Hire A Local Phoenix Seamstress? Reason #1
It can be much more affordable than going into expensive fashion houses.
Major fashion houses and bridal boutiques can charge thousands and thousands on a mediocre dress.
A local seamstress, on the other hand, can charge so much less on a wedding dress that you really want.
A local phoenix seamstress can also do bridal alterations for far less than most tailor shops and bridal shops.
I saved over 50% off the so-called lowest price I was quoted at a west side Alterations business that I went to. This store had employees that wouldn’t give me their name and walked out to help me like zombies.
I was surprised that so many people continue to pay so much for such mediocre service.
I’m sorry, but price isn’t the only factor I have when shopping for a wedding dress and bridal alterations….
How about Alterations Service with a smile? Is that too much to ask?
What I encountered at the west side alterations and tailoring business I went to, was simply another example of yet another alterations store where the seamstress was overworked and underpaid.
She looked TIRED when she came out and never smiled. Her clothes were disheveled and everyone in the store looked exhausted. No one welcomed me or sounded encouraging at all. It was just mundane routine… Change into your dress here the lady with a hunchback stated…
I inquired “whom would be working on my wedding dress” and received the reply: ” Any of us can take care of it….it just depends who gets to it first…” You can change in there…”
She pointed to a tiny cramped changing room on dirty tile floor… But before I was about cram into my mom’s wedding dress in there… I asked again who I would be working with… and the same reply was given…. “Anyone here can help you…”
Again, no names were given and never even a smile was cracked…
I decided right then, regardless of the lower price than the previous bridal alterations departments I had been to at David’s and an expensive bridal boutique…. that I would continue my search to get my wedding dress restyled… and bridal alterations done elsewhere…
Thank God I found Touch Of Class Bridal & Alterations and Mari, an incredible local phoenix seamstress that is so patient and kind…
Mari is always excited for you and happy to help each bride or bridesmaid. She really makes every person feel comfortable and it shows…
I found Mari’s prices to be over 70% off what I would have paid at an expensive wedding dress store in Scottsdale on both the dress and the bridal alterations.
And Mari, always greets her customers with a warm smile regardless if it is the first fitting or second… She has great attention to detail.
Mari has about 8 wedding dresses always on display that showcase her work on mannequins.
The dresses are always changing and she sells a lot of custom gowns to many brides that came in with a dress that they weren’t happy with…
This is because Mari’s prices for a custom gown or redesign are extremely low, starting around just $600
Mari can make a custom design or restyle any wedding dress, as she did for me with my mom’s dress.
Mari also shows you her equipment which are all industrial top of the line overlock sewing machines. Mari has over 25 years experience and works hard to keep all of her customers extremely happy.
Mari recently underwent laser heart surgery for clearing an artery and many of her customers were worried to death of losing her, because she does ALL of their family formal and bridal alterations. Mari was back to work within days of returning home. She is that dedicated.
Mari will even give you the names of her customers and she works on referrals all the time. Mari gets a lot of business from the internet because so many of her customers leave glowing reviews for her.
Mari can make flower girl dresses, mother of bride dresses, bridesmaid dresses, custom wedding veils and much more.
She can make bow ties and tuxedos from scratch. She can do sashes, lace sleeves, gloves, garter, veils and make anything that has to do with formal wear.
Once I read Mari’s reviews online, I knew I had to come in for a free wedding dress consultation.
I read plenty of helpful tips on Mari’s blog because I kept finding both her website and phoenix wedding dress alterations blog all over Google on the top pages.
I read about the horror stories many brides go thru with their wedding dress alterations and was determined to save money and avoid unnecessary stress before my wedding.
So I went on the Touch Of Class Alterations website and used the 24 hour scheduling calendar to book an appointment for a free bridal fitting. I was educated by the great articles on Mari’s blog and there were so many great photos that gave me dress ideas. Her blog truly looks fantastic and is always updated, even though Mari is always busy helping brides and bridesmaids.
From what I read on her blog, I knew that the most important thing for a bride to remember…. is that before you buy a wedding dress anywhere, make sure you know exactly what the alterations will cost at that particular store.
Also, look to see if there are tons of brides waiting and getting poor service after they bought their wedding gown. If a busy retail bridal store or chain store is overloaded, quite often it’s easy to spot the alterations department and the level of service they provide to their customers. At David’s, I witnessed a bride in tears that her dress was still not ready and that the seamstress was very short with her.
I have seen brides perplexed by the price tag when paying for their alterations, standing there in total shock looking at the bill… I left that store pretty quick. I have also seen brides wandering the store with little assistance while other clerks were too busy.
I knew I wanted better service than that. I also knew that I had a unique goal for my dress.
In my case, what I did was to use my mother’s heirloom wedding gown, which was this very out-dated 80’s wedding gown that had huge puff sleeves and a poufy skirt which was just wrong for my body type.
But it had a great corset… Mari redesigned the corset adding stronger loops and making a custom lace back that made the back look stunning….
And she did the corset for only $90!
I used my mom’s dress as a base for the wedding dress that I had envisioned. I had Mari remove the sleeves and add a sweetheart neckline…
Mari also fixed the hem length for only $90 and the whole bill came to less than $250 which was over 70% off… what two other stores wanted…
And her price was also 50% less than the “Night of the Living Dead” Alterations shop I visited before…. lol
I know a lot of brides out there would actually love to be able to wear their moms wedding dress…. if only it looked more modern and could be done at the right price… That’s where working with a local seamstress like Mari, really can help.
More budget brides could do this because a lot of our mothers have actually kept their wedding dresses and have painstakingly preserved them so that they could pass it on to their children.
Well, my mom was indeed very, very happy that I found use of her dress She came with me to my bridal fittings with Mari and subsequent dress consultations, all the way to the final fitting. Where did I get my mom’s wedding dress altered?
What I did was bring my mom’s wedding dress to Touch of Class Alterations, a local seamstress in Phoenix, AZ, along with the fashion-forward design that I wanted the dress to have. Would you believe I spent 70% less than what I would have spent, had I insisted to have a totally new dress with the same exact new design I had asked for?
Why Hire a Local Phoenix Seamstress? Reason #2
You need not go far. It is amazing what the internet can do. When I had actually looked up for a highly recommended local seamstress in Phoenix, AZ, I immediately kept finding Touch of Class Alterations in the search results. Mari, the owner and seamstress at Touch of Class, has tons of positive reviews online because she does exceptional work at prices that commercial wedding stores can’t beat.
Mari had a lot of satisfied customers and I just knew they were the right people to go with. And the best thing was, when I looked up their address, it was just two blocks from my work place!
This was perfect for me since I didn’t have to go far for my fittings to be done to ensure my dress was the perfect fit.
Why Hire A Local Phoenix Seamstress? Reason #3
Local seamstresses can offer custom bridal couture at a more affordable price. This is especially true. The reason why couture is expensive is because they are masters at custom-made gowns.
They are able to get the gown to fit flawlessly to enhance the wearer’s assets and accentuate what they want. Couture houses also have tastefully designed wedding dresses. However, aren’t these things possible with your local seamstress?
I know Touch of Class Alterations can offer this because Mari is a master seamstress and wedding dress designer with 25 years experience. Mari has over 100 reviews all positive on wedding wire, merchant circle and the wedding channel.com combined.
Why Hire A Local Phoenix Seamstress? Reason #4
A local seamstress specializing in gowns, especially wedding gowns, would follow a bride’s instructions or specifications on a particular dress. You can’t expect a well-known designer to follow what you want to the letter. Designers create fashion in which the wearers are the ambassadors of their design portfolio.
Don’t you want a dress of your very own, with your own specifications? I believe that is what a dream wedding dress should be. And it takes an extremely patient wedding dress seamstress to make your dream a reality that is affordable.
Touch Of Class made my dream wedding a reality because I could finally afford the wedding dress of my dreams!
Why Hire A Local Phoenix Seamstress? Reason #5
Lastly, I must have to say that you need not go far to get the best wedding dress. Help promote local business and create your very own design you can be proud of and love like I did
Be proud of a design you can really call your own.
A local seamstress can help you create a one-of-a-kind wedding dress that will be long remembered by your guests.
Truly, a dream wedding is made up of all the things that you want in particular.
So why not visit a local phoenix seamstress to compare her level of service and price to the busy, national bridal chain stores?
You’ll soon discover there is a reason why hundreds of brides have recommended local seamstresses like Mari and Touch Of Class Alterations…
The number one thing is… each bride deserves to have her vision respected. And nobody knows the perfect wedding gown better for you than your own self.
Never settle for a store that steers you away from an idea, or tells you a particular re-design or dress restyle is “too expensive” With a local phoenix wedding dress seamstress and designer, you can get any alterations or wedding dress restyle done for up to 70% less than a high overhead high priced bridal boutique or wedding dress store.
Brides can also save more at a local seamstress that works from a home studio compared to an expensive tailor shop or alterations shop where the prices are still higher, and the service is often lacking that personal touch and caring smile that only a dedicated wedding dress designer and seamstress that focuses solely on bridal fashion can offer.
You see, most alterations shops, sewing stores, and tailors are busy hemming jeans, pants, and jackets. Since they offer a wider array of services, many times the level of focus and attention to detail on complicated bridal alterations is lacking. Its always best to make sure you FEEL comfortable with the person that will be actually working on your wedding dress.
Did they answer all of your questions? Did they listen completely to what you envision for you wedding dress? And most important, do they guarantee their work and your total satisfaction regardless of price in writing?
I found that with Mari I had all of my questions answered and received a written guarantee of completion date. Again, many stores won’t guarantee when your dress will be done. Mari guarantees most alterations will be completed within 7 business days, unless it is a custom design or restyle which she can have done in a few weeks.
At Touch Of Class Alterations, I received service with a smile and Mari was always friendly and quick to explain all of the alterations she recommended and why she recommended each option. Her prices on a french bustle are ridiculously low compared to every other store I went to…. And Touch Of Class Alterations also gives extra discounts for multiple alterations and groups if you bring your bridesmaids.
Mari never charged me a $20 fitting fee like many of the alterations shops and bridal stores wanted to either.
Why Hire A Local Phoenix Seamstress For Your Dream Phoenix Wedding Conclusion:
I can’t tell you how good a feeling it is to have a seamstress that treats you like family working on your wedding dress. But don’t take my word for it….
Read the hundreds of reviews Mari has received from her happy brides and customers on Merchant Circle, Wedding Wire, The Knot and Dex Knows.
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