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#1 tvt

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    Posted 22 January 2008 - 11:03 PM

    I'm so lost at the moment. I went dress shopping in MN just before we moved to AZ, and found the dress of my dreams. I had planned on flying back to get measured and for my alterations.

    However, now that I've started my job, things are more unpredicatable than I thought, so flying home to do all this seems like it would be pretty tough.

    So I figured I'd order my dress here and do alterations here. However, not being from here and not knowing many people here I was unsure of where to go. So I start googling my brains out. First problem that I run into is that I cannot find a bridal store that carries the line of dress (Watters) and that has the specific dress I want. I figure I can solve this by getting measured here and ordering the dress from Macy's in MN and then do my alterations here.

    Enter second problem. In my googling searches I have found nothing but horrid reviews of the bridal salons here and their service and altering abilities.

    So what now? This is probably one of the most important details of the wedding - THE DRESS! And the dress I want is a lace overlay and I'd assume that would be harder to alter.... anyway. I'm so lost.

    Does anyone live in Phoenix, scottsdale, tucson, anywhere near here that can recommend a place?

    I feel like if I want to make sure all goes well I'm going to have to fly back and forth..... which would be hard to coordinate with my ever changing work schedule, not to mention spendy..... what do I do?!!! Ugh...

    #2 Yari

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      Posted 22 January 2008 - 11:08 PM

      Gosh, sorry I don't live in that area, but good luck. I am sure it will work out.

      #3 starchild

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        Posted 22 January 2008 - 11:11 PM

        Dang! Hopefully some of the local girls can recommend somebody. Sometimes the best people are in the small shops without websites, it sounds scary but check the yellow pages for that.

        I once had a prom dress made by a woman who worked out of her home, and I heard about her from a friend who used her for quinceneara dresses. She showed me an album of her work, wedding dresses and all, and she was excellent. Maybe ask co-workers if they know of seamstresses too.

        Good luck!!!

        #4 tvt

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          Posted 22 January 2008 - 11:13 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by starchild
          Sometimes the best people are in the small shops without websites, it sounds scary but check the yellow pages for that.
          that is so true. I have a lady back home that I bring everything to and she's awesome. Is located in a dry cleaners in a little strip mall..

          #5 Betsy

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            Posted 22 January 2008 - 11:17 PM

            I live by MN but I know that doesn't really help you right now! I know in my town some of the bridal stores give you a list of seamstresses they would recommend for alterations - maybe you go to one of the bridal stores and try that??

            #6 StephanieMN

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              Posted 22 January 2008 - 11:25 PM

              What I found was that people tend to bitch about things on reviews more than give kudos. So keep that in mind when reading that stuff.

              #7 DreaW

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                Posted 22 January 2008 - 11:27 PM

                hmmm Tara I can ask my friend that lives in Phoenix, though she might take awhile to email me back, doesn't communicate much by email.....but I could ask her....she just recently got married in Phoenix.

                #8 LCBride2007

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                  Posted 22 January 2008 - 11:27 PM

                  I am working in Phoenix right now - so I will ask around! Oh, and if you need any help on the Minneapolis end - please let me know!

                  #9 tvt

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                    Posted 22 January 2008 - 11:53 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by DreaW
                    hmmm Tara I can ask my friend that lives in Phoenix, though she might take awhile to email me back, doesn't communicate much by email.....but I could ask her....she just recently got married in Phoenix.
                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by AnnR
                    I am working in Phoenix right now - so I will ask around! Oh, and if you need any help on the Minneapolis end - please let me know!
                    that would be so great! thanks girls!

                    #10 Maura

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                    Posted 23 January 2008 - 12:16 AM

                    tara my best friend lives in tucson and has a bunch of friends getting married around that area this year. i will shoot her a message and see if she can ask around!




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