This is causing me so much stress at the moment! I bought my dress at wed2be. And now have to find a seamstress to alter it for me.
At this point I have been to three different places and they all told me different things.
The first place was recommended by the wed2be shop. It's just down the road from them, so pretty far away. They are actually a dry cleaners but do alterations. Their shop was filled with wed2be dresses. Their quote was the cheapest at 250£. But they are quite a long drive away for me and they couldn't bustle my dress. I also had to stand semi-naked in front of the male shop owner, while his mum pinned the bra cups into my dress.
The second place is just around the corner from our flat. They have good google reviews. However don't seem to do that many wedding dresses. The women did not help me get into my dress. She was confident she would be up to the job and could bustle the dress. Although she wasn't sure at first what I meant with bustling. Could have been a language barrier. She told me I needed to bring a bra, that she would sew into the dress. The window of the seamstress gives out on to the street and there isn't a lot of privacy. She quoted me 350£ for the job
I still wasn' confident so went to a third place yesterday. She specializes in wedding dresses. She has good review on google and facebook. Although not that many in quantity. On her website she has loads of them. She works from home, so I felt more confident getting undressed and taking my bra off. She carefully explained everything that needed doing and really seemed to know her stuff. The first thing she did was insert cups into the dress, I didn't even need to ask. She also said that bustling wouldn't be an issue. She was very kind but quoted me 450£. She also told me That I had to lose a stone or the buttons on my dress would not do up. And that because of the style of the dress there really wasn't anything she could do about this. This has confused me and put me in a massive panic. I tried on the dress at both tailors before that and they closed all the buttons. There was no issue with this. I weighed myself this morning. And while I didn't lose weight, I only put a pound on since I last tried on the dress. With all the buttons done up!!
What should I do? I am panicking!