Can I Bring My Wedding Dress to My Local Tailor for Alterations Instead of the Bridal Salon?

Etiquette, Wedding Dresses
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When you're planning your wedding, you're sure to have a lot of questions about finding the right wedding gown, bridesmaid dresses, mother-of-the bride attire, and more. That's why our etiquette experts are here to answer all of your fashion-related questions.

The salon where I bought my gown charges a fortune for alterations. My local tailor is pretty good and a lot cheaper. Can I bring my dress to him?

When it comes to wedding gown alterations, go with an expert—the seamstress at your bridal salon. She deals with the special fabrics and complex constructions of wedding gowns more regularly than your local tailor, whose expertise lies with everyday clothes. A regular tailor may save you money up-front, but bear in mind that if you're not happy with his work, it will cost even more to take it to another tailor—or your salon—to fix.

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