I am fixing a dress Mari worked on. So have every right to leave a review.I used to operate a sewing business which specialized in competitive dance costumes however I also did many grad gown alterations, personal attire alterations, personal sewing of specialty pieces, as well as custom aprons for a bakery. I now work in a different sector however am fixing Michelle's wedding dress after Mari worked on it.
Michelle was charged 840.00 for the following
Shortened straps (incorrectly-folded over and sewn)
Hemmed front of skirt and lining-(not short enough, has to be redone)
Took in the back of the bodice- ( the alteration is at the ribbons- not a construction alteration, also did not neatly cut away excess or neatly sew ribbon down)
Triple tacked a bustle which appeared very messy once up.
Back zipper alteration, which was only done at the waist instead of the whole run of the back seam. This mistake creates a crooked and curved seam, which creates uneven weight, which forces the back of the dress to bend inward, which looks like the dress has a bum. Unacceptable.
Many of the stitch work areas on the dress and fastenings I removed were messy. Again, this is a once worn special formal gown. Unacceptable.
My guesstimate on the time that it would take me to do this work which Mari did is between 4 and 6 hours. That's well over 100.00 per hour.
There was also damage to the dress, small holes in the net around where Mari worked, and obvious rubbing against the appliques making them fuzzy.
Michelle did think all was okay when she tried on her dress in front of her mom and sister. However upon closer inspection once home her heart sank. She knew something was very wrong and with a wedding quickly approaching , visible damage and feeling taken advantage of, and a very big breach of trust, she did not want to return her gown to Mari.
I will support Michelle with legal action.read more
After dealing with many alteration shops, I now have 1 and only 1 super preferred one. Mari’s Bridal, period.
From the friendly reception to their active listening and understanding my needs to offering and agreeing on creative and amazing elegant solutions, I was impressed.
They were recommended to me by a friend who assured me Mari’s Bridal is the best they have dealt with so I gave it a try and I wasn’t disappointed at all so I gave them my most expensive and dear to my heart dress and they did a fabulous job. I was super excited to show it off to my friends and family.
They are not the cheapest out there but certainly reasonable compared to other due to their specialized and professional services. I have tried the cheap and never again and for a few more bucks, it’s sure worth it.
She for sure know her craft and her work is neat and the embroidery she suggested and immaculately executed for me was so so PRETTY ♥️👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻Really cool!!!
Thanks so so much gals. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
Mari’s Bridal made my day 5 times in a row!! Really grateful...highly recommend her.read more
We were referred to Mari's Bridal Alterations and we are so glad we choose her. She did the alterations on my daughters wedding dress. She is very kind, personable and professional. Mari's work on the dress was fabulous. My daughter was very happy with our choice to use her. And my daughters dress fit her like a glove. The fact that Mari also instructed my daughter how to walk and how to sit in her dress was above and beyond. Thank you so much. I would definitely recommend Mari for any alterations you need.read more
My vote is for Mari. If you are looking for attention to detail, fair pricing and a perfect final product, you have come to the right place. Not to mention she is also very friendly, listens well and gives good advise when needed. Thank you Mari for being the best in what you do!read more
Mari did such an amazing job altering my dress. She listened to any concerns I had and made sure that everything was perfect for the Big Day. She patiently taught my mom how to lace the corset and hook up the bustle. It was wonderful.read more
Mari is amazing and I am so glad I found her to alter my wedding dress! When I bought my dress the store made it sound like it was an easy, straight forward alteration. It turned out it was actually very complex, but Mari was not phased. The top had to be taken in about two sizes and she had to hand cut and sew through lace in the front of the bodice because there was mesh on the sides and back that could not be touched. It looked FLAWLESS – you could not tell that it had been altered, and it fit me like a glove. I was so relieved and so happy! In addition to her incredible talents, Mari is such a sweet and kind person – it was a pleasure to meet her and have her part of my big day.read more
Mari SAVED my dress which came deformed, and also helped me communicate with the bridal shop who sold it to me! Mari is very sweet and did an amazing job on my dress. I really appreciate everything she did for me! My dress fit perfectly and you couldn't even tell that she had to literally take it apart to fix the boning!read more
Came to her needing a bustle for my wedding dress (wedding being less than a month away). She squeezed me in, knew exactly what she needed to do for the dress and made sure she got it done right before her vacation. Also gave me tips of how to sit properly (I had a big ball gown dress), and what pieces to untie so I could eat comfortably. She did a great job.read more
Didn’t realize before I made the appointment that it was in her home, therefore it is cash only. Overall did a good job on altering my reception and ceremony dress, however I felt the prices were quite steep considering she works out of her home and there is no overhead of storefront. To be honest I was just too lazy to get pricing from other places and I saw they had good reviews so I trusted it. I paid $650 for my ceremony dress and $175 for my reception dress. She was patient and I had multiple fittings and was very accommodating. My dress was bunching around the hips and after multiple fittings and me losing weight it still wasn’t sitting properly. I had to do my own research and found something called a “waist stay” that would help it stay up which I requested to be added. I feel like as a professional seamstress this option should have been mentioned the first time I talked to her about the issue and I shouldn’t have had to do my own research to find the solution. This “waist stay” was added at my final fitting while I waited and I was only told AFTER it was added that it was an additional $50. I just wish I had been told beforehand as it was already added to my dress and I just had to agree to pay it.read more
She did an excellent job on my wedding dress and 2 of my bridesmaids! My wedding dress had lace, boning, built in corset, and a train and Mari did a beautiful job taking it in and putting in bustles that were incredibly well hidden. Both bridesmaids were also very happy. One was a simple alteration while the other had to be taken in at least 2 sizes. Once Mari was done, everything fit like a glove.read more
Really impressed with the work Mari did on my wedding dress and my bridesmaid dress for my friend's wedding. The alterations she made on the lace bodice were incredible and she made sure that I was happy with the results. My bridesmaid dress was a disaster, too small on all four bridesmaids but Mari did everything she could to make it work.read more
Mari did such a great job altering my wedding dress!!! She is such a kind and sweet person and is willing to listen to you, give recommendations, and make any changes to your dress until you are happy. She is super accommodating and provides such great service. You can tell that she has so much experience and really knows what she is doing.
Thank you so much for altering my dress beautifully, Mari!!!read more
Mari altered my wedding dress this summer and was amazing to work with! My dress didn’t require any major alterations - only a bustle was needed - but Mari also altered my mom’s veil (with its 80s headpiece) so that I could wear it with a hair comb. She understood the detail and delicate lace that my dress had and ensured the bustle would not weigh it down and potentially rip it. Mari also arranged and picked up my dress at the cleaners to ensure it was properly pressed and steamed before the wedding. I have already recommended Mari to friends that are needing wedding dress alterations and would not hesitate to do so again, she is amazing!!read more
Mari is a miracle worker!! I bought a sample dress that was too large for me and Mari worked wonders! She also hemmed it as I wanted to wear flats, this was no easy task as it was a scalloped lace bottom. I was thrilled with the final outcome and it fit me perfectly! Not only is she a fantastic seamstress, Mari is a very kind person I always felt very welcome and comfortable in her home. I highly recommend her!read more
I was recommended to Mari by a friend, and was very happy with her work on my mother of the bride dress. She is so nice, is accommodating, and does professional work. Would definitely recommend her for any alterations.read more
I am extremely happy with the service and product that I received from Mari! She was so accommodating and quick to respond. And I am so happy with the outcome of my items. I can’t wait to give them as a gift on my wedding day!!! Its going to be a gift that will be so special and cherished for forever. (I can’t say what it is because it’s a surprise hehe) but thank you so much Mari! I appreciate it 🙂read more
Mari is by far the best at what she does! My wedding is this weekend and I have been working with Mari on my dress since May. Not only did she get everything right the first time, she was also so attentive to all details. Working with her was one of the easiest parts of wedding planning. My dress is perfect because of her! I would highly recommend Mari for any bridal needs.read more
Mari is a MIRACLE worker! Two days before my wedding, I got my dress back from another seamstress. It was severely damaged and unwearable. I was devastated and thought I would have to find another dress last minute. However, I called Mari in the morning, explaining my situation, and despite her busy schedule, she understood my distress and took on my project. She completely fixed the back of my dress, sewed the sleeves on to absolute perfection, and made sure it was EXACTLY what I wanted. She did this all in about 24 hours and THEN called in a favor to a friend to have the dress cleaned immediately. Mari saved my wedding day and did such a phenomenal job not only fixing the dress, but reassuring me that everything would be just as I wanted for my big day. Her work is flawless and her customer service goes above and beyond. I would recommend her to anyone looking for alterations in a heartbeat.read more
Mari came highly recommended from a number of woman in the city and after working with her I understand why. She does absolutely amazing work, with good pricing and she worked within my tight timeline which was a real godsend! She made the whole process stress free, and as a bride that is a very refreshing feeling! I recommend her to everyone now, she’s truly the best!read more
Mari is a lovely person running her own business with pride. She is very knowledgeable about her craft. My dress was consignment and the previous alterations were not done properly. Mari removed the extensive lace from the bottom of my dress and restored it with expertise to it's original glory. Most importantly, she was understanding of my scattered bride brain and made me feel comfortable and that this aspect, at least, was taken care of.read more
I cannot recommend anyone better than Mari. She made my wedding dress alterations 100% stress-free. She is the best seamstress I have ever been to. As well as the most affordable. Mari is very welcoming and made me feel extremely comfortable in her home. Thank you Mari for being part of my special day.read more
Mari did an incredible job altering my wedding dress! The bodice had a lot of beading and crystal work, which she painstakingly removed and re-did after taking in the bodice by several inches. I was so impressed with her work; my dress looked amazing and the bustle she added held up all night through vigorous dancing (a first in my experience- all my friends had their bustles break mid-reception). I would highly recommend Mari's services. She is friendly and knows her stuff!read more
Mari is lovely to work with. Her work is the absolute best and she is is fairly and competitively priced for high quality work. She did a fantastic job on my wedding gown and made it fit like a glove, working wonders with the fine lace details. Don’t hesitate to contact Mari - she will make your wedding dress or any other gown perfect.read more
When looking for someone to perform alternations on my dress Mari came very highly recommended by a number of people. Now I know why! It was a wonderful experience - Mari is a lovely person and was so great to communicate with. She is does amazing work - She added a larger panel to the back of my dress so that there wouldn't be a gap in the bottom, added bustles to support my very heavy train, shortened my straps and shortened the length of the underlay. The work was done on schedule and at a reasonable price. My dress fit like a glove! She also does beautiful embroidery and I had tie patches made for both my father and fiance. If you're looking for an alteration specialist look no further than Mari's Bridal alternation and sewing!read more
Mari did an excellent job on my dress for my wedding. She was very kind and worked within my busy schedule. The bustle she built was so intricate and elaborate but it perfectly maintained the shape of the gown and was simple to execute on the big day. Thanks again Mari!read more
Mari is excellent. She hemmed my Berta wedding gown and adjusted the straps for me in a timely matter. She's the only one you should trust with Italian designer gowns as she understands the intricate beading work and makes sure that she preserves the delicate fabric while making her adjustments. Don't go anywhere else for your gown!!!!read more
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19:22 02 Sep 18
Mari did an amazing job altering my wedding dress. It looked great and fit my body perfectly for the wedding day. She is professional, prompt, knows what she is talking about and always willing to help. She even altered my rehearsal dinner dress last minute and sent my dress and veil to be steamed so I didn't have to worry about it. If you are on any of the facebook wedding pages, anytime someone asks for recommendations on dress alterations, her name comes up multiple times and for good reason! Highly recommend!read more
A Google User
05:46 31 Aug 18
Mari is such a wonderful person and does excellent work. She made a beautiful bustle for my wedding dress and hemmed it perfectly! Also made two personalized embroidered hankies that my Parents loved! Results are amazing and her prices are more than reasonable! Highly recommend this incredible lady!read more
A Google User
20:13 29 Aug 18
Mari is not only a sweetheart, but a very talented seamstress. She made my sister bride the most beautiful bride, with lots of work. All of the wedding party dresses were a perfect fit and she did it all in such good time with very reasonable prices. Mari, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all your hard work. The next friend to get married, we will be back. We highly recommend Mari’s Alteration and sewing to anyone looking for a seamstress for your special day!read more
A Google User
17:09 21 Aug 18
Mari, thank you so much for all the detailed work on my wedding dress. It was absolutely beautiful and fit perfectly on our wedding day! It so amazing to see everything come together just how I dreamt. I would recommend Mari to anyone! You can trust her with quality and professionalism!read more
A Google User
14:55 04 Jul 18
Mari is a fantastic seamstress and just a lovely person. She is so professional and willing to help, it made the alterations process very smooth. Mari offered suggestions, but also listened to what I wanted and made recommendations based on that. Not only would I recommend her for alterations, I'd recommend you take her with you when you dress shop as that alone could save you a fortune in alterations.read more