Dallas Bridal Alterations

 

Finding THE Dress in a Sea of Hopelessness

 

Amongst the sea of bridal dresses, sometimes it seems hard to believe you will find the right catch. Even though, there is a sea of endless wedding gowns out there; sometimes, the fact is, your dress isn’t out there.

WAIT, WHAT?!

Yes, you heard me correctly. Sometimes your PERFECT dress is not out there. But, no worries at all, that’s why you have us! Sometimes what stands between you and THE dress, are a few customizations to make it just right!

 

This was the case for our sweet bride Jill. Jill found what she felt was her dress, but it wasn’t quit yet, THE dress. In her mind she had always envisioned a beautiful lace sleeved gown for her Fall Wedding. Well, the designer, Maggie Sottero, agreed to sell some of the beautiful lace off of Jill’s gown and POOF! We were able to structure a custom lace sleeve to Jill’s gown and all of the sudden it went from a dress Jill had bought to, THE dress Jill was going to begin her Happily Ever After in! (YEAH! Time to start her Dallas Bridal Gown Alterations!)

 

So, while you may not always find exactly what you are looking for when shopping, there may still be other options. The key is to keep a creative mind, leave all options open and ALWAYS ask lots of questions to your stylist.

 

So this Valentine’s Day when you are desperately searching to find the perfect wedding gown in a sea of hopelessness, remember sometimes in order to fall in love with the perfect one, you may need to make a few creative adjustments!— In need of Bridal Under Garments Only?! Check out our SHOP– AFTA UNDER GARMENTS!

 

***DISCLAIMER: This practice is specifically designed for Dallas Bridal Alterations, Please do NOT go home and attempt this on your boyfriend/ significant other.***

 

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Dallas Wedding Gown Alterations

Dallas Wedding Gown Alterations

Dallas’s #1 Bridal Alterations and Custom Design boutique! Pick up your gown from your Bridal Salon and CALL US TODAY to start your alterations!

 

Dallas Wedding Gown Alterations– Altered for the Altar is a one-of-a-kind alterations experience, unlike anywhere else. Our priority is, and always will be, making our brides’ gowns as beautiful as they are. From start to finish, we focus on creating a seamless, modern experience. We’re talking about the MOST important gown of your life- shouldn’t this be an experience you’ll remember forever? We think so too.

 

OVERSIZED FITTING ROOMS perfect for Bridal Alterations

Our oversized fitting rooms were designed to fit a stunning bride and her whole squad comfortably, so you have enough room to fully enjoy your fitting. We also offer champagne fittings upon request. Pop. Fizz. Clink!

 

OUR WORKROOM for Wedding Gown Alterations

Our salon offers 5,000 square feet dedicated solely to Bridal Alterations. We specialize in wedding gowns, but our one-stop-shop is fully equipped to provide alterations for your entire bridal party! Our space is expertly designed to ensure that your wedding gown is handled with care and precision. Every Dallas Wedding Gown Alterations is stored and altered on site, and our workroom is filled with only the best industrial grade sewing and pressing equipment. Why trust the most important gown of your life with anything less?

 

UNDER GARMENTS

The right under garments for your gown can completely change the way your wedding gown looks and feels, and under garments are best chosen with your gown present to ensure the best possible fit. To make things easier for you, we have searched high and low to find the best undergarments on the market! We have the largest bridal under garments selection in Dallas, Texas! OUR CURATED PIECES include: bustiers, adhesive bras, fashion tape, panties, shapewear and we are always adding the next best thing! During your first fitting we will discuss the best options for your specific Wedding Gown and professionally size you. While we know that choosing the perfect undergarments for your wedding gown can be overwhelming, rest assured that we are here for YOU every step of the way! Want more info on this…WEDDING GOWN ALTERATION FAQ

 

ONE-OF-A-KIND

Altered for the Altar, a Dallas based Wedding Gown Alterations boutique, is best known for our ability to create unique, custom experiences for each bride. If there is something completely custom that you want to have created, ASK US! We are always up for a new challenge, especially one that allows you to have the best experience possible and will result in your PERFECT dress!

 

CALL US TODAY to BOOK your DALLAS WEDDING GOWN ALTERATIONS!

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Dallas’s #1 Wedding Gown Alterations Boutique

 

 

Finding THE Dress in a Sea of Hopelessness

Amongst the sea of wedding dresses, sometimes it seems hard to believe you will find the right catch. Even though, there is a sea of endless wedding gowns out there; sometimes, the fact is, your dress isn’t out there.

WAIT, WHAT?!

Yes, you heard me correctly. Sometimes your PERFECT dress is not out there. But, no worries at all, that’s why you have us! Sometimes what stands between you and THE dress, are a few customizations to make it just right!

 

This was the case for our sweet bride Jill. Jill found what she felt was her dress, but it wasn’t quit yet, THE dress. In her mind she had always envisioned a beautiful lace sleeved gown for her Fall Wedding. Well, the designer, Maggie Sottero, agreed to sell some of the beautiful lace off of Jill’s gown and POOF! We were able to structure a custom lace sleeve to Jill’s gown and all of the sudden it went from a dress Jill had bought to, THE dress Jill was going to begin her Happily Ever After in!

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The original gown purchased.

(Picture from Maggie Sottero website. Gown: Maggie Sottero Style: Melanie)

Now presenting, Jill, and her custom sleeved version!

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Happily Ever After!

Photo Credit: Michaels Photography

Gown Designer: Maggie Sottero Style: Melanie

Gown Purchased at: Lulu’s Bridal Boutique

So, while you may not always find exactly what you are looking for when shopping, there may still be other options. The key is to keep a creative mind, leave all options open and ALWAYS ask lots of questions to your stylist.

 

So this Valentine’s Day when you are desperately searching to find the perfect dress in a sea of hopelessness, remember sometimes in order to fall in love with the perfect one, you may need to make a few creative adjustments!

 

***DISCLAIMER: This practice is specifically designed for Wedding Gowns, Please do NOT go home and attempt this on your boyfriend/ significant other.***

Adios,

Nina Esclava

Today, I quit my job.

Today, I quit my job.

“When things aren’t adding up in your life, start subtracting.” -Anon

 

Dear Mom, I QUIT!

“I hope you live a life your proud of. If you find you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.” –F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

So I’m guessing quitting via my blog is not the best idea I have ever had. But, this fall has been really, really, REALLY hard. With the loss of a family member and the illness of others, some days I just really don’t even want to get up. And, while I want so badly to continue on with my daily routine and helping my mom build this fabulous business, I simply can’t. I’m done.

 

So today, I quit.

 

Life is short. Sometimes, you don’t get what you thought you deserved. But guess what? We don’t “deserve” anything, and we most certainly are NOT promised ANYTHING. Simply waking up each and every morning, healthy, is a luxury. It is a luxury that I refuse to waste any longer. So, today, I quit my job. There is only one person in this entire world that can change your life, YOU!

 

Today I choose, LIFE .

 

I am choosing to do what I love. I love to be creative, to make works of art. I love doing this through various different mediums, whether it be paint, calligraphy,…or sewing. Yes, you heard me- sewing. But, you thought I was quitting?! I am. I am quitting waking up every day and feeling forced to go to work. I am quitting thinking that just because my routine has been set one way it means that I have to continue on that way. I am quitting my job, and living my dream.

 

This will by far be the most honest piece I have ever written. I know that it’s unconventional (and my mom is totally going to have a heart attack when she sees the title) but, I am not going to hide this. I have tried so hard to make it seem like everything is perfect all the time. Here’s the honest truth… owning and managing a business is HARD WORK. Day in and day out. There have been so many days when I have thought “maybe I just can’t do this anymore… maybe this isn’t what I was supposed to do.”

 

Here’s the thing, with every ounce of my being, I KNOW this is what I was supposed to do. I love my clients, I love making art. So when I wake up, I tell myself, “I am off to great new adventures and works of art. I’m not going to a J.O.B. “– No one said I “had” to do anything today. I am choosing to do it. — Perception is EVERYTHING in this world. How you perceive your life and your day can greatly impact your soul.

 

So today I quit my job. And choose to continue doing what I love. I am choosing to wake up each morning excited about new possibilities and new projects. In the last two weeks, I have felt rejuvenated and my soul filled. Because you know what? My life is a luxury… One that I fully intend on living — CREATIVELY, EVERY. SINGLE. DAY!

 

The DAY I decided to quit my job

“Don’t let anyone dull your sparkle.” – Anonymous

 

I had spent quite a while, dragging around, unsure of myself. No matter how much I tried to present it as perfect. (Thanks, Instagram society). I wasn’t truly happy with what I was doing. I had created a very administrative position for myself. While that’s great, (p.s. staff, I promise I will still do payroll!!) it’s not what I wanted to be doing. It’s not who I am. I found myself in this mediocre job, that funny enough, I BUILT FOR MYSELF. We can be our own worst enemy sometimes.

 

AND then it hit me like a ton of bricks.

 

I still remember the first meeting I had with our bride, Crystal. I had never seen someone so positive, yet clearly so disappointed. She had a beautiful gown. But, it wasn’t her gown. She stood there at that first fitting, looking at herself, the way I had realized I had been looking at myself. Everything looked so great, all the key components were there, but that sparkle was missing. You know the one. The one where that one little tear rolls glistening from your eye, because you can’t imagine a dress being anymore PERFECT. I begged and pleaded with Crystal to just trust me. To my surprise, she did. I very honestly told her, I wasn’t sure what I was going to create, but there was NO way I was going to let her walk down the aisle and feel that way.

 

That was it. That was the day I quit being mediocre and started being creative again. I put my big girl panties on and I QUIT MY JOB!

 

I was able to find some spare materials from past projects that had been manufactured in the same design warehouse as Crystal’s gown. I began playing with ideas and concepts to turn this gown into CRYSTAL’S gown.

 

Then after multiple fittings, Crystal came in one last time, the week of her wedding. As I laced her up, I prayed that when she saw HER dress she would have THAT sparkle. Crystal stood on the box, opened her eyes, took a deep gasp, and sparkle began forming in her eyes.

 

I have had many projects in the past, BUT this one, well, I am the proudest of this one. Because, this project taught me the most important lesson of my life: Whether it be your wedding gown or your job, if you look in the mirror and you don’t like what you see… Well honey, YOU have the POWER to CHANGE IT!

 

Crystal, one day when I look back and I reminisce on where it all started, I will remember the last things you said to me that day, “I NEVER thought I would LOVE my dress this much.” Thank you, Thank you for believing and trusting in me.

 

I may have added **actual** sparkle to your gown, but you added sparkle to my life. And for that, I will always be grateful.

 

So today, I am announcing my NEW DAILY ADVENTURE (the word, job, is now outside of my vocabulary), BRIDAL DESIGN AND RECREATION. While this is something we have ALWAYS done, we are now taking a larger load of custom work. I am now taking clients in to have a design/style consultation. These appointments will be double time (1 FULL hour) and are currently offered on Thursdays in Plano, TX. If you sign on as a design client your package will include a free painted sketch, champagne fitting, and double appointments. (Minimum Design Client Package is $750 TOTAL, including basic alteration fees).

 

I hope to see some of you soon!

 

….OH! And Honey, remember: don’t you ever lose that SPARKLE!

Adios,

 

Niña Esclava

 

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The original gown was strapless. We designed and built the custom beaded straps, along with other general alteration to ensure the PERFECT fit!

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Sparklin’!!!

Crystal’s Gown was purchased at A Curvy Bride. For this dress and others check out their website: acurvybride.com

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