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Altar Bridal

Leawood , KS

LOCATION

5220 West 116th Place
Leawood, KS US 66211 (map)

PHONE

913-451-4696

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

We created Altar for brides who want to shop for fresh and fashionable designer dresses in a relaxed and personal atmosphere. Who wouldn’t? We’ve put a new spin on the typical bridal... Read more
We created Altar for brides who want to shop for fresh and fashionable designer dresses in a relaxed and personal atmosphere. Who wouldn’t? We’ve put a new spin on the typical bridal salon experience. An open, laid-back atmosphere. One-on-one attention. And honest, thoughtful consultation to make sure you look simply perfect on your wedding day. We are thrilled to be part of your wedding adventure and especially, this very special step of it. We look forward to giving you the experience you deserve and helping you find much more than just a dress. Read less
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INFO FOR DRESS & ATTIRE

Who do you provide services for?
Bride, Flower Girls
What accessories do you provide?
Garters, Hair Accessories, Jewelry, Shoes, Veils
Does a client need to schedule an appointment? How do the client appointments work?
We recommend that a bride makes an appointment to ensure that we have a sales associate available to assist her in trying on gowns.
What is the typical turn-around time for a dress?
16-20 weeks
Do you carry new or once worn gowns?
New
How often do you receive new dresses?
Monthly
Do you have a seamstress onsite?
No

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
5.0/5.0
They have a great variety. They value their brides and meet every expectation.
They have a great variety. They value their brides and meet every expectation.
They have a great variety. They value their brides and meet every expectation. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
6/6/2014
5.0/5.0
I really can't say enough good things about Altar Bridal!
Dede and her staff are SUPER friendly and make dress shopping fun, stress-free and enjoyable! It is really comfortable and feels like you're shopping with friends!

They really know how to find the perfect dress for you and before I had found that, they were super helpful in suggesting some alterations to the "almost" dresses that would have made them "the" dress. Dede even contacted one of the designers for me with some questions that I had about altering one of the dresses I tried on! She was also very prompt at answering emails as well and following up with me!

They carry so many beautiful, unique dresses that just feel wonderful when you put them on. You can tell they are all made really well and are very flattering.

I would highly recommend going to altar for your bridal gown and accessory needs!
I really can't say enough good things about Altar Bridal!
Dede and her staff are SUPER friendly and make dress Read more...
I really can't say enough good things about Altar Bridal!
Dede and her staff are SUPER friendly and make dress shopping fun, stress-free and enjoyable! It is really comfortable and feels like you're shopping with friends!

They really know how to find the perfect dress for you and before I had found that, they were super helpful in suggesting some alterations to the "almost" dresses that would have made them "the" dress. Dede even contacted one of the designers for me with some questions that I had about altering one of the dresses I tried on! She was also very prompt at answering emails as well and following up with me!

They carry so many beautiful, unique dresses that just feel wonderful when you put them on. You can tell they are all made really well and are very flattering.

I would highly recommend going to altar for your bridal gown and accessory needs! Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
We had a lovely experience with Dede and the entire staff at Altar Bridal. We purchased my wedding dress, my Maid of Honor's dress and all of our jewelry there and the selection was phenomenal. I knew I wanted a different dress and their selection was very unique and just what I had envisioned. They were very responsive, accommodating, and friendly throughout the entire process. We had my dress cleaned prior to the wedding and the cleaner inadvertently bleached all of the beading on the bodice. It left rose gold and came back silver. Dede handled the entire situation swiftly and professionally, and was able to find a solution both the dry cleaner and designer agreed on. The designer provided new beading on the bodice and it came back perfect.
We had a lovely experience with Dede and the entire staff at Altar Bridal. We purchased my wedding dress, my Maid of Read more...
We had a lovely experience with Dede and the entire staff at Altar Bridal. We purchased my wedding dress, my Maid of Honor's dress and all of our jewelry there and the selection was phenomenal. I knew I wanted a different dress and their selection was very unique and just what I had envisioned. They were very responsive, accommodating, and friendly throughout the entire process. We had my dress cleaned prior to the wedding and the cleaner inadvertently bleached all of the beading on the bodice. It left rose gold and came back silver. Dede handled the entire situation swiftly and professionally, and was able to find a solution both the dry cleaner and designer agreed on. The designer provided new beading on the bodice and it came back perfect. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Altar Bridal was amazing! The dress I purchased was absolutely perfect and the ladies at the store were great! They were easy to get ahold of and made my dress buying experience enjoyable and stress-free!
Altar Bridal was amazing! The dress I purchased was absolutely perfect and the ladies at the store were great! They were Read more...
Altar Bridal was amazing! The dress I purchased was absolutely perfect and the ladies at the store were great! They were easy to get ahold of and made my dress buying experience enjoyable and stress-free! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Altar Bridal helped me to find the right dress for my wedding. They were very friendly when booking the appointment over the phone and on the day that I found the dress. I worked with Dede and had a great experience throughout my time in the store. Once I had found the dress (on the 3rd dress) they celebrated with champagne and plenty of smiles! It was a "magical" experience that every girl dreams of. They worked with me when I had moved the wedding up 8 months and were able to get the dress here and the alterations scheduled just in time! I would highly recommend Altar Bridal.
Altar Bridal helped me to find the right dress for my wedding. They were very friendly when booking the appointment over Read more...
Altar Bridal helped me to find the right dress for my wedding. They were very friendly when booking the appointment over the phone and on the day that I found the dress. I worked with Dede and had a great experience throughout my time in the store. Once I had found the dress (on the 3rd dress) they celebrated with champagne and plenty of smiles! It was a "magical" experience that every girl dreams of. They worked with me when I had moved the wedding up 8 months and were able to get the dress here and the alterations scheduled just in time! I would highly recommend Altar Bridal. Read less
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ashley
Wedding:
8/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Working with the staff at Altar was a pure blessing. Each time I went in there I was greeted and treated like a dear friend. Wedding dress shopping is a very emotional event and Sarah helped me through everything. I did not have any family with me, just a few friends, and Sarah was so willing to work with me. She suggested that I Skype my mom in for it. The whole experience was so fun. AND the store is amazing, filled with so many beautiful dresses. It will be hard to pick!
Working with the staff at Altar was a pure blessing. Each time I went in there I was greeted and treated like a dear Read more...
Working with the staff at Altar was a pure blessing. Each time I went in there I was greeted and treated like a dear friend. Wedding dress shopping is a very emotional event and Sarah helped me through everything. I did not have any family with me, just a few friends, and Sarah was so willing to work with me. She suggested that I Skype my mom in for it. The whole experience was so fun. AND the store is amazing, filled with so many beautiful dresses. It will be hard to pick! Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
This place was amazing. I visited 3 other stores: David's (just to see silhouettes, BLECH), She Said Yes in Rogers, AR, and the Lovely Bride in Los Angeles. Altar was easily comparable to the Lovely Bride in atmosphere and service. I was the only bride there, so I wasn't fighting over mirrors or comparing myself to someone thinner or with bigger breasts. Sara and Dede helped me in and out of a ton of dresses from the Ivy & Aster spring 2013 trunk show, allowing me to slowly (very slowly) narrow down my choices so that I could pick one, which ended up being the ONE dress I had driven up from Arkansas to see. Throughout the fitting process they've been a huge help, too, especially when I had a "belt freakout," realizing I hated the belt that I ordered with the dress and actually wanted the much plainer belt that originally came with the dress. They gave me store credit, ordered the other sash, and helped me find some jewelry in their shop that I could wear on my wedding day. Love this place. :)
This place was amazing. I visited 3 other stores: David's (just to see silhouettes, BLECH), She Said Yes in Rogers, AR, Read more...
This place was amazing. I visited 3 other stores: David's (just to see silhouettes, BLECH), She Said Yes in Rogers, AR, and the Lovely Bride in Los Angeles. Altar was easily comparable to the Lovely Bride in atmosphere and service. I was the only bride there, so I wasn't fighting over mirrors or comparing myself to someone thinner or with bigger breasts. Sara and Dede helped me in and out of a ton of dresses from the Ivy & Aster spring 2013 trunk show, allowing me to slowly (very slowly) narrow down my choices so that I could pick one, which ended up being the ONE dress I had driven up from Arkansas to see. Throughout the fitting process they've been a huge help, too, especially when I had a "belt freakout," realizing I hated the belt that I ordered with the dress and actually wanted the much plainer belt that originally came with the dress. They gave me store credit, ordered the other sash, and helped me find some jewelry in their shop that I could wear on my wedding day. Love this place. :) Read less
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Becca
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Made finding my dress relaxing and fun. After I made the decision they provided champagne for my whole dress shopping group! The women there are so kind and helpful.
Made finding my dress relaxing and fun. After I made the decision they provided champagne for my whole dress shopping Read more...
Made finding my dress relaxing and fun. After I made the decision they provided champagne for my whole dress shopping group! The women there are so kind and helpful. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Sara at Alter Bridal was wonderful to work with, they had a wide range of bridal gowns, and they were great about keeping me up to date with my dress while it was being made. I would visit them all over again.
Sara at Alter Bridal was wonderful to work with, they had a wide range of bridal gowns, and they were great about keeping Read more...
Sara at Alter Bridal was wonderful to work with, they had a wide range of bridal gowns, and they were great about keeping me up to date with my dress while it was being made. I would visit them all over again. Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
4/27/2013
5.0/5.0
I would recommend Altar Bridal to any bride. From the customer service, responsiveness, beautiful selection of dresses, helpful attitudes and overall service- they are simply the best in Kansas City!

Altar is very helpful in every aspect of being a bride. They just made everything so easy and fun.

Thanks, Altar for helping me have the best wedding day! I loved my dress and am so glad that I said "Yes to the Dress" at Altar.
I would recommend Altar Bridal to any bride. From the customer service, responsiveness, beautiful selection of dresses, Read more...
I would recommend Altar Bridal to any bride. From the customer service, responsiveness, beautiful selection of dresses, helpful attitudes and overall service- they are simply the best in Kansas City!

Altar is very helpful in every aspect of being a bride. They just made everything so easy and fun.

Thanks, Altar for helping me have the best wedding day! I loved my dress and am so glad that I said "Yes to the Dress" at Altar. Read less
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Neely
Wedding:
4/27/2013
5.0/5.0
LOVED the entire experience with Altar Bridal !! I visited a few other shops in the KC area and I felt like just a number with those. After searching around, I found Altar and was immediately impressed as soon as I walked in. You can tell that everyone that works there genuinely cares about your wedding. I wasn't able to have my mother there (she lives far away) and they even went the extra step to set up a web cam so that my mom could see the dress I was trying on. They had so many dresses to choose from and they were all so different than the same old dresses you see at the other stores. Sara worked with me on many different visits to complete my entire ensemble (dress, veil, sash, and jewelry!) that was just PERFECT. I received so many compliments on my dress and how well everything tied together. Brides, you will not regret setting up an appointment with Altar Bridal!
LOVED the entire experience with Altar Bridal !! I visited a few other shops in the KC area and I felt like just a number Read more...
LOVED the entire experience with Altar Bridal !! I visited a few other shops in the KC area and I felt like just a number with those. After searching around, I found Altar and was immediately impressed as soon as I walked in. You can tell that everyone that works there genuinely cares about your wedding. I wasn't able to have my mother there (she lives far away) and they even went the extra step to set up a web cam so that my mom could see the dress I was trying on. They had so many dresses to choose from and they were all so different than the same old dresses you see at the other stores. Sara worked with me on many different visits to complete my entire ensemble (dress, veil, sash, and jewelry!) that was just PERFECT. I received so many compliments on my dress and how well everything tied together. Brides, you will not regret setting up an appointment with Altar Bridal! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I honestly can't say enough about Altar Bridal. My mother and I had the opportunity to work with Sara and her sweet spirit and amazing eye for gowns made finding the perfect dress so memorable. The service we received leading up to the big day was more than I could ask for and the staff at Altar never once hesitated to offer their welcomed recommendations regarding veils, cover-ups and final edits to the gown to give it the perfect fit. Thank you so much, Altar Bridal for creating such perfect memories! - Amy G.
I honestly can't say enough about Altar Bridal. My mother and I had the opportunity to work with Sara and her sweet spirit Read more...
I honestly can't say enough about Altar Bridal. My mother and I had the opportunity to work with Sara and her sweet spirit and amazing eye for gowns made finding the perfect dress so memorable. The service we received leading up to the big day was more than I could ask for and the staff at Altar never once hesitated to offer their welcomed recommendations regarding veils, cover-ups and final edits to the gown to give it the perfect fit. Thank you so much, Altar Bridal for creating such perfect memories! - Amy G. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I absolutely LOVED Altar Bridal! Dede and Sara made the whole experience very personal and I ended up with the perfect dress! I would highly recommend this to anyone looking to find the perfect wedding dress for your big day.
I absolutely LOVED Altar Bridal! Dede and Sara made the whole experience very personal and I ended up with the perfect Read more...
I absolutely LOVED Altar Bridal! Dede and Sara made the whole experience very personal and I ended up with the perfect dress! I would highly recommend this to anyone looking to find the perfect wedding dress for your big day. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
5/27/2012
5.0/5.0
I absolutely loved working with these girls from the moment I set foot in their store. I wish I could be their wedding gown model so that I could work with them all of the time. They carry a beautiful selection of gowns (especially perfect if you are the more modern, hipster type bride). I purchased my Amy Kuschel gown, my hair piece and my Hey Lady shoes all with Altar Bridal and they were all so beautiful. I highly recommend Altar Bridal!
I absolutely loved working with these girls from the moment I set foot in their store. I wish I could be their wedding Read more...
I absolutely loved working with these girls from the moment I set foot in their store. I wish I could be their wedding gown model so that I could work with them all of the time. They carry a beautiful selection of gowns (especially perfect if you are the more modern, hipster type bride). I purchased my Amy Kuschel gown, my hair piece and my Hey Lady shoes all with Altar Bridal and they were all so beautiful. I highly recommend Altar Bridal! Read less
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wbeinke
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
I loved this place! Jackie was very helpful and the dresses were beautiful.
I loved this place! Jackie was very helpful and the dresses were beautiful.
I loved this place! Jackie was very helpful and the dresses were beautiful. Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
I was extremely happy with both staff and selection at Altar Bridal. I had to dress 13 bridesmaids and I allowed them each to pick their own style dress...could have been a mess! Fortunately, with Sara and Dede's help, the process was incredibly smooth. Each of my bridesmaids made a point to tell me how much they enjoyed working with the girls at altar. I have found that staff responds quickly to email and phone calls, willing to help me find everything I need for the wedding...down to every last accessory. Can's say enough great things about this shop!
I was extremely happy with both staff and selection at Altar Bridal. I had to dress 13 bridesmaids and I allowed them each Read more...
I was extremely happy with both staff and selection at Altar Bridal. I had to dress 13 bridesmaids and I allowed them each to pick their own style dress...could have been a mess! Fortunately, with Sara and Dede's help, the process was incredibly smooth. Each of my bridesmaids made a point to tell me how much they enjoyed working with the girls at altar. I have found that staff responds quickly to email and phone calls, willing to help me find everything I need for the wedding...down to every last accessory. Can's say enough great things about this shop! Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
8/26/2011
5.0/5.0
Dede and the girls over at Alter Bridal in Waldo were off the charts awesome to work with! They welcomed me into their store as if it were my best friend's closet and treated me as if I was like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman when she gets spoiled by all the clothes and dresses! I felt like I was in my own private boutique as I went through such a special time and I couldn't have asked for a better experience from the very first dress I tried on to all the way down the aisle!

Thanks so much Dede!
Dede and the girls over at Alter Bridal in Waldo were off the charts awesome to work with! They welcomed me into their Read more...
Dede and the girls over at Alter Bridal in Waldo were off the charts awesome to work with! They welcomed me into their store as if it were my best friend's closet and treated me as if I was like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman when she gets spoiled by all the clothes and dresses! I felt like I was in my own private boutique as I went through such a special time and I couldn't have asked for a better experience from the very first dress I tried on to all the way down the aisle!

Thanks so much Dede! Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
7/2/2011
5.0/5.0
Altar Bridal is an amazing bridal shop. They have very unique dresses and the designers allow you to customize your dress. I was able to create a one-of-a-kind dress with Altar Bridal. Dede and Sarah were great. They both worked with me and made sure I got what I wanted. I would strongly recommend this bridal shop to anyone looking for their wedding gown. I had such an amazing experience finding my wedding gown that I also went with them for my matron of honor dress. I did not have any issues with alterations and the alterations person they work with was very nice and professional. You will not find a bridal shop like this in KC. The focus on customer service and customer satisfaction can't be beat.
Altar Bridal is an amazing bridal shop. They have very unique dresses and the designers allow you to customize your dress. Read more...
Altar Bridal is an amazing bridal shop. They have very unique dresses and the designers allow you to customize your dress. I was able to create a one-of-a-kind dress with Altar Bridal. Dede and Sarah were great. They both worked with me and made sure I got what I wanted. I would strongly recommend this bridal shop to anyone looking for their wedding gown. I had such an amazing experience finding my wedding gown that I also went with them for my matron of honor dress. I did not have any issues with alterations and the alterations person they work with was very nice and professional. You will not find a bridal shop like this in KC. The focus on customer service and customer satisfaction can't be beat. Read less
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amandagcooper
Wedding:
6/5/2011
5.0/5.0
Altar Bridal was the first salon I went to. I loved the store and the owner, who handled my appointment. Despite having a bounty of gorgeous dresses to choose from, the store didn't end up having "the" dress for me. However, even after I bought a dress from another bridal boutique, I brought it back to Altar Bridal to have them handle the alterations because they were so wonderful to work with. I wish I could have found 'the' dress at Altar because I would have loved to give even more business to the salon. I am so glad I brought my dress back there for the alterations because every appointment for the fittings was a joy to go to due to the wonderful people at Altar.
Altar Bridal was the first salon I went to. I loved the store and the owner, who handled my appointment. Despite having a Read more...
Altar Bridal was the first salon I went to. I loved the store and the owner, who handled my appointment. Despite having a bounty of gorgeous dresses to choose from, the store didn't end up having "the" dress for me. However, even after I bought a dress from another bridal boutique, I brought it back to Altar Bridal to have them handle the alterations because they were so wonderful to work with. I wish I could have found 'the' dress at Altar because I would have loved to give even more business to the salon. I am so glad I brought my dress back there for the alterations because every appointment for the fittings was a joy to go to due to the wonderful people at Altar. Read less
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Jennie
Wedding:
6/3/2011
5.0/5.0
If you are looking for a friendly, personalized, boutique feel in your wedding dress hunting, Altar is definitely the place to go! The day I spent at Altar looking for my wedding dress was by far the most enjoyable day I had in my year leading up to my wedding.
After trying a different wedding dress shop that is known for having many more dress options and much cheaper prices and feeling very overwhelmed and let down, I was referred to Altar by my sister in law. When we got there they invited us in to a community gathering area at the front of the shop where their dresses were on display. We were able to visit, browse and enjoy each other's company while we waited. I met with Dee Dee, the store owner, who asked me what I thought I was looking for and started pulling dresses for us.
When I came out of the dressing room I felt like I was walking down an aisle up to the mirrors where my family was sitting and waiting. I loved everything I tried on, but ended up googly eyed over the dress Dee Dee picked out for me that I would have never tried on without her. We discussed accessory options, but I did not feel pressured to buy any there.
Dee Dee knew that I did not have an unlimited budget, so she informed me that the dress she had picked for me was a part of their truck show, which gave me a discount, and came with a free sash. We popped a bottle of champagne and celebrated right there in the store.
I did spend more than I thought I would on my wedding dress, but the day's experience made it all worth it. And even to this day (2 years after my wedding day) I have no regrets! My dress was beautiful and my experience there was unforgettable.
If you are looking for a friendly, personalized, boutique feel in your wedding dress hunting, Altar is definitely the Read more...
If you are looking for a friendly, personalized, boutique feel in your wedding dress hunting, Altar is definitely the place to go! The day I spent at Altar looking for my wedding dress was by far the most enjoyable day I had in my year leading up to my wedding.
After trying a different wedding dress shop that is known for having many more dress options and much cheaper prices and feeling very overwhelmed and let down, I was referred to Altar by my sister in law. When we got there they invited us in to a community gathering area at the front of the shop where their dresses were on display. We were able to visit, browse and enjoy each other's company while we waited. I met with Dee Dee, the store owner, who asked me what I thought I was looking for and started pulling dresses for us.
When I came out of the dressing room I felt like I was walking down an aisle up to the mirrors where my family was sitting and waiting. I loved everything I tried on, but ended up googly eyed over the dress Dee Dee picked out for me that I would have never tried on without her. We discussed accessory options, but I did not feel pressured to buy any there.
Dee Dee knew that I did not have an unlimited budget, so she informed me that the dress she had picked for me was a part of their truck show, which gave me a discount, and came with a free sash. We popped a bottle of champagne and celebrated right there in the store.
I did spend more than I thought I would on my wedding dress, but the day's experience made it all worth it. And even to this day (2 years after my wedding day) I have no regrets! My dress was beautiful and my experience there was unforgettable. Read less
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Mary C
Wedding:
6/10/2010
5.0/5.0
It does not get better than the Altar. After shopping at several places for wedding dresses in the KC area, Altar Bridal was the only boutique I would recommend! The service was impeccable throughout the entire appointment and I cannot say that about any other KC boutique. Steffane and Sara both assisted me and were very easy to talk to and work with. Steffane helped me find THE dress and I couldn't be happier. Their selection of dresses is not enormous but it didn't need to be. They have picked out the best of best and offer nothing less to KC brides. The Altar has varying styles in great price ranges that are all beautiful and very classy. The boutique itself is very clean, modern, open, and airy. Steffane picked out a couple of dresses that matched what I was looking for and then let me walk around and pull anything else that caught my eye.

Hands down, the Altar Bridal is the only boutique I would recommend.
It does not get better than the Altar. After shopping at several places for wedding dresses in the KC area, Altar Bridal Read more...
It does not get better than the Altar. After shopping at several places for wedding dresses in the KC area, Altar Bridal was the only boutique I would recommend! The service was impeccable throughout the entire appointment and I cannot say that about any other KC boutique. Steffane and Sara both assisted me and were very easy to talk to and work with. Steffane helped me find THE dress and I couldn't be happier. Their selection of dresses is not enormous but it didn't need to be. They have picked out the best of best and offer nothing less to KC brides. The Altar has varying styles in great price ranges that are all beautiful and very classy. The boutique itself is very clean, modern, open, and airy. Steffane picked out a couple of dresses that matched what I was looking for and then let me walk around and pull anything else that caught my eye.

Hands down, the Altar Bridal is the only boutique I would recommend. Read less
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Shelby
Wedding:
8/15/2014
4.9/5.0
I loved working with Sara at Altar Bridal. She was very upbeat, professional, personable, helpful, and just made the experience fun. This was the last store of about 10 boutiques and wedding dress shops, and I had almost settled on a few other dresses before I finally found my dress here and was so relieved! They had a smaller selection than some large wedding stores since they are more of a boutique shop but they carry a beautiful variety of styles and colors. They had just what I was looking for that the other 10 stores didn't have so I was more than excited to finally say "yes to the dress!" I would highly recommend this store to others.
I loved working with Sara at Altar Bridal. She was very upbeat, professional, personable, helpful, and just made the Read more...
I loved working with Sara at Altar Bridal. She was very upbeat, professional, personable, helpful, and just made the experience fun. This was the last store of about 10 boutiques and wedding dress shops, and I had almost settled on a few other dresses before I finally found my dress here and was so relieved! They had a smaller selection than some large wedding stores since they are more of a boutique shop but they carry a beautiful variety of styles and colors. They had just what I was looking for that the other 10 stores didn't have so I was more than excited to finally say "yes to the dress!" I would highly recommend this store to others. Read less
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Jeanette
Wedding:
7/14/2012
4.9/5.0
Altar Bridal offers the most charming bridal experience in KC! I absolutely loved my bridal consultant, Sara. I went to several bridal salons in Kansas City, but none of them compared to the personal service that I received at Altar. Altar Bridal carries exclusive collections that you won't find at other salons. That said, they are not cheap, but they are definitely worth it. I bought a Modern Trouseauu gown and sash and a Sara Gabriel veil from this store. The girls at Altar have great taste and they will really help you in creating the best look for your wedding day. As far as alterations go, they don't get any better than this! I had lost almost 30 lbs leading up to my wedding and was very worried about the alterations. Carmel had to take in my gown 6 inches and it still looked flawless!! I would highly recommend Altar Bridal to any bride looking for a stress free gown shopping experience!
Altar Bridal offers the most charming bridal experience in KC! I absolutely loved my bridal consultant, Sara. I went to Read more...
Altar Bridal offers the most charming bridal experience in KC! I absolutely loved my bridal consultant, Sara. I went to several bridal salons in Kansas City, but none of them compared to the personal service that I received at Altar. Altar Bridal carries exclusive collections that you won't find at other salons. That said, they are not cheap, but they are definitely worth it. I bought a Modern Trouseauu gown and sash and a Sara Gabriel veil from this store. The girls at Altar have great taste and they will really help you in creating the best look for your wedding day. As far as alterations go, they don't get any better than this! I had lost almost 30 lbs leading up to my wedding and was very worried about the alterations. Carmel had to take in my gown 6 inches and it still looked flawless!! I would highly recommend Altar Bridal to any bride looking for a stress free gown shopping experience! Read less
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Vintage Modern Girl
Wedding:
6/16/2012
4.8/5.0
Dede and Sara at Altar Bridal are awesome! Very personalalized service and down to earth. A breath of fresh air compared to some of the more established gown shops in KC that I visited (i.e. Bridal Extraordinaire). I loved the modern feel of their shop, and they offer amazing dresses from the designers that they work with. Their shop is much more boutique than some of the larger bridal shops, which means if you want a one-of-kind gown then this is the place for you!
Dede and Sara at Altar Bridal are awesome! Very personalalized service and down to earth. A breath of fresh air compared Read more...
Dede and Sara at Altar Bridal are awesome! Very personalalized service and down to earth. A breath of fresh air compared to some of the more established gown shops in KC that I visited (i.e. Bridal Extraordinaire). I loved the modern feel of their shop, and they offer amazing dresses from the designers that they work with. Their shop is much more boutique than some of the larger bridal shops, which means if you want a one-of-kind gown then this is the place for you! Read less
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brandy
Wedding:
6/2/2012
4.8/5.0
Altar Bridal store is modern and fun. The natural sunlight pours in and provides an accurate image of your look in any dress or accessories. Dede was so friendly and accommodating. Love the styles!
Altar Bridal store is modern and fun. The natural sunlight pours in and provides an accurate image of your look in any Read more...
Altar Bridal store is modern and fun. The natural sunlight pours in and provides an accurate image of your look in any dress or accessories. Dede was so friendly and accommodating. Love the styles! Read less
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Carolyn1979
Wedding:
8/5/2011
4.8/5.0
I fell in love with the first dress I tried on at this location. I had tried on many dresses at other places and this one just wouldn't come off. The ladies were so professional and complimentary there. They provided champagne drinks and they really knew how to lift your spirits. They were flexible with fitting times and they were willing to work with my schedule. Give them a call and try on some of their amazing dresses!
I fell in love with the first dress I tried on at this location. I had tried on many dresses at other places and this one Read more...
I fell in love with the first dress I tried on at this location. I had tried on many dresses at other places and this one just wouldn't come off. The ladies were so professional and complimentary there. They provided champagne drinks and they really knew how to lift your spirits. They were flexible with fitting times and they were willing to work with my schedule. Give them a call and try on some of their amazing dresses! Read less
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Adriane617
Wedding:
10/30/2010
4.8/5.0
Loved Altar! Great store, the ladies were so nice!!! I found a dress online, and they were so helpful by having the dress shipped to them from San Francisco. It was a great experience
Loved Altar! Great store, the ladies were so nice!!! I found a dress online, and they were so helpful by having the dress Read more...
Loved Altar! Great store, the ladies were so nice!!! I found a dress online, and they were so helpful by having the dress shipped to them from San Francisco. It was a great experience Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
6/16/2013
4.3/5.0
They have a great variety of tea length dresses which is exactly what I was looking for. The experience was amazing and I'm so excited to return and purchase my dress soon!
They have a great variety of tea length dresses which is exactly what I was looking for. The experience was amazing and Read more...
They have a great variety of tea length dresses which is exactly what I was looking for. The experience was amazing and I'm so excited to return and purchase my dress soon! Read less
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Beth
Wedding:
8/27/2011
0.6/5.0
Before you buy at Altar, please read this!!! My initial shopping experience was positive, however, when it came to alterations and customer relations dealing with Altar Bridal, Kansas City, MO quickly became a disaster.

I selected a beautiful $3,200 dress and after the initial fitting only minor alterations were necessary: 1/8” taken in at the waist on each side seam and the hem shortened. At the time we noticed that they did not take notes and did not pin anything but the hem. After making that remark, Carmel, the seamstress, mentioned she didn’t need to since the alterations were minor. I am from out of town and the staff recommended that I didn't need to come back for a second fitting and they would ship the dress to Florida when finished.

When the dress arrived (six weeks after initially trying on the dress in Kansas City, no weight gain and six weeks till the wedding), I discovered too much had been taken in at the waist, the dress wouldn’t zip up and the tulle (lining) was longer than the hem. The alterations were botched.

I immediately called Altar Bridal that Saturday but the owner was not available over the weekend. Her staff only offered that we ship the dress back to Kansas City so they could “see what happened” and they “promised to fix it.” However, they could not describe why this happened, the exact steps needed to repair the dress or clarity on reimbursement for the mistake. It was clear staff have no decision making power - only the owner who as previously mentioned was not available. Without a clear plan of action, I had no confidence in their ability to fix what was originally minimal alterations... and now, thanks to their seamstress, a larger, more complex job.

Dissapointed, frustrated and knowing both the bride and wedding weren’t in Kansas City, I began looking for a plan B and considered working with a local Florida boutique, The Dressing Room. This shop came highly recommended and once they heard our situation were flexible in scheduling an appointment for that Monday.

Three days later and throughout those days keeping Altar staff in the loop with plans but receiving no decision change or clear plan of action, we finally spoke to Altar Bridal owner DeDe on Tuesday. After an initial pleasant call, a series of tense and contentious discussions ensued. It became clear that the owner was not interested in customer satisfaction but in limiting the monetary damage from Altar's incompetence. Rather than providing me with as their Website touts,"It is all about you. Just as it should be," service, they choose to fight me to a standstill.

Our requests were simple. Reimbursement for the original alterations, payment for those needed to fix the gown and the cost of the flight change fee - as I would need to fly to Kansas City too if we went Altar's route to send dress back. DeDe's response was rigid and suspicious. Her comments were: Not sure about the original alterations. Will need to see the dress personally or speak to the local tailor about their evaluation and see what went wrong. Unable to commit to reimbursement for additional alterations without clear understanding of what was done to gown and specific changes made. Refused to reimburse for flight change fee as she deemed it my decision to stay in town and was inflexible in the above. DeDe, ironically, expected the same specific explanation and customer care efforts from the bride that her store was ultimately, unwilling to offer me when I called three days prior with a dress that did not fit c/o Altar's work.

How unfortunate for DeDe's business that she is focused on the short term money loss rather than the long term benefits of a positive bride recommendation. For me, it was never about money but the treatment. DeDe never considered the hoops I would need to go through to get back to KC - work schedules, time to travel and other commitments six weeks before my wedding. But because money was Altar's primary concern, I want to be clear that the total reimbursement requests never exceeded $500.00 and the total spent at Altar, including alterations, veil and jewelry was closer to $3,800+. Not exactly a designer experience to go with my designer gown.

And the reason I feel most obligated to write this review is after many frustrating calls, DeDe finally agreed to reimburse me her shop's alterations - no more than $200.00. Yet when the letter arrived it included only the check. There was no note of apology for the hassle and stress I endured at the hand of her store or offer of change to procedure or policy in how out of town brides and alterations are managed - whether it be better records for alterations specifics or enhancing their quality control before a gown leaves the store.

After that we chose to disengage. The stress wasn't worth it. Future brides please beware of DeDe's inability to manage. Double to those out of towners...

I wouldn't wish the experience on the girl that stole my boyfriend in high school. It was that disappointing. When something goes wrong at Alter, you’re no longer a customer, you’re a cost.

Fortunately, The Dressing Room fixed my gown so it was wearable on the wedding day. HUGE thanks to Judy and Hugh for their help, support and time during this stressful experience.

EGA
Before you buy at Altar, please read this!!! My initial shopping experience was positive, however, when it came to Read more...
Before you buy at Altar, please read this!!! My initial shopping experience was positive, however, when it came to alterations and customer relations dealing with Altar Bridal, Kansas City, MO quickly became a disaster.

I selected a beautiful $3,200 dress and after the initial fitting only minor alterations were necessary: 1/8” taken in at the waist on each side seam and the hem shortened. At the time we noticed that they did not take notes and did not pin anything but the hem. After making that remark, Carmel, the seamstress, mentioned she didn’t need to since the alterations were minor. I am from out of town and the staff recommended that I didn't need to come back for a second fitting and they would ship the dress to Florida when finished.

When the dress arrived (six weeks after initially trying on the dress in Kansas City, no weight gain and six weeks till the wedding), I discovered too much had been taken in at the waist, the dress wouldn’t zip up and the tulle (lining) was longer than the hem. The alterations were botched.

I immediately called Altar Bridal that Saturday but the owner was not available over the weekend. Her staff only offered that we ship the dress back to Kansas City so they could “see what happened” and they “promised to fix it.” However, they could not describe why this happened, the exact steps needed to repair the dress or clarity on reimbursement for the mistake. It was clear staff have no decision making power - only the owner who as previously mentioned was not available. Without a clear plan of action, I had no confidence in their ability to fix what was originally minimal alterations... and now, thanks to their seamstress, a larger, more complex job.

Dissapointed, frustrated and knowing both the bride and wedding weren’t in Kansas City, I began looking for a plan B and considered working with a local Florida boutique, The Dressing Room. This shop came highly recommended and once they heard our situation were flexible in scheduling an appointment for that Monday.

Three days later and throughout those days keeping Altar staff in the loop with plans but receiving no decision change or clear plan of action, we finally spoke to Altar Bridal owner DeDe on Tuesday. After an initial pleasant call, a series of tense and contentious discussions ensued. It became clear that the owner was not interested in customer satisfaction but in limiting the monetary damage from Altar's incompetence. Rather than providing me with as their Website touts,"It is all about you. Just as it should be," service, they choose to fight me to a standstill.

Our requests were simple. Reimbursement for the original alterations, payment for those needed to fix the gown and the cost of the flight change fee - as I would need to fly to Kansas City too if we went Altar's route to send dress back. DeDe's response was rigid and suspicious. Her comments were: Not sure about the original alterations. Will need to see the dress personally or speak to the local tailor about their evaluation and see what went wrong. Unable to commit to reimbursement for additional alterations without clear understanding of what was done to gown and specific changes made. Refused to reimburse for flight change fee as she deemed it my decision to stay in town and was inflexible in the above. DeDe, ironically, expected the same specific explanation and customer care efforts from the bride that her store was ultimately, unwilling to offer me when I called three days prior with a dress that did not fit c/o Altar's work.

How unfortunate for DeDe's business that she is focused on the short term money loss rather than the long term benefits of a positive bride recommendation. For me, it was never about money but the treatment. DeDe never considered the hoops I would need to go through to get back to KC - work schedules, time to travel and other commitments six weeks before my wedding. But because money was Altar's primary concern, I want to be clear that the total reimbursement requests never exceeded $500.00 and the total spent at Altar, including alterations, veil and jewelry was closer to $3,800+. Not exactly a designer experience to go with my designer gown.

And the reason I feel most obligated to write this review is after many frustrating calls, DeDe finally agreed to reimburse me her shop's alterations - no more than $200.00. Yet when the letter arrived it included only the check. There was no note of apology for the hassle and stress I endured at the hand of her store or offer of change to procedure or policy in how out of town brides and alterations are managed - whether it be better records for alterations specifics or enhancing their quality control before a gown leaves the store.

After that we chose to disengage. The stress wasn't worth it. Future brides please beware of DeDe's inability to manage. Double to those out of towners...

I wouldn't wish the experience on the girl that stole my boyfriend in high school. It was that disappointing. When something goes wrong at Alter, you’re no longer a customer, you’re a cost.

Fortunately, The Dressing Room fixed my gown so it was wearable on the wedding day. HUGE thanks to Judy and Hugh for their help, support and time during this stressful experience.

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Altar Bridal responded with the following comments:

Yes, we acknowledge that is one of those unfortunate situations where the bride's expectations were unable to be matched up to the services requested. However, we always have and will continue to take extra care to note the necessary alterations needed and have the utmost confidence in Carmel, our veteran seamstress with over 25 years of experience of tailoring wedding gowns.

Customer service always has and will remain our store's #1 priority and we will make every effort, within reason, to ensure a bride's happiness. It's unfortunate in this particular situation that we were not allowed the opportunity to make right what the bride felt we had done wrong.

We invite you to read our other 5 star reviews here on Wedding Wire for a different take on Altar Bridal.

Best,
Dede

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