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Mei's Bridal & Alteration

Gaithersburg , MD
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364 Main Street
Gaithersburg, MD 20878 US (map)

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301-529-9215

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Dress & Attire

INFO FOR DRESS & ATTIRE

Who do you provide services for?
Bride, Bridesmaids, Flower Girls, Mother of the Bride, Mother of the Groom, Ring Bearers
What accessories do you provide?
Garters, Hair Accessories, Jewelry, Shoes, Undergarments, Veils

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sharon
Wedding:
11/1/2014
0.0/5.0
I went to Mei's Bridal & Alteration with a group of my friends (bride, bridesmaids, and other attending guests) to buy our dresses and get them altered. The bride had purchased 2 dresses somewhere else, however she had both dresses altered at this shop. First, one of her appointments ran over time cutting into our time and we waited for about an hour then she asked for us to come back in another half hour. So we wasted 1.5 hours doing nothing because she couldn't get her earlier appointment out in time. The fitting and the alteration process was an ok experience, but the biggest problem occurred when the bride's mother went to pick up her dresses. Each person who bought and/or altered their dress were individually responsible for the payment of their own dress. Each person gave Mei their contact information and deposit so that the bride would not be responsible for any other payments, but her own. One of the guests informed Mei that her schedule was very busy and she was unsure when she would be able to come in to take care of her payment, but assured that the payment would obviously be made before the wedding so that she can pick up her dress in time. We are 4 days away from the wedding and Mei decides to hold the bride's dresses hostage until the last payment was made for the last dress. As I mentioned, each person who bought and altered their dress made their own arrangements with Mei so the bride was not responsible for any other dresses, but her own. The bride's dresses were paid for, the bridesmaids dresses were paid for, but Mei still refused to hand over the bride's dresses after we've given her over $1,000 worth of business. As you can imagine the bride was extremely upset and already stressed out leading up to the day of her wedding. This situation could have been handled better and Mei should have contacted that person directly rather than upsetting and involving the bride. She was extremely unprofessional and so difficult to work with.
I went to Mei's Bridal & Alteration with a group of my friends (bride, bridesmaids, and other attending guests) to buy our Read more...
I went to Mei's Bridal & Alteration with a group of my friends (bride, bridesmaids, and other attending guests) to buy our dresses and get them altered. The bride had purchased 2 dresses somewhere else, however she had both dresses altered at this shop. First, one of her appointments ran over time cutting into our time and we waited for about an hour then she asked for us to come back in another half hour. So we wasted 1.5 hours doing nothing because she couldn't get her earlier appointment out in time. The fitting and the alteration process was an ok experience, but the biggest problem occurred when the bride's mother went to pick up her dresses. Each person who bought and/or altered their dress were individually responsible for the payment of their own dress. Each person gave Mei their contact information and deposit so that the bride would not be responsible for any other payments, but her own. One of the guests informed Mei that her schedule was very busy and she was unsure when she would be able to come in to take care of her payment, but assured that the payment would obviously be made before the wedding so that she can pick up her dress in time. We are 4 days away from the wedding and Mei decides to hold the bride's dresses hostage until the last payment was made for the last dress. As I mentioned, each person who bought and altered their dress made their own arrangements with Mei so the bride was not responsible for any other dresses, but her own. The bride's dresses were paid for, the bridesmaids dresses were paid for, but Mei still refused to hand over the bride's dresses after we've given her over $1,000 worth of business. As you can imagine the bride was extremely upset and already stressed out leading up to the day of her wedding. This situation could have been handled better and Mei should have contacted that person directly rather than upsetting and involving the bride. She was extremely unprofessional and so difficult to work with. Read less
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Larra
Wedding:
10/18/2014
4.6/5.0
Mei's did the alterations on my jr. bridesmaid's dress. The experience was just kind of neutral. They did a fine job, and I'll use them again, but I didn't get a warm-and-fuzzy feel from them, if you know what I mean. It was a big, big deal to me to see my little one all dressed up, I would've like if they'd made a little to-do about how beautiful she looked, so grown-up, all that. I kind of just felt rushed, instead. They had missed a part when they steamed the dress, so I asked them to fix that and they did, but no apology was offered. But in the end all summed-up, the work was good, so I guess that is what matters most. Also, they had a good selection of dresses there .... I had already bought mine before going there, but I'd recommend checking it out if you are looking for bridesmaids dresses or formal party dresses (they have a collection of Asian-themed dresses amongst others).
Mei's did the alterations on my jr. bridesmaid's dress. The experience was just kind of neutral. They did a fine job, and Read more...
Mei's did the alterations on my jr. bridesmaid's dress. The experience was just kind of neutral. They did a fine job, and I'll use them again, but I didn't get a warm-and-fuzzy feel from them, if you know what I mean. It was a big, big deal to me to see my little one all dressed up, I would've like if they'd made a little to-do about how beautiful she looked, so grown-up, all that. I kind of just felt rushed, instead. They had missed a part when they steamed the dress, so I asked them to fix that and they did, but no apology was offered. But in the end all summed-up, the work was good, so I guess that is what matters most. Also, they had a good selection of dresses there .... I had already bought mine before going there, but I'd recommend checking it out if you are looking for bridesmaids dresses or formal party dresses (they have a collection of Asian-themed dresses amongst others). Read less
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Julia
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
I knew there was something wrong with the dress I bought from a different store, but I couldn't put my finger on it. I went to Mei's Bridal even though the hem and bust fit perfectly -- I thought that all I needed was a bustle. Without saying much, she carefully pulled in several inches of fabric on either side of my hips and pinned it down. Sure, why not? A few months later, I came back for my first fitting and wow ... taking in the hips made a world of difference! My husband said I was grinning ear to ear leaving the store. The bustle was very well-hidden and held up through a lot of hopping and dancing. She does great work, the price was much less than the store I bought it from, and I wouldn't hesitate to go back again!
I knew there was something wrong with the dress I bought from a different store, but I couldn't put my finger on it. I Read more...
I knew there was something wrong with the dress I bought from a different store, but I couldn't put my finger on it. I went to Mei's Bridal even though the hem and bust fit perfectly -- I thought that all I needed was a bustle. Without saying much, she carefully pulled in several inches of fabric on either side of my hips and pinned it down. Sure, why not? A few months later, I came back for my first fitting and wow ... taking in the hips made a world of difference! My husband said I was grinning ear to ear leaving the store. The bustle was very well-hidden and held up through a lot of hopping and dancing. She does great work, the price was much less than the store I bought it from, and I wouldn't hesitate to go back again! Read less
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Olga
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Mei did my dress alterations and steamed the dress. She is great! It can be hard to understand her at times, but she knows what she is doing and she is good at it. In fact she is my go to alterations lady now :)
Mei did my dress alterations and steamed the dress. She is great! It can be hard to understand her at times, but she knows Read more...
Mei did my dress alterations and steamed the dress. She is great! It can be hard to understand her at times, but she knows what she is doing and she is good at it. In fact she is my go to alterations lady now :) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I loved Mei's Bridal and recommend that anyone in the market for a wedding dress be sure to visit this shop. She has a wide selection of gowns to choose from, all at terrific prices. She even has a selection of dresses on clearance. That's were I found my dress--a gorgeous gown with train for about $400. Mei also did the alterations for my dress, and I was blown away by her skill and experience with wedding gown alterations. Their was a little difficulty with English not being Mei's first language, but just be patient and know that you're in good hands and everything will be fine.
I loved Mei's Bridal and recommend that anyone in the market for a wedding dress be sure to visit this shop. She has a Read more...
I loved Mei's Bridal and recommend that anyone in the market for a wedding dress be sure to visit this shop. She has a wide selection of gowns to choose from, all at terrific prices. She even has a selection of dresses on clearance. That's were I found my dress--a gorgeous gown with train for about $400. Mei also did the alterations for my dress, and I was blown away by her skill and experience with wedding gown alterations. Their was a little difficulty with English not being Mei's first language, but just be patient and know that you're in good hands and everything will be fine. Read less
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LoraliSophia
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
Mei was great. I bought my dress when I lived in China a couple years ago & so it needed to be altered. After doing a lot of research & hearing horrifying stories from other people (about other places), I went to Mei's just to see how it would be (also to see the cost, because I saw no range of prices for many of the alterations places I looked at). Anyway, she was wonderful and knew exactly what she was doing. In particular, on my dress, the zipper had to be fixed, a bustle put in and the bottom had to be hemmed. All of that came to $160 which was very well priced compared to other alteration places that I had seen prices for. Plus, my dress was pressed when I received it back 2 weeks later & looked absolutely perfect. Mei also said she would press it a couple days before the wedding as well, so it would continue to look nice. Overall, I have to say, I am highly pleased with her work & I'll be recommending her to any of my friends who are getting married in the future & need alterations.
Mei was great. I bought my dress when I lived in China a couple years ago & so it needed to be altered. After doing a lot Read more...
Mei was great. I bought my dress when I lived in China a couple years ago & so it needed to be altered. After doing a lot of research & hearing horrifying stories from other people (about other places), I went to Mei's just to see how it would be (also to see the cost, because I saw no range of prices for many of the alterations places I looked at). Anyway, she was wonderful and knew exactly what she was doing. In particular, on my dress, the zipper had to be fixed, a bustle put in and the bottom had to be hemmed. All of that came to $160 which was very well priced compared to other alteration places that I had seen prices for. Plus, my dress was pressed when I received it back 2 weeks later & looked absolutely perfect. Mei also said she would press it a couple days before the wedding as well, so it would continue to look nice. Overall, I have to say, I am highly pleased with her work & I'll be recommending her to any of my friends who are getting married in the future & need alterations. Read less
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Yue Pui
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
I took my wedding dress to Mei's for alterations. It had to be taken in a few sizes and shortened. I also had sleeves added. Mei was very helpful and knowledgeable, and my dress turned out beautifully! She spent about an hour with me discussing what I wanted and taking my measurements. A few weeks later, I stopped by for a second fitting so that she could make sure everything fit well (it did!). Overall, I was very satisfied with the quality of the work, the price, and the service. Her prices are probably about half those of the tailors usually recommended by bridal gown boutiques/shops, but the quality is excellent!
I took my wedding dress to Mei's for alterations. It had to be taken in a few sizes and shortened. I also had sleeves Read more...
I took my wedding dress to Mei's for alterations. It had to be taken in a few sizes and shortened. I also had sleeves added. Mei was very helpful and knowledgeable, and my dress turned out beautifully! She spent about an hour with me discussing what I wanted and taking my measurements. A few weeks later, I stopped by for a second fitting so that she could make sure everything fit well (it did!). Overall, I was very satisfied with the quality of the work, the price, and the service. Her prices are probably about half those of the tailors usually recommended by bridal gown boutiques/shops, but the quality is excellent! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Mei's Bridal is awesome. I got a beautiful wedding dress that you will not be able to find at any other wedding boutiques because the dresses are designed in Hong Kong. I received many compliments on my wedding dress.

The best part is that her prices are very reasonable. I got my dress for under $800, and that included alterations and ironing (these are not usually included when you buy a dress, and these extra services can cost up to $200+).

The owner, Mei, is also very friendly. One caveat though - English is not her first language, so you may be able to communicate better if you have Mandarin or Cantonese speaking friends. However, that said, she has plenty of English-speaking customers. She also does alterations for your dress even if you did not buy it there, although I don't know how much she would charge.
Mei's Bridal is awesome. I got a beautiful wedding dress that you will not be able to find at any other wedding boutiques Read more...
Mei's Bridal is awesome. I got a beautiful wedding dress that you will not be able to find at any other wedding boutiques because the dresses are designed in Hong Kong. I received many compliments on my wedding dress.

The best part is that her prices are very reasonable. I got my dress for under $800, and that included alterations and ironing (these are not usually included when you buy a dress, and these extra services can cost up to $200+).

The owner, Mei, is also very friendly. One caveat though - English is not her first language, so you may be able to communicate better if you have Mandarin or Cantonese speaking friends. However, that said, she has plenty of English-speaking customers. She also does alterations for your dress even if you did not buy it there, although I don't know how much she would charge. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
7/22/2006
5.0/5.0
Her alteration services are superb and wonderfully priced. She is more than experienced with altering wedding dresses, formal dresses, and simple tailoring. The language may be a bearer at times but other than that she knows exactly what she is doing and what needs to be done. I know some of my friends are going back and referring other friends and family as well! Don't get cheated by the outrageous prices other tailors charge for simple alterations!
Her alteration services are superb and wonderfully priced. She is more than experienced with altering wedding dresses, Read more...
Her alteration services are superb and wonderfully priced. She is more than experienced with altering wedding dresses, formal dresses, and simple tailoring. The language may be a bearer at times but other than that she knows exactly what she is doing and what needs to be done. I know some of my friends are going back and referring other friends and family as well! Don't get cheated by the outrageous prices other tailors charge for simple alterations! Read less
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