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Sue's Bridal alterations

Naperville

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Naperville, US
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Kailey
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
I would recommend Sue for any future bride's alteration needs. She has years of experience and knows what she is doing! She runs her business from her home and always sends you home with a bottle of water. My alterations turned out perfectly. I had her bring it in at the waist, shorten the length, and bustle the train. My dress had plating that extended down through the train and she took the time to ensure that each plate lined up perfectly both after the alterations and once the bustle was put together. The dress and bustle looked perfect! It was a little more expensive that I was hoping for, but once I saw the level of detail she took into account while making her alterations, I knew that it was worth it. It was just under the default price HOB quotes on purchase, but I have no doubt Sue put in more time + care.
I would recommend Sue for any future bride's alteration needs. She has years of experience and knows what she is doing! Read more...
I would recommend Sue for any future bride's alteration needs. She has years of experience and knows what she is doing! She runs her business from her home and always sends you home with a bottle of water. My alterations turned out perfectly. I had her bring it in at the waist, shorten the length, and bustle the train. My dress had plating that extended down through the train and she took the time to ensure that each plate lined up perfectly both after the alterations and once the bustle was put together. The dress and bustle looked perfect! It was a little more expensive that I was hoping for, but once I saw the level of detail she took into account while making her alterations, I knew that it was worth it. It was just under the default price HOB quotes on purchase, but I have no doubt Sue put in more time + care. Read less
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Hannah
Wedding:
8/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Sue was AMAZING!! I went to her 6 weeks before my wedding and she was able to get it all ready for me! My dress was a little more complicated with ruffles on the front and she did it perfectly so I could walk without having to worry. Sue welcomed me and my mother into her home and was so sweet!
Sue was AMAZING!! I went to her 6 weeks before my wedding and she was able to get it all ready for me! My dress was a Read more...
Sue was AMAZING!! I went to her 6 weeks before my wedding and she was able to get it all ready for me! My dress was a little more complicated with ruffles on the front and she did it perfectly so I could walk without having to worry. Sue welcomed me and my mother into her home and was so sweet! Read less
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CobaltLoves
Wedding:
9/4/2011
3.8/5.0
I saw the reviews for Sue and decided to go to her rather than David's. Since my dress fit almost flawlessly, she only needed to hem about 1/2 inch and put in a bustle, and I had ample time before the wedding. Knowing this, I figured it would be pretty reasonable, but was shocked when she quoted a price quite a lot higher than Davids. I suppose if you were getting the dress taken in or let out, or more of the hem taken up, I'd be okay paying more, but for something simple I felt cheated.

I ended up just going with her since I was ready to be done with planning and was already in her house. I don't know if I'm a jerk or what, but I just didn't see Sue the way everyone else here does. She was obsessed with the fact that my bridesmaid who came with was pregnant, told me I'm too young to get married (25) and that I look like a child. She also asked if my bridesmaid was my mother (she is only 30), so that was a little awkward and she kind of had a mini mid-life crises after being mistaken for my mom.

On the plus side, she was extremely flexible as I had to reschedule both my initial and final fittings, and is very nice and personable. She did a good job, but I think that I would only recommend her to people that have more involved alterations than I did.
I saw the reviews for Sue and decided to go to her rather than David's. Since my dress fit almost flawlessly, she only Read more...
I saw the reviews for Sue and decided to go to her rather than David's. Since my dress fit almost flawlessly, she only needed to hem about 1/2 inch and put in a bustle, and I had ample time before the wedding. Knowing this, I figured it would be pretty reasonable, but was shocked when she quoted a price quite a lot higher than Davids. I suppose if you were getting the dress taken in or let out, or more of the hem taken up, I'd be okay paying more, but for something simple I felt cheated.

I ended up just going with her since I was ready to be done with planning and was already in her house. I don't know if I'm a jerk or what, but I just didn't see Sue the way everyone else here does. She was obsessed with the fact that my bridesmaid who came with was pregnant, told me I'm too young to get married (25) and that I look like a child. She also asked if my bridesmaid was my mother (she is only 30), so that was a little awkward and she kind of had a mini mid-life crises after being mistaken for my mom.

On the plus side, she was extremely flexible as I had to reschedule both my initial and final fittings, and is very nice and personable. She did a good job, but I think that I would only recommend her to people that have more involved alterations than I did. Read less
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HeidiSC
Wedding:
7/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Sue is the greatest! She is so sweet and and helpful. Every time I went to her I felt special, and she is full of compliments! I wanted her to be my new friend! My dress didn't have any beading but did have some intricate fabric details. Sue did a great job of working with those and making sure the whole dress came out perfectly. Once she was done it honestly ended up looking better than the designer's pictures. She knew just where to take it in to give it more shape, and knew just how to fit it to my body. The dress fit wonderfully the whole night, and felt absolutely beautiful in it.
Sue is the greatest! She is so sweet and and helpful. Every time I went to her I felt special, and she is full of Read more...
Sue is the greatest! She is so sweet and and helpful. Every time I went to her I felt special, and she is full of compliments! I wanted her to be my new friend! My dress didn't have any beading but did have some intricate fabric details. Sue did a great job of working with those and making sure the whole dress came out perfectly. Once she was done it honestly ended up looking better than the designer's pictures. She knew just where to take it in to give it more shape, and knew just how to fit it to my body. The dress fit wonderfully the whole night, and felt absolutely beautiful in it. Read less
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Christine
Wedding:
5/7/2011
5.0/5.0
Sue completed my wedding dress alterations. I bought my dress at least a size too big at running of the brides about 9 months before my wedding. I lost over 20lbs after that and by the time I was ready to have the dress altered it needed to be taken in 4 1/2 sizes. I couldn't be more thrilled with the work Sue did. My dress had a lot of beading and I really expected to go back a few times to have it fit "just right" but at the second appointment it fit me like a glove. The bustle she created was beautiful and all the work was done on time and for a reasonable price considering how labor intensive it was. Book with Sue early--she fills up fast and you won't be disappointed!! I found Sue through yelp.com and was a little nervous to trust my dress alterations with just anyone, but she is so warm and friendly and I could tell from early on at the first appointment how much she loves what she does!
Sue completed my wedding dress alterations. I bought my dress at least a size too big at running of the brides about 9 Read more...
Sue completed my wedding dress alterations. I bought my dress at least a size too big at running of the brides about 9 months before my wedding. I lost over 20lbs after that and by the time I was ready to have the dress altered it needed to be taken in 4 1/2 sizes. I couldn't be more thrilled with the work Sue did. My dress had a lot of beading and I really expected to go back a few times to have it fit "just right" but at the second appointment it fit me like a glove. The bustle she created was beautiful and all the work was done on time and for a reasonable price considering how labor intensive it was. Book with Sue early--she fills up fast and you won't be disappointed!! I found Sue through yelp.com and was a little nervous to trust my dress alterations with just anyone, but she is so warm and friendly and I could tell from early on at the first appointment how much she loves what she does! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
10/24/2010
4.8/5.0
Sue is extremely talented, dedicated and a lifesaver. She also saved me a lot of money considering how much bridal store tailors want to charge you.

I was quoted 850+ for alterations to my dress since I bought the sample which was a little bit too big. Not only did I need the dress hemmed, but I also needed the bodice to be taken in. Sue quoted me half that price, and apologized that it was so much, explaining my dress was very complex and had detailed lace work that she'd have to redo by hand. I got the sense that she's very fair about her prices, and that her quotes are reasonable to the amount of work that you need.

She welcomed me to her house which is very nice and the side room is her bridal shop (she also rents gown and hairpieces too.) The fitting was very efficient and she is so funny to listen to as well. She's got great stories about her 20+ years in the bridal world. (And yes, she will end ever visit bestowing you with a bottle of water.)

During my 2nd fitting, we discovered the dress did not completely fit. I was very worried because I had expected it to be a final fitting, but we had to squeeze in a 3rd fitting. Sue reassured me that she would not charge me extra and would work on it over the week and asked me to come back Monday. We had planned to have some time before the wedding, so it wasn't a problem, and I know Sue had to redo a lot of the boning in the dress in order to make it fit. The 3rd fitting it fit like a dream, and on the wedding day, the dress was super flatting.

Sue also made my dress have a french bustle in the back, which was a bonus. It was beautiful. She does really quality work.

Since her business is in her house, it's kind of like going to see a really talented and warm aunt who cares a lot about your dress. Things might be going on in her house too, but the quality of Sue's work is amazing. She'll work with you until it's right!
Sue is extremely talented, dedicated and a lifesaver. She also saved me a lot of money considering how much bridal store Read more...
Sue is extremely talented, dedicated and a lifesaver. She also saved me a lot of money considering how much bridal store tailors want to charge you.

I was quoted 850+ for alterations to my dress since I bought the sample which was a little bit too big. Not only did I need the dress hemmed, but I also needed the bodice to be taken in. Sue quoted me half that price, and apologized that it was so much, explaining my dress was very complex and had detailed lace work that she'd have to redo by hand. I got the sense that she's very fair about her prices, and that her quotes are reasonable to the amount of work that you need.

She welcomed me to her house which is very nice and the side room is her bridal shop (she also rents gown and hairpieces too.) The fitting was very efficient and she is so funny to listen to as well. She's got great stories about her 20+ years in the bridal world. (And yes, she will end ever visit bestowing you with a bottle of water.)

During my 2nd fitting, we discovered the dress did not completely fit. I was very worried because I had expected it to be a final fitting, but we had to squeeze in a 3rd fitting. Sue reassured me that she would not charge me extra and would work on it over the week and asked me to come back Monday. We had planned to have some time before the wedding, so it wasn't a problem, and I know Sue had to redo a lot of the boning in the dress in order to make it fit. The 3rd fitting it fit like a dream, and on the wedding day, the dress was super flatting.

Sue also made my dress have a french bustle in the back, which was a bonus. It was beautiful. She does really quality work.

Since her business is in her house, it's kind of like going to see a really talented and warm aunt who cares a lot about your dress. Things might be going on in her house too, but the quality of Sue's work is amazing. She'll work with you until it's right! Read less
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cubbie
Wedding:
9/25/2010
5.0/5.0
I LOVE SUE!!!!! She is so fantastic. She's bubbly and adorable, and works her butt off. I got a dress for cheap that was 11 inches too big for me, and she managed to cut it down so that it fit perfectly. The bustle she put in was also amazing. But not only that, she was very affordable. Other places--without even realizing the amount of work that would go into getting the dress to fit me--quoted prices well over what she ended up charging. If you're a Chicago bride, she's worth the extra travel time to ensure your dress is perfect. Plus, she seriously is adorable and will foist bottles of water on you (along with other signs of hospitality).
I LOVE SUE!!!!! She is so fantastic. She's bubbly and adorable, and works her butt off. I got a dress for cheap that was Read more...
I LOVE SUE!!!!! She is so fantastic. She's bubbly and adorable, and works her butt off. I got a dress for cheap that was 11 inches too big for me, and she managed to cut it down so that it fit perfectly. The bustle she put in was also amazing. But not only that, she was very affordable. Other places--without even realizing the amount of work that would go into getting the dress to fit me--quoted prices well over what she ended up charging. If you're a Chicago bride, she's worth the extra travel time to ensure your dress is perfect. Plus, she seriously is adorable and will foist bottles of water on you (along with other signs of hospitality). Read less
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mhan
Wedding:
6/27/2010
4.8/5.0
Sue did a great job fitting my wedding dress within a very short period of time and working around my being out of town. She was efficient and professional and her prices seemed competitive for the amount of work that needed to be done on my dress. She also made a beautiful bustle that didn't look too fussy or unwieldy.
Sue did a great job fitting my wedding dress within a very short period of time and working around my being out of town. Read more...
Sue did a great job fitting my wedding dress within a very short period of time and working around my being out of town. She was efficient and professional and her prices seemed competitive for the amount of work that needed to be done on my dress. She also made a beautiful bustle that didn't look too fussy or unwieldy. Read less
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jessica
Wedding:
3/13/2010
4.9/5.0
Sue was great, so sweet and so so so affordable. My dress didn't have a lot of detail, but it was a super heavy lace that was not easy to work with (my mom is great at altering, but took one look and turned me down). The dress turned out beautiful. My only complaint was that she took it in about a millimeter more than was right-- and I know I didn't gain weight. I think she usually errs, since most brides tend to lose a bit the week of the wedding from stress, but I had a pretty low key wedding so I stayed the same. That or my MOH just wasn't tough enough to zip it all the way. After I wore it without a bra for about a half hour before the ceremony though, it had already stretched enough that I could put the bra back on and they could zip it. So no harm and I wasn't pulling a strapless gown up all night. Totally would recommend her
Sue was great, so sweet and so so so affordable. My dress didn't have a lot of detail, but it was a super heavy lace that Read more...
Sue was great, so sweet and so so so affordable. My dress didn't have a lot of detail, but it was a super heavy lace that was not easy to work with (my mom is great at altering, but took one look and turned me down). The dress turned out beautiful. My only complaint was that she took it in about a millimeter more than was right-- and I know I didn't gain weight. I think she usually errs, since most brides tend to lose a bit the week of the wedding from stress, but I had a pretty low key wedding so I stayed the same. That or my MOH just wasn't tough enough to zip it all the way. After I wore it without a bra for about a half hour before the ceremony though, it had already stretched enough that I could put the bra back on and they could zip it. So no harm and I wasn't pulling a strapless gown up all night. Totally would recommend her Read less
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