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WestCoastCouture

Los Angeles , CA

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Los Angeles, CA 90034 US

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310-266-1420
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I brought my dress into WestCoastCouture for a bustle. You can tell that Marie is very passionate about her trade - she greeted me warmly, taught me all about the particular material my dress is made of, and showed me different bustles that would work well with the material and shape of the skirt. At her recommendation, I ended up choosing a multi-point bustle. To my surprise, when I picked up the dress, Marie had made it so I could bustle the dress in two different styles - both French and English! In addition, she helped me affix a part of the embellishment on the skirt of the dress that was coming off. I could not recommend WestCoastCouture highly enough.
I brought my dress into WestCoastCouture for a bustle. You can tell that Marie is very passionate about her trade - she Read more...
I brought my dress into WestCoastCouture for a bustle. You can tell that Marie is very passionate about her trade - she greeted me warmly, taught me all about the particular material my dress is made of, and showed me different bustles that would work well with the material and shape of the skirt. At her recommendation, I ended up choosing a multi-point bustle. To my surprise, when I picked up the dress, Marie had made it so I could bustle the dress in two different styles - both French and English! In addition, she helped me affix a part of the embellishment on the skirt of the dress that was coming off. I could not recommend WestCoastCouture highly enough. Read less
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Joy
Wedding:
8/22/2015
5.0/5.0
I am going to keep this short and sweet, just like my appointments at West Coast Couture. Marie is the best and going to her for your wedding gown adjustments will be one of the best decisions you make. She is excellent at her craft and her prices are extremely reasonable. She gets you in and out because she knows you are a busy bride and you have a lot to do. GO SEE MARIE!
I am going to keep this short and sweet, just like my appointments at West Coast Couture. Marie is the best and going to Read more...
I am going to keep this short and sweet, just like my appointments at West Coast Couture. Marie is the best and going to her for your wedding gown adjustments will be one of the best decisions you make. She is excellent at her craft and her prices are extremely reasonable. She gets you in and out because she knows you are a busy bride and you have a lot to do. GO SEE MARIE! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
8/22/2015
5.0/5.0
I had a great experience at West Coast Couture. Not only did they make me feel incredibly welcome and beautiful, Marie and her assistant make my dress fit perfectly. And for a very reasonable price. I almost wish I had more wedding dresses so I could take them all here! Mare was everything I could have hoped for in a seamstress: highly skilled and with a great laid-back personality.
I had a great experience at West Coast Couture. Not only did they make me feel incredibly welcome and beautiful, Marie and Read more...
I had a great experience at West Coast Couture. Not only did they make me feel incredibly welcome and beautiful, Marie and her assistant make my dress fit perfectly. And for a very reasonable price. I almost wish I had more wedding dresses so I could take them all here! Mare was everything I could have hoped for in a seamstress: highly skilled and with a great laid-back personality. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
4/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Marie did an awesome job on all my VERY last minute alterations for my wedding dress. I got my dress from Katie May in downtown LA, and although I loved my dress, they do not do any alterations so they referred me to Marie. Even though I live down in San Diego, I really wanted to go to the place that my dressmaker recommended (West Coast Couture).

Marie and Carston were awesome and were very accommodating. They even opened their store on one of their closed days just to help me out. I offered to pay them more for "rush service" and I was quickly told not to worry about it and that accepting extra money for rushed work would be "bad karma." Wow! So impressed with them.

I also purchased a cathedral length veil from them for $75! I saw (no joke) the exact same veil in a boutique in Orange County for over $300. Such a great value. I cannot imagine spending $300+ on a veil that you wear for just the ceremony and pictures.

Overall, I highly recommend Marie. I think I really got lucky with them being able to fit me in last minute for alterations for my destination wedding. Her phone was ringing off the hook and many people just stopped in with no appointments. This isn't that kind of place. Call first to make an appointment (preferably sooner rather than later) and you will be pleased!
Marie did an awesome job on all my VERY last minute alterations for my wedding dress. I got my dress from Katie May in Read more...
Marie did an awesome job on all my VERY last minute alterations for my wedding dress. I got my dress from Katie May in downtown LA, and although I loved my dress, they do not do any alterations so they referred me to Marie. Even though I live down in San Diego, I really wanted to go to the place that my dressmaker recommended (West Coast Couture).

Marie and Carston were awesome and were very accommodating. They even opened their store on one of their closed days just to help me out. I offered to pay them more for "rush service" and I was quickly told not to worry about it and that accepting extra money for rushed work would be "bad karma." Wow! So impressed with them.

I also purchased a cathedral length veil from them for $75! I saw (no joke) the exact same veil in a boutique in Orange County for over $300. Such a great value. I cannot imagine spending $300+ on a veil that you wear for just the ceremony and pictures.

Overall, I highly recommend Marie. I think I really got lucky with them being able to fit me in last minute for alterations for my destination wedding. Her phone was ringing off the hook and many people just stopped in with no appointments. This isn't that kind of place. Call first to make an appointment (preferably sooner rather than later) and you will be pleased! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.5/5.0
Marie is really proud of her work and would not quit until my alterations were perfect!
Marie is really proud of her work and would not quit until my alterations were perfect!
Marie is really proud of her work and would not quit until my alterations were perfect! Read less
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Suzanne
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
I went to see Marie on the recommendation of The White Dress, where I purchased my dress. Marie is a total rockstar! I bought my dress off the rack at a sample sale, and tons of alterations were necessary to make it fit. My dress was textured and very detailed at the bottom, and I had been told by the sales person that the alterations would probably cost over $1,000. Marie worked her magic and was able to rework my wedding dress, and my dress I wore the night before, for less than a third of that. Not to mention, she's super friendly and outgoing and makes you instantly feel like a friend. She's awesome at what she does and I highly recommend her!
I went to see Marie on the recommendation of The White Dress, where I purchased my dress. Marie is a total rockstar! I Read more...
I went to see Marie on the recommendation of The White Dress, where I purchased my dress. Marie is a total rockstar! I bought my dress off the rack at a sample sale, and tons of alterations were necessary to make it fit. My dress was textured and very detailed at the bottom, and I had been told by the sales person that the alterations would probably cost over $1,000. Marie worked her magic and was able to rework my wedding dress, and my dress I wore the night before, for less than a third of that. Not to mention, she's super friendly and outgoing and makes you instantly feel like a friend. She's awesome at what she does and I highly recommend her! Read less
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Nicole Marie
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
I cannot tell you how much I love and appreciate this place. Marie is amazing and runs her shop seamlessly. I was comfortable the minute I walked in and did not hesitate leaving my dress with her for even a second. I knew it was in great hands. The BEST!!!! My dress came out perfectly! She has an eye for both fit and detail and can explain things in layman's terms. This is THE place for wedding dress...
I cannot tell you how much I love and appreciate this place. Marie is amazing and runs her shop seamlessly. I was Read more...
I cannot tell you how much I love and appreciate this place. Marie is amazing and runs her shop seamlessly. I was comfortable the minute I walked in and did not hesitate leaving my dress with her for even a second. I knew it was in great hands. The BEST!!!! My dress came out perfectly! She has an eye for both fit and detail and can explain things in layman's terms. This is THE place for wedding dress... Read less
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Alexis
Wedding:
10/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Marie altered my wedding dress and this girl is GOOD. Right from the beginning I could tell she got it. I was worried that I'd be explaining what I didn't like about my dress and be met with confused looks, but she knew exactly what I was talking about, and she fixed in just a week. I had procrastinated and came in with only 2 weeks till my wedding, but she rushed it and really came through. The dress looked fabulous, I got tons of compliments, and I loved my dress after she fixed it. She has a great sense of style and how things should fit and she made my dress so much more flattering on me. I recommend her 100%!
Marie altered my wedding dress and this girl is GOOD. Right from the beginning I could tell she got it. I was worried that Read more...
Marie altered my wedding dress and this girl is GOOD. Right from the beginning I could tell she got it. I was worried that I'd be explaining what I didn't like about my dress and be met with confused looks, but she knew exactly what I was talking about, and she fixed in just a week. I had procrastinated and came in with only 2 weeks till my wedding, but she rushed it and really came through. The dress looked fabulous, I got tons of compliments, and I loved my dress after she fixed it. She has a great sense of style and how things should fit and she made my dress so much more flattering on me. I recommend her 100%! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
0.1/5.0
I cannot recommend Marie Nelson for wedding dress alterations. When I first brought my dress in, I found her to be rushed and frazzled. I thought my dress only needed to be hemmed, but when Marie hastily examined me in the dress she suggested it first be taken in a bit. I said fine, because she is the expert seamstress. When I came back to try on my dress, I found that it had been taken in too much - it was far too tight and was puckering on the front and sides in places it hadn't before. When I pointed this out to Marie, she started loudly and rudely denying that the problems had anything to do with her work, and demanded to see pictures of the dress before the alterations. I found a picture on my phone from before with, of course, no puckering. Yet she continued to escalate the situation by threatening me, making excuses and saying I had "bad energy" and that she didn't like me. At one point, she even said that I was being watched on a surveillance camera. Every time I tried to get a word in edgewise, she would interrupt me and continue yelling and insulting me. In the moment, I was just kind of shocked and couldn't believe what was happening, especially considering that there were other customers present.
After telling me again that she didn't like me, she said she would fix the dress, but at that point I had had enough. Why deal with further drama and abuse? I took my dress to a different seamstress, who confirmed that the dress had indeed been taken in too much, and that the puckering was a result of that. After the new seamstress fixed it, the puckering was gone. I'm sure Marie is talented and has done a lot of great work for other brides, as evidenced by her good reviews, but I just wanted to share my experience so others wouldn't, like me, end up paying for a poorly-altered dress (and a boatload of drama) just weeks before the wedding. I suggest to future brides that you save yourself the potential hassle and drama and go somewhere else from the start.
I cannot recommend Marie Nelson for wedding dress alterations. When I first brought my dress in, I found her to be rushed Read more...
I cannot recommend Marie Nelson for wedding dress alterations. When I first brought my dress in, I found her to be rushed and frazzled. I thought my dress only needed to be hemmed, but when Marie hastily examined me in the dress she suggested it first be taken in a bit. I said fine, because she is the expert seamstress. When I came back to try on my dress, I found that it had been taken in too much - it was far too tight and was puckering on the front and sides in places it hadn't before. When I pointed this out to Marie, she started loudly and rudely denying that the problems had anything to do with her work, and demanded to see pictures of the dress before the alterations. I found a picture on my phone from before with, of course, no puckering. Yet she continued to escalate the situation by threatening me, making excuses and saying I had "bad energy" and that she didn't like me. At one point, she even said that I was being watched on a surveillance camera. Every time I tried to get a word in edgewise, she would interrupt me and continue yelling and insulting me. In the moment, I was just kind of shocked and couldn't believe what was happening, especially considering that there were other customers present.
After telling me again that she didn't like me, she said she would fix the dress, but at that point I had had enough. Why deal with further drama and abuse? I took my dress to a different seamstress, who confirmed that the dress had indeed been taken in too much, and that the puckering was a result of that. After the new seamstress fixed it, the puckering was gone. I'm sure Marie is talented and has done a lot of great work for other brides, as evidenced by her good reviews, but I just wanted to share my experience so others wouldn't, like me, end up paying for a poorly-altered dress (and a boatload of drama) just weeks before the wedding. I suggest to future brides that you save yourself the potential hassle and drama and go somewhere else from the start. Read less
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Ruth
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
If I could give her 500 stars for value and quality, I would. Marie was absolutely wonderful.

I just needed a couple of minor alterations to my dress I bought at a Brides Against Breast Cancer sale, and found Marie on Yelp. When I called, she talked me through her process and answered my questions about getting my dress to my wedding location (Colorado), cleaning, pressing, and so on. She probably spent 20 minutes on the phone with me and really allayed some of my fears. I was relieved to have found her, but worried a bit that I'd be spending a lot, given her excellent customer service skills.

When I went in a few weeks later, I put on the dress, she gave me some advice about fit, talked me through the options for bustling. We decided to take the bodice in a bit, and add 3 bustles, and that was it. $95! I couldn't believe it. I was so afraid that my alterations would be hundreds of dollars. Granted, my dress is very simple, but still. So relieved.

Yesterday I came in for my final fitting, and Marie was again wonderful. The dress was perfect, the bustle could not be more straightforward (she uses color coded ribbon! Genius!), and she gave me more money-saving good news-- she didn't think I would need to get my dress cleaned before the wedding after all.

Anyway, I just can't recommend Marie more highly. Especially for me, with my mom and MOH far away, it was really helpful to have a tailor I trust. She made something I was really dreading into a great experience.
If I could give her 500 stars for value and quality, I would. Marie was absolutely wonderful.

I just needed a Read more...
If I could give her 500 stars for value and quality, I would. Marie was absolutely wonderful.

I just needed a couple of minor alterations to my dress I bought at a Brides Against Breast Cancer sale, and found Marie on Yelp. When I called, she talked me through her process and answered my questions about getting my dress to my wedding location (Colorado), cleaning, pressing, and so on. She probably spent 20 minutes on the phone with me and really allayed some of my fears. I was relieved to have found her, but worried a bit that I'd be spending a lot, given her excellent customer service skills.

When I went in a few weeks later, I put on the dress, she gave me some advice about fit, talked me through the options for bustling. We decided to take the bodice in a bit, and add 3 bustles, and that was it. $95! I couldn't believe it. I was so afraid that my alterations would be hundreds of dollars. Granted, my dress is very simple, but still. So relieved.

Yesterday I came in for my final fitting, and Marie was again wonderful. The dress was perfect, the bustle could not be more straightforward (she uses color coded ribbon! Genius!), and she gave me more money-saving good news-- she didn't think I would need to get my dress cleaned before the wedding after all.

Anyway, I just can't recommend Marie more highly. Especially for me, with my mom and MOH far away, it was really helpful to have a tailor I trust. She made something I was really dreading into a great experience. Read less
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