May 01, 2010

wedding alterations by Mahtab
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I got my dress at Ferndales in Orange and would probably have had them do the alterations if they weren't so rude. But I'm glad I went another route. I found Mahtab on project wedding and after reading all the wonderful reviews I was hooked. When I arrived at her home she was super nice and we got right to work! I needed the dress to be taken in, bustled and hemmed. I brought her my dress about 2 1/2 months early to make sure there was enough time in case any last minute alterations were required. Everything went off without a hitch! My dress was perfect! I couldn't be happier! She even made a suggesting to wear a brooch at the bottom of my corset and loved the idea! I found a great brooch too that went perfect with everything! Thank you Mahtab for making my dress perfect for me!
Services used: Dress & Attire

Ferndales Bridal
( 1.0 / 5.0 )
I was referred to Ferndales because their dresses are affordable. I paid about $630 for my dress, total but it wasn't easy to get that price. I had found my dress at another store (in another state) priced at $585.00!!! Ferndale's had it priced at $730 and they straight up told me they would not negotiate. So I took off the dress and my mom and I walked out. A few minutes later the sales girl came out asking why we left. Well there's no point staying when I can get the dress somewhere else for a LOT cheaper! She finally talked to the Owner and after a day of waiting they said they would come down to $595. Great! I was happy so I bought the dress. After that, the service was CRAP! The sales girl was rude and when my dress finally came in and I came to pick it up she wouldn't give me a garment bag because she said there was too much time between the now and my wedding day. What is THAT all about??? Was she serious?? Well, needless to say, I grabbed my dress and left. OH and she quoted me $275 for alterations! That much for the hem, the bustle and to have it taken in! I was appalled. That's almost half what I paid for my dress!! I will never recommend this place to any of my friends. If I had known the service was going to be like that after I paid for my dress I would have bought it somewhere else.
Services used: Dress & Attire