I felt I should share my dress experience. Before visiting dress shoppes, I looked at a million dresses online. I fell in love with a Monique Lhuillier lace gown with lace sleeves. I called Alta Moda only to find out that the dress would be more than double my budget. So I went to another bridal shoppe and tried to match the dress but nothing compared. They showed me a catalog with a gown that looked almost the same, and promised me it would be just as good and half the price. Too good to be true? So I ordered in without ever seeing it. With less than a month before my wedding I find the dress arrive looking incredibly cheap being at least 5"" too short. I'm all about shoes and had the perfect pair of 3"" heels picked out way before the dress. But even with flats it would have been too short. In the stress and pressure I ordered a second dress I wasn't happy with. Brokenhearted, and with just two weeks to go, I went looking at other bridal shoppes, and gave Alta Moda another try. I knew it was cutting things close, but the staff was very helpful and friendly. I had assumed everything would be over my budget, but they showed me gowns I could afford, and I found one more beautiful than the original dress. Since it was too late to order, they sold me the floor sample, and later that same day I was meeting with the seamstress. The alterations were outstanding, and finished with enough time to still get bridal portraits taken. I felt beautiful, my wedding was saved and I couldn't be more happy. I'd recommend Alta Moda to any bride.
Pros: employees, gowns, experience
Cons: highend gowns