56 total reviews
This boutique bridal shop is the best in KC! The staff there are so helpful and know exactly what works best for each person that comes through. They have such unique styles of gowns.
I love the dress I purchased- it worked so well with my venue and was everything I hoped for!
I purchased all my accessories there and found some unique local pieces I know I couldn't have found anywhere else!
This store is a must!
Not exceptional service, and unforgettable for all the wrong reasons.
I stumbled upon Altar Bridal after discovering Sarah Seven, a lovely designer with unique wedding dresses. Altar Bridal is the only seller in the region. My mother drove down from Nebraska and the owner touted how so many people come great distances to this boutique. They scheduled appointments the last business day at the old location. I was one of those appointments.
Maybe the owner was stressed from the move. Maybe a lot of the merchandise had already left for the new store. Whatever the case, I received extremely disappointing service all around. As a bride with out of tone guests who was most excited to be there, the owner was clearly not.
We were not allowed to take pictures of the wedding dress, which I find to be a silly policy. I can't look back on my options, or see how the silhouettes photograph on my body.
The owner pulled about 8 dresses of the same dress, without varying the selection after I and my bridal party were clearly interested in seeing a different styles. Again, perhaps they had other merchandise moved. But they should not have scheduled appointments.
My friends and mother who were with me felt uncomfortable with their interactions with the owner as well. She was short, and not warm. I'm not sure that she ever smiled. Not exactly the boutique shopping experience in KC we dreamt.
I am happy to see other brides had wonderful experiences here. My experience was just so disappointing I had to share it. As one of the first brides in my friend groups from both Nebraska, KC, COMO, and STL areas, I will be warning many future brides and bride-to-be's to avoid this shop. They deserve a magical day. What a shame.
The staff at Alter made you feel special throughout the entire dress shopping and altering process. They offer a surprisingly wide range of dresses and listened attentively to you as you shopped for the perfect gown. Once your dress was purchased, they maintained a high level of contact throughout the order and alterations process.
We purchased my dress before they relocated. The staff was wonderful, very attentive to our needs and preferences and willing to give us as much time as possible to wear the dress. They were very patient with us and never pressured us into anything. Every time I contacted them after ordering the dress to check up on status, etc. they were more than willing to help.
I had absolutely no idea what I wanted when it came to a wedding dress. Not a clue. I started googling things and randomly came across a Monique Lhullier dress from a collection 4 years ago that I thought was absolutely beautiful. I couldn't track it down anywhere-- I was sure it was a lost cause.
Randomly, on their pinterest, I came across a picture of it. Not expecting to find success, I contacted them just to inquire if it was something they had around. Sure enough, it was there. They were great fun to work with, and gave great advice on resizing it (the one off the rack was many sizes too large).
I couldn't have found a better dress-- and I was so lucky they had it in their great collection!
Dede and the staff at altar bridal are so much fun to work with! They make you feel like you are working with friends, its so comfortable and friendly! The service is impeccable.
They also really know what they're talking about when it comes to wedding dresses and accessories! After telling Dede what I was looking for she brought me a lot of great options! There was also a dress that I didn't think was quite what I was looking for but Dede had me try it on and lo and behold it was AMAZING. She was also very helpful with suggestions on how I might be able to alter some of the dresses that weren't quite right to make them closer to what I was looking for, the sky is the limit at Altar!
Dede really cares about what you're looking for and really listens to what you want. She takes the time to follow up with you and contacted one of the designers for me when I had a question about altering one of the dresses I tried on. I felt like a really special customer there!
The gowns are beautiful and are really well made and they have a lot of really fun accessories as well!
I can't say enough great things about altar and definitely suggest using alter for your bridal gown and accessory needs!
After my seamstress ruined my dress 100 days before the wedding, Altar saved the day. They found me a perfect sample dress that fit to the tee and set me up with a fantastic alterations person. Worked directly with Sara who is so nice!
My experience at Altar has been everything I could have ever asked for and so much more! Not only did they have my dream dress (for a very good deal), the service has been amazing. They are so sweet, so helpful, and have made the dress buying process so much fun. I feel lucky to have found them! I went to a few other stores in KC and though some of them had great dresses, it just wasn't the same "feel" as Altar... you truly get the experience you dream of when you envision buying your wedding dress. And they carry designers that no one else in KC sells, so their selection is refreshing.
Cannot say enough good things about Altar. The BEST!
Found the perfect dress. Gave me ideas of how i could alter the dress to exactly what in envisioned. Very helpful, dress was steamed and held until I was ready to pick it up.
Although I did not buy my dress from here, I had to review this place because they have such wonderful staff and I had such a positive experience there! I did end up buying a different dress but LOVED shopping at Altar and would totally recommend it to anyone.
Prices are medium, not bottom of the barrel but not super expensive like Gown Gallery
From the moment, I walked in Altar, I was greeted with smiles and outstanding service. I ended up buying the first gown I tried on there after going to other places in town. After trying on dresses at Altar, every other dress felt "cheap" by comparison. I also bought all of my accessories there and absolutely loved it all. The staff was so helpful every time I stepped foot in the store, called, or emailed. This is the cutest boutique!! You must check it out!! Thank you Dede and Sara for all of your help. Made my wedding experience unforgettable!
the staff was very helpful and they have lots of selections.
I am an out of town bride from Omaha looking for a dress that was unique and different. I spoke with Dede on the phone two days before I needed to make an appointment and she made a point to fit me in to accommodate my schedule when I was in town. When I got to Altar I was so excited the shop is beautiful. The dresses are organized and easy to look through. Other shops I have been to they have everything crammed in so tight that you can not even hardly see the dresses. The fitting rooms were spacious, and very clean! Dede made me feel so comfortable as I tried on my dresses and she was extremely professional. I loved the three huge mirrors in the viewing area. I also appreciated how many vails, hairpieces, and belts they had to choose from. After trying on 10 plus dresses it was so nice to not feel pressure to buy right away, and was provided information on events and upcoming specials. I will definitely be back for a second fitting at the end of November for their trunk show. I have two dresses I am deciding on that are amazing!!! Thank you Altar for the wonderful BRIDAL service!
I had a bit of a last minute emergency with finding a sash and hair piece for my wedding. I was given an immediate appointment, and after months of searching, found what I needed in 10 minutes. It was beautiful and really created the look I needed/wanted.
The staff and selection at Altar Bridal are wonderful. They have very unique styles that can't be found anywhere else, including a few local designers that can make custom dresses. They also have shoes, jewelry, sashes and headpieces. A one stop shop! The store is beautiful, too, and the staff are really wonderful people. I highly recommend this shop!
I did not end up getting my dress from here but was very impressed with everything from the service to the selection to the quality. They were very knowledgeable about the designers and the dresses. They seemed genuinely concerned about helping me find the perfect dress for my body type and my style. I would highly recommend them to all future brides.
Altar Bridal was the very first bridal shop I went to, to try on dresses. I loved the dresses and the employee who helped me, I think her name was Sara. She was very friendly and professional. She also made me feel very comfortable when helping me try on dresses. They had beautiful gowns and I found a few that I loved. Unfortunately, their dresses were out of my price range and I wasn't able to purchase a dress from them. I would definitely recommend them to anyone, especially for a first time to try on dresses. I went to another bridal shop after, I felt spoiled by Altar because the next shop was nothing compared to them at all. Overall, great service, product and quality.
I was extremely happy with both staff and selection at Altar Bridal! I had to dress 13 bridesmaids and I allowed them each to pick their own style dress...could have been a mess. Fortunately, with Sara and Dede's help, the process was incredibly smooth. Each of my bridesmaids made a point to tell me how much they enjoyed working with the girls at altar. I have found that staff responds quickly to email and phone calls, willing to help me find everything I need for the wedding...down to every last accessory. Can's say enough great things about this shop!
I had very high expectations of what I wanted my experience to be when choosing a wedding dress and Dede and Altar Bridal exceeded my expectations!
I was slightly nervous when entering the store as I had arrived a few minutes late and thought we might have been bumped from our appointment. Dede was so kind and understanding (darn GPS!) and immediately put me at ease.
The boutique is beautiful, with wonderful natural light, open and airy. She set up seating for my guests and made everyone feel very welcome. We went back into a dressing room where I showed her piles of pictures and chatted about my budget. Then, we walked through the store where she did an excellent job of choosing dresses that fit my ideas and price point. All of the dresses are exquisite (she has very good taste) and I saw many of the dresses that I had seen in the glossy pages of bridal magazines. Yes, many of the dresses are expensive but I had plenty of options within my modest budget.
Trying on dresses and being nearly naked with a stranger can be awkward but I felt very comfortable the entire time. Dede was relaxed and let me take my time in the room and while showing my guests.
I ended up finding a gorgeous dress which was a little bit of everything I had been looking for. I decided on "the one" and we all celebrated with champagne. Purchasing was quick and simple and I received a thoughtful thank you note through the mail within days of my visit. My dress was sent to me in California shortly after in perfect condition, even more beautiful and unique than I had remembered.
My entire experience from start to finish was excellent and I highly recommend Altar Bridal to the fashionable and chic bride looking for an intimate and very special shopping experience.
I have one of the most beautiful dresses I've ever laid eyes on and it is thanks to the expertise of the ladies at Altar. I was lucky enough to have Sara help me and she is incredible at discerning what you need. Their tailor was amazing and she even restructured the dress to put pockets in it! Sara even came to my reception. So lucky to have stumbled upon this treasure of a store and the gems that are the ladies at Altar. Please go take a look in their store. If you schedule ahead to try dresses, they'll even pull out the champagne for you!
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Exceptional service. Unforgettable experience.
Altar Bridal was created for brides who want to shop for fresh and fashionable bridal gowns in a personal and relaxed atmosphere. Altar Bridal offers designer wedding gowns, rehearsal and reception dresses, bridesmaid dresses, and accessories.
- Type: Custom Gowns, Flower Girls, Other Attire & Accessories, Shoes, Wedding Gowns
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings Hall Of Fame
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2011
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