62 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!
I went shopping at Altar shortly after getting engaged and had planned on just getting some ideas. I made the appointment online and had it confirmed almost immediately - it was super easy. After briefly describing what I was thinking to the friendly and welcoming store manager (her name is Sara and she's AMAZING), she brought out the perfect Monique Lhuillier gown. I knew instantly it was the one. I tried on about 10 more dresses (since I felt like I couldn't possibly have found my dream gown on the first shot), but I ended up buying that first one that day. I was so impressed that Sara had gotten such a good read on my style and personality after only talking to me for 5 or 10 minutes before bringing out some samples. I ended up going back to Altar for a veil and a rehearsal dinner dress, too, and I got both at incredible discounts because the gals at the store called or emailed ahead to let me know that they were having trunk sales for the stuff they knew I was still in the market for. My experience was the perfect amount of personalized service without feeling pressured or overwhelmed. I came away feeling like I could call them for any of my friends in the future and they would drop everything to help however they could. They even contacted me after my wedding to say thank you and to wish me well. I could not have been happier with how it all went. I should mention that I NEVER write reviews for anything - that's how much this meant to me. Every girl's experience with their wedding dress should be as perfect as mine was. Thank you, Altar!
My experience at Altar Bridal was amazing from the moment I walked in the door! I was greeted with a smile and warm welcome by Sara the manager. I really enjoyed working with her. Every time I stopped in the store, I felt like I was visiting friends.The team there makes all of their brides feel like a priority and their customer service is above and beyond.
Sara really listened to what I was looking for and was very knowledgeable about all the dress styles, fits and designers.I felt like she really understood what I had in mind because the dresses she pulled were exactly what I had envisioned. There was one dress they didn't have in store but was one by one of the designers Modern Trouseau which they carry.Sara went above and beyond and had a sample dress shipped to the store from the designer just so I could see it in person which ended up being "the one". I purchased the Modern Troseau Wallis Dress and the Modern Touseau Daphne dress, Sara Gabriel belt and veil. They brought out champagne to celebrate and we took pictures. My mom wasn't able to be with me due to living miles apart, so Sara let me take some pictures to send to her so she could be a part of the special moment as well.A nice touch to make the experience feel very special. It's the little things.
I can't tell you how many compliments I received on my dresses! It really made me feel beautiful on my wedding day and I absolutely love them!
Altar Bridal is exceptional to work with when my dress came in, they transferred it to the tailor Janet at a fine stitch ( she's amazing ) and then shipped it to my wedding destination for me along with recommendations of where to get it steamed in the area.
I would highly recommend all future brides to check out Altar Bridal for a special one of a kind wedding dress shopping experience! They have the best gown designers and the service is best in class.
My experience at Altar Bridal was exceptional!
Dede, Sara and the rest of the ladies at Altar are so kind and helpful.
After explaining to Sara what I was looking for, I felt like she really understood what I had in mind because the dresses she pulled were exactly what I had envisioned. Once I decided on "the one" they brought out champagne and we took pictures. A nice touch to make the experience feel very special.
I can't tell you how many compliments I received on my dress! It really made me feel like a bride, and I absolutely love it.
I also found my shoes (Hey Lady - so comfortable and stylish) and gorgeous earrings (Untamed Petals) there after looking at several other places.
Altar Bridal is so easy to work with - once my dress came in, they transferred it to the tailor (who is also wonderful) and then back to the store to steam and pick up.
Every time I popped in the store, I felt like I was visiting friends. They make all of their brides feel like a priority and their customer service is excellent.
I would highly recommend all future brides to check out Altar Bridal for a special wedding dress shopping experience!
The decision to get my dress at Altar Bridal was very easy. I knew exactly the dress that I wanted and they were the only ones that had it in the entire STATE! But that did not stop them from giving me the entire bridal experience when I was there. Their shop was so close to my new house that I thought it was fate. Sara helped me pick out some other dresses to try on, and picked so well that she almost got me to pick a different dress! Their gowns are so beautiful and unique. My mother, aunts, and FATHER even enjoyed the experience. And less that 2 months before my wedding I decided that I needed a belt for my dress, and they helped me try on just about every belt in the store until I found the perfect one. The ladies at Altar Bridal are so wonderful and professional. It was the perfect bridal store, where I got my perfect dress!(Ivy and Aster Anemone)
Had a great experience. Very flexible. I bought my dress from a trunk show in a different state and they were able to transfer it over and worked really well with me. They were understanding and allowed me to express my bridal vision.
Sara is fantastic.
And then after my wedding I find out that most of my outside venders are all bffs-- which I love because they were all so great!
This was the first place we went to try on bridal dresses and after visiting many other places we returned to buy my dress, which also happened to be the very first dress I tried on! It was beautiful and perfect! The service here is amazing and it is a great little bouquet. It was the perfect place to buy my wedding dress. Everyone was very personable and so helpful! We even got a glass of Champagne to celebrate after I said "yes to the dress". Such a cute and fun way to remember the day!
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.
Thanks for your feedback Kerrie. While tough to stomach it is always good to get the thoughts of brides that come into our store - even the negative ones. I won't respond to each of your comments with an explanation or reason of why we have certain...
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.
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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.
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- 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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