I am so thankful for Ally's Bridal! I needed a hem and bustle for my dress and she quoted a reasonable rate and really took care with my dress and it was perfect! Also, she has such a kind energy. Highly recommend her services!
Reviewed On 2/10/2022 by Kathryn A
Literally can’t say enough good things about Ally’s bridal. I used them to alter 2 bridesmaids dresses that I bought during the height of COVID- of course the weddings were moved to the following year and I was 8-9 months pregnant for both. The...
y performed such magic on these dresses. They looked like they were meant to be maternity! Thank you Ally’s bridal for your hard work and kindness throughout the process :)
Reviewed On 11/15/2021 by Saila M
Wonderful experience with alterations. Highly recommend Ally’s Bridal they hem my dress, tighten the back as it was too loose and adjusted the sleeves to fit my arms better. Also added a bustle. The alternations were very well done and profess...
Reviewed On 11/03/2021 by Angela N
Simply put, don’t go anywhere else for your alterations. Ally is extremely detail-oriented and talented. I brought a unique dress that had multiple layers that needed hemming in addition to strap adjustments. Ally’s alterations made the dress s...
eem like it was made to fit me and it was totally seamless. Everything fit just the way it was supposed to. Beyond her services, I have to say that dealing with Ally’s been a dream. Fittings are speedy and not rushed at all. She’s super sweet and just incredible to work with all around.
Reviewed On 9/18/2021 by Kristen J
Ally worked her MAGIC. I gave her a bit of a challenge with my dress with some design adjustments and she absolutely nailed it. She’s the biggest sweetheart and I always looked forward to fittings. Ally charges a reasonable flat rate and like s...
ome other reviewers mentioned, ensured all was 100% before I left with my gown. Ally made sure my dress fit like a glove - I’m obsessed and my guests and family were raving. Cannot say enough good things - Ally will not disappoint!
Reviewed On 5/19/2021 by Annabel L
I can't say enough good things about Ally. Her prices are extremely reasonable - she charges a flat fee based on the complexity of the alterations and doesn't stop until they're perfect. When I first bought my dress, I went back and forth on it...
a lot, but I'm so glad I stuck with it and brought it to Ally. I got so many compliments on my dress, and many people said it looked like the dress was made for me!
Reviewed On 9/17/2020 by Laura K
Ally is wonderful to work with. She is kind, attentive and accommodating. She helped bustle my rehearsal dinner dress and completed the alterations for one of my bridesmaids back in February. She recently helped me figure out my wedding gown...
bustle, and was able to squeeze me in without much notice. I highly recommend Ally's Bridal!
Reviewed On 7/11/2020 by Laura R
Ally was so great to work with and would recommend her to any bride! Very attentive and thoughtful.
Reviewed On 3/28/2020 by Silvia P
I needed to find someone to alter my wedding dress but did not want to spend a crazy amount. I also did not want to trek into the city with my dress so I did some research on bridal shops in Hoboken. I am happy I found Ally! I believe she is re...
asonably priced compared to other shops in town. Her shop is really cute, clean and a good size. I loved how patient Ally was with me during the process. I can't even remember how many appointments I had after my initial fitting. She really took her time with my dress and focused on every detail. Details that I didn't even think about but she saw with her keen eye. She also spent time teaching my mom how to properly bustle my train. This is one of the few examples of her care and patience during this whole process. She is truly great!
Reviewed On 11/26/2019 by Amy S
I came to Allys in late August for my Wedding in November. Ally was a pleasure to work with. Although my dress did not need much for alterations, it did require some, and I felt very comfortable leaving it with Ally to fix the length and bust. ...
Ally also created custom-made buttons from the material from the bottom of my dress to add a detail I really wanted on the back (which also doubled as my bustle). I would recommend anyone to go to her for any formal dress alterations. I really did love my dress, and it was perfect for my wedding day.
Reviewed On 10/14/2019 by Alexandra L
Ally was fantastic - the quality of the alterations was impeccable and the cost was reasonable compared to other nearby options. My dress was a fit-and-flare style in a difficult fabric, and after she was done it fit perfectly. She was lovely ...
to work with and I highly recommend her.
Reviewed On 9/30/2019 by Christina G
Ally is absolutely amazing!! My dress fit like a glove and she made sure every detail looked perfect. She is soo kind and truly cares about how you will look on your big day. I couldnt recommend Ally enough!!
Reviewed On 8/27/2019 by Monica C
Ally saved my wedding dress! I had to scramble and find a seamstress to work with since my original timeline changed. Ally was so accommodating and attentive to detail--I thought my dress looked beautiful before, but she made it a masterpiece. ...
Her work is worth every penny. Thank you Ally for helping me on my special day! Highly recommend working with Ally!
Reviewed On 10/24/2018 by Marissa S
I highly recommend Ally for any wedding alterations! She is absolutely incredible, super detail oriented, and will help get you to the most perfect fit in your wedding dress. Ally created a seamless transition to two separates for my wedding...
gown. She created a sketch from the beginning and quoted on a reasonable price. With several fittings, she never increased the price and delivered the most beautiful results. She is flexible and will see you as many times before the dress is completed to get the best fit!
Reviewed On 3/24/2018 by Alessandra B
Ally is absolutely fantastic! I purchased my dress from BHLDN, but needed to have some alternations made and some embellishments added. Ally is creative and very talented. And she was so excited to be part of the process of making my dress p...
erfect. Ally also made me feel so welcome in her beautiful boutique, and she make me feel like we had been friends forever. Ally, thank you for the spectacular work, custom belt, embellished headpiece, and last minute tailoring, my dress was perfect!
Reviewed On 1/10/2018 by Dana S
I just got married this past December 2017 and can’t say enough good things about Ally at Allys Bridal. I had bought my dress at Kleinfelds and Ally was able to do an amazing job with alterations every step of the way. Ally was so happy, nice...
and professional at each appointment and truly made my bridal experience a great one. My dress fit like a glove and was a very intricate style with a beautiful fully beaded corset top. Ally did a tremendous job and even helped to make a sheer shawl to match at my request. I’m so happy that I went to Ally and had an overall great experience. Definitely recommend!
Reviewed On 12/20/2017 by Alie K
If I could give Ally a 10 I would! Although I did not purchase my gown here, she did the alterations and my dress was completely flawless. I bought my gown from Lovely Bride and they do not have alterations in house, also their recommended vend...
ors (in NYC) were extremely expensive. My dress was unlined on top and so I really needed someone who was skilled and meticulous to create a bodice for under the lace. Ally came to my rescue and perfected my gown, even adding in boning to provide some support. She truly made the gown something I never wanted to take off! I can't thank her enough and will certainly go to her for tailoring needs in the future.
Reviewed On 11/14/2017 by Laura F
I went to Ally’s bridal based on the many positive reviews, but it was awful! If you're lucky and Ally doesn't damage or totally ruin your dress, like she did to mine, I'm sure you will have a much different experience here. I bought my dress f...
rom Jenny Yoo and brought it to Ally's Bridal to be altered. After my first appointment, I was initially confident in Ally’s work and she was very pleasant - I even purchased my veil from her. During my second to last fitting I noticed a pull down the middle of my dress. Ally assured me it was ‘just a wrinkle’ and it would be pressed out. At my last fitting, after the dress had been pressed etc., that ‘wrinkle’ was still there and more noticeable than before. At this point, realizing the damage, Ally’s attitude totally changed and she blamed the dress designer saying it was a ‘fabric defect’, not wanting to discuss it at all beyond giving me this very weak excuse. The mark was not on the dress when it was brought to her, and was clearly damaged during the alteration process. Very stressed out, with my wedding only days away, I didn’t have time to argue and was forced to spend valuable time and additional money with another seamstress (who was amazing and saved my dress), since Ally was completely unwilling to help or take any responsibility. Luckily, my new seamstress was able to add a lace appliqué to the dress covering the large mark.
After showing Ally pictures of the dress from my first few fittings, where the pull was noticeably absent, I was shocked by the resistance to any possible solutions for an issue she obviously created. Instead of being apologetic Ally became very rude, even abruptly hanging up on me during one phone call. Before going elsewhere, I tried working with Ally, because I really just wanted my dress fixed in time. I suggested covering the pull with lace, (like my other seamstress was able to successfully do) but Ally remained insistent that nothing could be done - sticking to her ‘fabric defect’ line. In spite of Ally damaging my dress, her horrible attitude, and complete lack of empathy I was thankfully able to save the dress. This was a very stressful and unnecessarily expensive experience that could have been avoided. Stay away or at the very least don’t expect Ally to be professional and/or caring should any mistakes be made!
Reviewed On 10/29/2017 by Rebecca A
I am so so happy I purchased my dress from Ally! The convenience of location was fabulous and her hours are very generous to accommodate working schedules. Her small boutique store is such a nice atmosphere and her attention to detail is amazi...
I purchased a dress off the rack for an amazing price and had a set price including all alterations- and I had several big ones. Beyond the hemming of a multi layered gown, Ally also converted the zipper back to a lace up corset. At some point I became really self conscious about how low the back was and she was able to create a seamless panel to to raise the backline while still maintaining all the beauty of the dress. Then there was the bustle- what an amazing job. She created a three loop bustle so that all the folds and layers of the dress remained visible. It was so beautiful I ended up keeping the dress up for the entire wedding- ceremony and all.
I would highly recommend Ally to anyone!
Reviewed On 10/13/2017 by Kaitlyn K
Ally was a pleasure to work with when it came to alterations in my gauze, tulle and lace wedding dress by Pronovias.
I bought the dress from the flagship store in Manhattan but decided against getting it altered there because of some truly aw...
ful reviews on Yelp (multiple brides not having their dress done the day before their wedding!). I'm glad I found Ally. She works with a fixed price, and the price was higher (+$80) than the price the Pronovias flagship quoted, but I decided it was worth it for the peace of mind and the convenience (I live in Hoboken).
Now, you may worry about the fact that it was a fixed price, but their really is no need. Ally is a perfectionist. She made changes that she didn't really need to (I wouldn't have noticed unless she pointed them out), but that did make a difference. The biggest was the neckline of my dress. It was a lace, bateaux neckline and she tinkered with it until she got it to lay just right. And you couldn't even tell by looking at the dress that anything had been done to that lace !
Reviewed On 8/28/2017 by Angelika R
Ally was incredibly kind and skilled, a dream to work with! Mine was a short lead up (6 months from proposal to wedding) and I only needed a bustle and no other adjustments since the length and fit were spot on (lucky me) - from when the dress ...
was delivered until the wedding were 4 weeks and Ally stepped into this short notice with a "not a big deal" attitude and ended up making my dress even more beautiful! People actually complemented me on my dress and specifically pointed out the beautiful 5 point bustle! She also put in extra buttons to ensure the dress would not get damaged - all of her own good heart and spirit. I so recommend Ally and cannot thank her enough!
Reviewed On 5/09/2017 by Lindsay M
There aren't enough stars to properly rate Ally. I brought in my dress, but left with my dream dress. She is kind, patient, flexible, and an absolute genius. YOU. MUST. BRING. YOUR. DRESS. HERE.
Reviewed On 10/04/2016 by Ashley H
Ally was AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING. I am completely in awe of her handiwork, she is truly an artist. She charges a flat fee, and even though it wasn't cheap, it was more than worth the time and work she put into my dress. In order to hem my dress...
without losing the gorgeous scallop lace detail, she cut off the whole bottom, hemmed it, then sewed it back on seamlessly. Then, at my second to last fitting, I decided that my open back design was just too exposed and came up with the idea to add lace to cover it up. Ally not only understood my idea, she ran with it, adding lace and buttons to the back to create a TOTALLY CUSTOM and absolutely stunning dress. I was speechless when I went for my final fitting, it looked like it was made that way from the start. She is a master and worth every penny!!
Reviewed On 10/02/2016 by Lauren S
I brought my dress to Ally a little bit more than a month away from my wedding, knowing that the dress was sold to me way too small in the hip area. I was really worried about this, as the dress was pulling in the exact area I was self consciou...
s about. Ally assured to me that there was enough room in the hips to let out. She also brought up the top half of the dress (since it was too large), and agreed to create a custom belt and veil for me. After that initial meeting, Ally worked tirelessly to help bring my vision of the dress to life. She reminded me why I loved the dress so much in the first place. My dress fit like a glove on my wedding day, and I felt so beautiful and confident. I am so lucky that I found Ally, she’s absolutely AMAZING to work with!!
Reviewed On 8/09/2016 by Addison R
Ally does such great work! I picked Ally's Bridal because of the convenient location for me and I am so glad I did! Ally did such a great job with my wedding dress, I bought the dress off the rack and it was a couple sizes too big but Ally did ...
such a lovely job making it fit like a glove. Ally also was very helpful in accommodating my horrible work schedule and she would let me come in a little bit before she officially opened to do my fittings. It was so incredibly helpful! Everyone complimented me on my dress on my wedding day and it was absolutely because of the amazing job Ally did making it fit so perfectly!
Reviewed On 4/20/2016 by Ran L
Ally is the BEST. She loves what she does, and it reflects in her work and attitude. My dress was a floor sample that I bought at a sample sale, so it was not in mint condition. Because it had be tried on by so many brides before me, the silk w...
as worn down at the top and back of the bodice and it was also about four sizes too large. Ally worked her magic on this dress expertly, taking in the size difference and reshaping the worn silk on the bodice so it was as good as new. She also worked with me to create a custom veil for me that fit me and my dress, at a very affordable price.
Ally was also my guardian angel when, after my final fitting, I tried on my dress the week of my wedding and realized that I had lost too much weight. Ally let me drop off my dress TWO DAYS before my wedding so she could take it in. I was supposed to pick it up the night before the wedding, but with the whirlwind of wedding rehearsal, family flying in, and last minute place cards, I completely forgot to pick up my dress! I know, I know. Ally didn’t forget though! She left me a message on my vm, gently reminding me that I hadn’t picked up my dress yet, and wasn’t I getting married the next day? She opened up her shop extra early the MORNING OF MY WEDDING DAY and was calm, cool, and collected when I swept in—with my hair in curlers and makeup half done—to pick up the dress I would be wearing in two hours. It fit perfectly! Even in my panicked state, she was a complete professional. I am going to be a bridesmaid in some more wedding this year, and I am 100% taking my dress to Ally!
Reviewed On 1/15/2016 by Heather H
I walked into Ally's at 5 minutes to close on a Saturday evening to just take a quick glance with intention to come back again. She waited on me personally for an hour past closing making me feel so special. She was excited to help me. At first...
we were going to just do a courthouse wedding within 2 weeks with a ceremony later. But Ally wouldn't have me not wearing my dress to the ceremony- she was eager for the challenge to make my dress work in time. We decided to wait and have a proper ceremony giving a few more weeks for adjustments. Ally has a designer touch and had a vision that she executed flawlessly. My dress was a dream and everyone loved it as well. Now I need to find an excuse to wear it again!
Reviewed On 4/09/2015 by Sarah K
Ally is absolutely wonderful! I have only the best to say about her. Aside from being a very sweet women she is a true designer. I brought my mother's wedding dress to her with hopes to update it a bit and make it my own and she transformed the...
dress. She was creative and helpful. Everyone was absolutely stunned that it was the same dress and loved all the incredible detail she had added. She also helped alter my rehearsal dinner dress and my two bridesmaid's dresses. I will be going back to Ally for all my future dress alterations!
Reviewed On 3/25/2015 by Jessica B
Ally is amazing! Her shop is so cute and she has a GREAT selection of dresses. My dress was Essence of Australia and she carries many of their styles. It is a smaller shop so if your style is much different it may not be for you. But if tha...
t is your style you couldn't ask for a better experience. Right from the beginning I told Ally what I was interested and she pulled amazing dresses. I fell in love with her and my dress. The fittings are included in the cost and it was tailored perfectly. I also got my veil, earrings, and bracelet for her. Her prices were excellent and she has an amazing eye. I will definitely go to her for any other tailoring needs, etc and HIGHLY recommend her. I am SO glad I worked with someone who gave me their full attention and priced the items correctly. I would never want to go to a Kleinfeld type store after working with Ally.
Reviewed On 11/20/2014 by Erin H
I chose Ally's Bridal at a recommendation from a friend. I found my dress there the first day I went looking for wedding dresses. Ally was very accommodating from start to finish and the dress looked perfect on my wedding day
Reviewed On 10/31/2014 by Kim A
I purchased my wedding dress from Ally on sample sale & it was a great value - all alterations included. I went for several fittings and she even suggested alterations, small tweaks here & there to make it look perfect. I was very touched by th...
is as she wasn't making any additional $ to make these changes. She also suggested a great veil and altered it to the right height for me. I bought an additional short wedding dress from another store and Ally altered that one as well for an extremely reasonable fee. She made both dresses perfect!
Ally was very sweet & I enjoyed working with her. I would definitely recommend her to other brides.