Atlanta >Bridal Couture By Ruby V
“She can sell you a very beautiful gown at a fraction of the price of most retailers or make you whatever you want.”
I spent $1300 to have my mother in
law's vintage dress altered at Ruby's. It was in amazing condition (preserved 3 times), but was a high neck, long sleeve, full sleeve Priscilla of Boston dress that was 38 years old. It needed to be restyled.
Under no circumstances would I advise you take to anything this valuable to Ruby. I was under the impression she considered herself a designer, but the "couture" in her name is quite misleading. She never once took on the position of a designer. She never sketched her vision for my dress. She never suggested alternatives to my more challenging ideas. She only had blunt "no's" or hesitant "okays" to the alterations I suggested.
The only time she was cheerful and agreeable was the first fitting, before she had my money. I paid her $1000 to "restyle" my dress. She said I would leave happy. I was under the impression I would and that $1000 would definitely cover the alterations I wanted.
Wrong again. Ruby charged me an additional $300 to restyle the skirt of the dress. At that point, I wanted nothing more than to leave her establishment with dress in hand and go somewhere, anywhere, that might value me as a customer...especially when I had spent the equivalent of 2 of dresses that she carries in her store. Nothing you see on the racks was designed by Ruby, by the way.
Every fitting after the initial one was cold and unpleasant. Even my mom, mother in law, and maid of honor remarked that the she was distant and snobbish. The receptionist on the weekends is quite friendly. I'm so disappointed that what I thought would be my favorite and most enjoyable part of the wedding planning, was the most frustrating and dissatisfying.
I'm taking my dress to the neighborhood seamstress to remove the Madonna cups Ruby put in (after I explicitly stated my dislike for their pointed look), remove the tacky speghetti straps, and sew in the bustier. I can't wait to be finished and finally happy with my dress after my experience with Ruby.
I wouldn't spend another penny in her store, but the choice is yours. If she's your neighborhood seamstress and you just need pants hemmed, go for it. If you need something more extensive done, don't be fooled, shop around.
Can't wait to go back!.
After searching for the perfect wedding dress we landed in Ruby's unassuming shop. She and Matilda immediately made us feel welcome and both were so eager to help. Ruby is a very gracious lady, making everyone feel that their dress is the only one that matters.
After some discussion, Ruby and my daughter designed the perfect dress for my daughter using the lace off my wedding dress. She was also able to re-configure my veil to satisfy my daughter's simple taste.
After the first fitting I knew our decision was the right one, so it was no surprise that when I struggled to find a MOB dress, Ruby was the one I went to. Again, she and I worked on a design that I was comfortable with, chose the fabric, and she went to work.
The day of the wedding, my daughter looked like a princess as she walked down the aisle and I felt elegant in my dress. Ruby was fabulous and we can't wait to have another dress created by her.
Would go back in a heart beat.
This was my favorite spot for selecting a wedding dress. While utlimately, I purchased my dress on craigslist, I did use Ruby for alterations and I purchased my veil here. Her dresses were simply LOVELY! She carries only international designers and they are beautiful.
I would recommend Ruby for alterations as well. She transformed my dress bustle from an "american" style to a "french" style and it was gorgeous. She also took the dress in six inches and added a nice "bust" line without making it look cheap.
My veil was gorgeous and I plan on saving it forever.
I also had my dress steam cleaned before the wedding and it was perfect.
Her prices are VERY reasonable, almost too good.
I would trust her and have recommended her to several of my friends. Try it out and I guarantee you will be impressed with the service, selection and quality of work.
Delight to work with. Ruby the owner is a delight! She can sell you a very beautiful gown at a fraction of the price of most retailers or make you whatever you want. She is just wonderful.
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