Beautiful U Bridal

★★★★☆
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713-963-8213

3637 W Alabama St

Houston, TX

77027

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I've read the other reviews online about Beautiful U, but none are similar to my experience there.

I took in my wedding gown to be altered about 6 months before my wedding. Between my first alteration and my wedding day, I went to Beautiful U for about 6 alterations. I need to add that it took 4 alterations at a completely different bridal shop (out of town) to fix the damage they did to my gown, and all this fixing had to happen just a week before the wedding. Talk about a bridal nightmare!

Some of the problems with the gown:

The hem on the bottom was completely crooked - too long in some places and too short in others. There were seams in the gown where one side of the seam was one length and the other side was another!

They created an ugly bustle and when I told them I didn't really like it, said that they couldn't do any better. Then, unbeknownst to me, they completely changed all the pleats in train of my gown so that their bustle looked good. It took 3 fittings to fix that when I took it to another shop.

They left pins in my gown! It almost looked like they tried to discretely pin it (by hiding it in the fabric) so that they didn't have to take the time to sew that part of the dress.

The gown was too loose on me. I asked several times for them to make it tighter (it was a form fitting gown). They kept refusing, saying it was tight enough. I think they were trying to avoid doing extra work.

They never spent more than 15 minutes on me during a fitting. Meaning, they weren't very careful with their pinning or fixing of the gown. It was done very hastily with tons of room for error.

During one of the earlier fittings, they took in the bust when it was obvious during the first fitting that I had no room to spare! Why would they do this? It's clear that they don't remember things well or that the women sewing in the back aren't communicating well with the women who pin things during fittings.

That's part of another issue - a lot of the women pinning and sewing speak broken English. Therefore, it's really hard to communicate what you wan't to see fixed or altered, resulting in a poorly altered gown.

And the rates they charged were just ridiculous. My bill at Beautiful U was around $500 (for taking it in, hemming, creating bustle, and adding straps) while the cost for fixing all of their mistakes (basically doing more work than the ladies at Beautiful U ever did) cost only $275.

The women who work there are very sweet, but I promise you, they don't know how to properly or carefully alter a gown!

Do yourself a favor, especially if you're in need of an alteration shop for you wedding gown - stay far, far away from this place! You don't want to stress out about your already-expensive gown being completely destroyed by clearly inexperienced seamstresses. I promise, you'll save money and stress by taking it somewhere else.

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I've read the other reviews online about Beautiful U, but none are similar to my experience there.

I took in my wedding gown to be altered about 6 months before my wedding. Between my first alteration and my wedding day, I went to Beautiful U for about 6 alterations. I need to add that it took 4 alterations at a completely different bridal shop (out of town) to fix the damage they did to my gown, and all this fixing had to happen just a week before the wedding. Talk about a bridal nightmare!

Some of the problems with the gown:

The hem on the bottom was completely crooked - too long in some places and too short in others. There were seams in the gown where one side of the seam was one length and the other side was another!

They created an ugly bustle and when I told them I didn't really like it, said that they couldn't do any better. Then, unbeknownst to me, they completely changed all the pleats in train of my gown so that their bustle looked good. It took 3 fittings to fix that when I took it to another shop.

They left pins in my gown! It almost looked like they tried to discretely pin it (by hiding it in the fabric) so that they didn't have to take the time to sew that part of the dress.

The gown was too loose on me. I asked several times for them to make it tighter (it was a form fitting gown). They kept refusing, saying it was tight enough. I think they were trying to avoid doing extra work.

They never spent more than 15 minutes on me during a fitting. Meaning, they weren't very careful with their pinning or fixing of the gown. It was done very hastily with tons of room for error.

During one of the earlier fittings, they took in the bust when it was obvious during the first fitting that I had no room to spare! Why would they do this? It's clear that they don't remember things well or that the women sewing in the back aren't communicating well with the women who pin things during fittings.

That's part of another issue - a lot of the women pinning and sewing speak broken English. Therefore, it's really hard to communicate what you wan't to see fixed or altered, resulting in a poorly altered gown.

And the rates they charged were just ridiculous. My bill at Beautiful U was around $500 (for taking it in, hemming, creating bustle, and adding straps) while the cost for fixing all of their mistakes (basically doing more work than the ladies at Beautiful U ever did) cost only $275.

The women who work there are very sweet, but I promise you, they don't know how to properly or carefully alter a gown!

Do yourself a favor, especially if you're in need of an alteration shop for you wedding gown - stay far, far away from this place! You don't want to stress out about your already-expensive gown being completely destroyed by clearly inexperienced seamstresses. I promise, you'll save money and stress by taking it somewhere else.

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Arlene and her team did a fantastic job with my dress alterations. Arlene even made my veil. They were very warm and helpful. The bussle turned out perfect! I would definitely recommend them.

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Arlene and her team did a fantastic job with my dress alterations. Arlene even made my veil. They were very warm and helpful. The bussle turned out perfect! I would definitely recommend them.

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Beautiful U did a WONDERFUL job with my alternations. They're decently priced - some might consider pricey but completely worth it. Alterations were done correctly each time (more than one had to be done only because I lost weight between fittings) and the women there are SO nice.

Thanks again!

- Mikaella bride :)

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Beautiful U did a WONDERFUL job with my alternations. They're decently priced - some might consider pricey but completely worth it. Alterations were done correctly each time (more than one had to be done only because I lost weight between fittings) and the women there are SO nice.

Thanks again!

- Mikaella bride :)

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So far this has been a great experience. They carry everything you will need. All the undergarments, petticoats, veils, jewelry, etc. Arlene is great, and she multi-tasks very well. I went for my first fitting, on a weekend, and there were many people there for fittings. Not only did I get a great feel for her work being fabulous, I never felt uncomfortable.

Another great experience came when I called on a day they were closed and their voice-mail was full. I got a call back from her even though I couldn't leave a message. How many companies actually do that!

My fittings have been great so far, and her prices are the best I could find. She and her staff really are great. You can't go wrong going here.

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★★★★★

So far this has been a great experience. They carry everything you will need. All the undergarments, petticoats, veils, jewelry, etc. Arlene is great, and she multi-tasks very well. I went for my first fitting, on a weekend, and there were many people there for fittings. Not only did I get a great feel for her work being fabulous, I never felt uncomfortable.

Another great experience came when I called on a day they were closed and their voice-mail was full. I got a call back from her even though I couldn't leave a message. How many companies actually do that!

My fittings have been great so far, and her prices are the best I could find. She and her staff really are great. You can't go wrong going here.

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Arlene is amazing! She was able to make beautiful dresses for me and my bridal party, including my mother and aunt. All the dresses were modeled after the 50s and she made every piece of those from scratch, even down to the spray for my hair! I heard countless compliments about the dresses being so original and the best they've seen at a wedding. Arlene is very cool under pressure and if she tells you the dress will be ready, trust me, it will be ready in time. Although she works on many projects simultaneously, Arlene at Beautiful U makes sure you are top priority on your wedding day and will go the extra mile to make sure you are taken care of. Brides, entrust your dress to Beautiful U and you will be just that, beautiful!

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★★★☆☆

Arlene is amazing! She was able to make beautiful dresses for me and my bridal party, including my mother and aunt. All the dresses were modeled after the 50s and she made every piece of those from scratch, even down to the spray for my hair! I heard countless compliments about the dresses being so original and the best they've seen at a wedding. Arlene is very cool under pressure and if she tells you the dress will be ready, trust me, it will be ready in time. Although she works on many projects simultaneously, Arlene at Beautiful U makes sure you are top priority on your wedding day and will go the extra mile to make sure you are taken care of. Brides, entrust your dress to Beautiful U and you will be just that, beautiful!

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I had bought a beautiful evening gown to wear as my wedding dress. Then I lost a lot of weight. She did a wonderful job making it fit me. The price was reasonable, Arlene was warm and helpful. I watched her work with a few different customers and she knows her business. If you need something done, go see her.

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★★★★★

I had bought a beautiful evening gown to wear as my wedding dress. Then I lost a lot of weight. She did a wonderful job making it fit me. The price was reasonable, Arlene was warm and helpful. I watched her work with a few different customers and she knows her business. If you need something done, go see her.

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I have had a bridesmaid dress custom made for me for a wedding a thousand miles away and had my wedding dress significantly altered at Beautiful You. I've walked into the place in a panic and desperate and walked out calm and confident. I've never heard "No, we can't do that". It's just not in their nature. Arlene always has a smile and a calming effect and the seamstresses are miracle workers. The atmosphere is cozy so you don't feel like you're one on an assembly line. The experience is personal, which your clothes should be. Everyone's different and at Beautiful You they realize it. Arlene was right - once you have a custom fit...you'll never settle. Their work was amazing! A little overweight and definitely chesty, wasn't a problem. They made me feel and look beautiful for days that will be memorialized FOREVER in pictures and my memories. I'm so lucky that a friend referred me and I would recommend anyone to go and experience the customer service that this place provides!!

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★★★★☆

I have had a bridesmaid dress custom made for me for a wedding a thousand miles away and had my wedding dress significantly altered at Beautiful You. I've walked into the place in a panic and desperate and walked out calm and confident. I've never heard "No, we can't do that". It's just not in their nature. Arlene always has a smile and a calming effect and the seamstresses are miracle workers. The atmosphere is cozy so you don't feel like you're one on an assembly line. The experience is personal, which your clothes should be. Everyone's different and at Beautiful You they realize it. Arlene was right - once you have a custom fit...you'll never settle. Their work was amazing! A little overweight and definitely chesty, wasn't a problem. They made me feel and look beautiful for days that will be memorialized FOREVER in pictures and my memories. I'm so lucky that a friend referred me and I would recommend anyone to go and experience the customer service that this place provides!!

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Arlene at Beautiful U was one of my favorite wedding vendors. She was recommended to me by a friend and I have since recommended her to countless others! I lost 20 pounds before my wedding. She did a fabulous job altering my dress, and it fit like a glove! She also altered my mother's dress for the wedding and she looked stunning! Arlene was so friendly and patient. She became more of a friend than a vendor. I highly recommend Beautiful U!

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★★★★☆

Arlene at Beautiful U was one of my favorite wedding vendors. She was recommended to me by a friend and I have since recommended her to countless others! I lost 20 pounds before my wedding. She did a fabulous job altering my dress, and it fit like a glove! She also altered my mother's dress for the wedding and she looked stunning! Arlene was so friendly and patient. She became more of a friend than a vendor. I highly recommend Beautiful U!

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