At Amazing Alterations, we want your experience as a bride to be the best that you could imagine. So often we hear about something during the planning process that went array that the bride was not expecting. We like to simplify all of that and tell you what will happen before you even pull into ...

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Every bride has a different body. We all know this. The shape of the dress however, can determine what part of your body it accentuates. Every day at Amazing Alterations we have brides that are frustrated with how their arms look in a ball gown, or how their rear looks in a mermaid. As much ...

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The inevitable winter cold is soon upon us. While that may sound a little bitter (pun intended) it also brings amazing snowy pictures for any bride. Staying warm during your big day is key to a happy and enjoyable time for your photo sessions. Capes, wraps, muffs and fur lined tuxes provide the perfect accessory ...

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Western Wedding Superstitions and How Amazing Alterations in Minneapolis Can Play a Role in Your Wedding Here at Amazing Alterations, we have seen our fair share of nervous and superstitious husbands- and brides-to-be. Here's CNN's explanation of a few wedding superstitions we've heard this year: Seeing each other before the wedding. The idea that the couple shouldn't see each ...

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Western Wedding Traditions and How Amazing Alterations in Minneapolis Can Play a Role in Your Wedding The newly-married couple's first dance is an event that a couple might be nervous or excited about. All eyes will be on them. However, on the big day, surrounded by those you love and in the arms of your new spouse, it's ...

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Western Wedding Traditions and How Amazing Alterations in Minneapolis Can Play a Role in Your Wedding The tradition of the father giving away his daughter at the wedding originates from the days of arranged marriages. In those times, daughters were considered the property of their father and were usually given for a price. Today, the tradition is a ...

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Western Wedding Traditions and How Amazing Alterations in Minneapolis Can Play a Role in Your Wedding Being a bridesmaid can be an exciting role. Bridesmaids are typically friends or sisters of the bride. The principal bridesmaid is called the Maid of Honor if she is unmarried, or the Matron of Honor is she is married. A junior bridesmaid ...

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Western Wedding Traditions and How Amazing Alterations in Minneapolis Can Play a Role in Your Wedding In ancient times, men sometimes captured their brides. A man would take along his strongest and most trusted friend to help him fight the woman's resisting family. This friend was considered the "best man." In England, the best man accompanied the groom ...

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Western Wedding Traditions and How Amazing Alterations in Minneapolis Can Play a Role in Your Wedding In western weddings, it is common for a young boy, sometimes a relative of the family, to serve as the ring bearer. This tradition could have originated from ancient Egypt, when boys carried treasured jewels on ornamented pillows during the wedding ceremony ...

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Western Wedding Traditions and How Amazing Alterations in Minneapolis Can Play a Role in Your Wedding Although sometimes we forget, the bride is not the only one preparing for the wedding! Most wedding ceremonies include a young girl, sometimes a relative of the bride or groom, who trots down the aisle throwing petals. The tradition of the flower girl ...

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Western Wedding Traditions and How Amazing Alterations in Minneapolis Can Play a Role in Your Wedding Most brides-to-be are familiar with the Victorian rhyme: "The bride must wear something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue." At Amazing Alterations, we can help you incorporate all the parts of this rhyme into your wedding ensemble! Here are a few ...

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Western Wedding Traditions and How Amazing Alterations in Minneapolis Can Play a Role in Your Wedding By the time our brides-to-be walk through our doors at Amazing Alterations, they usually already have a ring to show off to us. The wedding ring is a symbol of commitment and eternal love, and during the wedding preparation process it is ...

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Western Wedding Traditions and How Amazing Alterations in Minneapolis Can Play a Role in Your Wedding The bridal bouquet is not just a beautiful accessory for the big day; it also has a role in tradition. In modern tradition, the bride throws the bouquet to the unmarried women attending the wedding. The woman to catch the bouquet will ...

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Western Wedding Traditions and How Amazing Alterations in Minneapolis Can Play a Role in Your Wedding At Amazing Alterations, we see many brides who are excited to create a unique garter. In modern weddings, the bride wears a garter on her leg. It is removed and thrown by the groom (sometimes with his teeth, if he's feeling wild!) ...

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Western Wedding Traditions and How Amazing Alterations in Minneapolis Can Play a Role in Your Wedding Much like the wedding dress, the veil has a rich history. In ancient Rome, the blusher veil was worn over the face to disguise the bride from evil spirits jealous of her happiness. Other sources speak of the veil as a symbol ...

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Western Wedding Traditions and How Amazing Alterations in Minneapolis Can Play a Role in Your Wedding One of our favorite traditions at Amazing Alterations is the wedding dress. We see hundreds of gorgeous gowns each year, and with each dress comes a happy bride. A beautiful dress for the bride is one of the most universal wedding traditions, though ...

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Western Wedding Traditions and How Amazing Alterations in Minneapolis Can Play a Role in Your Wedding It's almost the end of the year, and 2014 is sure to bring many more happy husbands and brides to our doorstep at Amazing Alterations! We decided to put together a list of traditions some of our staff and clients have ...

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Amazing Alterations makes dreams come true in Minneapolis, MN! Has your wedding attire shopping gone horribly wrong? Are you running out of time before the big day? Do you have a condition that makes finding comfortable clothing difficult? Don't worry—the experts at Amazing Alterations can fix any problem relating to your casual or wedding attire, accessories, ...

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Amazing Alterations can customize your vintage dress! Did you find a perfect vintage dress with a less than perfect fit? Are you planning on wearing your mother's dress but aren't a fan of the puffy 80s sleeves or mile-long train? Amazing Alterations can help you update the fit and styles of your vintage dress so you ...

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Add a customized sash from Amazing Alterations to your wedding outfit! One of our newest and most popular items this year are our custom sashes and belts. Whether you are looking for something subtle or something extravagant, we have options fitting all styles and price points.    Amazing Alterations can work with you to put together a belt ...

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If you're having a winter wedding, nothing can make you feel like a winter princess more than a beautiful custom cape from Amazing Alterations! Emily, one of our December brides this year, decided she wanted something special to keep her looking cozy and classy on her wedding day. She worked with our designers to come up ...

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Thanks to the testimonials of our wonderful clients, Amazing Alterations has been getting some incredible recognition! We have recently been listed in the 2013 "Best of the Knot" for the widely-used wedding planning website, The Knot, and we've been featured in the wedding destination site, Wedding Wire!  We've come a long way from our humble beginnings in ...

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Add a custom wrap or scarf from Amazing Alterations to your wedding outfit or winter wardrobe! Amazing Alterations offers endless options for one-of-a-kind accessories, wedding pieces, and clothing. Some of our favorite custom winter pieces are our cozy and stylish custom wraps and scarves. We use the softest fabric we could find in varying colors and ...

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Amazing Alterations will work with you to design a unique and affordable wedding veil! Like our previous post mentioned, we are excited to be able to offer you exactly the custom item you've been dreaming of. There are infinite options for a custom veil. Our creations use excellent materials such as: - Swarovski crystals - Quality fabrics and trims - ...

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Make your wedding ensemble memorable with a completely unique piece crafted by our expert designers in Anoka, MN!   Amazing Alterations is lucky to have a wonderful team to assist you during every step of your wedding preparation process. Our rockstar designer, Michael, can work with you to create a custom piece to accompany your wedding attire ...

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Keep your new or vintage dress looking lovely at Amazing Alterations! As we have said since the birth of Amazing Alterations, your comfort is our first priority. Whether you are bringing us your brand new dress for alterations or your mother's vintage dress to be reconstructed for your wedding, we want you to feel that your ...

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Amazing Alterations now offers wetsuit alterations around St. Paul and Minneapolis! We live in "the land of 10,000 lakes," yet it is extremely difficult to find places that will alter swimwear. One client told us the only place they could find that offered wetsuit alterations was in California! If you're having the same problem, look no ...

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Amazing Alterations in Anoka, MN, can help you create a mix-and-match wardrobe to suit your needs! Everyone is shaped differently. At Amazing Alterations, we work with men and women of all shapes and sizes and realize that it is often impossible to find bottoms in the store that flawlessly fit your hips, thighs, and leg length ...

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Amazing Alterations in Anoka, MN, can help you create a mix-and-match wardrobe to suit your needs! If you are often unable to find comfortably fitting clothing in stores, Amazing Alterations can help you boost your wardrobe with quality custom shirts. We know that many men and women struggle to find tops that fit both the shoulders ...

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Amazing Alterations in Anoka, MN, can help you look and feel good in custom clothing that suits your needs! At Amazing Alterations, we work with men and women of all shapes and sizes (yes, we work with men, too!). We specialize in helping everyone feel comfortable in their clothing. With our designer on staff, we can ...

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If you're wondering how on earth you're going to go to the bathroom while you're wearing bodyshapers on your wedding day, fret no more. Amazing Alterations in Anoka, MN, is here to help! Alas, an answer to the question that has been haunting you ever since you decided to wear spandex for the big day. If ...

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"How do I go to the bathroom when I'm wearing a wedding dress?" Don't laugh . . . it's a question we're asked by Minneapolis brides every day! As always, Amazing Alterations in Anoka, MN, is here to provide you with the secrets of the wedding business! Your body won't stop functioning regularly on your wedding ...

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Same-sex marriage certificates start being issued in Minnesota on August 1st, 2013! Do you still need alterations done on your formal or informal dress before the big day? Amazing Alterations in Anoka, MN, can get your dress fitting perfectly by the end of July! This is an exciting time to be in Minneapolis—we love meeting all ...

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Same-sex marriage certificates start being issued in Minnesota on August 1st, 2013! If you still need your tux or suit altered near Anoka, MN for the big day, we can help! Although you may have been waiting for this day for years, sometimes your tux or suit alterations can be forgotten in the midst of all ...

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Same-Sex marriage certificates start being issued in Minnesota on August 1st, 2013! Are you ready for the big day? It's been a long time coming, but that 8/1 date is approaching quickly! If you and your partner are planning on (legally!) tying the knot in a few weeks, there's still time for you to make the ...

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The event is on the calendar...and so is your due date! At Amazing Alterations, we can help you avoid dress stress during a time full of surprises and excitement. We have worked with dozens of pregnant brides and have figured out a fool-proof system to ensure a perfect fit for your formal attire! Here are a ...

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Today Is The First Day To Get Marriage License For Same Sex Marriage Couples in MN! Today is a big day in history for the state of Minnesota for same sex marriage couples.  June 6, 2013 is the first day you can start getting your marriage license, for your big wedding day!  We at Amazing Alterations ...

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State of Minnesota Passes the Gay Marriage Law Into Effect 2013 Governor Mark Dayton signed the bill into effect, and as of August 1, 2013, same sex marriage couples will be able to legally be married in the state of Minnesota. August 1, 2013 That doesn't give the happy couples much time to get ready for their big ...

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Finalists In The Best Of Bride Magazine Is Out For 2013 In Minnesota!  At Amazing Alterations, we love what we do!  We love being part of every one of our bride's and bridesmaid's big day!  We love Prom too!  To have our brides nominate our business Amazing Alterations for a finalist in the big "Best Of ...

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Make your day truly special with custom accessories from Amazing Alterations! Once you have your dream dress, veil, and shoes, one question remains: What will you wear to stay warm for a winter wedding in the Midwest? We have the answer. With a custom shawl or wrap, you can stay warm and glamorous on your big ...

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Let Amazing Alterations create your custom garter! Garters are an important part of the wedding or prom tradition. For your wedding day, a handmade custom garter from Amazing Alterations can help you complete the wedding day ritual of "something old, new, borrowed, and blue." We can add custom charms, vintage lace from a grandmother's dress, or ...

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Amazing Alterations can create your custom veil! At Amazing Alterations, we know that every bride's taste is unique. Each part of the wedding preparation process is an opportunity to express your individuality, and this includes the veil. Let our expert staff help you complete your vision with a one-of-a-kind veil. Long or short, white or ivory, simple ...

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Amazing Alterations in Anoka, MN is teaming up with The Vintage Pixie! When our expansion is finished, we will be both selling and renting charming merchandise from The Vintage Pixie, a wonderful boutique in Cambridge, MN. We are excited to share with you their unique jewelry and décor! Check out the pictures below, and click here ...

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After Your Wedding Alterations in Edina MN, The final chapter: Chaise lounge photos. To our staff at Amazing Alterations, each client is a new and exciting story. The book begins with the bride bringing us her dress, and each fitting and conversation is a new chapter. However, the story doesn't end when the bride has the dress ...

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Amazing Alterations in Anoka MN has Great news at the Chic Cave: We're expanding! We've listened to you,  and see that we are in need of more fitting rooms!  And now we have them.  Making a group fitting much more efficient, and private. I am sure those of you who have been to the shop remember the elegant ...

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Let Amazing Alterations in Anoka County MN, help you decide between a hoop or crinoline for your wedding or formal gown! You've done the dress, shoe, and accessory shopping for your big day...but what about the undergarments? Along with bust cups, a hoop or crinoline can give your dress the shape you are looking for. But ...

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Going to Prom at Elk River High School?  Getting Your Gown to Fit Perfectly With Bust Cups! Every woman is built uniquely, and not every dress is built with the right support for everyone. Many times, bust cups can help you get the shape and comfort you desire. Our gel-filled bust cups are sewn directly into the ...

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Want Something Special With Your Prom Dress Alterations In Anoka MN?   Our own special touch: Chaise lounge photos. Once your dress fits, your garter is made, and your excitement is starting to heighten, we have one final step to make the whole prom preparation experience come together. Before you take the dress home, we have you ...

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Going to Prom In A Stunning Prom Dress at Spring Lake Park High?  We can create custom garters to match your dress. Once your dress is fitting beautifully, you'll want to take care of the final touch: the garter. Let Amazing Alterations be your one-stop prom shop by creating your custom garter! We create handmade custom garters ...

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Going to Anoka High School Prom?...We can help you sparkle on your big night! So you found the perfect dress...but it just doesn't quite have the stunning sparkle you were looking for. We can fix that! Rhinestoning is one of our favorite things to do to a gown. We use Swarovski crystals to make your dress glitter, ...

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Is Your Prom Dress for Andover MN Prom....Too big? Too small? No worries! At Amazing Alterations, we are experts at getting your dress fitting perfectly. We know you don't want to be holding your dress up all night or holding your breath all night, and we can make your dress looser or tighter to ensure that neither ...

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Going to Prom in Champlin MN?  How we can help you adjust the hem on your prom dress. First things first: before we can help you with your dress hem, we need to know how tall your shoes will be! Whether you'll be rocking the four-inch spikes or the rhinestoned flip-flops, what we do with your ...

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Going to Prom in Andover MN?  How we can help you adjust or add straps for your prom dress. Straps are an important part of your prom dress - after all, they are what keep the dress up! There are many different styles of straps, and for each style there are problems you may run into. ...

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Going to Prom at Blaine High School?  What to keep in mind while looking for a prom dress and alterations. Prom is right around the corner, and many young women are starting to look for their perfect dress. What color will the dress be? Stunning neckline or low back? How much bling? Finding the right dress ...

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Wedding Gown Bustling Styles, Edina MN...The final bustle style: The "flip under" bustle. The last type of French (or under) bustle style is what we call the flip under bustle. This style does not look bustled at all, as we use buttons or hooks to tuck the train underneath the bottom of the dress, essentially creating ...

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The "waterfall" bustle is another option for bustling your gown in St. Louis Park, MN. The waterfall bustle style is similar to the basic under bustle.   It is created in the same way - by fastening a loop on the outer layer to a button on a higher area of the inner layer of the skirt ...

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Wedding Gown Bustling, In Champlin, MN...Over Bustles: Another option for a bustle style. As our previous post explained, there are multiple ways each wedding dress can be bustled. The second of these options is called the "over" bustle. For this style, a loop on the lower part of the skirt is pulled up and attached to ...

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Getting Married in Anoka MN?  The Basic Under Bustle: One option for bustling your dress. The basic under bustle, also known as one type of French bustle, is a beautiful and versatile bustling option for your wedding gown. This style is created using loops on the inside of the outer layer of the dress, which are ...

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Creating Many Styles of Bustling on a Wedding Gown for Brides in Coon Rapids, MN With an expert, the options for bustling your dress are endless. There are two main styles, either "French" or "Over" bustles. While the choice of bustle is ultimately yours, we have three criteria that help us find the bustle style that works best for ...

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Bustling Your Wedding Dress Will Make It Easy To Enjoy Your Wedding Day! You have purchased your dream dress, it is perfect! And it has a very big train, or even a little train, but there is a lot of fabric around your legs, which will look great in pictures, but what do you do with it ...

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Bridal Sizes Can Be Frustrating! So you are ready to go shopping for your dream dress!  Yea!  And then they come out with a size that isn't even close to your "true" size, it's way bigger!  You are thinking, "No Way!"  They have lost their mind!  That is what happened to me.  I couldn't believe it!  ...

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What should you bring to a fitting? A great attitude!  We do fun fittings at Amazing Alterations!  We know you are nervous, and wonder if everything is going to be ok, well we are here to ensure that! When we do fittings at Amazing Alterations, we want to ensure that the dress is going to fit you ...

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To Hoop or Not To Hoop? At Amazing Alterations, we usuallly offer hoop skirts for all brides for their wedding gowns.  Why?  They really provide comfort to the bride during her wedding day.  They really help in keeping the fabric away from her legs, and providing air flow.  Sometimes, they can eliminate the need to do ...

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Welcome to Amazing Alterations new website! We hope you enjoy the new look of things around here and don't forget to check back to our blog!

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This is going to be the start of Amazing Alterations’ blog.  Keeping you updated on a weekly basis of the new trends, the continuing challenges that brides, and bridesmaids face, and the newest dress “before and after” we have just finished! Please feel free to post any questions, concerns, challenges you face in your journey to ...

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