I could not be happier with Athena’s! Just three weeks before my daughter’s wedding, we were at another shop for her second gown fitting and discovered that the gown was just not right. It had been ordered several months ago, and in the interim my daughter lost over 25 pounds. Between the weight loss, an issue with the dress itself, and almost $700 in alterations, the dress was not at all like the one she had originally tried on and envisioned wearing on her wedding day. Not knowing if more alterations would solve the issue, and with the other shop being less than helpful about the situation, we decided the best option was to find a new gown. This was obviously going to be a challenge on such short notice.
Athena’s could not have been more helpful and accommodating! We arrived without an appointment and explained the situation to Donna, one of the sale people at the shop. She immediately pulled five gowns off their rack that could have worked and was more than willing to sell samples. We had very limited time but within an hour we had a new dress. Because the dress didn’t have as much detail on the train as we wanted, Athena’s was able to customize it to her liking by using the lace appliques that were on the bolero-type jacket that came with the dress (but she wouldn’t have worn anyway).
Donna was great to work with and offered honest opinions on each dress and really gave my daughter her undivided attention in the process. All along, Donna assured us that that they could make this work in time and was genuinely happy to do so. I simply cannot say how impressed I am with the service provided by this shop and how helpful they were in making this all happen under these circumstances!