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Andover, 978-475-5996,

Couples shouldn’t trust their wedding alterations to just anyone on a day when all eyes are on them. That’s why so many people have trusted master tailor Shaban Catalbas, owner of Shaban’s, for more than a decade. The gregarious Shaban’s work as a precision tailor has inspired a loyal customer base on the North Shore, for both wedding wear and everyday attire.


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Pins and Needles

Danvers, 978-774-6321,

For more than 25 years, Pins and Needles owner Christina Alpuche has been the North Shore’s go-to gal for alterations, working at local institutions like L. H. Rogers and Lorraine Roy before opening her own business. Bridal clients know they can trust Alpuche with their precious wedding gowns and other garments, whether they need alterations for size and length or more extensive work, such as adding sleeves, a corset, or other customization to a gown.