While I don't have 100% success rate through Yelp, but rest assured it is well into the 90th percentile, going to VIP Alterations was one of the times where looking on Yelp paid off... not only once, but twice. I not only had success, but I recommended VIP to my daughter, and she, too, was very pleased. Both of us had brought our wedding gowns, hers as the maid of honor, and mine as mother of the bride, to be altered. We purchased our gowns from different places, but the bottom line was the same...... we wanted to look pretty, but the style of the gown wasn't necessarily figure flattering when we got them. My daughter didn't need that much done, but she hated how hers fit in the waistline. Once Alberto (or whoever did the actual work) finished with her dress, she was completely satisfied and relieved that it didn't look "boxey" as she put it. The end result was slimming to her already slim figure, and she definitely looked lovely.
As for mine, it needed to be taken in at the bust, it needed hemming with not one, but THREE layers of chiffon, and I wanted thin bejeweled straps added to the top. Whichever person actually worked on my dress, they did a very nice job with the straps and taking in the dress, and the 3 layers were perfectly hemmed and even. I probably would have liked another inch off the bottom because I kept stepping on the dress when I actually wore it, but honestly, it was still fine. I do disagree with other Yelpers who state that they are inexpensive. I found it to be very much on the expensive side, BUT I am not complaining. They fixed my dress to my liking, and I am always willing to pay good money for a job well done...... and it was. I just feel it needs to be reported that they aren't that cheap, that's all. They did a lot to my dress, and it ended up costing me here a little more than double the amount from what I initially paid..... but again, it was worth the extra expense to have it the way I ultimately wanted.
I would call upon this place in a heartbeat if I ever am in need of special alterations again. The only thing is, do not wait until the last minute. This is one busy place (because they are so good), so plan ahead and give them time to get your job done well !!