(Closed) Alterations ruined my dress and now I hate it…help?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Please say you got it altered at Davids Bridal. If yes…Take it back and yell! They have to fix it or replace the dress.

If no, then you can take it to DB and see if it can be fixed, though it doesn’t sound like it. I would purchase another dress. Try DB and AA (they sell off the rack, and most have a huge collection of discontinued dresses).

Post # 4
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4824 posts
Honey bee

Agree with PP, if you got it done at DB, they should know what size to order and how to alter properly which they did not. If they can’t get you a new dress in the right size in time, I would make them give you a dress off the rack and have them alter that one. 

Dont forget you can add straps to a strapless dress if you have to.

Post # 5
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1429 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

OMG I am so sorry to hear this! If it can’t be fixed. See if there is an off the rack store in your town. (((hugs))) and good luck.

Post # 6
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3369 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I am so, so sorry they screwed this up for you!  I went through something similar… although what the seamstress did wasn’t as damaging.  I found a salon that could rush order a new gown (there wasn’t an extra charge for it, but they did charge me extra for rushing the alterations on the new gown).

 

Post # 7
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2192 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I would also go back and insist they give you a dress off the rack and adjust it to your liking.

Post # 8
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4511 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Whoever did the alterations really messed up, it sounds like. This is a legitimate reason to complain, and loudly. You should at least get your alterations money back, and possibly even payment for the dress, since it sounds like they ruined it. I agree with the others, if you got the alterations done at DB, this should be simple to fix — they should just give you a new dress. But even if you went to an outside seamstress — you’ve definitely got a leg to stand on.

Alternatively, if you don’t want to try to get a new dress, do you think there’s a way to salvage this one? Could the tailor even it out (for free)? 

Hope it all works out.

Post # 9
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3167 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

i don’t know what size you are, but have you checked preowned dresses? maybe something like this would work.

http://www.preownedweddingdresses.com/dresses/19690/Mori-Lee-Size-6.html

i’m sorry your alterations person sucked so hardcore, i hope you’re able to resolve it with them but in the meantime if you need a new dress start checking!

Post # 10
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1280 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I would definitely go back to David’s Bridal for a full refund of the dress, and the alterations…then go to the another dress shop and buy off the rack and have a reputable alterations person do it….I know your wedding is 3 weeks away but if you want it I am a sure you can make it happen…

Good Luck and hope it works out!

Post # 11
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1815 posts
Buzzing bee

Oh lord. I shouldn’t have read this before going to my final fitting :/ luckily I didn’t get my dress or have alterations done there.

Good luck, I hope it’s fixed for you quickly! I’d bitch like hell to anyone I can get on the phone until they got me a new dress.

Post # 13
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161 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

First things first, there is NO SUCH THING as an ugly bride! You could walk down the aisle in a burlap sack and you’ll be BEAUTIFUL.

Second, try calling the store back and demanding the phone number of the Regional or District managers.  Coming from a retail background, most store managers are very reluctant to let their bosses know they have unhappy customers.  I am a huge proponent of saying to a manager “You are unable to give your customer what they WANT and DESERVE and I would like the number of your direct supervisor”.  And if THAT person can’t help you, say the same thing.  Keep working your way up the ladder.  Someone will get annoyed that they have to deal with the public and they’ll make sure to do something.

I’m so so so sorry that this has happened, but it will work out. 

Keep us updated!

Post # 14
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1361 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@drakela2: Yup!

That is unacceptable and you make a big deal out of it until they fix it.

Good luck.

Post # 15
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1660 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I sincerely doubt you will be the World’s Ugliest Bride! I’m so sorry they screwed up so royally. Could you wear a wrap or anything? Know a tailor or a mom who sews who might be able to fix it?

What size do you wear? Maybe someone here can help you find a bargain?

I’m sorry this happened!

If you end up wearing the dress as is, maybe it would help to remind yourself that as much as we all talk about dresses on this site, a wedding is really not about the dress. The most important thing happening on your wedding day will be you and your FI committing your lives to one another. You could do that wearing a paper sack! I sure you will look beautiful and most people will not notice the faults you are seeing with your dress.

Post # 16
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3369 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I had the same feelings about not being beautiful on my wedding day.  I was determined that this was the one day in my life that I was going to be beautiful and it meant so much for him to see me that way (I know, he already feels that way about me, but this was different).  Every body issue I had came up for me when I thought about wearing a dress and being the focus of attention, if only for that short walk.  Would you be able to find something in your price range from a department store?  I know I saw something similar when I was shopping.  (I’ll search for it and post it)

The rest of what you do really effects the overall image… your hair, makeup and jewelry.  Are you having someone help with that?  I don’t usually wear it or do much with my hair, so when he saw me dressed-up, it was a big difference.  Treat yourself to a pedicure and have your hair done~ I know everyone says we are harder on ourselves than we need to be, so be as kind as possible.  It’s not fun feeling this way, but the other emotions of the day took over for me, and I was so happy about getting married, I forgot about judging myself for once.

I’m searching for the similar dresses!

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