(Closed) David’s Bridal Alterations? Alterations in general?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1844 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

  That is so exciting that you got your dress!!!

  Sadly, I haven’t heard many good things about David’s Bridal. I’ve gone through them twice for bridesmaid dresses. The first time, the sales lady said that they would be able to add straps to our dresses (a must for one girl in the wedding), and then when they came in, they told us that straps were never able to be added to that dress. Then, when I went and picked up my dress, they gave me someone else’s that happened to share my first name (albeit spelled differently–my name ends in a “y”, and hers ends in an “ie”). Thankfully, it was someone in our wedding party, so it was an easy switch. However, the second time, it went very smoothly!

  What I will say about their alterations is that from what I’ve heard, you need to get the alterations done early. So, if you are planning on losing weight before your wedding, this may not be a good option for you. I also heard that the alterations were expensive. We have a tailor that we go to, and for my bridesmaid dresses, he did those. They weren’t as intricate as a Bridesmaid or Best Man dress, but he did a fantastic job, and it was very reasonable. I would ask people you know who have gotten alterations in your area and look for recommendations.

Post # 4
687 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Yay for finding your dress!! I also got my dress at DB and have heard that their alterations are very pricey. I am probably going to use a local tailor in my area for alterations since I just need the dress taken in a bit and bustled. I am planning my first fitting near the end of April and my wedding is in July. I will probably have 2 or 3 fittings depending on what the tailor suggests. Good luck!

Post # 5
729 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I was in a wedding last year and the bride had lace on the bottom of her dress and they ruined the lace. She had to get a new dress.

Post # 6
875 posts
Busy bee

I was in a wedding as a bridesmaid that had DB gowns.  The alterations were significantly overpriced!  (As in, they cost more than the gown.)  I had my measurements done by DB prior to ordering my gown, and when it arrived it did not fit properly,  If I had had my alterations done onsite… the gown would have cost more than double the cost of the gown… and would have not been styled appropriately… (I had gowns custom made prior to the experience…and so I recognized what the DB dress needed to have done to it to look appropriate.  I ended up taking it to another seamstress who remade it… and it was less than half the cost of the alterations that they had suggested… and they were not going to do all the work that she did…)  Another friend in the wedding did get her alterations done at another DB, she paid more than the cost of the gown, and wasn’t satisfied with the dress when it was finished.  I would not recommend the DB group for alterations.  You pay too much for a discount gown.  (I’d recommend DB for gowns that you can walk out of the store without altering, otherwise… they are way overpriced! 

Post # 8
5498 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

My alterations were fine…I gaines weight and my dress didn’t fit, but I lost it and they refunded me $200 ( you have to call and ask them to WAIT for your last “fitting” or they will charge you twice). All I had done was a bussle, and that was $65, I think?

They messed up the bussle on my friends wedding dress, but I set them straight and they fixed it for free. = )

Post # 9
5 posts
  • Wedding: June 2012

Don’t go to David’s Bridal for alterations!!!!! They charged me $500 to alter a dress that cost $600 and they ruined the dress. I have to have another dress shipped in from another store…did I mention I’m getting married in 3 months? 

I’m going to get my money back for the alterations and take my new dress elsewhere!

Post # 10
24 posts
  • Wedding: June 2013

Ive heard of a lot about the high alternation costs from DB, so to save money, never go for them for alteration!

Post # 11
2 posts
  • Wedding: December 2013

I know this is an old thread, but things have NOT changed….  They are AWFUL. I actually left in tears a few weeks ago want didn’t even look at my dress until last night. My (secret) wedding is in two weeks in Jamaica, and I have a dress that they sewd the bra cups almost to the waistband, and then told me I was over exaggerating when I  was crying.  My girlfriend, who can fix ANYTHING can’t even fix it. So now I’m in a panic to find a GREAT seamstress to fix it.

do NOT go to DAVID’s bridal!!!

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