Post # 1
Hello dear bees,
Like everyone else I have too many thoughts about dress shopping. I recently went and tried on this new dress at David’s Bridal. It just came out. I love the way I look in it and how airy it is. But I am concerned with the number of alterations I have to do to a dress. First of all, even though the dress is only $700, I will have to hem it, put a bustle. The seamstress said that the bustle will include 11 buttons, for the total cost of about 250. Also if it needs to be altered along the seams that is an additional 65 per seam.
It seems like David’s Bridal gets you on the alterations. And, what I hate, there is no way of knowing how many you will have to do untill you get the actual dress.
I also tried the dresses by Demetrios. It seems like they actually make the dress for YOU by measuring the
Post # 3
Sorry I sent it too soon.
I also tried the dresses by Demetrios. It seems like they actually make the dress for YOU by measuring YOU. To me it says that very few alterations will be necessary.
I really love this dress, but I hate to do so many alterations, especially since my size (size 4-6) are not in stores.
Post # 4
You should try to find an independent seamstress. Ask on your local board for a good seamstress so you don’t have to use their in-house people.
That sounds like a lot of money to me.
Post # 5
I am not a fan of David’s Bridal at all. Their dresses are just knockoffs of real designer dresses and they charge outrageous prices for the “extras”. Kudos to you bees who found your dream dress there, but I have never been really impressed with their quality.
Post # 6
If this dress is a knock off. Do you know of which dress?
Post # 7
I wore a Demetrios Gown (UltraSophisticates 1356) and it fit me like a glove. They measured the hollow-to-hem so it didn’t have to be hemmed and an local seamstress did a 3-point bustle for $25. Seriously. My mom gave her $50 anyway. lol
Post # 8
I too bought a Demetrios dress and yes they do have the dress built according to you. It’s saving me a fortune on alterations and I feel so much betting knowing that none of the design will be lost by nipping and tucking you know? I think that’s the major part. Good luck. I would suggest buying the demetrios.
Post # 9
I’d recommend having your alterations done elsewhere, no matter which dress you go with. I had a terrible experience with the bridal shop that did mine, and I’ve known so many other people who did, if you can find a seamstress on your own, go that route!