(Closed) those of you who have a dress from Davids Bridal are you…..

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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14503 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would because they work with those dresses everyday and they have classes on the alterations of the new designs.  Also, if they screw something up they are able to give you a new dress.  I know that it is kind of pricey for alterations, but it is less pricey then buying a new dress.  I had an alterations lady screw my dress up so bad that it was unwearable and I am still pissed about it. 

Post # 4
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2951 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

a family member altered mine.

I went with them because they are professionalbeen doing it for YEARS and it was free 🙂

 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My dress is technically Davids Bridal, but I bought it consignment. When my sister got married, alterations at DB were WAY more expensive than outside alterations, so she got them done at a private shop and it turned out lovely. I don’t need any alterations, so I don’t have to worry about it, but I would definitely go to someone local. 

Post # 6
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224 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Glades Pike Winery, Somerset, PA

I was going to find another seamstress but ended up just going with DB. Mr. Wizard’s 2 cousins have had their dresses altered there in the last couple of years and our local store’s alterations department does AMAZING work. It’s really pricy (for taking in the sides, taking up the hem, and adding a bustle, she quoted me almost $300, yikes!) but they know their dresses well and our local store’s department in particular does a great job.

I’ve heard not-so-great things about other DBs’ alterations depts though, so I’d check review sites and ask around for experience about your particular store’s department. It’s all down to how good of a job the particular seamstress does, whether she’s employed by DB or not 🙂

Post # 7
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726 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m getting mine altered elsewhere because I want to make mine a sweetheart neckline and take off a bow and david’s bridal refuses to alter the design. So, I might as well all get it done somewhere else. Not only that, but I just don’t like david’s bridal’s customer service very much. 

Post # 8
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7609 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I’m getting mine done there later this month…..so help me.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I also bought a David’s Bridal dress on consignment.  In the Washington, DC area, there are a couple of seamstresses who are miracle workers with alterations, and whose rates are quite reasonable, so I went with one of them.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I bought a DB dress and am getting it altered there, im in Raleigh but ill be taking it to the one in durham.  Ive heard good and bad things about it, but like one pp said, it all comes down to the seamstress, whether they are employed by DB or not.  But if they mess it up, they have to replace it.  Now keep in mind, ruined is an objective term.  If they rip your dress they have to fix it, if you ask them to do something and you just dont like it, that doesnt mean it was ruined.  I think a lot of people throw the word ruined around too easily when it comes to their dress.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Future Mrs K:  Thanks! yeah i kept reading horror stories, but they woulnt still be in business if they ruined every dress that came through their doors, right? lol  Please do let me know how it goes, bc their front of house customer service is terrible but im hoping for the best from alterations

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I just took mine last week. I chose to do it there because I figured they would be more familiar with the dress. I had a 5 layer hem & added sweetheart it was $110. 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I plan to take mine to another seamstress. There have been relatively consistent reviews about the cost of alterations at DB and problems that have been encountered in the alteration department. I bought a cheap dress to save money and don’t want to spend more than the dress on alterations!

Post # 16
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89 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@MrsElopement:  Yay!! a good experience so far i assume??

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