(Closed) AHHHH! Bridal stores and alterations…

posted 11 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
320 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010 - Ocean View Villas/Jasmine Seafood Restaurant

I had the reverse problem in that several of my BMs had dresses that were too small.  It cost one of my BMs MORE than the actual dress to have material added to the dress!  I would definitely give the bridal shop an earful, and then see what the seamstress can do for your gals to make it work.  Definitely make sure to let others know of that store’s huge mistake! You have every right to be totally pissed off! I know I was!

Post # 4
90 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think that you have to be very careful and not be fully trusting of the consultants. 

I’m a street size 10. Measurements are 34, 31.5, 40 (I obviously don’t have much of a waist). She tried to get me to order a size 16 which has a waist measurement of 32. I refused to buy that big because I measured a size 10 in the bust and 12 in the hips. 

It’s hard to “demand” the store do anything because generally, you sign off and they’re off the hook.


I’m sorry 🙁 I hope it works out.

Post # 5
252 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Maybe you can post the dress and see if anyone has it in the right size that they might be willing to sell, and then return the original dress to the store??

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