- 7 years ago
- Wedding: October 2011
So Oct. 1st is my actual alterations appointment at David’s Bridal to get my dress altered, but my Future Mother-In-Law who bought my dress suggested that we try and find someone local since it’s a 2 hour drive to DB from where we live. So, we met with a woman today who is “supposedly” really good with wedding dress alterations. We also wanted to check out other places because I myself have heard, and my Future Mother-In-Law has heard, that David’s Bridal is a bit outrageously priced when it comes to their alterations.
So, we go into this place today, this little place and the first thing I notice is how small it is, how crowded and messy it is, and how DIRTY it is. I’m thinking “great, my dress is going to get dirty in here”. Yep, it did, the bottom of it from brushing across the nasty floor. I was mentally freaking out the whole time it was on me and I stepped foot out onto that floor. At least at DB I KNOW I will be on carpet, on a pedistal, and in a spacious room, not on concrete flooring with a porta-potty sized dressing room to try and get dressed and un-dressed in.
On top of the mess, the woman seemed like she knew absolutely nothing about alterations. She was recommended to us by several people for wedding gown alterations but I’m guessing she only knows how to do simple stuff because this was just awful. When we were at DB, they pinned a “ballroom bustle” on my dress and that is what I want. This woman only knows how to do one kind of bustle, which looks absolutely ridiculous on my dress. She pinned the center of it up and it just looked like a giant lip hanging off my A$$. I was freaking. Plus I couldn’t even concentrate because my dress was getting dirty and had already snagged on the wooden wall by the fitting room because the whole place was so small I couldn’t move!
Then we were discussing the fit and flare slip that goes underneath my dress, she didn’t see the point in it. For my dress it is necessary for me, so I can have the flare at the bottom. Long story short the slip DB had ordered me, was still too small even though they ordered a 2 instead of a 0. Anyway, onto the biggest issue, the boob area of my dress. I need double cups sewn in because I literally have nothing to fill it out and it’s backless. She doesn’t have cups. She said we would have to buy them but I would only need one pair, and I kept explaining, no, I need 2 it doesn’t fit at all, it’s going to gap if I dont have to sewn in. She just wasn’t getting it at all.
So the place was dirty, I felt like if I were to leave my dress there something would happen to it and it would get even more filthy. Secondly, for a seamstress to alter wedding gowns all the time and not know how to bustle different ways even after we explained it, and not having cups to sew in dresses, just made me feel super uncomfortable. AND NOT TO MENTION, when I was getting the slip and gown on, I said I needed help with pulling the dress over my head, and she didn’t know what I was talking about. Seriously? She doesn’t even offer to help a client put her wedding gown on, and doesn’t know how to put it over one’s head, AND doesn’t know how to hook the top of my dress? She was so lost and I was just freakingggg outtttt.
So, I think I would rather chance it and pay extra knowing that my dress will come out perfect than to pay less locally and have problems.
I just had to tell someone. =/