(Closed) ANYONE at all have good experience with db alterations? going tonight!

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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3265 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I had a really good experience shopping at DB and will be going back to get my dress when it goes on sale again to the price it was last week (you KNOW it will, it’s DB). But as far as alterations, I haven’t heard anything much except that they’re very pricey. But at least if something happens to your dress they’ll be getting you a new one.

Post # 5
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2808 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

do not use them for alterations. they will overcharge you, and they will most likely mess up your dress. find an independent tailor or seamstress. it’s safer and your dress is in better hands.

Post # 6
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2565 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Ok, this concerns me a bit…  I want them to do an under bustle on my dress but now I’m concerned they will screw it up, and cost me an extra $100.  Maybe I’ll just get my mom and BF’s opinion when they see it in a couple of weeks.  Gah.. ๐Ÿ™

Post # 7
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91 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I had a good experience – although the only alterations I had done was a change out of the belt included and a 3-point underbustle, so simple stuff that didn’t change the structure of the dress. I think I paid $70 total, and it was ready pretty quickly.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I had a good experience.  My dress had to be hemmed.  I added buttons down the back and they did a 7 point underbustle.  They were quick and did everything just as I needed them to.  I think it cost around $200 but that was bc I added the buttons and my bustle had 7 points….. it was worth it in the end though!! 

Post # 9
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845 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m having them do my alterations–haven’t gotten my dress back yet. They have to take the entire applique off of my dress, take it in, replace it, hem my dress ~4 inches, and do a 3 point bustle (just the style of dress..doesn’t look right with more). The dress is being taken in along the hips, bust, and booty area…so it’s a lot of work! 

Post # 11
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441 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Yeah, I used to work there and they are always trying to up-sell.  That’s why I broke away and started doing alterations independently.  I would say most of the time the quality is good, but I agree, the prices are outrageous!  I’m glad you only needed cups!  I have no idea why she wouldn’t let you pick it up earlier.  I know they have a rush fee on anything two weeks or less, but you said 4 weeks sooooo, that’s weird.

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