- 7 years ago
- Wedding: October 2011
So bees, more is being done to my dress and I get it back Nov. 30th. I’m kind of ticked off too, because I thought everything was done, after paying out the ass for the alterations I asked for. So here’s the story:
Got my dress from David’s Bridal. Bridesmaid dresses from a local boutique, that couldn’t alter my dress since I didn’t purchase it there. Had the alterations done at Davids (2 hrs away from where I live, which is the closest one to me) because there wasn’t anyone local to do alterations, everyone was booked and I needed a lot done to it. (we bought the dress at David’s because it was in my budget, thats another story)
So, I get the alterations done to the dress at David’s Bridal. I had it hemmed, bustled, double cups sewn in, the back taken in, the sleeve fixed bc it gapped, some lace pinned back down, and the sides were supposed to be taken in as well as up by the bust because it was WAY too big.
Had this done. Paid $350, which is half of what my dress cost. That’s fine, my Future Mother-In-Law paid for it, we thought that would be it. I go in for my final fitting…the bust was still WAY TOO BIG, it was gapping and everything. The alterations lady said that she would sew the cups in better so it wouldnt gap and it would fit properly. She did this, I took my dress without trying it on again, and I left because she was basically shoving me out of there.
On to last week…I try my dress on. It isn’t fixed. It’s too big in the bust and under the bust. The slip I fold down under my dress, you can see under my dress (where it was folded). It’s just a mess and does not fit me. So I went to my bridesmaids alterations appt. and was telling my BM’s about it. The alterations woman overheard me and said she could take care of it, and to bring it in.
I took in the dress to her today (to the local boutique, where they said before they couldn’t do anything) and it’s a good thing I did!!!! It has to be taken in another half inch on each side, which elminates one set of cups in the bust. The slip is going to be cut so it sits on my hips instead of having to fold it down so we dont see any lines, and it has to be taken in on the sides some to fit right.
So basically, we paid an arm and a leg at David’s for nothing. It was our only option at the time, so thats why we went there. I posted pics of “my final fitting” but it really didn’t fit perfectly and I was uncomfortable because you could see down the boob area. =/
But all is getting taken care of now. Just a warning to future brides though, I wouldn’t recommend David’s for alterations. I wish there was somewhere local I could have gone to prevent all this drama, but seriously, consider your options before making them your final choice. I know I didn’t have the experience I would have liked to have. =/