(Closed) Are dress alterations by Davids Bridal expensive?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
Hostess
8575 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I did, and it was more expensive than a typical seamstress. However, originally I had went to a seamstress shop, and she ended up flaking out on me, so I just went to david’s bridal. You know they will alter your dress and won’t flake out on you, and they also guarentee their work.. if they alter, say, the armholes and they it wasn’t enough, they will alter it again until it’s right at no extra charge.

Post # 4
Member
929 posts
Busy bee

Dreambee:  I did not have mine done at DB but at the shop I got my dress at. The cost will depend on what you need done!

Post # 6
Member
110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Yes, DB is expensive for alterations.  I purchased my dress during a dress sale for approximately $480.  I believe my alterations were $432 (taxes included), I had quite a few alterations though.  I went with DB because they do guarantee their work and if they make a mistake during alterations they will replace the dress for free. 

I am large breasted so I to purchase a larger dress and have the sides taken in.  I added lace cap sleeves to my strapless dress, and added in material under the cap sleeves so the lace wasn’t see through.  I also had my dress shortened because I’m only 5’2” and my dress was too long for me.

Post # 7
Hostess
8575 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Dreambee:  I think mine were around $450ish, but I had quite a bit done.

I had the waist taken in, hips taken out, hem, armholes/chest taken in, halter altered. Each thing you need done costs a different amount, so the less you need altered, the cheap it’ll be.

Post # 8
Member
7430 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

Yes, they are expensive. I had quite a few alterations done because I was buying a sample dress off the floor, but the alterations were about $600.

Post # 9
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5891 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Dreambee:  I’ve heard horror stories of David’s alterations. They just dont have the best seamstresses working there. Check on Wedding Wire for some reviews of local well-known seamstresses. Mine worked out of her house, but is one of two really well known DC seamstresses. She has a cap on how much she charges. 4 years ago it was $250. Did not matter what she did, she didn’t charge more than that.

Post # 11
Member
1303 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Hawksnest Cove Beach St John USVI

I used a local seamstress and my alterations were $100 and when I lost additional weight she altered the dress again at no charge!!  Just look at reviews before you go and find someone with wedding dress experience. 

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