(Closed) help with my gown!!

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@rmartin86: Do you have a seamstress you can take it to and get an opion?

Does David’s Bridal has an in house seamstress? Did you try on an 8 in the store? Did they measure you when you ordered the dress?

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I would contact Davids and see what your options are.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

call the store right now and ask if they can do anything for you. how small is it? how big are the seam allowances? that will tell you how much it can be taken out.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I bought a bridesmaid dress from them and it was a little snug. It took 2 people to zip it up, because there was no extra space! I hadn’t gained weight or anything which was odd. I wonder if the dress I tried on was stretched out. But they told me the bridesmaid dresses(I didn’t ask about wedding gowns) are made with no extra fabric at the seams. She told me it could not be taken out at all. That would’ve been nice to know when I ordered it! I ended up cutting pop out of my diet and I lost a few pounds and it was fine. But I think they should be able to tell you over the phone if they do that with the wedding gowns!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Oh, I almost forgot that another bridesmaid couldn’t even fit into hers! She hadn’t gained weight either. They told her that the bridesmaid dress had been “changed” or modified or something like that. The style/fit of it, so it was different from the one she tried on. How can they do that? She demanded they do something and they ended up giving her a dress that was in store. I think it might’ve been a sample.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Yeah they suck at David’s Bridal…. You could try and just raise hell at the store? Maybe try a corset back? Usually they can add a panel in the back to hide any skin and the corset usually makes your shape look nicer anyways. Good luck! 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’ve had nothing but positive experiences with Davids Bridal (it’s a huge corporation so let’s judge each store rather than slam them as a group).

Stay focused on the issue, the dress doesn’t fit and you either need them to help you fit into this one or have them help you get another one. My initial gut instinct is to have the salespeople call other stores and see if they have a sample 10 in white at a different store and see if they’d trade you straight across.

I’m assuming that you wanted an 8 instead of 10 – if I’m wrong and the store told you to buy and 8 and it doesn’t fit (and you’ve had no weight gain) – then force them to fix the problem by nicely and firmly throwing the issue in their lap. Be willing to wear a different style gown and a different color if it means getting a dress that fits by March.

Another option would be for you to see if they would trade you the sample ivory 8 you tried originally and then they could use your 8 white sample in the store. Something just doesn’t add up to me – did they not measure you correctly or did you gain weight? Confused as to how this happened. If you think the dress was made incorrectly, step up and say something. And a word of advice, the nicer and firm you are, the easier it will be on both ends of the transaction.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Samples can be stretched…did they measure you before placing your order?

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Perhaps they will do an exchange?  If not, maybe look into changing your diet and working out more? 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I think you should just go into the store…it doesn’t sound like they’re unwilling to help, but they can’t help if you won’t let them.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’ve heard that DB is actually pretty good about doing exchanges.  They sell their dresses off the floor, so it’s not like yours was made special order.  Seriously, if they can’t alter it to fit, they’ll probably just exchange.  GO IN!

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