Post # 1
I feel kinda upset with Davids the experiance was GREAt except I’m a size 2-4 ( yes in dresses beacuse I went to 8 stores before I went into Davids).
They kept sticking me in size 8’s they where huge so I asked for a smaller size they said that it wouldn’t fit me. When I finally found thee dress a manager luckly put me in 6 and it was still pretty freaking huge on me! fol
They told me if I went smaller I’d need a corset beacuse my bust is “So big” I’m only a freaking B or C cup so I think it was all about getting me into alterations.
So stupid me ignored my gut feeling and got the 6.
When I got it altered she said she had to take it in 4 inches.
then I tried it on and it still didn’t fit and they had to take it in another 1 1/2 inch. Thats over a whole size.
I’d have needed alteartions anyway why didn’t they help me get a more fitting dress?
Anyway I say girls follow your gut on size.
and even though I really wanted a button back If i’d had to have a corset back put in I think they flatter figures amazingly anyway!
Sorry to vent I just needed to gert that off my chest!
Post # 3
They didn’t pressure me into any alterations, but it may just depend on the salesperson. Sorry about your experience 🙁
Post # 4
I’ve heard David’s makes a killing on alterations, so it doesn’t surprise me that they’d pressure you into getting something that wasn’t your size.
Post # 5
I bought my dress off-the-rack at DB, but I am not getting it altered there. Their alterations seem pricey and I feel like I can get better service going to a private seamstress. My dress is also too large, but I feel like that’s a better way to go than possibly being too small. I doubt they were trying to trick you, just their experience has shown them that going larger is safer than going smaller. Who knows!
Post # 6
@NAvery: I might have thought that too if she didn’t originally try to get me in a fraeking 8.
like I’m 5’4 and Ithink just average so I’m tiny!
Post # 7
They didn’t pushed me neither, I think it’s the sales person too.. Mine was a doll and she made my dress experience perfect! I bought the dress and my sash there but I’m getting it altered somewhere else 🙂
Post # 8
Hmm maybe it was just that store. I’m also a 2 and the Davids I went to had plenty of my size, and they didn’t bother with anything other than a 2 or 4. They offered alterations but didn’t pressure me into it.
Post # 9
I have a friend who had her alterations done there, just your typical alterations, and they charged her $600.. her Bridesmaid or Best Man were charged $300. I was shocked that those prices. I didn’t purchase my dress there.. but I think no matter where you purchase your dress it’s smart to shop around for places to have your alterations done there.
It’s a shame they kind of talked you into getting a bigger size than you needed, they should of known.. I wonder if they were really trying to make more money on the alterations.
Post # 10
I didn’t buy my dress at DB, but my store kind of did the same thing. They were not happy when I told them that myself and my BMs were going elsewhere for alterations. My store was wanting to charge nearly $500 for alterations… yeah, I just paid for the alterations I had done through a private seamstress yesterday and it was only $160. DUMB!
Post # 11
I bought mine online and just had my first fitting Tuesday. Alterations lady was awesome– I was cringing for a $500 total but it ended up being $105 to have the bust taken in, french bustle added and the sash attached. I’m sorry they treated you poorly!
Post # 12
DB messed up the size on two of my ladies. Sorry that happened to you!
Post # 13
They did that to me too, I am a size 2-4, and they put me in an 8 (its the only sample they had) then I started commenting about how dirty the dress was. There was spray tan orange stuff all on the inside. The lady told me that DB would charge a fee, but they could clean in perfectly. The wasn’t flying for me. After I decided I was going to order a new dress online, a size 2 magically appeared. and guess what? it was clean! I still need to have it altered (at DB unfortuneatly, but they agreed, if they mess it up they will pay for another one).
Post # 14
I didn’t have that problem with them, sorry to hear about your sucky experience. I’m getting my alterations done through them, but only because I don’t want to risk my dress with someone esle, at least at DB if I get it altered there it doesn’t leave the store until its finished so they are responsible for it. Unfortunately their alteration prices are a bit higher then other places.
Post # 15
@brandybelle: ewww! that is nasty! I wish I’d done what you did!
Post # 16
no. She suggested a few things. I declined. No problem.