(Closed) Lets Talk Davids Bridal- Did they trick you into alterations?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

They didn’t pressure me into any alterations, but it may just depend on the salesperson.  Sorry about your experience 🙁

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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 # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

DB messed up the size on two of my ladies. Sorry that happened to you!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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 # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

no.  She suggested a few things. I declined.  No problem.

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