(Closed) Major alteration needed… Help

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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114 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

first of all — congratulation on your hard work and weight loss… amazing!!  i have heard that the general rule for alterations is it shouldnt be more than 2 sizes… however, i am sure it also depends on the style and make of the dress.  i would take it to a tailor (not david’s) and see what they think and get an estimate…  are you planning on losing more weight?  or are you at your goal weight?  because of course it could be for nothing if you lose a couple more sizes…

 

Post # 4
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649 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

How much was the dress?  Major alterations can sometimes get way up there in terms of price. So depending on your purchase price it may not be cost effective even if someone can alter it for you.

Post # 6
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1614 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’ve become addicted to Say Yes to the Dress….(the Kleinfelds version…not the fake Atlanta stuff), and they made a dress go from size 10 to size 2…so I know its more then likely do-able for you as well….just as long as you can find a great seastress….Good Luck!!!

Post # 7
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649 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Did you push David’s to try to exchange it?  I got my dress there…I ordered, picked up & took home dress #1.  After a few weeks of trying to love it again it just wasn’t happening.  I called just to see if they might possibly let me exchange it.  The manger right away told me that I could under 2 conditions.  1) see the same bridal consultant when I came back and 2) spend equal or greater to the purchase price of the dress I was returning.  So that is exactly what I did and I am in love with dress #2!!!  If all else fails, try crying! 😉  Good luck, and I hope it all works out for you and your pretty dress!

Post # 8
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463 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

First, congrats on the weight loss!!  Second, gorgeous dress.

I believe the general rule is a dress can be taken in 2 sizes.  Larger dresses are larger on the neckline, bodice, and shoulders so taking a dress up on the sides might not make it fit in the neck and shoulders area!  A good steamstress will be able to look at the dress and let you know for sure though.  You said DB refuses to exchange.  Hmm. I would take it to a streamstress see what he/she said. If he/she couldn’t do it, I’d try to sell it and start over.

Post # 9
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1036 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Congrats on your weight loss!  Definetely go to see a seamstress to see what they say.  I wouldn’t think that the amount of material they take out would affect the cost, but if they have to alter every seam to change the size an fit, that is where the cost may go up.  Mine was 75 for skirt side seems, 45 for bust side seams, and I also had to have darts due to needed to pull the bust in a bit more and that was 85.  Every seasmstress is going to be different, but that might give you some sort of idea.

Post # 10
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1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I agree with @sheilad72 above…even though DB makes you sign off on the “NO RETURNS OR EXCHANGES” policy when you buy the dress, I’ve heard of plenty of people exchanging their dresses for various reasons. Perhaps they do have to stay in the parameters described above, but exchanging your dress for the exact same dress would presumably cost the exact same price, so DB wouldn’t be losing any money on you.

If you’ve spoken to the store manager and he/she refuses I would ask to speak to the district manager, regional manager, or even corporate if need be…however high up you need to go to get this sorted out. There’s no reason they shouldn’t let you make an exchange of this nature!

And congrats on the weight loss btw, that’s awesome!

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