Post # 1
One more post and I’m done for the night at least 🙂
This site has just been so helpful so far, I’m hoping to get some tips or help on two more things I’m trying to figure out.
One, I got my dress from Davids Bridal.
We have an appointment for February to have it fitted, add a bustle and spaghetti straps. I’m wondering if I should just take it to a local seamstress, would be be cheaper or are Davids Bridal pretty cheap for their alterations?
My other question, going through Davids Bridal, their crinoline/slip and their bra together for the dress would be about $150, is there a way to find these elsewhere that would be cheaper? My dress is a fit and flare dress and I’m trying to cut costs as much as possible but it doesn’t seem like many places have crinolines for fit and flare, and I just don’t know where to start in a search for a bridal bra.
Here is a pic of the crinoline/slip and the bra at DB that I’m needing, or something similar at least.
Any help would be sooooo appreciated 😀
Post # 3
- Wedding: December 2014 - Catal Restaurant
Try amazon and craigslist as far as the undergarments.
Post # 4
It’s typically referred to as a longline bra if you want to google search them.
Post # 5
Great, thank you for the tips. I didn’t think to try that for the bra. I’ve tried amazon for the crinoline/slip but it just has one, and it’s a DB one that puts you to the DB site 🙁 But I’ll keep an eye out on craigslist and try the search for the bra 🙂
Post # 6
I PMed you about the slip– I actually have that exact slip and have been meaning to get rid of it for awhile! I bought my dress from someone on the Bee and she sent that slip with it. I have no intention of using it. Perfect condition, size 8. I’m willing to give it to you for just the cost of shipping if it’s the right size!
Post # 7
I’d feel pretty confident that you will save money with a local seamstress. I’ve also heard mixed reviews about DB alterations.
Post # 8
ebay had some really good deals on the crinoline. I found my longline bra at Dillards, but they have nice ones at JcPenny, too, that I feel have a better shape for the bust than the ones from David’s Bridal.
Post # 9
This might be kind of icky with the bra, but I’ve seen both bras and slips from DB on ebay a lot, because people buy them just for 1 day then try to sell them.
Post # 10
DB tend to be quite expensive for alterations. I got a DB dress (although I bought it at a consignment store), but I had it altered by an independent seamstress in our area.
Post # 11
For the undergarmets, look on the classifieds here..I have seen a lot of brides selling them for really cheap. And the bras you can find at most department stores. As far as alterations.. I also bought my dress at David’s. I really thought about looking into other seamstresses to do my alterations but I was nervous that if they messed something up- it would not be covered like it is if David’s Bridal messes something up. I had my fitting last night and my hem was $150 (she said mine was a bit more than a lot of dresses because I have 2 layers to my dress and they have to be done seperatly) and my bustle was 85 just to give you an idea on some prices..
Post # 12
I second eBay, my crinoline was less than $20!
Post # 13
@Ms.GoodEarth: I responded to your PM, thank you and it is just the right size :)) My dress is an 8 so the crinoline would be an 8 as well right? Just tell me how or where and I will gladly pay for the shipping. Sorry for sounding so giddy in the pm, I’m trying my hardest to cut costs since our wedding is going over budget :/
@WhiteWedding: We have a JC Penny here, I think I’ll check that out and see if I can find a more affordable one. Thank you for the tip 🙂
@hyperJulie: I will call around the locals here, at DB they refused to give me even an idea of the cost even though I told them I knew the alterations I would be needing, they didn’t want to give me even an idea. I asked them “Well how do I know how much money to bring?” and they couldn’t answer that. Which concerns me that they are going to throw out a high number when I get there
@MabelleBliss: It does seem a bit “icky” on ebay but if I can’t find an affordable one new maybe I will go that route. Online shopping is cheaper, but I’m always concerned it wont fit. But that’s shopping online anywhere so if I go the online route I’ll check out ebay thank you 🙂
@Brooklyn55: I didn’t think about the issues if something went wrong. My mom got the preservation kit for the dress, I wonder if I had alterations by someone else if they would still fix any tears or stains when I send it in? That gives me a lot to think about, thank you 🙂
Post # 14
@kris325: i think I’m just as excited as you–I LOVE saving money and having others save money too 🙂 Especially when it comes to weddings!!!
Post # 15
@Ms.GoodEarth: Most definately! And after my wedding I will pass on the kindness you are showing me with as much as I can 🙂 weddingbee pay it forward 😀
Thank you so much, I’m so excited 😀
Post # 16
I can’t rave enough about the DB slip. 🙂