Annoyed with David's Bridal alteration dept!
Posted 27 August 2009 - 08:36 AM
So, being the last minute person that I am, I call them last week and get transferred to the alteration dept. This obnoxious older woman sneers into the phone "they called you 2 MONTHS AGO Geezzz, I hope its still here" and then rudely tells me the first appt available for a 1st fitting is in the middle of Sept.
Then, she goes on to tell me the hem alone will be $110 and the other stuff I want can be up to $300.00. Um hello? The dress was only $350.00 to begin with. Why are alterations there so expensive? What is the norm? I am ready to go snatch my dress up and bring it to Joe Blow the local tailor.
Posted 27 August 2009 - 08:48 AM
I was sorta shocked at the estimated cost for alterations as well. I haven't purchased my dress but I'm in the same boat as you. Dress is about the same price as yours, and the cost of alterations would be nearly the same price as my dress lol. I figured it's because I was having changes made to the actual dress- the alterations weren't actually to change how the dress fit, oddly enough. I don't know if thats standard or not but I am seriously considering busting out my sewing machine and putting my own custom touches to my dress =P
Posted 27 August 2009 - 08:57 AM
Posted 27 August 2009 - 09:45 AM
I go my dress at the Running of the Brides (for $250) so getting it altered onsite wasn't an option and I didn't want to spend a ton. However, they did have an alterations shop there so that I could ask questions and see if the changes I wanted were realistic. I bought a size 12 dress when I'm really about a bridal 6. She showed me it was possible to bring in and she showed me a possible bustle.
Fastforward almost a year and I'm hunting down a local person who can do this. I come across a wonderful lady that has a bridal shop but her main business is alterations. She brought the dress in 6 sizes, brought up the hem and put a 2 level, 11 ribbon, completely custom bustle in my dress for a grand total of $150! I don't know what your options are like where you are, but some DBs are known for their lack of customer service, so if it's an option, shop around.
Posted 27 August 2009 - 10:13 AM
Posted 27 August 2009 - 10:21 AM
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Posted 27 August 2009 - 10:27 AM
As for my alterations, my bridal shop charges about $250 flat for all alterations.
Posted 27 August 2009 - 11:19 AM
Posted 06 December 2009 - 11:16 AM
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