David's Bridal has over 300 stores in the U.S. and Canada. To find information on the location near you, visit our Store Locator.

Alterations

Each David's Bridal location has on-site alterations experts so you can personalize your dress and get the perfect fit.

Why have your gown altered at David's Bridal?

David's Bridal gowns are designed to fit. In fact, we offer the best fit in the industry, backed by more than 50 years of experience. But even the best designed gowns still need some adjustment. No one has more experience with detailed bridal garments than our expert professionals who work exclusively on tailoring our attire. Each of our alterations specialists are trained to achieve the fit that's ideal for your body type and dress style.

And when you bring your gown to David's Bridal, you know it will be returned on time in pristine condition. We guarantee the quality of the altered garment will be equal to, or better than, its original quality. Yes, the process of altering gowns and special occasion dresses is complex, but our specialists are expert at making any adjustments required, from the most minor to the most intricate.

Customize your gown by adding your own personal touches!

David's Bridal offers many ways to customize your gown and make it your own. Here are a few design elements you may consider:

Sleeves: We can add straps or sleeves to any strapless gown. See our Sleeve Options section.
Corset backs: If your gown has a back zipper and you wish to change the look or need to increase the size, ask your alterations specialist to show you the corset back option.
Bustles: A bustle is created by elegantly draping and securing the train to the back of your gown to allow you to move freely and safely. Our experienced specialists can create the look that's just your style, from simple and subtle to intricate and detailed. See Bustle Options.
Bows & Sashes: Add a colorful sash to accent your waist and coordinate with your party.

Schedule your fitting at the time you purchase your gown or dress

If you purchase your gown at davidsbridal.com, you can schedule an alterations appointment at the David's Bridal near you - there are over 300 convenient locations nationwide. See store locator.

What you should expect at your first fitting appointment

First fitting appointments take one hour for a wedding gown and a half hour for a bridesmaid or special occasion dress.

The dress will be fitted and pinned to show you the best alterations for an ideal fit. For long wedding gowns with a train, you will be shown bustle options. During the appointment, the fees for recommended alterations will be discussed so you can agree upon the look that best suits your needs and budget. You will receive a copy of the alterations ticket, pay for the alterations, and schedule your pickup fitting appointment.

Complimentary pressing

We offer complimentary pressing or steaming once alterations are completed. If garments will be altered elsewhere, we will press or steam the garment before it leaves our store, however we cannot perform these services after garments have been altered outside of David's Bridal.

How much will alterations cost?

Our goal is to perfect the fit of your garment while staying within your budget. The cost of alterations is based on the complexity and difficulty of each task, so an alterations specialist will need to see you in the garment to discuss fit enhancements and options. Please contact the closest David's Bridal location for a free alterations consultation.

Payment for alterations is due at the time of your first fitting. Additional charges apply to rush orders (needed within 14 days). Remember to budget the cost of alterations and bustling when choosing the gown of your dreams. For example, you might get a great deal on a clearance style that is not the correct size, but complex alterations could cost the amount you saved. And if your gown has a long train, bustling is necessary to move freely and comfortably during your reception.

Store Services

In additional to expert alterations, our stores can help you coordinate your wedding with dyeable shoes and handbags, tuxedos, invitations, and more. We also offer professional gown cleaning and preservation for after the big day. Payment options include the David's Bridal credit card and layaway.

Dyeing Services
We offer dyeing of David's Bridal dyeable shoes and handbags. Simply select the color from the dye swatch book. Because dyed colors vary from indoor to outdoor lighting, we recommend you base your color choice on the lighting that will be predominant for your event. If your event will occur both indoors and outdoors, you must decide which works best for you. Dyed products are not waterproof.

Please allow 3 weeks for dyeing. The entire bridal party should have shoes and bags dyed as a group to ensure color consistency.

Gown Preservation
Every David's Bridal location offers gown preservation kits at a special discount for our customers. Just send in your gown and it will be cleaned, preserved, and returned to you in 3 weeks or less. Available in or online.

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Visit our Style & Fashion Guide for inspiration on colors, fabrics, and trends, as well as helpful styling tips and glossary terms.

Bridal Gowns:
Every David's Bridal store carries hundreds of bridal gowns so you can try on your size to make it easier to find your dream dress. We stock sizes 0-18 and 14W-26W in White and Ivory, with select styles available in additional colors and up to size 30W. If your selection is not in stock in your color or size, ask your consultant whether it is available as a special order. If available, your prepaid special order can usually be shipped to your store within 6-12 weeks of order confirmation.*

Bridesmaid Dresses:
All David's Bridal bridesmaid dresses are available in sizes 2-26, with select styles in sizes 2-30. Your bridesmaids may visit any David's Bridal location to see the style and/or color you have chosen and to try it on to determine the appropriate size. For your convenience, David's offers a range of styles and sizes in stock so your bridesmaids can purchase them with no ordering delays. David's Bridal also offers special order bridesmaid dresses, generally shipped to the store within six to eight weeks.

Contact your local store if you have questions about special orders.

*Delivery times may vary. Add 2 weeks to the delivery in Puerto Rico, Alaska and Canada. Please ask your consultant for the delivery time frame for the styles you have chosen and note that this begins when all the dresses in your party are fully paid and the order is placed. Remember to also allow time for alterations.

The David's Bridal credit card makes it easy to manage your wedding budget and also offers special financing. For more information and to see our featured offer, click here.

Our convenient in-store layaway program gives you 60 days to pay for your gown. For more details, click here.

To request an appointment at the store nearest you, please call 877.923.2743. For your convenience, we also offer the opportunity to schedule your appointment online. Simply fill out the online request form and we will contact you within 48 hours, or if you prefer you can self-schedule your appointment using our online tool.