For a dress that fits perfectly, start with the size that's right for you (we have plus size, petite, and extra length), then let our in-store alterations specialists work their magic. Here are a few things to know about alterations and dress fittings.
Why should I have my dress altered at David’s Bridal?
Every one of our 300+ locations has on-site alterations specialists who know our dresses inside and out, from the unique construction to the carefully crafted details. They can alter any wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, and social occasion dresses purchased at our stores or website.
When should I schedule my alterations?
How can I personalize my dress?
Along with adjusting the length and fit, we can make your gown one of a kind with:
Straps & sleeves
Our alterations experts can add thin or thick straps, cap sleeves, short sleeves, or long sleeves to any strapless wedding dress.
If your dress zips in back, we can transform it with a glamorous lace-up corset back (which gives you extra breathing room too) or a delicate button-up closure.
A long, flowing train looks beautiful as you walk down the aisle. But what happens at the reception, when you want to dance? Bustle it! We'll create a custom bustle to complement your gown.
What happens at the first fitting?
First fittings take about an hour for wedding dresses and half an hour for bridesmaid or formal dresses. You'll try on your dress, and a specialist will pin it to show you the best alterations for an ideal fit. For wedding dresses with a train, you'll see bustle options.
What should I bring to my fittings?
To ensure the perfect fit, bring the bra, slip, shapewear, and shoes you plan to wear with your dress. The right lingerie can change everything.
Who should I bring?
Ask one or two trusted friends. If your gown has a long train, invite your maid of honor to the final fitting so she can learn how to bustle your gown for the big day.
How much will alterations cost?
Pricing varies based on the complexity of the alterations, so we'll need to see you in the garment first. Payment is due at the time of your first fitting. Additional charges apply to rush orders needed within 14 days. The David's Bridal Credit Card can be used to pay for alterations.
What about pressing?
Our alterations services include a professional press and steam. If you're planning to have your dress altered elsewhere, we will steam your garment's outer layer before it leaves our store.
To schedule an alterations appointment, call your local store.
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