Our in-store alterations artisans can work their magic on almost anything in your closet, from wedding dresses to jeans, going-out tops to suits.
to statement sleeves
If you fall for a strapless gown but wish it weren’t strapless, we can fix that. Take your pick: thick or thin straps, short or long sleeves.
to chic separates
Get more out of what you own by shortening a hem or turning a dress into a top. Not sure how to make it work? We’re full of ideas!
to just right
We can tailor your whole wardrobe to bring out your best: the blazer you wear to important meetings, your new jeans, even vintage finds that need a modern touch.
David's Bridal alter?
We can alter all dresses purchased at our stores or davidsbridal.com, as well as almost any dress or garment in your wardrobe. Whatever the piece, we’ll personalize it to fit you like a dream.
Garments purchased outside David’s Bridal or sold "as-is" will be evaluated by the alterations department for the services requested.
from David’s or not!
like jeans & jackets
Why should I have my wedding dress and other garments altered at David’s Bridal?
Every one of our 300 U.S. locations has on-site alterations specialists who know our dresses inside and out, from the unique construction to the carefully crafted details.
In addition to wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, and social occasion dresses purchased at our stores or website, our certified team of alteration pros is ready to alter all types of apparel, no matter where they were purchased!
When should I schedule my alterations?
If you found your dream dress at David’s Bridal, we recommend making an appointment for your first fitting at the time of purchase.
For wedding dresses, an alterations artisan will work with you at your initial appointment to create a specific timeline based on your event date. Please allow 4 weeks between the first and final fittings. If you need your alterations before 4 weeks, please contact your local store.
For bridesmaid dresses, social occasion dresses, and all other garments, we can provide alterations within 2 weeks; however, a rush fee may apply. Contact your local store for availability.
How can I personalize my dress?
Along with adjusting the length and fit, we can make your David’s Bridal gown one of a kind by adding numerous customizable details. We will do our best to personalize wedding dresses purchased outside of David’s Bridal but may have some restrictions with matching the fabric and color. Should you purchase your wedding dress elsewhere, alterations specialist will work closely with you to discuss options.straps & sleeves
Our alterations experts can add thin or thick straps, cap sleeves, short sleeves, or long sleeves to any David’s Bridal strapless wedding dress.corset backs
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.bustles
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. Most other garments will take a half hour or less. You'll try on your garment, 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?
Women: To ensure the perfect fit, bring the bra, slip, shapewear, and shoes you plan to wear with your dress or garment. If you don’t have your undergarments yet, David’s Bridal offers foundation pieces and lingerie that pairs with every type of dress.
Men: Please bring the shoes you plan to wear if you are having pants hemmed.
Who should I bring?
For brides with a gown featuring a long train, invite your maid of honor (or mom or trusted friend) to the final fitting so she can learn how to bustle your gown for the big day.
How much will alterations
Our goal is to perfect the fit of your garment while staying within your budget. Pricing varies based on the complexity of the alterations, so we'll need to see you in the garment before we can provide a price quote. An alterations specialist will work closely with you to discuss fit enhancements and personalization options. For wedding dress shoppers, remember to budget the cost of alterations and bustling when choosing a gown. 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.
Payment is due at the time of your first fitting. Additional charges apply to rush orders needed within 3 weeks or less. The David's Bridal Credit Cardcan be used to pay for alterations. Or, pay in installments over time using Affirm.
Please contact the closest David's Bridal location for a free alterations consultation.
What about pressing?
Our alterations services include a professional press and steam. If you purchase your dress and alterations at David’s Bridal, pressing is included. We also offer a full pressing service on almost any garment. For garments purchased outside David’s Bridal, or any dress that is not also being altered, there will be a fee for the full pressing service.
If you're planning to have your dress altered elsewhere, we will steam your garment's outer layer before it leaves our store.
What are customers saying?
We love hearing happy stories and seeing how personalized alterations can help you fall even more in love with your dress.
THIS DRESS! Couldn't have imagined a better dress for the most special day of my life. The awesome folks at David's Bridal added the off-the-shoulder lace sleeves, which was exactly what I was looking for. After alterations and hemming, the dress fit like a glove, and I felt confident and beautiful the
entire day. - Kendra
I got my dress the day before my wedding! Yes, it was a spontaneous one and I had no time to shop around. It fit me perfectly. The alterations department helped and hemmed the dress for me the same day and I was able to wear it the next day. They were amazing. - imtaken
I had straps made from the bottom of the dress when it was altered to cover my shoulders for the mass and ceremony...The straps really made it for me and everyone commented on them and loved them! I love the classic look and am so happy I went with this dress! - cmfarley
I liked the dress when I got it, but when I made alterations to this dress, I fell in love with it. I'm happy to have made this dress my own by adding sleeves and cutting out the middle lace. - LaQuita
To schedule alterations, call your local store or book your appointment with our new online scheduling tool.