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Alterations 101: What You Need To Know

Do this before your wedding dress alterations.

After an exciting search, you’ve finally found your dream dress! Now it’s time to get a just-for-you fit. In every David’s Bridal store, expert alterations specialists are available to make sure your gown flatters your figure with the perfect fit.

Here are a few important factors to keep in mind when you’re ready to have your gown altered – and not just David’s Bridal gowns! We’ll alter anything, all in one place!

  • First,  factor the cost of alterations into your overall wedding budget. Keep in mind that fees can vary depending on the amount of changes and complexity of the adjustments. Alterations could include everything from shortening a dress’s hem, adjusting the side seams, or adding straps, sleeves, or a bustle.
  • Next, consider timing. The ideal time to schedule your first fitting is when you purchase your dress. Of course, our experts will do their best to accommodate your timeline so your dress is ready in time for your walk down the aisle.
  • When you come to the store for your fittings, bring the undergarments that you will wear with your gown. Properly fitting lingerie will ensure the best fit and prepare you for a comfortable and confident wedding day.
  • Finally, don’t forget to bring your shoes and veil to fittings too, to get a preview of your head-to-toe look and to ensure your dress is the perfect length.

Once alterations are completed at David’s Bridal, our experts will get your gown ready for the big day by pressing and steaming it before you pick it up. Still have questions? Check out our comprehensive alterations guide with information on everything from options for personalizing your dress to what happens at your first fitting. Plus, alterations doesn’t stop at your gown – consider David’s Bridal your neighbor tailor! Bring in anything from your wardrobe, and we’ll be able to alter to ensure a dream fit. To schedule your alterations appointment, call your local store.

Alterations on everyday clothes and non-David’s Bridal merchandise is currently only available in U.S. David’s Bridal stores.

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