So I picked up my dress...

I picked up my wedding dress this afternoon from David's Bridal and for some reason they special ordered 4" added to the length. Now I'm 5'11" but the regular dress fit me perfect. Now with an extra large slip and 3 3/4" heels the dress still drags on the ground. I am so upset! I was so excited to get my dress now I can't even look at it! I went by myself to pick it up and I didn't want to complain so I just took the dress and left. Then on the way home I kept thinking to myself WHY didn't I speak up? WHY didn't I say I wasn't happy? Now I feel like I've settled on my wedding dress. So after the hour drive home kicking myself for not saying anything... I called the shop in tears and let them know how sorry I was that I didn't speak up but I'm not happy with it and they want me to drive back out this week to try to fix it. I'm nervous because I read in a book how horrible their alterations are and I'm just worried my dress is going to look weird..... Oh and on top of that I've lost 8 lbs since I bought the dress and it's somehow tighter than I remember. Grr... David's Bridal you better redeem yourselves.
Posted on April 22, 2008 at 1:41 pm
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I bet they ordered it a size bigger. Since they charge you on all the alterations, it would make sense that they were trying to get more $ from you. I'm soo sorry hun. I do this sometimes too. It's good that you called right away though. (((HUGS)))
Posted on April 22, 2008 at 1:49 pm
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I'm sorry to hear this Soontobe, but hopefully they can rectify this. Unfortunately you're not the first bride to have this happen to (my cousin had bad experience with DB's and some other online gals I've met mentioned getting bad service too). Keep us posted on what they do and how they fix it.
Posted on April 22, 2008 at 1:50 pm
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aww that sucks! i've heard so many bad reviews about david's bridal...
Posted on April 22, 2008 at 3:25 pm
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Bummer, don't worry though- its just a hem right? If YOU have to pay for it- then maybe think about taking it somewhere else so you'll feel better???

Also its probably tighter b/c its not a sample. New dresses are typically a little tighter since they haven't been worn and stretched out from so many people trying it on.

Hang in there, it will come together (Hey- at least you fit your dress haha I can't even get into the original sample!)
- HMM :)
Posted on April 22, 2008 at 3:30 pm
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I just want to give you some piece of mind and let you know that I just picked up my dress from Davids Bridal last friday after alterations and they did a excellent job and it was actually better than I had imagined. They had to take in my sleves, take in my dress, put a bustle on it, and hem it and It turned out just fine.

Unfortunately Davids Bridal doesnt always specialize in customer service but you just have to be firm with them. I had someone helping me in the beginning who was horrible so I asked for someone else and was thrilled with the service. When in doubt go straight to the manager they will get it done.

Good luck and try not to worry because it is their job to make you happy and untill they do that just be a pain in their butt!!!
Posted on April 22, 2008 at 4:02 pm
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I'll let you know how it turns out. I felt so vulnerable because I was alone and didn't have the opinion of my mom of MOH to back up my feelings that it just wasn't what I wanted and I was so upset that I didn't speak up for myself when I wasn't really happy and the whole drive home where I had to think about it made it worse by the time I got home I was in tears and stuffed the dress in the closet. The manager I spoke with was very helpful and assured me the dress would be fixed and you're right it is just the hem as far as it being too tight... I didn't think about the sample being stretched that totally makes sense! I don't know why I didn't think of that. It's still wearable and I'm sure I'll lose a couple more lbs from all this wedding stress anyway. I just wanted some reassurance that it would be okay. You PW girls are the greatest!
Posted on April 23, 2008 at 4:43 am
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I called to confirm that I was bring my dress back in and the girl said my account was noted to order a brand new dress... which I think I prefer rather than fix the one I have. I'm going to the store tonight... I'll let you know how it goes... and how long I have to wait for another one.
Posted on April 24, 2008 at 5:49 am
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YAY! I'm glad it all worked out!

When I ordered my Maggie dress I consciously made sure I didn't tell them that I'm 5'10. I knew I wanted to wear flip flops (lol) and if they knew my height they might've ordered a tall size or something.

I hope the new dress is as perfect as the floor model was!
Posted on April 24, 2008 at 5:54 am
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Exactly I'm 5'10" too and my FI is 6'2" I can't wear much of a heel. I think they make the dresses long so you have to pay for alterations... the regular height fit perfect! I'd have to wear stripper shoes to compensate for the 4 inches added to the dress and I'd look like a basketball player.
Posted on April 24, 2008 at 6:07 am
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LOL agreed!
Posted on April 24, 2008 at 6:13 am
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So I took my dress back and they made me try on the super long one they ordered for me and the sample dress (which is still long enough) to show them their error and they have ordered a whole new dress for me which will be in sometime in June. I am so relieved because I hated the dress they ordered for me the whole thing fit different and the fabric laid different from compensating for all the extra length if they had just hemmed it I don't think I would have liked it. So everything seems good for now. Hopefully it will come in perfect.
Posted on April 27, 2008 at 9:03 am
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that's good news soontobeamiller!!! it's a good thing you did this now before it too close to the wedding =) good luck with the rest of your planning!
Posted on April 27, 2008 at 2:17 pm
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I just got home from shopping and there is a message on my machine that my dress is ready to be picked up! I'll let you know how it goes (and how tight it is haha) Thank you girls again for being so supportive.
Posted on May 3, 2008 at 7:43 am
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woohoo!! how'd it turn out??
Posted on May 3, 2008 at 3:42 pm
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I just got home from picking it up! The length is perfect the dress fits good... I don't know am I the only one not 100% in love with my dress anymore? I LOVED it when I bought it and it's just like the sample but I see so many other dresses now that I don't like it as much? Does this happen to anyone else?
Posted on May 4, 2008 at 10:00 am
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Oh you by far are not the only one. I bought my dress....loved it in the store (well kind of, actually my teenage daughter was aggravating me and I just wanted to get outta there) brought it home, looked at it several times, then decided I hated it. I called the store where I bought it and asked them if I could exchange it, they said fine.....so that's what I did and now I LOVE the one I have!

By the way....my daughter did NOT go with me the second time...lol
Posted on May 4, 2008 at 10:18 am
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Ha ha! I feel like since I made my decision on the dress I've changed my mind and now I like something else (nothing particular I would just like the option to like other dresses I think). I feel like I'm doing that with EVERYTHING! My wedding colors, my flowers... I feel like I'm driving myself crazy changing my mind because it HAS to be perfect. At what stage in the planning process do I say F*%K it and continue on like a normal person?
Posted on May 4, 2008 at 10:51 am
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I wish I could answer that for you, but since I started planning my own wedding I all of a sudden out of nowhere suffer from obesessive compulsive disorder! The one thing I am positive about is my colors...I have changed my favor ideas and music about a billion times (in the past week ha ha). The one thing I had to realize with my dress is that I can "look" at a ton of beautiful ones, HOWEVER, they were much nicer on the hanger if you get my drift. So, I followed the advice of the bridal shop and stopped looking.
Posted on May 4, 2008 at 11:13 am
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My advice. Stop looking. Seriously, unless you want to be a two dress bride (or in my case a FIVE dress bride). Same goes for other decisions you've made...once you've made them stop looking at bios, magazines, websites, etc. Stick with your gut instincts and you'll be one happy bride!

I am glad that you got the dress things sorted out. That is encouraging.
Posted on May 4, 2008 at 1:16 pm
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I guess I should stay off the wedding sites... I understand how you feel about becoming OCD out of no where... I am living it! I did buy a 2nd dress (ON SALE) that I wasn't even looking for my FI (I'm not sure if he was joking... I'm sure he was) asked if my dress showed clevage (which it doesn't) or is backless (which it's not) I mean it's my WEDDING dress I wanted to feel beautiful not apologizing to my dad b/c my boob popped out half way down the aisle... However I did find a sexy $400 dress made of the most luxurious fabric for a meer $70 on sale... even if I don't wear it to my reception I had to have it. I do need to pick a color scheme and stick with it the only problem is I have a year until my wedding so I have time to change my mind... this stuff seriously keeps me up at night... like reception decor is life or death.... Do they have wedding therapy? I need to sign up for a few sessions...
Posted on May 4, 2008 at 1:53 pm
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