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Once you've found your dream gown, it's time to make sure everything - from the hem of the skirt to the fall of the bustle - fits you like a dream! David's Bridal has in-house alterations specialists at every store to ensure your gorgeous gown or dress looks as if it were created just for you.
Why should I have my 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. Nonetheless, even the best-designed gowns need some adjustment. No one has more experience with detailed bridal garments than David's Bridal 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 choose David's Bridal alterations, you know your gown 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 experts at making adjustments, from the most minor to the most intricate.
Can I customize my gown by adding personal touches?
David's Bridal offers many ways to make your gown your own. Here are a few design elements you may consider:

Sleeves: We can add straps or sleeves to any strapless bridal gown.

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. View our Bustle Book for ideas.

Bows & Sashes: Add a colourful sash to accent your waist and coordinate with your party.
When should I schedule my alterations appointment?
The best idea is to arrange for alterations at the time you purchase your dress or gown. If you purchase at davidsbridal.com, you can schedule at a David's Bridal near you. See store locator.
What can I expect at my first fitting appointment? Do I need to bring anything?
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. The fees for recommended alterations will be discussed so you can agree on the look that best suits your needs and budget. Full payment for alterations is due at the time of your first fitting.

Please bring your gown receipt, undergarments (bra and slip) and shoes. You will receive a copy of the alterations ticket, pay for the alterations, and schedule your pick-up fitting appointment.
Can I have my gown pressed or steamed at David's Bridal?
We offer complimentary pressing or steaming once altertions are completed. If a garment will be altered elsewhere, we will press or steam it before it leaves our store however we cannot perform these services after garments have been altered outsitde 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.

Alterations payments are due at the time of your first fitting. A $25 fee will be charged for rush alterations (needed within 14 days). Remember to budget the cost of alterations and bustling when choosing your gown. For example, you might get a great deal on a clearance style that is not your size, but complex alterations could cost the amount you saved. If your gown has a long train, bustling is necessary in order to move freely and comfortably at your reception.
Our goal is to make it easy to plan your wedding or special occasion budget. Take 60 days to pay for your gown or merchandise with our convenient in-store layaway plan.
  • For in-store merchandise only, with a minimum purchase of $75 (excluding sales tax)
  • Requires a minimum deposit of 25% of the merchandise total (including sales tax)
  • A 10% forfeiture fee will be charged for any layaway that is returned to stock due to cancellation or non-payment, unless otherwise required by Province law
  • See your consultant for details or ask for our Layaway Brochure