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Dress discontinued...freaking out about alterations....

Hey there. So, I got my dress my david's bridal in January, and having gone there yesterday for a veil, I have since found out that they discontinued the dress (even though it's still on their website?!!???). I have lost weight since I first bought the dress and will need to get it altered at least 1 size down.

I was originally planning on just exchanging sizes, but since I can't do that anymore, I'm kind of freaking out about how it will be altered. I know it'll be slightly easier because of the corset back, but there's a design in lace trim down just one side of the dress, and I'm afraid that will end up skewed. Should I let DB alter it anyway? Or should I find somewhere else? Or just gain the weight back...haha just kidding! I'm super nervous about the whole alteration process....any words of wisdom?

Re: Dress discontinued...freaking out about alterations....

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    Ask your local board how your particular David's Bridal is with alterations.

    I've never been to DB or gotten anything altered there, but the opinion on these boards seems to be that DB isn't so great with alterations (even if the dress is your correct size). Unless your local board says that your particular DB has a great seamstress, I'd personally take it to an independent tailor/seamstress in your area instead.
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    edited June 2010
    I would do my best to stay calm until it was absolutely necessary to freak out. 

    That time has not yet come.  

    Did you know that DB doesn't do exchanges for sizes? So even if the dress were not discontinued you'd still face having to have your dress altered.  You will be amazed with how flattering a corset dress can be - even if it is a size bigger.  
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    my dress is also discontinued. DB will be able to alter it and would not have exchanged it anyway. check out the price of a seamstress in your area, though as it is very expensive to go with DB over an independant seamstress
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    ALSO DB does their dresses in such a way that all the designs are removeable. they will remove the applique completely, alter the dress, and stick the lacey thing right back where it was before. hope this helps. if not, just call them, they can tell you these things
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    My consultant I had at DB told me that all their dresses can be altered down atleast one size...... She said anything outside of that you may need a new dress
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_attire-accessories_dress-discontinuedfreaking-out-alterations?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding BoardsForum:15Discussion:27d5495e-a6d7-4f19-a4a8-708804aaf92aPost:0dbea15f-bf13-4a0d-a56c-287addbffce7">Re: Dress discontinued...freaking out about alterations....</a>:
    [QUOTE]My consultant I had at DB told me that all their dresses can be altered down atleast one size...... She said anything outside of that you may need a new dress
    Posted by msapril0730[/QUOTE]

    Really?? this is interesting as I purched a dress that fit me at the time, but I intended to have it taken in 2 dress sizes (as i knew i would lose weight and i have) now im the one who is freaking out. guess im going to have to call them and figure it out as my dress is also discontinued
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    If your dress is a corset lace up back you shouldn't have to get it taken in at all.. The lace up back allows lots of room for weight loss or gain.. (my wedding dress is a size 8 and i should be in a 16 but it's a lace up so no taking in is needed)...
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_attire-accessories_dress-discontinuedfreaking-out-alterations?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:15Discussion:27d5495e-a6d7-4f19-a4a8-708804aaf92aPost:826c03b7-caf2-42f4-b94b-c97be5e11336">Re: Dress discontinued...freaking out about alterations....</a>:
    [QUOTE]If your dress is a corset lace up back you shouldn't have to get it taken in at all.. The lace up back allows lots of room for weight loss or gain.. (my wedding dress is a size 8 and i should be in a 16 but it's a lace up so no taking in is needed)...
    Posted by wifeandmommy0609[/QUOTE]

    I agree - my chest and waist measurements put me in a zero but my thighs are a little bigger so my dress is a 6. It had a corset back and I didn't need to have it taken in at all.
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    Thanks for all your suggestions :) I'm certainly feeling a lot calmer, especially if the design on the side of the dress does simply come off easily for alterations. Thanks!
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    I was told 2 sizes when I bought mine from DB but I would definitely ask.  Also like a PP said, check with your local board about the alterations dept. near you.  I am going elsewhere because the DB closest to me has really, really bad reviews and horror stories but it is not all of them.  GL :-)
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    I was told they could take in or let out up to 2 dress sizes.  I wouldn't worry about it too much.  They are used to dealing with brides losing/gaining weight. 
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