So I found my dress two weeks ago while shopping with my MOH for her dress(Yay!) and my family came up to visit this weekend and we bought it (Yay!). Well, it is from David's Bridal. I have heard so many awful things about them, that I never imagined finding anything or let alone buying it from them. Even though I love my dress and I didn't have any problem customer service wise, I am having some doubts about the store and how they handle the alterations of the dress. They ask you to give a date you are "comfortable" with in regards to when you want your dress done with alterations and hanging in your closet. Our wedding is July 2nd, so I told them 2 months out would be ideal, so May 2nd is my "comfortable" date. Apparently, they are so busy that it takes 4 months for them to alter a dress. I also only get one fitting. So basically, I will get fitted in early January and have to maintain my weight and shape exactly for 6 months! Every pound I want to loose would have to be done before then, which means that the holiday season will kinda suck. If for some reason the dress didn't fit right when I got it back (May 2nd) they could try and rush to fix it, but I would have to pay for alterations all over again. I should also mention that when I was there on Saturday I talked to the alterations girl and she didn't exactly make me feel comfortable about it. I have a rather large chest and I had to order a Women's 16 to fit them in and will need the rest of the dress taken in to about a regular 12. It is all lace and beads and I was concerned about how everything would match back up after cutting it. She never really answered my question and just told me the price that I would be paying, even after I told her 3 times that price didn't matter. Is this policy normal? I always thought that I would have about 2 or 3 fittings and that it would certainly not take 4 months to alter once. It just really makes me nervous, especially since she didn't really answer my questions about how it would look. On the other hand, I am also uneasy about taking my dress to an outside tailer because if they mess it up, they obviously will not replace my dress like DB would do. What should I do?