If there is something you don’t like about the dress they are quick to tell you that those things can be changed, no problem. However, these little alternations can end up blowing your dress budget. Make sure you know the cost.
Most bridal stores will tell you to bring your wedding shoes to the dress fitting. This way they can hem the dress to match your shoes. However, this makes no sense to me. If you are on the average to tall side then you can save yourself hundreds by simply buying the right heel height instead of getting your dress hemmed.
Getting a dress altered is like everything else, you can shop around. I really wanted a sweet-heart neckline – which did not come on my dress. Instead of an expensive alternation, the seamstress suggested gathering the bust area in something she called a pinch.