(Closed) Best quality AFFORDABLE brand of wedding dresses? Or order online?

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
Member
2810 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

it’s better to go to the store. that way, you can try things on.

also, if you buy a dress from DB, DO NOT use their alterations department. find an independent seamstress/tailor/alterations person. 1) DB will overcharge you. 2) they can mess up your dress and refuse to fix it. it’s much safer to find someone outside of DB to do your alterations.

Post # 6
Hostess
7568 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

I would try some dresses on in store to get some ideas about what shapes fit best. Then order online to save some money! 

Post # 7
Hostess
7568 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

@2dBride:  Wow, that’s great! I’ve never thought about Target for dresses but they’ve got some cute stuff! 

Post # 8
Member
491 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I think if you order the DB dress online you could exchange it for another dress at DB, but they will not give you your money back. I think the first vera, it’s beautiful! And because of the style, it only needs to fit well around your bust and waist, so that will only involve alterations of side seams. I was told side seams are the cheapest and easiest things to alter on a dress. The expense comes if you need it heamed up to shorten it. If you can buy heels of the right size, you might be able to avoid this. Hope that helps! 

Post # 9
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222 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think it would be best to go to a David’s Bridal and try on the dresses.  I didn’t have to order mine, we bought it and were able to take it home.  I also had them do my alterations.  Which were I think around $130, I can’t remember.  I had to have it hemmed and they had to add fabric because I gained weight and my dress didn’t fit.

Post # 10
Member
1005 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Stefbroome:  the first dress I purchased was  Davinci,…I had tried on davids bridal dresses and they are decent quality for the $, but I think davinci offered quite a few in that price range (under $700 was my budget) and the quality was very good imho, def check them out at a local salon.

 

Also I would look into buying local second hand, there are a lot of stores out there now that purchase samples and resell them for a fraction of the price.

I’m near Toledo and there is one there (not sure where u r located)

Post # 11
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1042 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Where are you located at?  I’ve never loved the dresses at DB.  Maybe just every one that I looked at felt “cheap” to me despite being really beautiful in the ads and online.

If you are anywhere near Maryland, I recommend going to Vows http://www.bridepower.com to look at their instock sample gowns.  You can go there, try on, and take home right there.  And dresses are at 50% or more off the retail prices.  Or you can order a dress online if you are not nearby.

In CA and IL, there’s a similar store called Glamour Closet, but I find that the experience wasn’t as personal.  It felt more like DB with customer service and their selection isn’t huge.  And you can’t order online.

Post # 12
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306 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

mori lee voyage collection?

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