Post # 1
I have heard a lot of negitive things about Davids Bridal. I know they’re the super store that closes cute little boutiques and spam the crap out of you. But is it really that terrible? I found some dresses that look good and are a great price, and it just seems so easy but I am worried to purchase since there are so many negitive reviews out there. Any good experiences out there?
Post # 3
I had a fantastic experience at DB. It’s really hit or miss.
my suggestions –
make an appt and go on a week night
bring pics of dresses you like and don’t like from their website
Post # 4
I had a really good experience with davids bridal and I love my dress. The only thing i didnt like is they over charge for alterations. They aren’t all bad
Post # 5
I had a positive experience. I knew I didn’t want to spend a lot on my dress. I also went in knowing I would NOT be buying the “extras” that they offer…because those seem way overpriced. I didn’t buy on my first visit and my consultant never made me feel pressured. I visited the local boutique in my town and it was a crap experience. I also went to another less expensive chain…and it was okay, but I didn’t find a dress I liked as much.
I think as long as you manage your expectations, it’s fine.
Post # 6
eeeeh I went and i felt PUSHED from them and like they were forcing the sale. and she didnt even help pick any dresses that would look good on me. only the ones i had selected from the website. even after i asked. so do you know any dresses that would fit me well you think i should try on that i am not seeing on the website?
I really liked one of the dresses, but didnt like the automosphere…
Post # 7
My dress was from DB and I loved it AND the experience there – it all depends on your consultant I think.
Post # 8
Oh yeah, I already knew I wasn’t going to let them do my alterations. I took it to a local tailor. I also knew I wasn’t paying that price for undergarments or the veil. If you don’t find something you like for less elsewhere, it’ll still be there when you come back.
Post # 9
It is worth the trip due to the amount of dresses that they do carry. They had some nice dresses when I went there… I got a crappy consultant, but this isn’t true with everyones experience. DO NOT give your phone number to them… I am not sure when I did, but I got calls from them and Mary Kay for months…
Post # 10
I had a GREAT experience at DB. My sales associate was super cool and always remembered my name and even what Darling Husband did for a living. I waited to buy my dress until after the VWs came out because I wanted to try them on. I went in during the week and in the middle of the day. I had every associate waiting on me and they literally brought me every dress in the store to try on. They actually made it soooo much fun and treated me like a princess, it was like one giant bridal fantasy.
Post # 11
They aren’t bad if you avoid weekends, do NOT give them any personal info (email, phone), and do not buy accessories or have alterations done there.
Post # 12
I’ve been to 3 DBs. One experience was pretty bad, but the other two were pretty good. I got my dress there. I felt less pressure there than other dress shops.
Post # 13
@tksjewelry: Awww. That sounds AWESOME. I hope it’s like that when I start shopping for dresses.
Also, not to threadjack, but to those who said not to give them your info, how can you avoid it if you’re making an appointment or buying a dress from them? Just curious.
Post # 14
My bridal “EXPERT” wasn’t all that much of an expert. But for the price of my dress I can look past that since I did buy my dress there. Good luck. I think it’s worth a shot.
Post # 15
YES! Make up a fake email account just for wedding stuff.
Post # 16
@CarolinaCola: I don’t share that information with anyone so I only gave them my phone number when I ordered my dress. I also set up email account just for wedding stuff.