David's Bridal Questions

posted 1 year ago in Dress
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Newbee

No, you don’t need an appointment but is is prefered; especially if you want to try on multiple dresses. This past Sunday I litterally called at 10:30am and they opened at 12:00pm asking if they had appointments that day. I had my mom and sister in town and we just wanted to look at “styles.” They made me an appointment at 12:30pm. When I arrived the store was busy but not packed and the consultant assisted me and 2 other girls at the same time. 

 

Yes, they have sale, clearence and discontinued dresses in the back of the store. If you want to try those dresses on I suggest you look at them in the beginning of the appointment because the consultant does not typically pull those for you. Aka: they want you to buy a full priced dress. When I went this past Sunday my eye was drawn to a discontinued dress in the back section and I pulled it off the rack. I knew it was my dress and I ended up purchasing that dress after trying on a couple other full price dresses. I was able to take my dress home and it only cost $599! I had an unlimited budget at Davids Bridal so I was excited to get an amazing dress for such a low price and it fits perfect!!! I encourage you to look in the back section, espcially if you are looking to cut costs or dont care if it is a 2011 or 2012 dress.

 

They encourage you to order your dress from their regular collection as far in advance as possible. Traditionally, people order there dress 6 months before their wedding but they can order dresses within about 3 months of your wedding date. Dont forget about alteration time as well. They have many of the dresses in different colors so you can see the while, ivory or champagne colored dresses.

Good luck! I had a great Davids Bridal experience but you have to be willing to be patient. Listen to your consultant, mine pulled great shapes and styles for my body and wedding location.

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Helper bee

@Bunny_the_Bride:

Do you need an appointment to look around and try dresses on? No, but if you’re going to look on weekends, you should make one because they’re very busy and if they don’t have any sales reps to help you, they’ll have you come back some other day/time. You can’t just grab a dress off a rack and go try it on without the help of a sales rep. I’ve been in there on a week day after work and it’s been dead. Maybe go then if you want to make an appointment.

Do they sometimes already have dresses in stock that you can take home? Samples, yes. Brand new dresses, no.

How long would it take to receive a dress in ivory rather than white? Same amount of time as the white, I’d imagine.

  

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Bumble bee

Do you need an appointment to look around and try dresses on?
They do allow walk-ins but you will get more attention/more time if you make an appointment, especially if it’s a busy weekend

Do they sometimes already have dresses in stock that you can take home? They do, my friend got one! They are usually cheaper but sold “as is,” meaning if there’s beading missing, torn lace, whatever, you have to pay for repairs there or somewhere else. Also you’ve got to be a sample size so that might not work depending on your body type.

How long would it take to receive a dress in ivory rather than white? I don’t think the color makes a difference in ETA.

Since David’s is a chain, you might want to call them and ask them these questions just to get clarification as it may vary from place to place.

Have fun!

 

 

 

 

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Newbee

@Stace126:  You do not have to be a sample size. I just purchased my dress on Sunday from Davids Bridal and I bought a size 14. They sell ALL sizes and styles. My dress was also brand new, alterations already completed and just so happened to fit me perfect (thanks bride before me for savings me hundreds in alterations!) but the previous bride decided to re-select another dress. 

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Newbee

@Bunny_the_Bride:  I am in the same boat. I knew at Davids Bride I could give myself an unlimited budget because they really dont go over like $1500. My dress was origionally $1000 but I think I got a great deal!

Just for fun and because I love my dress… here it is….

 

 

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Honey bee

I didn’t end up getting my dress from David’s Bridal but I did go to try dresses on. I went on a weekday night which is what I would recommend since they seem to be super busy over the weekend. They don’t have super great consultant service as it is, so going when it’s empty helps. I had an appointment, but I don’t think it really mattered much. I would make an appointment just because that way you can expect consultant attention from them, as opposed to them telling you that you can’t get full attention because you didn’t make an appointment. 

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Bumble bee

@SallyBride : oh, sorry, I didn’t mean you HAD to be a sample size. I just meant that most of their dresses were sample sizes. I know they have a wide range but I’ve just heard that most places sell samples, more than plus size or small sizes.

Sorry, I should have made that more clear.

Glad you were able to find one thoughSmile!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Newbee

Do you need an appointment to look around and try dresses on?

I went just to look one night and there was no one there and the woman working there was clearly really bored and was practically begging me to try something on. I didn’t. So if it’s not busy then yeah they do walk ins. I made an appointment the second time when I actually bought the dress because my SIL’s cousin works there and got us an awesome discount! 

Do they sometimes already have dresses in stock that you can take home?

They didn’t have my dress in stock because I wanted no train and Ivory instead of white and the only one in stock was a size 6 and I’m an 8 so they had to special order it…so I’m not sure. Depends on the dress I guess. 

How long would it take to receive a dress in ivory rather than white?

I ordered my dress Dec 13th, it could take up until APRIL for it to get in. I got it in Ivory. 

The sizes were weird. My bust is a size 8 and my waist, because I’m an hourglass shape, is like a 2 or 4. My hip is like a 6. I’m all over the place. I have to get it altered. 

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Newbee

@Bunny_the_Bride:  I wear a 12 or 14 in normal clothes. This dress is a little snug around the armpit area but I didnt mind because it keeps the dress up. I have heard that dresses are typically a size larger but I think the fit of this allowed for me to fit into the 14.

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