Post # 1
I went and picked up my dress from David’s Bridal today. I was very disappointed to see the girl carrying it up to me with only a thin little clear dry cleaners bag over it. I bought prom dresses that were better wrapped then my wedding dress! Was I wrong to assume I would get one of their heavy-duty vinyl zip-up dress bags? Considering the price of the dress and that every little alteration or accessory includes some unbearable fee- I thought at least a decent garment bag would be included.
Before I took my dress home I had to buy some large black contractors trash bags so I could slip it over my dress to hide from my fiancé’s view.
I am thankful I have my dress in hand and it is absolutely perfect. This is such a minor first-world complaint. I’m just curious if the fancier bridal boutiques at least extend the courtesy of a proper dress bag.
I love that David’s Bridal offers more realistic prices for brides on a budget, but the care and customer service is just lacking. I bet that’s what sets apart the boutiques from the budget-friendly.
Post # 3
I think you can BUY a garmet bag at DB for like $10 or so. I was a little miffed about that too. But in the end it wasnt too big a deal because after I got my dress steamed, I didn’t want to stick it back in a bag to be all wrinkled again so it hung from a hook in the ceiling of my spare room for 5 months uncovered.
Post # 4
@chasesgirl: Of course. Nothing in the bridal world is free. *rolls eyes* I wish I could just let my dress hang freely but I have to stuff her in the closet so the FI doesn’t see it.
Post # 5
You can buy a garment bag from DB for $10. I did, but it was only a means to transport it the nine hours back to my house. Once I got home, I got a proper (read sturdy) garment bag with a dependable zipper and breathable material from Amazon.com. I also would have expected that it would be included in the cost of the gown, but you know DB–anything to make an extra buck.
Post # 6
@Mrs.Metalm: Yes, I got my dress from a closing Priscilla of Boston salon and they gave me the POB branded hanger as well as a HUGE branded, expandable, breathable garment bag (it is sort of pleated on the sides to accomodate for those dresses with a lot of poof! haha)
I am SO glad I have it because its so nice to conceal my dress and I don’t have to worry about anything knicking the silk or anything!
My bridesmaids dresses purchased from there only came with plastic coverings but they were not clear, they were white with the priscilla of boston logo all over to also conceal the contents.
I would definitely say the higher end, the better treatment/care is taken.
Post # 7
My first dress was a Winnie Couture, and it came in the flimsy dry cleaner thing. The wedding got canceled, so I never wore the dress. My cat was fascinated by the plastic bag, and messed up the train on the dress. Oh, well.
Same fiance, we decide to try getting married again. Even if the dress hadn’t been damaged by the cat, I wanted a new one. Bad juju associated with the first one. I went to a different bridal shop, and the dress was a Bonny. It came in the vinyl garment bag.
Post # 8
@Mrs.Darling: Which bag did you get? I only have the crappy $10 one, and I’d like a good one.
Post # 9
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
Mine came in a cloth white opaque garment bag and that was put inside of a plastic bag, but not like the kind from drycleaners. It was thick, with reinforced seams, and with a zipper.
My dress was from Priscilla of Boston, ordered new before the closing was announced.
Post # 10
i had a nice bag with mine with the designer logo on it
Post # 11
I bought my dress at a little bridal store in Huntington Beach (they had amazing prices!) and I got my dress in a pretty decent, sturdy black garmet bag that was breathable and even had a label pocket on the front where they wrote my name.
Post # 12
I too got mine from David’s Bridal and the same thing. Thin plastic grament bag. Went on amazon and bought a purple breathle bag, and now the dress lives in that.
Post # 13
I bought a mesh garment bag from the bridal salon for $10. Well worth it.
Post # 14
My dress came in a nice cloth bag with the salon name on it.
Post # 15
David’s bridal charged me $10 for mine. I wouldn’t be wearing my dress for 2 years, so I went ahead and bought it. It was a sample, so I wasn’t even offered a thin plastic one.
Post # 16
@Mrs. Bear Cheese Pie: I bought this one. I based it off of the 7 5-star recommendations it had. I should probably rate it at some point.