(Closed) dress dilemma. help please?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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128 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Oooo tough call that. On one hand, that DB dress is really pretty. And I really like the one on Etsy too (vintage blue!!! Ahhhhh, it’s so pretttyyyy!!!)

I do realise you’ve had a bad experience at DB but! BUT! I would caution to keep in mind that was as you said, almost 11 years ago. Things can change.

If the dress was poor shoddy quality, I would say forget about it. But if you didn’t want to opt for DB only because of their customer service, I would say that’s a little like spiting yourself.

It is affordable (and btw, it’s $750 on the site), it’s really pretty, you like it. I would say try to get an unbiased opinion 🙂

Post # 4
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389 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

This may not be an option at all, but could your mother make your dress?

Post # 5
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6512 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I LOVE that dress!  In fact, it was my runner up!  I am not a fan of David’s service either, but it does vary from store to store, and even within the store (as there is pretty high turnover).  If you love this dress, just go for it!

Post # 6
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2362 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I actually prefer the davids bridal dress, and I too hate DB. I have had bad experiences with them as well and feel just as you do. But if you like the dress you like the dress!

Post # 7
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1513 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

i love that dress too! i wanted to try it on when i was there, but the lady never brought it to me…. honestly i am not a DB fan at all, but if you like the dress and it fits your budget, go for it. its not really fair to hold something that happened to someone 12 years ago against them service wise, since i doubt anyone there now was part of the blood fiasco (also, blood? ew!)

Post # 8
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1068 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I hate DB too. I am sworn against it. But if you love this dress, then you love it. Order it online and just pretend it never happened. 🙂

Post # 9
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1041 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

It sounds like you love this dress and really want. It also sounds like you’ve had a chance to look at it and are happy with its quality. If you’re happy with the dress and the price tag, I’d say do what’s best for YOUR interests and get the dress. It really is a beautiful dress!

Post # 11
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150 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Buy the dress from Davids Bridal and take it somewhere else to get it altered. This way you get your dream dress and don’t have to deal with them being unproffesional. 

Post # 14
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128 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Ooooohhh… You look so beautiful… You in the dress really just took my breath away.

I hope you do get the dress. You look amazing and so comfortable in it

Post # 15
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1418 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

What if you look for a seamstress that does bridal alterations? Then you can get the DB dress and have it altered by someone else? Just an idea! I wouldn’t trust the alterations dept. at DB… but I’m a snob, I’ll admit it.

Post # 16
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311 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

They are both really pretty. I also dislike DB on principle. I think that supporting small businesses is important. If the price to the Etsy dress isn’t too dissimilar, I think its worth more than a dress from DB based on the care that went into making it.

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