First appointment this Wednesday!!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
Hostess
30313 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@blushbambi:  How exciting! I just wanted to say have a great time dress shopping! 😀

Post # 4
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6273 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

expect a zoo/factory at David’s.  the salesperson waiting on me was also waiting on 5+ people at the same time and I had an appointment. my girls got me dresses or we had to track down other sales people to find stuff.  i had picked stuff online, but the guy wouldn’t pull my account.  finally after arguing, that i was looking to try on a specific dress, he finally had me log  into my account to find the dresses.

 

DB was a good experience b/c i got to try on a lot of styles to see what i liked. but i would never set foot in that store again.

shop around until you find the perfect dress for you.

 

Post # 5
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1287 posts
Bumble bee

DB is chaos.  Word of advice…don’t give them your phone number either.

They might have good prices, but they are horrible.  They do charge extra for alterations too.  Most small bridal shops include alterations with the purchase of your dress and discounts for bridesmaids dresses.  

Post # 7
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6273 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@rickhurst35:  i never heard of a bridal salon including alterations in the cost of the dress.

every where i went (5 bridal salons) charged extra for alterations.

Post # 8
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1287 posts
Bumble bee

@ajillity81:  I’ve been to 4 different small privately owned bridal shops in my area, and they all included alterations with dress purchases and 10% off my bridemaids dresses. All the dresses are priced the same at every shop and online – DB low balls people on prices and charges out the ass for alterations.

ETA: I’ve done DB on my first marriage. won’t waste my money again. 

 

 

Post # 9
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3199 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@blushbambi:  take a lot of patience with you to David’s. a lot. and some resourcefulness. that place is less than a pleasant shopping experience. if you aren’t anywhere close to a major city and are going during the week it could be all right though.

the local bridal shop should be fun though, enjoy it!

Post # 10
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6273 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@rickhurst35:  i guess things have changed since 1993.

all the locations i went (except DB) were small privately owned bridal salons and all charged for alterations.  everyone i know who has gotten married in the past few years all had to pay separately for alterations.  those include people who are not in my area as well.

 

 

Post # 11
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1287 posts
Bumble bee

@ajillity81:  Why would I make it up. 

Here are 2 that I visited that actually have websites – screenshots from their site:

 

 

 

Post # 12
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6273 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@rickhurst35:  i never said i didn’t believe you.  i said i never heard of it.

your advice earlier was that alterations ARE included in small bridal salons.

since this isn’t always the case, the OP shouldn’t budget for alterations included in the dress cost when she may have to pay for alterations.

i am so glad you were able to find a dress shop that includes alterations.  that is a huge expense to save.

 

 

Post # 13
Member
1287 posts
Bumble bee

@ajillity81:  No, that’s not what I said. 

I said:

 Most small bridal shops include alterations”

Post # 15
Member
118 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I bought the third one, MB3491. It is really flattering and the ruffles on the back are beautiful. I am getting married outside in the summer and the dress feels really nice and light.

I saved the dresses I wanted to try on to my ‘favorites’ on the website, but they had an issue pulling up my account in the store, so I would suggest writing down the style numbers or even printing out the dresses like I did. Bring a pair of heels with you as well. I went on a Saturday and while it was very hectic, the girl helping us was very attentive.

Sorry if this pic is ginormous.

Post # 16
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750 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013 - old cheese factory

@blushbambi:  bring your camera (us on the bee wanna see pics 🙂  ) do your hair down and bring a hair tie so you can pull it up to check out hair styles while you have the dresses on and see if you like it better down or up. also do your make-up. i went in to a shop once without doing my hair or make-up and felt so ugly while trying on the dresses. i didnt think davids was bad, a lil pushy yes, but easy to ignore, and since you are going during the week should be less hectic.

they will have necklaces and accessories you can try on while wearing the dresses as well to see what you like. good luck and remember its YOUR wedding, not your mothers, friends or the sales person so pick the dress that YOU like. 🙂 congrats and have fun 🙂 ill be at a davids around my home town on wednesday as well with my two sisters to look at bridesmaids dresses 🙂

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