- 7 years ago
- Wedding: October 2011
I’m trying to pick out my dress and I narrowed it down to two choices. They’re both really similar, but one is used and one is at David’s Bridal. I’ve heard all kinds of horrible things about David’s so it’s really confusing!
I love this Demetrios Sposabella 4233. I would have to buy it used and then have it altered. Most likely it will need to be sized down significantly. Price would be $500 plus alterations. I’m not as crazy about the lace, but I really love the top more than the second option.
Option 2 (& 3):
I love the Oleg Cassini CRL277. I can try to find it used close to my size to save some money ($700 used, maybe $100 less if I find a deal) or buy it new at David’s Bridal via special order for $900 (incl. tax). I am 4’10”, so I’m thinking it might be worth the money to buy it new at David’s Bridal via special order since the cost of hemming this dress and the fact that my proportions are so much smaller may make the alterations a nightmare price-wise. Of course, the used gown will probably already have a bustle. I’m not as crazy about the top on this one as the Demetrios gown, but I am in love with the lace bottom and the overall shape. I like the ivory on my skin and my fiance prefers this dress (I’ve seen pictures).
More gown dilemmas (j/k lol):
Are Demetrios gowns better quality than David’s Bridal? Is there a difference?
Does anyone have any experience special ordering their gowns at David’s? How long does it take usually?
How good are they at the sizing? I tried on a 10 today and I was SWIMMING in it. It was HUGE! I wear a street size 2 petite. The sales rep told me I should order a 6 petite, but on the used boards my measurements match the people who are selling label size 4. I am 35 bust, 25 waist, 37 hip. I don’t know if they’re trying to get me a bigger dress for more alterations, or because that’s really the size I need and I can’t tell because they didn’t have that size in stock and I can’t find a size chart anywhere.
Finally, the regular price of the dress is a little over $1100 after tax, but they’re running a “sale” for $200 off. I feel like David’s is pretty much always running a sale, so I’m not sure if I should go ahead and order the dress or just wait until their next sale. Our wedding isn’t for a year so I feel like I have time to keep looking for a better price.
Once you add in the cost of the bra, the veil, etc…it just gets so expensive! I totally plan on selling my dress when I’m done with it!!!!!
Thanks for your help fellow bees 🙂