Post # 1
I see a lot of posts for David’s Bridal getting slack for being cheap or not a great experience or not good enough quality and although that may be true for individual instances, I couldn’t be happier that I went with them for my bridesmaids AND my wedding dress. Before I started looking, I also thought their stuff was kind of “cheapy” and figured I’d look but it wasn’t “good enough” for my dress. Well, I found a gown I fell in love with there and eventhough I went to a more upscale boutique later that day, I only found 1 other contender and it still didn’t hold a candle. Plus, the runner up was almost twice the price!
In short, if you’re engaged and looking, don’t discount David’s especially if you’re on a budget. I understand people have had horror stories and I’m not negating that but you can’t form an opinion without checking it our for yourself!
Girls, post your DB gowns here!!
(Sorry the pics are HUGE, IDK how to fix that!!)
Post # 2
BurlapnLace: Your dress is gorgeous and I love the bridesmaid’s dress too! I agree with giving David’s Bridal a chance. I was VERY skeptical about going there because of all the horrible customer service reviews and a bad experience as a bridesmaid at a different location. I made an appointment there anyway thinking I would just go to see what kind of silhouette I liked before heading to another store. I’m happy to say that I really enjoyed my experience and my consultant was fantastic. She was friendly, cheerful, very patient, and I ended up purchasing my dress there for a steal at $500! Like any other retail store, the person giving you service is what really makes the experience.
Here’s my dress:
I love the modern lace on it and sure, it isn’t made of luxurious fabrics, but it’s comfortable and I’m only going to be wearing it for ~10 hours (and then never wearing it again), so for the price, I think the quality is really nice!
I went with my MOH and bridesmaid to David’s Bridal again for their dresses, and like me, they just wanted to try on different styles, but ended up buying them on our 1st appointment. They were really happy with their choices, service, and price points too. I don’t have any photos of them of them in their dresses, but these are the styles they chose:
My best tip for David’s Bridal is to never go on the weekends. I scheduled both appointments in the evening on a weekday (I believe they’re open until 9pm), and there was barely anyone else in the store. We got to go over our allotted time and the consultants were always around to help.
Post # 4
BurlapnLace: Love yours! Mine is in my hot little hands, but not being fitted for another month. Can’t wait! (It was also amazing to not break the bank!). I had the greatest expereince at DB and love to hear when other brides do to!
My advice is to not go during the weekends, have a good idea of what you want to try on, and know your budget and stick to it.
Post # 5
- Wedding: April 2014 - MD Resort
This is mine! Dont Mind my hair it was having an awful day lol.
Post # 6
This is the DB gown I wore on my day. I had a great experience at DB and a fabulous consultant. Have fun!
Post # 7
BurlapnLace: Your dress is GORGEOUS. I’ve never seen anything quite like it! Beautiful dress, and it definitely complements your figure nicely! Thank you for starting this thread. I’m tired of seeing people make rude and snarky comments about David’s Bridal. My experiences there for bridal gown shopping, bridesmaid gown shopping, and recently veil shopping were nothing but positive!
Post # 8
Cory_loves_this_girl: Is that the VW White Twill Mermaid gown? It’s gorgeous on you! I wanted it but they were out 🙁
Post # 9
bitsybee: Thank you! It’s actually made by David’s Bridal, not VW 🙂
Post # 10
Cory_loves_this_girl: Thanks for the update 🙂 So pretty!
Post # 11
- Wedding: April 2013 - Valparaiso, IN
Best pick I have of my dress…;)
Post # 12
BurlapnLace: I got my dress and BM dresses from here! I had a great experience, and seriously the best decision I made, because I was able to spend more on flowers. 🙂
Post # 13
I’m getting remarried and picked a short dress from the Oleg Cassini line. Obviously in a model in this pic.
Post # 14
Here’s mine. A line vera wang white with lace and tulle,i love it!! Cant wait to wear it in december 🙂
Post # 15
Mrs.Sawyertobe: That is LOVELY! Mine’s an Oleg Cassini too 🙂
I’m glad I started this thread!