(Closed) Thinking of making a cross-border trip to David’s Bridal

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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1020 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

They have a ton of dresses, but honestly, I don’t think it’s worth the trip. I found their dresses did not seem very good quality and were pretty generic. They’re infamous for bad customer service, too. If you’re going to make a big trip, I suggest visiting a store that carries Maggie Sottero dresses instead/as well. Her dresses are around the same price as DB ones, and they’re beautiful!

Post # 4
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5993 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

ive heard alot of brides say their DB dress cost about $600 but alterations were about $400 – for that much money you could start looking at Maggie dresses i would have thought

 

Post # 5
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521 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

If you see something you like on their website, then it’s worth it.  I loved my DB dress.  Everything they have is on their site.  I’d recommend getting it privately altered.

Post # 6
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1260 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Don’t give up yet Ms Mini! I live in Vancouver,, BC and was also considering David’s Bridal, mostly becuase of their affordability. But it did seem like a huge hassle to make a cross-border shopping trip, and then have to deal with customs, exchange rates, etc on the way back.

I went to 7 bridal stores here in Vancouver before I found the dress I was looking for at the price that I wanted. Calgary is a big city, and I am sure there are lots of bridal store options to choose from. It can be overwhelming, but don’t lose hope ๐Ÿ™‚ THE dress is out there somewhere ๐Ÿ™‚

Don’t forget to check out bridal consignment stores as well – you can get nice gowns are very good prices.

Good luck!

Post # 7
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599 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I actually got my dress in Canada, even though I live in the states. I live pretty close to Montreal and its actually the closest BIG city to me. Also, its where my FI’s parents live. I think going to David’s Bridal is not really worth it… but I have never been there so I can’t say for sure. There must be some decent places in Cagary or Edmonton!

Post # 8
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410 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I had a great time with DB! I really think it depends on the store… If you end up making the trip take a list of your favorite style numbers so they will pull them for you.  Also, as for alterations, they are pretty cut and dry on price from my experience.  All the prices are in their dressing rooms and they are somewhere online, but I cant seem to locate the page tonight.  But its like “a hem is thes much no matter if it is an inch or a yard, a bustle is this much” and so forth.

I know that my sisters wedding dress from there was all lace for about $300, and her alterations were about the same.  That was only because they had to take the lace apart by hand, take in the dress and then put the lace back on again so it would look right. 

My alterations on my $500 dress are going to be a little over $100 for a bustle and my hem.  And they garutee the work, so if they screw it up then they will get you a new dress.  Also, they press it for you once they are done working on it so when you take it home from the final fitting it is all fresh and wrinkle free!

Post # 9
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37 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’m from Vancouver as well and have recently made a cross-boarder trip to search for dresses that aren’t carried here in Van.  DB was one the shops I went but to tell the truth, I wouldn’t suggest driving 8 hours for just this shop as their dresses are quite generic as melodicsighs1 has mentioned.  If you have your mind set on doing a cross-boarder dress shopping trip, you may want to search for other bridal stores in the area so you can make the most out the trip – which was what I did  ^_^.  I actually got to try on all of the dresses that I liked (from magazines and online but were unable to find in Van) at one of the bridal stores in Seattle so I thought it was worth the drive and wait at the boarder!  Good luck with your search and let us know how it goes!  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 10
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1562 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

i liked my experience at DB and LOVE my dress..however I can see why some brides aren’t fans…in fact – wedding is 3 weeks away – I went to pick it up yesterday and the bustle (which I’m paying $$$ for ISN’T DONE!) they swear it’ll be ready in 2 weeks…wedding is in 3.

i’m taking it on faith that it’ll be done! i know it will be. ๐Ÿ™‚

the alterations though WERE great and it fits like a glove now!

but if it’s 8 hours away – not sure that’s worth it.

Post # 11
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222 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Honestly? Three words: David’s Bridal Sucks.

 

They’re rude and unprofessional.  That’s enough to send me running.  I cringe whenever I have to order a bridesmaids dress from them and cross my fingers that it’s a style that I can just order online so I don’t have to deal with them.

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