What is involved in going to David's Bridal?

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Drury Lane Oakbrook

rosecut:  Yes, you have to make an appointment.  You can make one online.  I would HIGHLY suggest going on a weekday evening because the weekends are crazy.  They will give you a corset and a slip, and you can just try on anything you want. 

  • This reply was modified 1 year, 11 months ago by  Mrs.Vanilla.
Post # 4
2107 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

when I started looking I did the same thing – went to DB to get an idea of shape. I made an appointment online for a Friday afternoon (I second the suggestion about going during the week. I had a second appointment there on a Saturday and it was nuts), and told the consultant that I wanted to see a variety of shapes (though I was mainly interested in A-line or ballgown because I have waaaay too much booty to ever feel comfortable in a mermaid/fit and flare style). I wasn’t pressured to buy, and the girl helping me was super helpful and honest with opinions. I almost bought a dress there, but found my gown at a different shop.

Post # 5
273 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2025

You can also contact local boutique stores. DB carries dresses that are similar from year to year, but their styles are pretty limited to the basics. 

Post # 6
4878 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I actually had a good experience at our local DB, but our local store is known for good management.  I went on aweekday with no appointment.  The dress I loved turned out to be on sale for $99, so I was pretty happy when the consultant told me that.

She was very nice & efficient.  The selection was very good.  Overall, I was happy with the experience.

Post # 7
15016 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

rosecut:  no, you don’t have to have an appointment. Saturday’s it is best to have one but I went there in the middle of the week during the middle of the day and I was the only customer there. I wasn’t sure what I wanted and since the staff had nothing better to do, they kept bringing me dress after dress. They made me feel like a a dress up Barbie, in a good way. I had a great time and the consultants were amazing.

Post # 8
2627 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I walked in the doors on a Monday afternoon, said I was recently engaged and wanted an idea of what I liked and didn’t like because I didn’t really have an idea of what I wanted.

It was pretty dead, so I had no problem just doing a walk in by myself.  I tried a bunch of dresses, narrowed my focus down, and then said I would be back, and left.

Post # 9
2581 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2006

You don’t need an appointment.. You can walk in and look at or try on dresses anytime. If you want a consultant for sure and it’s a weekend, than I’d make an appt. 

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