Post # 1
I won’t be looking at wedding dresses for at least another year. And even then, it’s to get an idea of what I want since my mom will be making my dress. I do have a dream dress, but I’m not sure if it’ll looking good on me.
Right now I just have the itch to try on wedding dresses and get a general sense of what I like on me. I don’t want to waste a consultant’s time. Can I just go to DB and try on dresses? Do I need to make an appt with someone?
Post # 2
- 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.
Post # 4
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
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
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
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
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
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.