The things I found with David’s Bridal and what I didn’t care for were:
First of all they were VERY PUSHY!! They wanted to sell me a dress THAT day and although it’s nice that they have all different sizes in the dresses so that you can actually get them ON, there were several things I didnt care for.
The Bridal Consultant took me around and had me choose several dress styles that I liked. From there she went up to their vault and brought down a bunch of dresses I hadn’t chosen since they didn’t have my sizes in stock of the dresses I HAD chosen to try on.
When I got to the fitting room, I found all these yucky ugly dresses that I knew I wouldn’t like right from the start that the Bridal Consultant had chosen for me (since again, they didn’t have the dresses I HAD chosen in my size). I tried them on anyway and wasn’t happy with a single one.
The third thing I didn’t care for about David’s Bridal is that they sell you a dress that’s basically “off the rack” and you don’t get to order your dress. You basically buy what’s in stock. I felt that left me with kinda, “What was left over” and besides that..other people had tried on the dress that I was going to wear for my special day.
Not like that’s a big deal but if I wanted to buy a dress, “Off the rack”, I’d expect that I’d be buying a sample or something..and in the meantime, getting a considerable discount.
My feeling is that..if several people are trying on the same bridal gown..is there beading that may become loose that we just don’t see when we try it on, etc? And will David’s Bridal be responsible for that?
In addition, I went back to David’s and thought I’d give them another chance since I really did start early looking at Bridal Gowns and wanted to make sure that I’d looked at every option before I made the big jump regarding the dress of my dreams.
I walked in the door and while waiting for a consultant, I overheard one of the leads over the consultants actually say to a woman who had her heart set on this very beautiful dress that was on one of their mannequins. She said, “Well, this is what we have in stock..but you’re going to have to lose some weight in order to try it on..we have 100’s of other dresses that our consultants would love to choose for you..”
In other words..pick a winner..if we don’t have it in your size..either lose some weight down the road and you can try it on..OR..choose something else.
THAT turned me off completely and we walked right out.
I’m glad that you had a wonderful experience with David’s!! They’re in business for a reasona and I’m sure they’ve made very many brides happy.
Just not this one..:)