Post # 1
The recent "show us your dress" post surprised me a little (the comments that is) because I didn’t see *one* dress from DB. I know it has a bad rap and isn’t considered…"designer" or whatever but….there have to be a few fellow DB brides out there?
I of course eyed many Maggie’s and Priscilla of Boston’s but…I just couldn’t justify spending that much $ on my dress. (My personal preference…wanted a honeymoon to Aruba instead! lol)
(For reference, my dress is: http://www.davidsbridal.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplayView?storeId=10052&catalogId=10051&catentryId=1000048)
Post # 3
I’m a DB bride. I have not any issues with DB for my wedding or when I was a bridesmaid a year ago. They have never been anything but great to work with. Although I am not doing alterations at the store because the price is a little high.
My gown: http://www.davidsbridal.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplayView?storeId=10052&catalogId=10051&categoryId=-49998985¤tIdx=1&subCategory=-49999486%7c-49998985&catentryId=1000204
I wanted a dress I love but at a reasonable price.
Post # 4
Yep same reasoning here;
Where are you having your alterations done? I just wasn’t sure if other bridal shops would do alterations on a DB gown…
Post # 5
@krqk84 My alterations aren’t being done by a bridal shop but a seamstress whose does my Maid/Matron of Honor dresses. My Maid/Matron of Honor is a streamstress and she only goes to this lady for her clothing.
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2018 - Oakland Manor
I’m rocking a DB dress too woot woot!
Post # 7
I am a DB bride too! I found my dress in about 2 hours and had a great experience with my DB consultant. Although I do agree with above comments regarding the pricey alterations ($150 for a 1/2 inch hem? Yikes!) But overall I have enjoyed by DB experience and can’t wait to wear my DB gown this September!
Here is my dress (minus the gloves!):
Post # 8
I am a DB bride also! Though I have been having endless problems with them!
I was told (twice) that they wouldn’t order my Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses until they had all the sizes for the girls. So I called and (one of my Bridesmaid or Best Man hadn’t got sized yet) I told them I wanted to cancel the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses since my wedding was going to be smaller than I had first planned. I was told they had already ordered the other dresses and I had been misinformed. Surprise, surprise when after my last Bridesmaid or Best Man got sized all of the dresses showed up at one time (we are talking about a 6 wk gap between all the Bridesmaid or Best Man and my last BM).
Then I told them to order the cuff for everyone, and the last Bridesmaid or Best Man that ordered her dress didn’t get one. They ‘forgot’ to order it and charge her for it. So I am STILL waiting on the cuff for the dress. Thank goodness the wedding is in April.
Then my mom’s dress came in and she had someone zip her into the dress. She asked the sales person if the zipper looked funny and the lady said no. When my mom took the dress off and look at it…. half of the zipper wasn’t sewed in! So she asked another sales lady and she said they needed to order her another dress. We are also still waiting on this dress.
Even though my BMs and mom get their dresses at DB I only got my bridal sash and veil. I also had a problem with the veil. I got one of the ones that has a colored edge that matches your bridal sash. Well, it came in the wrong color so that had to reorder it and I just got that 2wks ago.
This is my dress, I ended up finding another bride that had the same dress instead of paying full price since I am paying for the wedding and its not going to be a very big wedding.
Oh, and also when I went into DB the first time to try on the dress they told me it was a size 2, so I found another bride with the same dress and bought a size 2 from her. When I got it, I could barely breath in it. Apparently they had put me in a size 4 and hadn’t told me correctly. Consequently, I’ve had to lose 5 pounds that i shouldn’t and maintain the weight until the wedding so I can fit in the dress.
I asked DB if that had happened if I had order through them would they have gotten me the correct size? They said no.
DB is NOT doing my alterations. They are on a month and a half wait and I just dont trust them at this point.
Post # 9
Yes! There’s so nothing wrong with David’s Bridal. Most of the dresses don’t look cheap, and they ARE. I shopped a lot in NYC and found stuff at great prices (RK Bridal, Bridal Garden) but in the end, the shape that I really wanted was at David’s, and the price was a huge 2nd bonus!
My sister got hers there too (we’re 8/8/09 and 10/17/09) – two happy brides-to-be(e)!
And the sis –
Post # 10
@sc8493 – I’m sorry you had so much drama with DB, that does not sound like fun!
Will you be having your alterations done at another bridal shop or someone you know? I do have an alterations appt. set up with DB but I do agree that their alterations prices are kind of outrageous.
Post # 11
I didn’t go with DB because of some bad experiences with them as a Bridesmaid or Best Man, but just wanted to throw out there, not all the non-DB dresses are super expensive! I was originally going with a Mori Lee dress that would have run me about $500. That’s not bad. Alfred Angelo has some in that range too.you can get great knock-offs from China on e-bay for $100. And I’m getting my dress made by a lady at our church, and it’s gonna cost $300-400. So DB isn’t the only cost-effective choice that some of us are going for!
Post # 12
I’m a DB bride also!! When I saw my dress in the catalog and on the internet I said there is no way that I would ever buy or try on the dress it looks horrible. Well then by accident my sales person saw me tapping the photo while I was talking with my mom, thinking that I was saying I liked it, brought me the dress to try on, and needless to say I loved it. I LOVE DB!!!
Post # 13
I just saw a bride wear that in a wedding – it looks gorgeous, and very glam and unique!
Post # 14
I am totally db bride its beautiful i wouldnt choose any other dress.
Post # 15
I am a DB bride! I just couldn’t justify spending a ridiculous amount of money on a dress. I did splurge a little bit and got an Oleg Cassini dress though!
Post # 16
@Artichoke Heart – were you referring to mine or a different one?
@ehingerp – Blah link didn’t work for me 🙁