(Closed) Anybody have a good David’s Bridal experience?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
7777 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Sorry, dude. Can’t help you. I went in for my dress and again for my girls… no good either time. I have heard that the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses work out alright, though. You should be fine. Just don’t let them give you any crap. Demand good service.

Post # 4
10714 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I wanted to get my BM’s dresses there but I’m terrified =( I will definitely keep an eye on this board to change my mind as well.

Post # 5
786 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’ve had very good luck there, all the people I have worked with have been nice and very friendly and helpful. One of my bridesmaids is pregnant, and they were very helpful with picking out a style dress that would work for her, and she felt comfortable in and that wasn’t too different from my chosen Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses. I got my dress there and all my bridesmaids dresses there as well, my only complaint is the cost of alterations, but those sound like they can be expensive anywhere.

Post # 6
52 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

My best salon experiences so far have been there! It depends on who you deal with. 

Post # 7
3182 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I have purchased bridesmaids dresses there for three different weddings and have never had a problem.  I’m thinking about using them for my bridesmaid dresses too, because they are reasonable and do offer a good selection (I’m having them pick a dress in a certain color).  Also it’s convenient for out of towners, since there is one just about everywhere.

Post # 8
2606 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I had an okay experience when I was a bridesmaid, because I was able to walk in and buy my dress right off the rack.  I had a friend do the altering for me.  The other bridesmaids had a lot of trouble, and I know the bride purchased purses to be our bridesmaid gifts and had a heck of a time getting them all, (they needed to get some from another store because they didn’t have enough in stock and it was a bit of a struggle).

The other time I ordered from them I ordered a clearance Bridesmaid or Best Man dress from the internet to use for formal night on our honeymoon cruise, and had no issues, but I don’t know if that counts since it was an online purchase.

I have heard good things and bad, but it seems to be mostly bad.  On the plus side, there do seem to be certain locations that have better customer service than others…is it possible for you to try another location and see if you have better luck?

Post # 9
1335 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Although I didn’t purchase my wedding dress or bridesmaid dresses from DB, I had very good experiences both of the times I was there. The two consultants that worked with me were really nice and that pretty much made the experience. Come to think of it, those were probably some of the nicer wedding clothing experiences I had.

Post # 11
2947 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’ve bad good and bad experiences (as a bridesmaid). It really does depend on the location and the consultant you get, as the PPs said. I dismissed them for my bridesmaids initially but I might reconsider as they’re just SO convenient.

Post # 12
5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Mrs.ChubbyBunny: I think DB is really hit or miss, and 90% of it depends on the consultant. My first time I had a FABULOUS gal who was just amazing and sweet and so excited and helpful. I ended up finding my dress elsewhere, but I did choose them for my bridesmaids dresses. The other 2 times I’ve been in there, the girls were not helpful (at all) but I knew what I wanted so I just took care of business myself. 

I’d really suggest checking online for the styles you’re interested in using, have the #s written down (and even a photo print out if you’re really determined) and know what you’re going in looking for. Then, if your consultant is helpful, you can get in and out right away. And if you get a bad apple, you can navigate the store yourself. I brought my camera to get photos of the girls in their favorite dresses, and then took a photo of the tag so I had the exact info I’d need incase the store messed up on an order.

Post # 13
4605 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Because of where I live, the only decent bridal shop I have to choose from is David’s Bridal. I haven’t been yet, but I know lots of people who have gone. Most of them had great experiences. Honestly, if I had the option of going somewhere else other than David’s Bridal, I’d probably go there. I’m plus sized, and I’ve heard from a few people that the consultants didn’t really want to work with them and selected only one or two dresses for them to try on. One bride said that her salesperson was much nicer to her thin Maid/Matron of Honor than she was to her… So, while my average sized friends have had good experiences, I’m a little worried.

Post # 16
693 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’ve been in at least 5 times for My dresses (yes, I fell in love with a 2nd one), Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses (2 trips), and my Mom’s dress.  I believe we worked with 2 different consultants and they were both great.  The biggest problem was having enough dressing rooms for 6 BMs, but we made it work.

These are also not including the 1 good experience finding my sister’s wedding dress 4 years ago, and 1 not so good experience for the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses for her wedding.  But the not-so-good experience was partly because we didn’t have an appointment, so again had problems finding dressing rooms for our large group.

Overall, I’d say the Bridal experience seems to go very well, but they’re not quite as accomodating for BMs.  My advice is to go on a weeknight since they’re less busy.

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