(Closed) Davids Bridal

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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5543 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

It’s not a high price boutique but I never had bad luck there. My sales consultants have always been nice and I got reasonably priced dresses to wear once. 

Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

I hated it when I went. Some people really like it, seems to be hit or miss.

In my case they started bringing me dresses before they asked my budget. I picked out over 15 dresses online I liked and they had none of them in store. The dresses I did try on we’re just bad and the girl kept telling me I had to raise my budget another two hundred dollars if I wanted to see nicer dresses.

Left and went to a boutique afterwards and tried on beautiful dresses in the same price range as David’s told me they didn’t have anything in. ($600 was my budget, for example, this was not what I consider a small budget.)

Post # 4
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1015 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I got my dress there and had a wonderful experience.  I actually just had my dress fitting at David’s and that was fine too. I’m sure it depends on how good the person helping you is. have fun dress shopping! 

Post # 6
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239 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

First off, every experience will be different because employees in every location are different and you never know the type of person helping you.

with that being said, I overall have had a a good experience for the most part. Firstly, I wasn’t sure the style of dress I wanted so I went in randomly on a week day (in my area it was dead in the store) so they let me try on different style. Once I found the style I wanted I picked a few dresses tried them on, if it was something I liked she wrote it down until I came back for my appt to try on again. This made my actual appt go on smoothly since I had an idea what I was going for. My consultant was very kind, they do try to push expensive belts/sashes, veils and shapewear on you as they make more off you then. Don’t buy into it, you’ll find cheaper online just as nice. I got my dress I about 3 weeks and have yet to do my alterations.

wedid bridesmaid dresses on a saturday, I recommend avoiding this if possible. It was so busy and ridiculous in there. I found photos I liked on their website and printed them off and brought them with me, the consultant took them and found us the dresses in various sizes for the girls to try on and everything went smoothly. The only negative I personally have had with them is that my sisters dress came in March 16th and o one called or emailed either us, I was told it’d be here around April 12th and when we called they said it’d been sitting there. So that was kind of frustrating.

 

i hope this helps you out!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I didn’t buy my dress there, but I went with my 3 bridesmaids to look for their dresses. The consultant we were paired with also had 3-4 other customers she was working with at the same time. Maybe it was because I wasn’t buying an expensive wedding gown and I was less of a priority, but my consultant came to check on us once the entire hour we were there. We had to pull our own dresses and everything. It definitely wasn’t a personal experience at all. 

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Look at reviews for your local store because experience does vary unfortunately. If possible, try to go in on a weeknight so you can have more one on one attention from your consultant. Stylists and space are limited, so weekends can get a little crazy. Especially in the fall, there might be packs of girls shopping for homecoming and taking up multiple dressing rooms.

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

princessbride2017:  A local boutique like two blocks up from my house! She specializes in off the rack and sample dresses so she usually sells designer gowns for a fraction of the price. My gown was originally $1600 but I only paid a third of that.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: Backyard

Of the four times I’ve been a bridesmaid, only one of the dresses came from David’s Bridal. It was by far the best fitting with the least need for alterations. I was very pleased with that experience.

I went to try on wedding dresses there last week and did not have a great experience. The stylist was not very helpful. All she really did was tell me the dresses were too big and ask which I liked best. There were entirely too many people there too. I went home feeling really irritable.

Yesterday, I went to try on dresses with a woman who runs a wedding dress business out of her home and was able to find my dress. She was incredibly helpful with lots of helpful suggestions. I was also trying on the actual dresses I would be able to purchase. Having only her rather than a store full of people made the experience much more enjoyable. I also felt much better supporting a small business.

Post # 12
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252 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

princessbride2017:  I tried on a lot of dresses at boutiques before I went to David’s then I ended up finding my dress there! They were very nice 🙂

Post # 13
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1341 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

princessbride2017:  I’ve been a bridesmaid in a couple of wedding and got Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses from them. I also gone with a bunch of my brides to try on dresses (some bought there, some just went to try on). And, I got my own dress there.

I’ve had a good experience trying on dresses. Every single consultant I’ve had, including my own has been wonderful, patient and friendly. Seem to know when to help and when to back off, ect.

The BAD experience I had there was alterations. Maybe they are better for bridal gowns than Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, but in my opinion, not worth it. First, my dress was 3x the cost than if I had gone to my seamstress. Second, the reason why I went to DB steamstress instead of my own is because I thought if they messed it up, they would have to take responsbility. Nope. Have to sign a waiver. Third, they DID mess up my dress. Terrible, horrible job. Underlay didn’t lay right, you can see it in picutres. They didn’t pull in the sides like they were supposed to, or not enough. The only thing they did well was the hem. The hem was perfect.

Post # 14
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204 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I went on a Saturday morning with my mom and the place was super busy; I felt kind of pushed about making a decision that day. I wanted a black/ black and white wedding gown, their version of a colored gown is white, blush and off white. I went there because my mom did not support my color options and I needed to get a feel for a dress that complimented my FULL figure.

I purchased a beautiful custom made black and white gown online for an awesome price and bought a long lined bra and my nieces dress from David’s (it is beautiful).

Give them a try and enjoy your search for this wonderful occasion.

 

 

 

Post # 15
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606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I really liked my experience at Davids Bridal, and did buy my dress there on the first shopping trip. I can totally see how it could be a hit-or-miss situation, though. 
I went on a Tuesday night (7:30-9pm appointment), so it was empty and my consultant was great. She asked budget first, and then style. She was honest with me, and super helpful.
There was no pressure either, like if I didn’t like a dress, there was no push from her to consider it, just to make a sale at the end of the day. The manager brought over a couple of way more expensive dresses at the end of the appointment, after I had already found my dress, and my consultant was like “… look at the price… don’t worry about trying those on” which I really, really appreciated. 

I know not everyone will have such a positive experience with a chain store, though. I think it depends on staff, inventory, and timing to match up well. 

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