(Closed) David’s Bridal-Is it really thaaaat Bad?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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5075 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I had a fantastic experience at DB.  It’s really hit or miss.

my suggestions –

make an appt and go on a week night

bring pics of dresses you like and don’t like from their website

 

Post # 4
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182 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I had a really good experience with davids bridal and I love my dress. The only thing i didnt like is they over charge for alterations. They aren’t all bad

Post # 5
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2103 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I had a positive experience. I knew I didn’t want to spend a lot on my dress. I also went in knowing I would NOT be buying the “extras” that they offer…because those seem way overpriced. I didn’t buy on my first visit and my consultant never made me feel pressured. I visited the local boutique in my town and it was a crap experience. I also went to another less expensive chain…and it was okay, but I didn’t find a dress I liked as much.

I think as long as you manage your expectations, it’s fine.

Post # 6
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376 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

eeeeh I went and i felt PUSHED from them and like they were forcing the sale. and she didnt even help pick any dresses that would look good on me. only the ones i had selected from the website. even after i asked. so do you know any dresses that would fit me well you think i should try on that i am not seeing on the website? 

I really liked one of the dresses, but didnt like the automosphere… 

Post # 7
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2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

My dress was from DB and I loved it AND the experience there – it all depends on your consultant I think.

Post # 8
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2103 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Oh yeah, I already knew I wasn’t going to let them do my alterations. I took it to a local tailor. I also knew I wasn’t paying that price for undergarments or the veil. If you don’t find something you like for less elsewhere, it’ll still be there when you come back.

Post # 9
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4676 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

It is worth the trip due to the amount of dresses that they do carry.  They had some nice dresses when I went there… I got a crappy consultant, but this isn’t true with everyones experience.  DO NOT give your phone number to them…  I am not sure when I did, but I got calls from them and Mary Kay for months…  

Post # 10
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14494 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I had a GREAT experience at DB.  My sales associate was super cool and always remembered my name and even what Darling Husband did for a living.  I waited to buy my dress until after the VWs came out because I wanted to try them on.  I went in during the week and in the middle of the day.  I had every associate waiting on me and they literally brought me every dress in the store to try on.  They actually made it soooo much fun and treated me like a princess, it was like one giant bridal fantasy.

Post # 11
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3363 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

They aren’t bad if you avoid weekends,  do NOT give them any personal info (email, phone), and do not buy accessories or have alterations done there.

Post # 12
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3624 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’ve been to 3 DBs. One experience was pretty bad, but the other two were pretty good. I got my dress there. I felt less pressure there than other dress shops.

Post # 13
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2731 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@tksjewelry: Awww. That sounds AWESOME. I hope it’s like that when I start shopping for dresses.

 

Also, not to threadjack, but to those who said not to give them your info, how can you avoid it if you’re making an appointment or buying a dress from them? Just curious.

Post # 14
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524 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My bridal “EXPERT” wasn’t all that much of an expert.  But for the price of my dress I can look past that since I did buy my dress there.  Good luck.  I think it’s worth a shot.

Post # 15
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2103 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

YES! Make up a fake email account just for wedding stuff.

Post # 16
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14494 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@CarolinaCola: I don’t share that information with anyone so I only gave them my phone number when I ordered my dress.  I also set up email account just for wedding stuff.

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