David's Bridal Rant

posted 1 month ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
984 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1995

I can’t imagine trying on a wedding dress without wearing makeup.  I wear make up every day and wouldn’t look like myself without it.  I would want to look my best while trying on a gown to get an idea of how it would look for the wedding.  

It doesn’t take very long for a sample gown to get dirty.  All it takes is a few bodies to try it on and it’s going to be dirty.  


Post # 4
47138 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I agree that most brides will have makeup on when trying on dresses. But, just like in any other clothing store, customers shoul be careful not to spoil a dress with their makeup. It’s easy enough to take a large square scarf and place it over your head before you try on the dress if it’s the kind you can’t step into. It’s darned annoying to find something you love at a store, then not be able to buy it because the one in your size is makeup smeared. You don’t always want to take a chance on being able to remove the stain.

Rant over.

Post # 5
9554 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

Keep in mind dresses will also get dirty from lotion, spray tan and the hot Cheetos someone ate three hours before coming. 


Post # 6
905 posts
Busy bee

futuremrsmoore :  Ive had bad experiences with thsi store as well.

I went in for my sister. We had an appt, and no one came to us. They kept leaving and wandering off when we had questions so we had to keep looking for them. I always believe when you have an a ppt set, its an appt for a reason, its not some random walk in.

We ended up going to a boutique across the street and she found her dream dress for half the price, and amazing one on one service. 

Post # 7
6004 posts
Bee Keeper

slomotion :  It was the Doritos. The Cool Ranch Doritos. 

Post # 10
325 posts
Helper bee

It’s the stylist, not the store. I had a great experience at David’s Bridal, but the stylist helping me was wonderful. David’s Bridal also has a cool feature on their website that’s really useful when trying on dresses. If you create an account, you can browse the gowns online and save the ones you like to your Favorites list. When you go in for your appointment, the stylist will have your Favorites list printed out and she’ll pull dresses from that list, if they’re available in the store.

Though I agree that makeup on the dresses is kind of gross. Most bridal shops have the brides step into the dress, rather than pulling the dress on over their heads, to avoid getting makeup on the gowns.

Post # 12
1678 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

I also had a terrible stylist at David’s. After I said I did NOT want ballgowns that was all she pulled because I am “tall and can totally carry off this sillouette”. Then my mom asked to pull some gowns and she snapily replied that no, SHE would pull them all. When my mom told her that she’s not pulling gowns that I wanted to try on, the sales lady told her that my mom’s job was to “sit down, keep your mouth shut and tell your daughter how beautiful she is” and that I told her what I wanted. My mom was pissed and we would have walked out right then and there had I known about it. Luckily another consultant came out and she was great to work with! And for some reason, David’s makes you try everything on with that stupid slip and has every dress go over your head, which is how they get so dirty. The second consultant just had me step into some and let me take the slip off since I was trying on more sleek options. 

Post # 13
606 posts
Busy bee

Horrible experience with a friends bridal party. Their customer service across the board seems to be pretty trash. I don’t find this to be a one off thing from stories I’ve heard. 

Post # 14
219 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Sorry to hear that. 

I also had a bad experience with David’s Bridal. My bridesmaids ordered their dresses from there, and they failed to place the order for one of the dresses. When I talked to them about, they laughed it off and acted like it wasn’t a big deal. They finally did get the order in, but ordered it in the wrong size! My bridesmaid was practically swimming in the dress. Fortunately, they were able to alter it to her size, but then insisted on charging us extra for the alterations. Even though it was their fault that the dress was ordered in the wrong size to begin with. Their customer service is a joke. 

Post # 15
531 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I would never try on a wedding dress at a store that didn’t allow me to wear makeup. I don’t even shop for normal clothing without makeup on. If I don’t feel comfortable and confident in myself I’m not buying something. I get that you’re frustrated that they didn’t have the dress you wanted and I’m sorry that you didn’t have a great experience. Is there a different bridal shop you could visit instead? Or maybe even a David’s Bridal in a different city? Have you checked online to see if you can find the same dress on their website?

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