Post # 1
My mom isn’t interested in going dress shopping with me.:-( She says the thought of all that money "makes her shake." I’m not sure who she thinks she raised, I don’t expect her to pay for it and I am the type to choose a $250 dress instead of the $900 dress because it’s cheaper even if the other is my dream dress.
Anyway, my fabulous pregnant Maid/Matron of Honor is driving 8 hours to go dress shopping with me. And on top of it her fabulous mother is taking the train down from upstate new york to go with us. MOH’s Mom is as excited to go with me as most moms are for thier own daughters. They are the best! I’m really lucky to have such great friends! :-}
To that end I need to find some dress shops in the Philadelphia area. I prefer to stay out of the city itself but am happy to drive all over the outskirts. Does anyone have suggestions of places to go? Places with a great selection that will sell samples is ideal, but I’ll take any suggestions you might have. I have a David’s Bridal in the area and we will go there but I want to try other stores as well.
Post # 3
You might want to try the knot and look in your area. My mom had a panic attack in the store, I hear you about moms.
Post # 4
i’m not from the philly area but just wanted to say, wow, you are truly blessed to have a friend like that! have fun dress shopping!
Post # 5
I just looked in the phone book for my shops – that and the shop directories from a few wedding dress designer websites.
I absolutely did not love DB, although I’m sure there are brides that do. I found the service to be awful – even though we came in with style numbers written down from their website, they wouldn’t actually pull the dresses for me. You literally have to wander through the racks to pick out your own dresses. And frankly, although they don’t really have any high dollar dresses, any good bridal salon will carry a range of prices, and the dress I ended up buying (at another salon where we got fabulous service) was at about the middle of the DB price range. Plus they were fairly high-pressure with their sales technique, and required a bunch of information before even letting me try on a dress, which resulted in me getting advertising emails and phone calls from multiple other vendors.