(Closed) First Dress Shopping Experience at DB: Annoyance to Bliss (semi-long)

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
948 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Wow, that is a gorgeous dress!!  Is it possible to get a discount?

Post # 4
979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I tried that dress on it is very pretty.  DB is not the only place to find beautiful good price dresses.  Most salons have them in all price ranges.  So if your not sure that thats the one, then I would try other places.

Post # 5
65 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I wanted to try that dress on, but it was WAY over my price range too.  And it wasn’t on sale when I went.  My consultant never asked my budget but I didn’t let her get a chance.  First thing I said to her was how much I was willing to spend (top number) and what I WANTED to spend (bottom number).  My dress was right in the middle. 

I’m sorry you didn’t have a great experiance at David’s.  I had an awesome girl, but the dress was not picked by her. I picked most of the dresses I tired on cause she was finishing with a bride when I arrived so we have like 15 mins to look around.

You might want to go to a different DB store (if you have more than one in your town) and try on a few more if your not 100% sure or aren’t comforible with the price.  

It is a beautiful dress and I’m sure you will look amazing, can’t wait to see pictures of you in it!  The dresses always look better on someone real than the models.

Post # 6
3788 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

It’s a beautiful dress, but keep looking! People tend to think DB must be the most affordable option because they market themselves that way, but boutiques carry a lot of lower priced options by designers that also happen to have high priced options… just like DB!

This similar dress by Eden Bridals is $750 at House of Brides.

This one, Eden 2376, is only $638 on Best Bridal Prices.


Basically, if you 100% know it’s the one, well, then you may have to negotiate your budget. But if that DB dress just happens to fit the bill when it comes to style you like, you can probably find something just as fabulous elsewhere for a better price.

Post # 7
674 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011


Post # 9
1093 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Congrats on finding the dress!  I’m sorry you didn’t have a great time with your consultant.  It seems like it definitely varies from store to store – my consultant ended up finding my dress.  But your dress looks absolutely gorgeous and it sounds like it will match your venue perfectly 🙂

Post # 10
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

congrats on finding the dress… i had some issues with my consultant too but in the end i alos found my dress and i’m glad i didnt walk out

Post # 11
1810 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Congrats on finding the dress.

The first time I went in to my DB, I LOVED my consultant. But I didn’t want to rush into purchasing my dress, so I made a follow up appointment. Unfortunately my original consultant wasn’t there.

So I was set up with another consultant who kept disappearing– so annoying. (I think they set each consultant up with 2 brides at a time which is why they tend to disappear.) I didn’t really have an issue getting in and out of the dresses though. So I had the consultant order my dress, and when it came in, she ordered it in the wrong size! Annoying again.

Anyway, I went in later with my sister to have her try on Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses and my original consultant was there! Yay. Since I changed my mind on my original dress anyway, I started trying on more dresses with my original consultant and I found one that I love.

I didn’t order it yet, but when I go in to try it on/ order it, I will make sure my original consultant is there. I think with DB consultants, it’s hit or miss.

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