(Closed) Give me the dish on David’s Bridal Bridesmaids dresses.

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

I’ve been a bridesmaid three times, and I’ve had DB bridesmaid dresses all three times. Some of them are great, and some of them are awful. Most of them will look in person (in a fresh, newly ordered version) pretty much the same as they do on the spread, except the cotton sateen is a little shinier than it looks in the catalog (but it’s totally comfy). They’re decent dresses, although they won’t bowl you over with their construction or anything.

I should add… I hated two of the dresses (both chiffon) and I have no idea if that is because they were actually awful or if it’s because I just thought they were awful.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

I think it really depends on the dress you buy. If you go in asking for the specific dresses you see in the catalog, I’m sure they’re great – I’ve seen some of them in store and I love them! I’ve never worn one in a wedding or anything, though.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I am not only a bride, but also work in the wedding industry. I will not refer anyone to DB. I have never heard anything nice about them. If you are looking for quality, you will most likely not find it there. Their dresses a knockoffs, and their customer service is lacking; from what I have been told and from what I have experienced.

You would be better off going to a bridal boutique in your area that doesn’t sell knockoffs and has better customer service. Some of the girls on here swear by JCrew, Nordstrom, JC Penny, and a couple others that I can’t think of right now for their girls dresses. Personally, I couldn’t find anything that I liked for less than 4 or 5 hundred dollars, so I am going to be making my girls dresses and saving over half of that.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

If you have expensive taste, you more than likely will not be happy with DB; JMHO.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I went in and my thought was that they weren’t horrible but that I could find MUCH better ones for the price.  (Which we did and then some.)  DB seems to work for some situations but it didn’t work for mine.  I also dislike that I can glance at the majority of their dresses and know they’re from DB.

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

lol, you sound a lot like me. That is why I am going to make the gowns for my girls. I only have two, but they are both at opposite ends of the size scale. I am making Jessica McClintock gowns; both will be the same, but I will be altering one of them to have straps.

You still have time and if you are odering off the rack, you should be okay. I know I couldn’t rest until I had the gowns worked out though. It seemed like I couldn’t move forward without knowing that I had that part down.

There is a site that I just thought of. Here is the link http://www.cocomyles.com/?gclid=CKbViMT9tp4CFRhfagodEQhWlQ&fp_keyword=Coco+Miles&fp_source=Google

It is Coco Miles. You can design your own dress and they seem reasonable for what they offer. I am having a Victorian themed wedding, so they didn’t quite go with what I wanted. If you decide to call them, make sure you leave a message and they will call you back. I read through every single review and blog of theirs and all seemed really good.

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

The Coco Miles gowns were featured on My Fair Wedding with David Tutera. I saw the episode, and the girls varied considerable in size, but everyone looked geat.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

Hm… the J. Crew bm dresses are more expensive than the DB dresses, right? And they don’t come in as many sizes. I actually really like the dress you’re talking about. Although it’s definitely not as nice as your wedding dress… but I don’t see why it should be. ๐Ÿ˜‰ As far as customer service, in all the times I’ve had to buy a dress there, they’ve always been okay. Not great (I’m not usually thrilled to go back), but it’s not the worst in the world. They get things on time, which is better than the place I ordered my wedding dress and bm dresses from. :-/

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

i’ve been following this post too, so who do you guys recommend?? 

i’ve been looking at bari jay, mori lee, but i can’t decide!  when i go to stores they only carry a few dresses by each designer…

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@50: The one you’re talking about is REALLY cute, both in person and on a person!  In fact, I wanted to add it to my “choices” but the cotton sateen looks a lot different than the satin/flat taffeta/whatever I’m working with.

I’m going through David’s Bridal and it’s good for what it is.  I haven’t had too much trouble with customer service and the multiple locations are really helpful for my ladies scattered across the tri-state area.  Different dresses match really well, especially if you pick the same/similar length and fabric.

It’s working out really well for me as I’m letting everyone pick their own dresses out of a selection of 8 or 9.  I do agree with the above posters that the look/quality of the dresses depends on the dress.  I like everything I picked, but I’ve seen dresses on girls at the store and thought nooooooo.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

If you’re going for black dresses, I really like White House Black Market.  Although, I’m biased because that’s where I had my BMs get their dresses from ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

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