Post # 1
I need to do something that will make me feel like a bride. I really hope this will help! I called over there and they said no appointment needed, so I’ll just go on my way home from work. There’s no specific reason for this post; I just don’t really have anyone else to share this with at the moment. Did anyone else get a “pick-me-up” from dress shopping? I’m hoping it works for me!
Post # 3
- Wedding: May 2011 - Trinity Lutheran Church & Idlewild Country Club
I love DB! I had a great experience there. It’s totally exciting. Make sure you wear something that’s easy to change in and out of.
Good luck! Have fun!
Post # 4
I definitely did! I went to DB and had sooo much fun! Bring someone with you, if you can. Dressing shopping, IMO, is more fun with something there to “ooh” and “aaahhh” over you in all the pretty dresses. If you have an idea of what you want be sure to mention it to the person helping you but also be open to trying on things you didn’t think at first you would like. You might be surprised (like I was)! Have fun!!
Post # 5
It’s fun esp if you don’t have pressure to make a decision that day…I love just looking at wedding things.
Post # 6
@msgiraffe:Thanks for the reminder! I find myself inappropriately dressed way to often when clothes shopping, LOL!
@meladoug:Lol as I think of someone sitting there going “ooh! aah! nice!”. I think I’m semi obsessed with lace and pockets (if they have something with lace AND pockets….whoooo baby…LOL). I’ll definitely keep an open mind though!
Post # 7
I recomend bringing a list of DB dresses you like in case your sales associate does not know where to start. Wear underwear you don’t mind someone seeing (nice white or skin color ones).
Going may help you feel more like a bride, but it can also be a little stressful (just an FYI)
Post # 8
Have fun! I had a great time at DB and bought my dress there 🙂 I wish I had Courthouse’s advice about the underwear though. Oops. :p
Post # 9
NOT a DB bridal fan! I was pressured to buy a dress when the sales associate lied about the dress becoming discontinued within a few weeks- that was 2007 and SURPISE they still sell the dress. That engagement fell apart, so I have to sell that dress…but my current wedding dress is a Mori Lee. MUCH better quality for the money. DB is poor poor quality compared to what you could have.
I was a maid in a wedding and had another bad experience. I had them dye shoes to match the dress..DISASTER! They also told the bride that the dresses would not be available in the near future, turning on the pressure for her to decide. We ended up with our dresses a full year before the wedding.
Also, they charge A LOT for the alterations! Almost as much as the dress itself!
I will have to use a chain store for my maids’ dresses because my Maid/Matron of Honor is out of state- but beware of their tricks! Keep shopping–unless you absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE the DB dress—then GO FOR IT!
#1 rule===Do what you want, as long as you love the dress
Post # 10
OH and they are harassing me now via phone calls ever since I went in “looking” 4 months ago..
Post # 11
Every time I am having a crummy day I go to the salon and put mine back on and it totally lifts my spirits!
Post # 12
Just getting everyone back on track…she’s asking if dress shopping gave you a pick me up, not your personal take on David’s Bridal. 🙂
Dress shopping made me finally really feel like a bride, but it stressed me out because I had NO idea what I wanted or how much I wanted to spend…FAIL. Once I got myself under control, it was definitely a pick me up!!!