Post # 1
I tried my dress on that I had purchased from davids bridal on the other night and cried my eyes out. Not only did I not like the quality (it was a charmeuse material or something, the fabric was sooo shiny) DF was with me when I purchased the dress so he knew what it looked like 🙁 Df told me to make an appointment at a local bridal store and so I did.
The experience was amazing! They offered me champagne and the store was so cozy and had beautiful chandeliers hanging, it seemed like something from a magazine! Definitely the opposite from davids bridal where I felt like another name on the list. 🙁
I tried on 6 dresses and fell in love with Allure 8859, which is so similar to what I had bought from DB. The quality of the Allure was 10X better then DB…. But part of me feels silly for buying a a similar dress 🙁
Should I feel as awful as I do?
Heres the Davids Bridal dress
Here is the Allure 8859:
Post # 3
Hmm tough call. I know how it is because I went to David’s too, and I really wanted to like it there and their dresses. With yours, I would only like the David’s one on and not the other one, because it wouldn’t work with my figure. However, I fell in love with ivory satin dresses. I actually didn’t end up buying one.
What kind of money are you losing out on? Which one do you feel more comfortable in?
Keep in mind, no one else is paying that much attention to the fabric.
Post # 4
@peachbaby4008: Hey don’t worry. I don’t think they’re similar. I personally prefer the Allure and think you’ve made the right decision. Anyone having dress regret and ordering a new dress I think takes some guts because of the extra cost good for you to listening to your heart and your head by the looks of it as you did the right thing.
Post # 5
The pickups at the bottom from davids bridal is what bothere me the most. I already purchased the Allure so no going back now:(
Post # 6
If you can afford it then no, don’t feel bad, it’s your money to spend how you want. Although I don’t get why you brought your DF with you if you didn’t want him to see it?
The first one had pickups and the second one has pleats so they aren’t EXACTLY the same, if that makes you feel better 😛
Post # 7
I like the Allure better! It’s a bit more dramatic and looks a lot different than the DB one to me. I think you were right to get the second one.
Post # 8
So they are similar but the allure is better quality.. I imagine the allure cost a bit more but you pay for what you get. Why do you feel silly? Spending more on a higher quality dress? Unless you just paid for a name upgrade and you really can’t feel or tell a difference in the two than you really shouldn’t feel silly.. IMO
My first time I went shopping I went to one of those factory type bridal store like DB only they sold designer gowns, etc. I did like an augusta jones and was measured for it.. BUT I didn’t like the atmosphere and I did not appreciate the pressure to buy, nor the fact that the sales associate was more interested in her sale than finding me a dress that matched the description of what I wanted.
On whim I made an apt with a bridal boutique like you went to, we popped champaign, we had the place to ourselves and the shop associate listened to what I wanted. It was amazing. I tried on 4 dresses and ended up ordering a Lila Couture which was the 2nd dress I tried on – she knew I wanted some modifications done to it so she custom ordered it WITH them! I spent about double than I would have on the AJ but in the end it was worth it.. If not for the experience alone. I felt slightly guilty but I imagine that will wash away when my custom gown comes I (next month!!!)
Post # 9
The second one is my fave!
Post # 10
@bridinmt: at the time DF wanted to gwasn’t I really wanted him to be there.
I changed emotion about and felt like crap because he no new what I would bwalked ing down the aisle in 🙁
Post # 11
@peachbaby4008: I think the Allure one is absolutely beautiful. I prefer it to the DB dress. I think it’s important to feel good about the product you purchase as well as the customer service you receive. If I were you I would have gone with the other bridal salon. I hate feeling like just another sale.
Post # 12
@Starling13: yay! I’m glad you had a similar experiencsetup felt amazing, I cried when I tried the Allure dress on! They put my hair up and put on a veil… It was amazing!
I wasn’t looking for an upgraded name dress, I just wanted to feel 100% about my dress :/
Post # 13
@peachbaby4008: The original DB dress has nothing on that Allure. You’re making the right decision.
Post # 14
When I left the bridal salon (after purchasing the Allure I felt amazing!) They even threw in a veil of my choice for free!
i guess I am just thinking to much into it.
Post # 15
Thank you ladies for making me feel even better about my purchase!!
Post # 16
@peachbaby4008: I actually don’t think those dresses are that similiar. I also prefer the Allure. If you have your FI’s go-ahead I don’t see why you can’t get another dress. You could always sell your other dress online or find a consignment store nearby.