(Closed) I just bought my dress at DB and now i dont like it

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: should i keep this dress and add some details or get a new dress?
    keep the dress the way it is : (5 votes)
    6 %
    add some details : (50 votes)
    56 %
    get a new dress : (35 votes)
    39 %
  • Post # 3
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    750 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    You might try calling David’s Bridal corporate, not the store itself. I bought my DB dress online and while they do have a return window (14 days), DB corporate actually ended up letting me return it for a full refund after 4 MONTHS! Technically the store business is separate from the online business, but it’s worth a shot. Especially if it’s not even in your hands yet, so it’s not like they’d be risking getting a damaged dress back or anything.

     

    Good luck!

    Post # 4
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    1042 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    First, that dress is beautiful on you. BUT, if it’s not your taste it’s completly understandable. You have a few options but two big one’s come to my mind.

    1.) Sell it on ebay, to a friend, etc. and cut your losses. Then, buy a different dress

    2.) Turn that dress into one you will love! You could add a bolero if you like sleeves, a different belt if you like more bling. The options are endless!

    Keep in mind that the dress you tried on was not *made* for you, and the final product will be. With alterations the dress could go from ugly(to YOU) to beautiful!

     

    Post # 5
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    750 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Also – you really didn’t like ANYTHING there? You have such a pretty figure, there must be a lot of dresses that will flatter you and keep in a low budget. Or if there’s something there you can try on and you DO like but it’s too expensive, look on preownedweddingdresses.com for one in your size and get a deal from another bride. Some of those sellers are individuals and some are authorized resellers with return policies and everything. Always use PayPal for online transactions though, just to be safe.

    Post # 6
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    408 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    As someone mentioned above, you can always sell the dress online.  Or, if you return and get store credit, sell your store credit to another bride.  I bought just under $500 in DB credit for $450 from a local bride who changed her mind about a dress, and it helped me save a little money!

    Post # 7
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    328 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I think your dress is very nice! If you don’t have it in your budget to get a second dress, I would talk to alterations. I was having doubts about my DB dress too, but now with a hoop skirt, adding some sleeves, and changing the straps, I feel much more comfortable about it. I think if you got a really full crinoline or hoop to puff out the skirt and a blingy sash and veil maybe with some lace on it it would really snazz it up and help you love it!

    Post # 10
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    7649 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I think the style is very flattering for your figure. If you find a different dress, but same style, maybe a nice beaded, bedazzled sash? Perhaps sleeves unless you want to keep it sleevless?

    You can also amp up your jewelry if you think the dress is missing something.

    I think the dress is gorgeous as is, but if you want something with more beading or something I would get the same style, but with a sash or beading on the bust part of the dress.

    Post # 11
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    2699 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I really like the shape of the dress. Maybe i’d see how much adding a sweetheart neckline and a little bling around the bust would be.

    Post # 12
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    2362 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    I like it! Maybe add ta blingier or flower sash.

    Post # 13
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    77 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Go higher up, call management and threaten to post bad reviews, blogs, etc. etc.

    Also have you thought of buying a used dress? It’s a way to get the perfect dress on a budget.

    Post # 14
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    408 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @laneylaney:  Why should she post bad reviews?  She bought a dress she knew she wasn’t in love with, and DB is very clear about the return policy (or lack thereof) when you purchase.  I’m not saying she shouldn’t ask if there’s a way the store will work with her to get her something back, but I don’t think threatening bad reviews when the store really isn’t in the wrong here is the way to do it.

    Post # 15
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    213 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I tried this dress on and liked it a lot. It gets good reviews online, so lots of other brides like it too. Try a different sash. When I tried it on, I didn’t like it until I tried it with a sparkly sash. Its simple enough that you can dress it up with whatever accessories you’d like and not have to worry about it clashing with the dress. If I remember, it has lovely buttons down the back too.

    Post # 16
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    750 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    @Igem:  If you’d like suggestions about accessorizing, could you tell us a bit about your wedding style and the overall look you’re going for? 

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