(Closed) I'm a David's Bridal Stylist – ask me anything!

posted 4 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Did you purchase your dress from David's Bridal?
    I did not try on dresses at David's. : (77 votes)
    35 %
    I tried on dresses but ultimately bought my dress somewhere else. : (72 votes)
    32 %
    I purchased my dress at David's! : (54 votes)
    24 %
    I did not purchase my dress at David's, but by bridesmaids did. : (20 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 16
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    249 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I went in to Davids for Bridesmaid or Best Man dress shopping and left feeling like I didn’t matter in the grande scheme of things. 

    One thing that really annoyed me was that there was no mirror in the change room to look at how the dress fit on me before going out. So I had to go out and show everyone. Is this policy at all DB stores? I mean. I never buy clothes from places that don’t have mirrors in the rooms and I was not changing how I did things then. I came out and went right back in  I wasn’t comfortable with people staring at me in a possible illfitting dress.

    Second. There were 5 Bridesmaid or Best Man at this appointment and we were only given one room to try on stuff. I don’t believe it was the consultants fault as when the bride phoned she wasn’t asked how many were coming. Is that policy as well? To shove as many people as possible into one room?

    Post # 17
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    2317 posts
    Buzzing bee

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    davidsstylist:  I actually got a mermaid gown (Allure 9254) and adding the hop made a huge difference.  It flares much better and it also keeps the train in place.  At the shop I purchased the dress they had a mermaid petticoat made of spandex and crinoline, and it was tight all the way down to the ankles. I actually felt like a mermaid bcause my legs could only move seperate at the ankle.   You had to shuffle taking 3″ steps while wearing it.  The consultant said that the women who buy that  just want the look and the drama of the mermaid shape.  I felt bad for the brides that actually bought it.  .  

    Post # 19
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    1135 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

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    davidsstylist:  thank you for explaining! I will take them in 🙂

    Post # 21
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    Buzzing bee

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    davidsstylist:  I was one of the brides that did not want poof until i tried it on.  It made the dress look better (just like the designer pics)! and It really showed off my curves.  Then the added benefit of keeping my dress off my legs really sold it.  To me the mermaid petticoat was just as important for undergarments as a great bra.  I highly remommed them.  I got mine online.

    I also agree with PP with the fittng room experience.  The dressing rooms are too cramped and there is no chair or bench to put your clothes.  I hated being cramped in a 4×4 space with a complete stranger.  

    that is a horrible policy with booking fitting rooms and stylist. The stress of the sales goals really makes the stylist extra pushy and as a bride you can feel it.  There were times where I just wanted to see what was avaliable and what looked good on me and The pressure was so insane that I would just leave.  I actually tried shopping at 2 different DB 3 different times.  Now that you have shared the policy it makes sence.  I might have purchased something If I were more comfortable and did not feel pressured.  I really did not want any dress regret and being pressured is a sure way to have doubts.  

    Post # 22
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    704 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    I had a bad first experience the sales lady was super pushy and I felt almost forced to buy a dress. I’ve had regrets for nine months. Luckily my second experience at a different one was amazing and they exchanged my dress and now I have a wedding dress and reception and couldn’t be happier. Its a tough job and I wouldn’t want to do it.

    Post # 24
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    732 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

    I have a question.  I had a good experience with my DB consultant but ultimately found my dress at a different salon.  Is it going to be insulting to go back to DB to shop for a headpiece, having to tell them that I bought my gown somewhere else?

    Post # 26
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    124 posts
    Blushing bee

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    davidsstylist:  i want to know when or if my bridesmaids dress will be discontinued! It is Vera wang and the people keep telling me it is always a surprise when they are discontinued but I worry because one bridesmaid is 7 months pregnant and is waiting until like July to order (sizing reasons)

    Post # 27
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    704 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

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    davidsstylist:  ya I lucked out my second time and had her all to myself, it really makes a difference. I think I just got lucky all over I don’t feel like my dresses look or feel cheaper then a salon I went to and fit into my budget great 🙂 you sound like a stylist who cares a bit more so boo on your manager lol

    my dresses:

    Post # 28
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    732 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

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    davidsstylist:  thanks for your answer!!  I hate shopping on the weekends anyway and my mom wants to use her personal days to do wedding shopping, so we’re following your instructions! haha

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