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

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  • 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 # 61
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

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    davidsstylist:  I had a pretty bad experience at my David’s bridal. Our D.B. is always sooooo packed and I feel like they don’t have enough stylists working and half the time I couldn’t even find her because she was off with other brides.

    My question is about the way she styled me. At the beginning I showed her pictures of dresses I liked (this wasn’t my first time trying on dresses so I had already figured out what looked good on me and what didn’t). I’m an hourglass figure (not super skinny but I wouldn’t say I was fat either) and so the dresses that flatter me are usually form fitting. NO ball gowns or anything flowy as it typically makes me look so much larger where form fitting dresses hug my curves in all the right places. After showing my stylist the pictures from David’s website of the type of dresses I liked and told her I did NOT want any ball gowns or anything poofy she literally brought me back ONE form fitting dress that I couldn’t even get on (it was probably a size 4 and I’m around a size 8/10) and like 5 ball gowns/ poofy gowns. Every dress she brought me was the complete opposite of what I wanted so the whole appointment was a waste of time.

    Was she just bringing me the type of dresses they had near my size or did she just override what I knew I looked good in to bring me what she thought I would look good in? Does David’s typically only carry form fitting dresses in small sizes?

    Post # 64
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    Bumble bee

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    davidsstylist:  thanks. Sadly that wouldn’t really be a pay cut for me. I substitute teach and make barely over that now, but with all the  holidays and last minute cancellations and no pay over summer, it’s about the same. While I know any job is stressful I think I’m just burned out what I’m doing (my 4th year in this district, 8th year doing this total). I was looking for something completely different from what I’ve done before (all childcare or teaching of some kind). But who knows? I keep hoping something will come along that I never even thought of and I’ll be like “that’s it! That’s what I want to do!” 

    Post # 65
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    Helper bee

    I have a very specific question 🙂 my dream dress is Vera Wang White VW351135, the ballgown based off Kim K. I know it was from 2012 and I was bummed it was gone and I fell in love with an old dress but I saw it’s on your site again! Is it the same dress or did they change it? Also what’s the shortest amount of time you can get brides their dress? Did you ever get a bride who wanted a dress in like a month or two?

    Post # 66
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    Bumble bee

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    davidsstylist:  holy crap!!!! that’s crazy and totally explains the level of service. $10k at a bridal store whose (i’m guessing) primary customer base is there because it’s a budget answer to bridal is harsh! i mean, if you’re at a boutique where the average dress is like $4k i get it, but that’s basically incentivising upselling and rushing like crazy. 

    Post # 67
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    I bought my dress from david’s bridal and the experience was ok.  I had initial dress regret, and still do to some extent, but that’s a whole other story.  I know that’s partly my fault for not allowing myself a lot of time.  

    What I found strange is the fact I was not measured the day that the stylist ordered my dress.  I guess she thought eying it up was good enough.  I’m a little upset because the dress is still too big.  I had my alterations appt this past Saturday, so the problem is being fixed, but I’m a little annoyed because I feel like I would have spent less money for less alterations if the dress was a size smaller.

    Does it work like that?  Is it common for stylists not to measure brides and just order the size by eyeing it?  Do they do that on purpose so you spend more on alterations?  It is a flowy dress so it’s not like it’s form fitting where there could be a possibility of being too tight in the hips.  Would it have been a huge difference in price had she not had to take in the top so much?  Just curious how much unecessary money I spent!

     

     

    Post # 69
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2016

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    davidsstylist:  Thanks for the feedback.  The dress I tried on in the store was huge, not just a tad big.  It fit much better in the size she ordered, but still was loose in the top.  I figured if I had said anything, they would have just told me it would be taken care of in alterations.  I guess I just didn’t want to make it a huge deal since it wasn’t enormous or anything.  I wasn’t bothered as much until I actually had it on at the alterations appt and realized how much she was taking in.  And then after how much I was charged I couldn’t help but wonder I should have gotten a smaller size and whether that would have made a difference.  At this point I’m just hoping it turns out ok!

    On a side note-my mom did tell them over the phone that it was ordered in the wrong size before the dress came in.  We just knew it would be too big.  But they didn’t seem concerned to change it or anything.  

    Post # 70
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    Wannabee
    • Wedding: August 2016

    thanks for this oppportunity. i m yet to try out any dress, but i have an idea of what i want.i wouldnt mind Aline or Sheath dress, my frnds think i should go for ball gown. i feel it will swallow me.

    I m a bit above 5ft 1, bust 34, waist 29/30, hip 38.

    i want a buttoned up back, not sleeveless,bateau/boat/sabrina . please help me out. what do think will suit me beest.

    Post # 71
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

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    francavictor:  The actual stylist doing this thread will probably have lots more ideas but you can search on the david’s website by neckline!  The first one I found under your search terms was this:

    http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_petite-beaded-lace-3-4-sleeved-wedding-dress-7cwg711_wedding-dresses-all-wedding-dresses#close

    but it was definitely not the only one that came up!  

    Post # 73
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    Busy bee

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    davidsstylist:  is there anyway to return something that was marked as “nonrefundable”? trying to get out of this loophole after having dress regret. Thanks for taking the time to answer our DB questions!

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