Please help! Where did you buy your dress?!

posted 1 week ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

gatsby95 :  I haven’t bought my dress yet but I will most probably end up buying something from David’s Bridal as they fall within my budget and it will be delivered relatively quickly (compared to other smaller bridal stores) from what I have read. I also like that I can browse their full inventory online with my preferred filters (most other websites don’t seem to offer this). Have you checked them out yet?

You can set up an appointment there and try out dresses to see what style looks best on you without being pressured to buy it. 

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Have you tried googling wedding dress shops near you? Make a few appointments, shop around, don’t let sales people pressure you into buying right away. Check out some designers you like and see if there are any trunk shows happening near you.

For me David’s Bridal was an avoid at all costs situation. IDK about in the US but in Canada anything comparable to the dress that I bought was way overpriced and the quality is terrible (Mind you I have bridesmaid dresses from the US stores as well and they’re also terrible).

As for speed, my Sophia Tolli dress came in two months! With some designers if you order a popular dress in a popular size they come faster.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I know a lot of people dislike them, but I’ve had good experiences with DB, and my dress is from them 🙂 Like an above poster mentioned, I liked seeing the selection online and the speed of delivery. Plus my dress is gorgeous and perfect for me! It was about $1200 because it’s from one of their designer lines (it was actually $1500 originally but I got it on sale)

I don’t have a pic of it altered or anything (my first fitting isn’t until March) so here is just a pic of me trying it on when it first arrived 🙂

Post # 5
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224 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I went to several boutiques in town, tried on quite a few and then ended up driving about 1.5 hours to the designers flagship store. I spent around 5k on my dress, belt and alterations. 

That said, my bridal party did get their dresses from David’s bridal and they were really affordable and easy to work with. 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee

I don’t have a dress yet but I plan to go to David’s Bridal. 

Post # 7
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332 posts
Helper bee

 

I went to a a bridal salon near where I live. My dress was approximately $3000 plus or minus a couple hundred. I went to David’s Bridal before to just browse and I wasn’t a fan of the quality of dresses or my experience there. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Another David’s bride here. I tried on dresses at a couple of other places, but I’m a budget girl at heart and couldn’t justify spending so much on a dress. I ended up spending $400 at David’s, with alterations.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: Scotts ~ Walnut Creek

Both my wedding and reception dresses came from Lulus.com, $94 and $59. I had five picked out to try on, return shipping was free. Quality is great, prices are extremely reasonable and its nice to see how the dresses look on frames other than models in photo reviews. Cost $140 to alter the wedding dress, reception fit perfectly on arrival. If your wedding is on the simple and/or more casual side I highly recommend Lulus. I was not interested in paying hundreds or thousands for something I’d wear a few hours. Edit: $140 for alterations not $40

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