Post # 32
David’s is a food place to start out at the very least. They’ll have the most number of different styles in different sizes to try. If you’re a 12 (as I am), their 14 or 16 should fit you. They had tons of dresses for me to try on in that size range. If you’re planning on losing weight and the wedding isn’t until next Oct, you have time before you have to make a decision. But you can always start looking to at least get an idea.
Post # 33
Also, my consultant at DB told me if I lose a lot of weight they will always do free exchanges for size.
Post # 34
I went to DB to try on different styles, because I hadn’t narrowed down exactly what I wanted yet.. my consultant looked at me as if I had 2 heads when I told showed her what I wanted to try on.. She said “you’re all over the board here.. they’re all different.” Uh yeah, because I hadn’t picked out a certain style yet.. that annoyed me. She acted as if it was wrong to try on different dresses, some ball gowns, some mermaids etc And not just stick with one look.
But to answer your, question it’s never too early! Good luck!
Post # 35
I didn’t even consider it when dress shopping. I checked out the website and nothing really jumped out at me. I was looking for lace, and I knew based on the DB price range, they probably wouldn’t have what I was looking for. Add that to the fact that DB always get horrible reviews (yes, I know that some people have a good experience but there are for more people who have bad than good) I didn’t even want to go there.
I went dress shopping to a store, bought my dress, and on the way home stopped at a DB to look at bridesmaids dresses. I decided to go that route for the cost, variety, and ease of everyone having a DB near them. Ugh, what a mess. DB just has the worst customer service, and I was just really not impressed with the employees. None of them ever had a clue about anything! I have been to two different DB’s in two different states, both have been a nightmare.
I did browse the racks while waiting to be helped, and checked out the other girls trying on dresses, and really wasn’t impressed with anything I saw. It definitely solidified that I got the right dress at the right place.
I picked one BM’s dress, and they keep calling to remind her that her dress is in for pick up. She’s like, “um the bride already got it”. In fact, they told her that 3 of the dresses were in – all of my other BM’s had their dresses shipped right to their homes. They’re just disorganized and I think too busy to even have good customer service.
All that being said, some people have a great experience there. I have a lot of friends who went to DB and were happy. For a lot of them they didn’t want to spend much on their dress, which is totally understandable, and it just wasn’t the biggest priority of their wedding. For me personally, while it wasn’t a huge priority (compared to most everything else) I did want to have an awesome dress that I loved and *for me* it was worth spending extra somewhere else.
Post # 36
When you go, give them fake information. Don’t give them your real phone number, don’t give them your real email, and don’t give your real last name. They put my name on tons of spam list even though I checked the box that asked them not to. A girl I know who works at David’s Bridal said they ignore that checked box.
If you are still interested in patronizing a place that has such awful customer service, go ahead. It’s helpful to see what styles of gowns look good on you. You’ll also then be able to see and feel the quality difference between their dresses and the dresses at other stores.
Post # 37
Never too early to shop for a dress – my wedding is next August and I have mine already! I’ve had a good experience with DB so far. I love my dress, it only cost me 299, and it came in early. You also get a bunch of perks and savings for your bridal party, groom, groomsmen, and basically anyone that needs anything for your wedding. If you’re on a budget, DB is a great choice. Of course they won’t be as intricate as a high-end boutique, but that’s not what I was looking for. I’m having a garden wedding so I wanted something flowy and light – and I found exactly what I wanted at DB. I’ve noticed that some stores are better than others, so if you don’t have a good experience with one DB – try another one! They really do vary. Good luck!!
Post # 38
@DanaE: If you are engaged, there is no harm in looking at dresses now! I would advise not to buy one right now though. Try on styles, fabrics, get a feel for what you like. Your likes will probably change in the next year as well.
Post # 39
So I went dress shopping in May. I set up an appoitnment at DB in the Manhattan location (near 23rd). My consultant was amazing! She was very helpful and listened to what I wanted and tried to find a dress that made me look beautiful. I orginally thought that I wanted a lace dress but after trying a couple on, I realized that lace wasn’t what I wanted in reality. Then I tried on a two in one organza dress (kp3265) and I cried. I knew that it was “the dress”. This was my first time trying on dresses and it worked out great! I waited a while to be sure that I truly wanted the dress for my wedding. I bought the dress this weekend.
Post # 40
Man posts like @starfish0116: just bum me out and sound so snobby! Not all of us have thousands to spend on a wedding gown, so for some people, DB is where they go. You get a mixed customer atmosphere in there.
I bought my dress there and I’m absolutely in love with my dress. The materials feel beautiful and elegant and it makes my body look great. I also had a great experience with customer service. They were extremely patient with me despite being busy most of the day. They have a HUGE selection if you’re patient enough to look. I know a couple of DB brides and they also loved their dresses and their experience with DB.
Please don’t be deterred by these people who turn their nose up at David’s Bridal. Give it a chance, at least. You never know where you will find your dream dress.