(Closed) Should I keep David's Bridal appointment?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Hogarths, Solihull

Don’t cancel! I’m going to a shop this weekend who know I live over 100 miles from them and will not buy a dress from there BUT they have still been really lovely to me!

I’m still going even though I’ve already reserved a dress 🙂

Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2016 - Wentworth Country Club

I wasn’t expecting to, but i found my dress at David’s Bridal. I love my dress but i was not impressed with their costumer service.  I felt rushed into saying yes and had some serious dress regret afterwards. I am 90% over it because i do love my dress but if i had to do it over again I would probably not shop there. 

That being said, i think you could absolutely find something in your budget there. I would keep the appointment and just see how it goes. If you find something great if not, then on to the next place. 

There’s no harm in trying.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

Definitely don’t cancel.  If any bridal store will have a good amount of choices in your price range, it is David’s Bridal.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

David’s Bridal has a $99 dress sale now until 11/24 -so yeah you shoud go!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

Agreed with PP

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2016 - The Great Southern Club

I would keep the appointment! I was also not expecting to find a dress I loved there but I did. I have heard bad reviews and I had a nice experience there but I did feel pressured to say YES to a dress i wasn’t sure about…I am kinda sensitive so that probably didn’t help either lol. The first time I went they were really helpful and the second time they squeezed me in with no appointment on a tax free saturday! You may find something within your budget there also! Good luck!!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Nope, don’t cancel! I found my dress at their $99 sale and couldn’t be happier. Plus they might have an awesome sale around Black Friday so if you try on dresses now, you’ll know what you like and might be able to nab it for a great discount in a few weeks. Also, if you like a dress that’s slightly out of your budget, check the used dress sites (Preownedweddingdresses.com, Tradesy, etc.) and you might be able to find it within your budget.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

Don’t cancel – you can create a favorites account with them online and pick your favorite dresses within your budget so that when you arrive, they know which ones you want to try on. I tried in dresses that were all less than $800 and they were fine with it.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception/The Gallery

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leekissesme:  I really don’t think that’s true. David’s is well known for being budget-friendly. Keep the appointment and look around! If nothing else, it will help you know what style and materials you like on yourself so you can keep looking.

I would also recommend looking at less traditional “bridal” shops (Ann Taylor/JCrew/Macys etc,) they often have bridal lines or just beautiful white and ivory gowns that go on amazing sale. Or even try Pre-Owned dresses. Many are gently used–or even new with tags–and are sold at a great discount.

  • This reply was modified 5 years, 10 months ago by DrunkInLove.
Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September, 2016

Yes go!! They have beautiful dresses in a great range of prices. They specialize in budget friendly dresses; you just have to be firm. Like all commission based sales places, they will try and upsell if they think you are willing to pay more, so just be sure to kindly let them know you’re not interested in anything outside your budget. I was hesitant to go there too, I had heard bad things about their quality and service but I got a wonderful sales rep that I trust and is very helpful.

I have some advice though, be sure that you really like something (anything in their store, not just dresses) before you buy it. If you buy something in store you cannot return it for a refund, only store credit and even that is on a time limit. I wish I had known that since I had some accessory regret after my family convinced me to buy THREE veils when I didn’t want even one. But they ended up giving me credit towards a bridesmaid dress that I was going to buy anyway, so it ended up being ok. Not a deal breaker, just something to know going in, in case you don’t have anything else you need to make an exchange for.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

Agree, they’re well known for having many options within your range. I don’t know why you feel uncomfortable at all.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Keep the appointment and enjoy the process!

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