I decided on David's Bridal for my bridesmaids since they all lived in different cities (and states) so it would be easy for them to pick up their dresses. The sales associate at David's bridal seemed upset that she had to work. She did not assist in finding us dresses and was crabby the whole time. She looked like she hadn't showered in days. She tried to use scare tactics to get us to buy that day saying we wouldn't get our dresses in on time. We ordered later after desperately trying to find dresses elsewhere. The dresses came well ahead of time. The dresses themselves were beautiful.
Since my mother would mainly be incharge of the invitations, she ordered some samples from davidsbridal.com/invitations. Groom & I did not even realize the samples were from an online stationer ... paper quality was very lovely. Our invites turned out beautiful. My mother (so-not-techno-savvy) also downloaded the address lists onto the addressing service and all inner/outer envelopes arrived all ready addressed! I know Mom was thrilled!
I had a great experience with David's Bridal they made shopping for the dress so easy and I was able to find the perfect dress! It really made my day that much more special.
I made a list of dresses of the David’s Bridal website that I was interested in. Went to the John R location.
Regarding buying the dress: While I felt like my sales lady (Stacey? Stephanie?) was a little pushy on the up-sell (veil, petticoat, etc), she was GREAT for trying on dresses with. She could tell I really liked the 1st one, while it wasn't anyone in my parties favorite and helped me feel confident to buy it! Thank you so much.
Regarding alterations: Alterations turned out fine and almost cost more than the original dress. I was concerned that they were not making it short enough and in the end I do think my dress was still a little too long when I tried to dance in it.
We had Elizabeth Pruitt as our photographer through Davids Bridal and she was fantastic. Davids Bridal had a great package where you own the rights to your photos so you dont have to pay extra for your pictures. It also comes with a photo album which is great. I would definately go through them again and couldn't have asked for a better photographer!
Love my dress but the experience was a little overwhelming, not a one on one experience, very over crowded and rushed in and out.
Just one bridesmaids dress came in wrong size-they claimed the one in the store she tried stretched so we found a dress in store in right Color 3 sizes too big and different style and had to pay to cut it down to fit since it was too late to order one. She had tried in the size 14 in both Colorado and Texas but it was too small in that size when it came. My dress fit perfect and came in ahead of schedule
The dress I found at David's Bridal was beautiful, and picking it out was a wonderful experience. When it came to purchasing the dress, however, I felt that they were something of scam artists. The delightful sales lady found a (somewhat odd) hairpiece for me to wear while trying on my dress. Somehow in all the ringing up, it ended up in my bag - non-returnable and not at all what I had wanted. They also sold me a nightmare of a longline bra - also not returnable. When I pointed out to them that their website had numerous bad reviews of this longline bra, they did let me exchange it for another. The alterations were MUCH more expensive than their signage in the fitting room had led me to believe. Who knew that alterations are charged per side of the dress, and that you must pay for altering both the skirt and bodice even when ONE SIMPLE SEAM is all that is needed. If I could have found someone I trusted to pin my dress for me, I would have done the alterations myself and been happier with the quality of the work.
I used David's Bridal for just Bridemaid's dress. They have quite a number of affortable dress for them, which is great! Plus having all of my bridemaids in different states helped me, because they could go into their local David's Bridal store, which was awesome and convenient! For me they were great on customer service. All my bridemaids got their dress fairly quickly.
I purchased my dress at David's Bridal. Anna at David's Bridal in Rockville, MD was wonderful to work with and I was so very pleased.
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