We're here to help you keep moving forward, no matter what your plans are.

J
October 2021

David's Bridal - is it good? i tried dresses on not expecting to find anything, and was surprised by what i found

Jenna, on February 24, 2021 at 11:23 AM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 20
Saved Save
Reply

David's Bridal has a bad rep - within the bridal groups I am in on Facebook, and among my friends, girls will make negative remarks about David's Bridal, although some will stand up for it. I decided to give it a shot for my first time trying on gowns, as I don't want to spend an arm and a leg on a dress. I walked into it not knowing/expecting to find anything good because it's David's Bridal, but I was shocked!


Since it was my first time trying on, I do have serious doubts - I really loved the dress, but should it be this easy? I only tried on 4 dresses. I made an appointment at another bridal boutique, just so I can try on a bit more. I'm wondering - has anyone only tried on a few gowns and fell in love? What are people's thoughts on David's Bridal? This dress was $1,400 with the veil, sash, and slip included in that price. Does it look cheap?


David's Bridal - is it good? i tried dresses on not expecting to find anything, and was surprised by what i found 1


David's Bridal - is it good? i tried dresses on not expecting to find anything, and was surprised by what i found 2


David's Bridal - is it good? i tried dresses on not expecting to find anything, and was surprised by what i found 3


I am new to the whole wedding attire community and I do not know how to navigate it! What do you guys think?

20 Comments

Latest activity by Kiara, on March 2, 2021 at 8:46 PM
  • Alyssa
    Devoted October 2023
    Alyssa ·
    • Flag

    From what I've read about DB, the dresses and shopping is fine, it's the alteration department that sucks (at least around here).

    That dress is gorgeous! Does not look cheap at all. Definietly keep shopping around if you'd like but theres no rule saying you can't make a second appointment at DB and try it on again!

    • Reply
  • Courtney
    Devoted September 2022
    Courtney ·
    • Flag

    I think it's a beautiful dress! David's bridal typically gets a bad rep from their customer service and from their alterations department.

    I think $1400 is a very fair price, and no, your dress doesn't look cheap at all! The train on that is just stunning.

    I would always recommend getting a second opinion on alterations, but if you feel like a bride and can see yourself walking down the aisle in that dress, then it's the one for you! It absolutely can be that easy Smiley smile

    • Reply
  • Angel
    Savvy December 2021
    Angel ·
    • Flag
    It’s a gorgeous dress! It does not look cheap at all. Regarding finding a dream dress quickly, it can happen. If it makes you happy and seems like it’s the one then it’s the one! If you do have doubts you are more than welcome to try another store or more dresses. But once you know you really do (as cheesy and cliche as that sounds).


    I have heard people complain about DB but also know lots of brides who found their dream dress there as well. I’d maybe see if you can look up reviews regarding the alterations department at your DB to see how they fare compared to a local tailor.
    • Reply
  • Apryl
    Dedicated March 2022
    Apryl Online ·
    • Flag

    I think it's a beautiful dress honestly!

    I've bought a prom dress, Debutante dress (wedding dress), formal gown, and most recently a wedding dress from David's. I've never had any problems with quality or service.
    Of course because it is a chain there will be good and bad reviews but I've never had a negative experience there.
    I think for what it is and offers it has a good value. I would definitely check out other places but I wouldn't right off David's entirely.
    • Reply
  • Noelle
    Expert November 2019
    Noelle ·
    • Flag
    I bought my dress at David’s. Actually the same one. It’s beautiful, you look great in it. Shop some more just to be sure, but I think it’s amazing.
    • Reply
  • Samantha
    Super October 2022
    Samantha ·
    • Flag
    I think *part* of the complaints about David’s is snobbery, even if it’s not explicit. David’s offers wedding dresses at lower price points then more exclusive stores, and have a more “retail” feel than “couture” vibe.
    Some people feel that lowers the value of the dress somehow, or they wanted a more boutique experience than what David’s offers.

    • Reply
  • Biaani
    Expert May 2021
    Biaani ·
    • Flag

    It's a beautiful dress! looks so good on you. it's a great price too.

    I only tried on 4 dresses as well and chose the first one lol sometimes it is just easy.

    • Reply
  • Day
    Devoted July 2021
    Day ·
    • Flag
    I have the same dress and it’s gorgeous... I fell in love with it after buying a different off shoulder mermaid dress in champagne and ivory. I definitely feel more like a bride in the Oleg Cassini you’re wearing. I would suggest looking around a bit long before settling.
    • Reply
  • Kristen
    Dedicated October 2021
    Kristen ·
    • Flag

    I've been nothing but satisfied with David's Bridal. It was the only place where I tried on wedding dresses, and the only other place where I can honestly say I looked was Macy's. Anyway, I made three DB trips before settling on my dress; the first and third trips were at a store in Chicago, and the second one was in the Akron, OH area. I had a wonderful lady named Suzanna helping me in Chicago; she helped me find THE dress. She would also call me between appointments to see how I was doing and keep me abreast of any sales. My bridesmaid and flower girl dresses also came from DB; we only made one trip for the bridesmaids, and that was in Schaumburg, a northern suburb of Chicago. I ordered my veil and headband from the DB website. The store had a veil I really liked, but it was white, and my dress is ivory. I was able to find the ivory version on the website at a lower price.

    Your dress is absolutely gorgeous! You shouldn't be ashamed that you didn't try on that many. When you know the dress, you know the dress. In those three trips, I think I tried on a total of 10-12 dresses before I found the one. I'm honestly not sure I could have kept going much further.

    • Reply
  • Mrs. Spring
    Master April 2021
    Mrs. Spring ·
    • Flag
    It doesnt look cheap to me, it looks fine to me.
    • Reply
  • Allie
    Rockstar November 2021
    Allie ·
    • Flag
    View Quoted Comment

    I was going to say something similar to this. I think a lot of people are expecting the boutique, Say Yes to the Dress experience when they go wedding gown shopping and David's Bridal is more retail and they just can't give you that kind of attention. I went to DB and tried on 4 gowns and the second one I put on was the one. I had a great experience, my consultant was attentive to me, she helped me with every gown, and I found one in my price point. We went out to lunch after and did the whole champagne thing then rather than in the store (the store doesn't allow drinks inside). So I have no complaints!

    I don't think that dress looks cheap at ALL, I think it's beautiful! If you are questioning your decision, maybe try on a few more and if that's the one, you'll keep going back to it. It doesn't fully sound like you're sold yet. If it's just due to it being from DB though, I'd say ignore all that. They have great options and their gowns look beautiful!

    • Reply
  • Sam
    Dedicated October 2021
    Sam ·
    • Flag
    Beautiful dress! I bought my dress from David’s Bridal as well! I personal had a wonderful experience and wouldn’t have wanted to go anywhere else. They have a wide variety of styles and for people with any budget(which attracted me there along with the great reviews) the dresses I tried on all very seemed well done. I only paid $450 for my dress and the quality of it is top notch-the material and structure of the dress makes it feel like I spent a lot of money on it. I still can’t believe I only paid that much! It has this beautiful dramatic button detailing along the back that I I’m love it! I couldn’t be happier! To be honest it all depends on what DB you go to. I too have heard horror stories about DB...luckily the one I went to has amazing reviews. I think anyone can have a bad experience at any bridal store. I think people give DB a bad rap due to it being a “franchise”. I’ve also heard the alterations there are super $$$. I plan to just get an estimate there (out of curiosity ) then take it somewhere else to see if the quote is even remotely close! Below is a my beauty💕💕💕 unfortunately I don’t have a picture of me in it!
    David's Bridal - is it good? i tried dresses on not expecting to find anything, and was surprised by what i found 4
    David's Bridal - is it good? i tried dresses on not expecting to find anything, and was surprised by what i found 5


    • Reply
  • Sam
    Dedicated October 2021
    Sam ·
    • Flag
    View Quoted Comment
    Nicely said! I couldn't agree more. I had a wonderful experience at David’s. To be honest, It didn’t feel one bit “retaily” to me. I think people are so quick to judge but yet never even had a actual experience to base it off of.
    • Reply
  • Meghan
    Rockstar October 2019
    Meghan ·
    • Flag

    This dress is gorgeous on you!

    I think the biggest negative with DB is the overall quality is pretty bad. I purchased from a bridal boutique but went to a DB to check out bridesmaids dresses. I was completely shocked at the difference in the quality from a designer gown to a DB gown.

    • Reply
  • Melody
    Devoted April 2021
    Melody ·
    • Flag

    Yeah, no, hun you and the dress both look gorgeous. If you love it and feel great in it and can see yourself wearing it while marrying your person, then absolutely go for it. For sure keep that appointment with the other boutique because, hey, you may find something there you love more. But there's nothing wrong with what you've already found or finding it so easily or it not costing an arm/leg/soul/first-born. Most of my friends who are married got their gowns there and so did my cousin. I have a fitting appointment there in a little less than a month to find my dress and I'm not worried.

    • Reply
  • E
    Savvy June 2022
    Elizabeth ·
    • Flag
    The dress is beautiful! My best friend also found her wedding dress at DB and had a great experience!
    • Reply
  • Sarah
    Super August 2021
    Sarah ·
    • Flag
    It does not look cheap its beautiful. And I loveee the veil.
    • Reply
  • Alisha
    Super April 2021
    Alisha ·
    • Flag
    Your dress is beautiful. I bought my dress from David’s Bridal and I had a wonderful experience there even with alterations the lady was nice.
    • Reply
  • Jaclyn
    Dedicated December 2021
    Jaclyn ·
    • Flag

    I got my dress at DB and my experience with them was lovely. My consultant was wonderful and I didn't feel pressured at all. I haven't taken it in for alterations yet so I can't speak on that. But I thought they had a lot of beautiful dresses and was impressed with the quality. I had a friend that got married a couple of years ago and she went to a boutique bridal store and got a really pretty but VERY expensive dress and later had regrets and decided to just go look at DB and she found a dress there she loved more and ended up wearing and I thought was prettier than the super expensive boutique dress.

    The dress in your pictures looks amazing on you! Does not look cheap at all and the veil looks beautiful with it as well.

    • Reply
  • Kiara
    Super August 2021
    Kiara ·
    • Flag

    I brought mines from DB also & enjoyed my 1st experience with them but Im nervous about these alterations.. They have nice dresses but their are some terrible ones also.. You did fine

    • Reply

You voted for . Add a comment 👇

×

Related articles

WeddingWire celebrates love ...and so does everyone on our site! Learn more

Groups

WeddingWire article topics