Go in with an idea of what you like! This may change, but bring pics if you can. Also be open to their suggestions. There were a few dresses I was like, absolutely no way am I putting that on, but it turned out to look really good. And don’t let anyone push you around! Some bridal consultants can be so pushy.
Understand that on the weekends consultants are generally juggling two brides at a time, so you won’t have their full attention. Have some favorites saved on your DB account-they do look at those and bring them to you if they can. I tried on a dress I had favorited fourth of fifth. I tried on a few more but it ended up being my dress. Good luck!
Do your hair and make up, so you feel more confident from the get go. Wear proper undergarments such as a strapless bra as they don't always have your size. Bring shoes to get a feeling for heel height. Take pictures of each dress to think over later. Don't feel pressured to find one you love that day. Don't feel guilty about not liking dresses. Stay as long as you like and try on as many as you like. Don't let them waste time redirecting you to accessories, like veils and belts- focus on the dresses, accessories can be focused on later.
Personally, I did not like my David’s bridal, they were very pushy and made me feel like I wasn’t important or that my styles weren’t right. I ended up going to a small local boutique and found my dream dress.
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I agree with this. I went in knowing I wanted a strapless ball gown with full lace. I ended up with a a line dress with sleeves and tulle with partial lace. Be vocal about what you do and do not like. Weekends are always crazy busy. If you go on a weekend be prepared that you may be rushed through the experience and that there will be many people observing you that are with others. When my dress came in I picked it up on a weekend to try it on. I had two moms comment on how lovely it looked from across the room lol
My advice for going to David's bridal is knowing before you go in there not to expect that "true bridal experience." I have been to MANY DBs across the country and they all are the same: consultants not giving you personal attention, not even trying to find the dress that you tell them you want to try on, rude service with a know-it-all attitude, a lot of waiting around and them rushing you at the same time... I'm sure there are many other things I am leaving out. I definitely recommend going to DB and seeing their selection as they are incredibly affordable and you may even find the dress despite the terrible service. But I personally didn't like any of the dresses THEY selected for me and gladly paid more money at a boutique store where I was treated as the most important and beautiful bride
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Totally understand. I was set on A line (and ended up getting one!) but it was nice to see the other silhouettes. I was actually surprised that I liked a trumpet (I thought I would hate it)
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Thank you so much, I will definitely try to do my hair and make up, I’m not good at any of those thing, but I will most definitely need the confidence boost, thank you so much on this. And I didn't cross my mind that they would try to sell me accessories. Thank you.
I made out well at David’s Bridal. I went during the week and I was the only one there. So you’re not going to have that with it being the weekend, but you can still have a positive experience. I didn’t really know what I wanted, but ended up getting exactly what I thought I knew I didn’t want. Try on everything you can, but tell the consultant if there’s something you really don’t like once you have it on. The dresses never look the same on us real people as they do online, so you just have to try them on. Just remember that this is supposed to be fun, and if it’s getting to be too much then just call it a day. You don’t have to stay for your whole appointment nor do you have to buy or even like anything.
Appointment? If you are just going to see what you like and don't like, I wouldn't take a huge entourage. Enjoy the moment. Be prepared to say yes to a dress. My gal was awesome, she made me feel important, she listened to everything I was wanting.
If you have favorites on your profile through their website, those are the dresses that will be brought to you.
I went August 1st for my first appointment. Had no idea I'd find my dress. But, I did find MY dress.