Here is something that you don’t hear every day: I went to David’s Bridal and had a good experience.
I had heard so many horrible things about David’s Bridal: bad customer service, people waiting for hours to be seen by a consultant, and tiny dressing rooms; but I had a surprisingly pleasant experience. I did, however, take a few precautions:
- I made an early appointment on a weekday (there was hardly anyone in the store when I went there).
- I wore the underwear I planned to wear on my wedding day, a long-line bra, and Spanx, so I would know how the dress would fit with my own underwear.
- I went on the website and printed out all of the dresses I wanted to try.
One thing I must say is that your consultant can make or break your appointment. I was first assigned to an older woman who talked about herself for five minutes before asking me what dress I wanted. She later kept putting tiaras on my head even though I said I wasn’t interested in tiaras. I started to get very annoyed with her, but fortunately that consultant got called away and a much younger assistant, who actually listened to what I wanted, came to help me and my appointment went much more smoothly from there.
I went to David’s Bridal with my mom, stepmom, and sister. They all have good taste in clothing and are very supportive, so I knew they would be the perfect people to bring. They also brought a bottle of champagne and champagne flutes, so I really knew they were the perfect people to bring.
We met with our consultant and I handed her my list of dresses that I wanted to try on (all were under $600). She asked if I was also open to dresses not on the list. I said I was, but was a bit hesitant about trying on a mermaid dress because I didn’t think it would flatter my figure. The consultant pulled the dresses I wanted and took me over to the dressing room. My stepmom, mom, and sister popped open the champagne, and I stepped into the dressing room and tried on my first dress.
One-Shoulder Mesh Gown with Beaded Waist Style EJ2M2626
My family quickly shot down this dress. They all said it looked boring on me. On a scale of 1 to 10 they gave it a 6.5 (my sister added the speech bubble when she took the photo). I actually liked it and thought it made me look angelic. I gave it an 8.
The second dress I tried on was the dress that I thought would be the dress. I tried it on hoping that I, as well as my family, would love it.
Chiffon Gown with High Slit and Halter Tie Back Style WG3482 David’s Bridal Collection
You can tell by the smile on my face that I loved the dress. I wanted something that would stand out in Japan and the sexy silhouette of the dress definitely would. I gave it a 9, but my family was still underwhelmed. They suggested we try on a few more dresses.
Dress number three was another halter dress. Quick tip: Having your hair up or down really affects the look of a halter dress. I looked much better in a halter dress when my hair was up versus down.
Satin A-line Gown with Beaded Metallic Lace Applique, Style T9569
My family loved this dress. They gave it a 9.5, but I wasn’t really feeling it. This dress silhouette is very typical in Japan, so I knew it wouldn’t stand out like I wanted it to, but on the other hand it flattered my figure immensely. We decided to try on another dress, but I got a glass of champagne before we started again. Trying on dresses is surprisingly hard work!
I think champagne enhanced my David’s Bridal experience greatly.
We were discussing what dress to try on next when the younger consultant said, “Just a second. I have the perfect dress for you! I know you said you didn’t like mermaid dresses, but just try it on and see.”
Well, hive, she brought out a mermaid dress and can you guess what happened? To be continued…
For those of you who bought your dress at David’s Bridal, did you have a bad or good experience?
Out of the three dress I tried on, which did you like the best?