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 5 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 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 dresess 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.
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.
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.
My family loved this dress. They gave it a 9.5, but I wasn’t really feeling it. This dress silohuette is very typical in Japan so I knew I 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!
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?