Worst Place to look for a Wedding Dress.
I think the process of looking for a dress should be a pleasant experience, one where the bride is made to feel important, special and beautiful. At David's Bridal in Dedham the experience was just the opposite. From the moment we arrived, everyone we encountered from the person who signed us in, to the person who helped my daughter look for a dress was rude and uncaring. No one ever asked her what kind of wedding she was planning. They criticized us for coming on a Sat., ordered us around and even told my daughter she had to try on a certain dress when she told the girl who was supposed to help us, that it was exactly what she didn't want. My daughter was allowed to try on only about 3-5 dresses and was told if she wanted to try on any more than that she should make another appointment, for another day. Also she was told she could only try on a dress in 1 or 2 sizes. Guess they couldn't pin a dress. Dressing rooms were crowded, not clean and at times 2-4 brides were trying to find space in front of the mirror. Glad we left and went to a smaller store, where we given a wonderful amount of care and attention and were able to find and buy the perfect dress.
Good deals, but not too friendly.
I am on a budget, but was able to get a beautiful dress for little over $500.00. It looks like it cost more then that. The sales rep, I felt, was trying to push her florist experience in case I needed a florist, which annoyed me a little because she did it on both of my appointments with her. But otherwise she was pleasant and helpful. But the rest of the reps, especially at the front desk.....awful, just awful. But if you don't care about that s*** and are on a budget like me, David's is the place to go, especially in todays economy.
Wedding dress hunting ground for real-world brides on a budget. Princesses need not apply.. In Short A chic, sleek boutique, it's not. But those willing to look carefully will likely find a big-time bargain. The staff is helpful and knows the merchandise but doesn't provide extensive one-on-one attention or advice. Stores (particularly on weekends) can be swamped with brides-to-be. David's specializes in beaded satin A-lines and simple lace sheaths that just hit the $500 mark. Most labels are tasteful but of medium-quality: Gloria Vanderbilt, Lady Eleanor, Oleg Cassini and the likes.