David's Bridal Wedding Dresses Review


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A national chain that sells cheap wedding gowns from its own line, along with some designer labels, David's Bridal claims a large chunk of the market but not brides' hearts. Customers complain about poor service and the high price of alterations.

When you think wedding dress retailer, David's Bridal often comes to mind. This store is everywhere around the U.S. and carries dozens of really cheap dresses. Indeed, the prices seem to be the big draw here, according to many David's Bridal wedding dress reviews. Although some frugal shoppers are quite satisfied with the offerings, others pan the selection for what they describe as poor quality fabric and indifferent designs. One review on Yelp terms the styles "cookie cutter" and another says they're outdated.

The majority of complaints among the David's Bridal wedding dress reviews that we found, however, are reserved for customer service. Postings on For a Better Wedding deplore the service, and anxiety-inducing stories abound on Wedding Wire. One bride writes in a David's Bridal review that a San Diego store ordered the wrong gown for her, but when she picked up the correct one several weeks later, she discovered the store had ordered the wrong sashes for her bridesmaids. Other wedding dress reviews report incorrect and high-priced alterations, delivery dates for alterations that weren't met, and dirty in-stock inventory.

David's Bridal also sells wedding gowns online, and it carries an extensive line of accessories, including veils, headpieces, jewelry, and shoes. The retailer can outfit the female members of the wedding party, including flower girls. Note that David's Bridal has a very strict return policy: two weeks for items bought online and no exchanges for items bought in the stores. Oh, yes -- if you shop at one of the retail locations, you must make an appointment.

Given the growing competition among retailers selling good quality, low-price wedding gowns, you can afford to bypass this specialty vendor.

Kara Reinhardt

Kara Reinhardt is managing editor of Cheapism.com. She has contributed to outlets including NBC News' Today Money, MSN Money, and The Huffington Post. She began her career as an editor at Advertising Age and ESPN The Magazine and holds degrees from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. She ...

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