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Davids Bridal / AfterHours Formal Wear

Tampa / Lakeland , FL

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keb42
Wedding:
5/1/2011
4.6/5.0
Great girls working there. Did have one lady that wasn't very helpful and was very preoccupied with other woman that she would be making commission off of. I wasn't too happy with her but the other two women I had were VERY helpful and very attentive!
Great girls working there. Did have one lady that wasn't very helpful and was very preoccupied with other woman that she Read more...
Great girls working there. Did have one lady that wasn't very helpful and was very preoccupied with other woman that she would be making commission off of. I wasn't too happy with her but the other two women I had were VERY helpful and very attentive! Read less
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Amy Firestone
Wedding:
11/20/2010
3.9/5.0
I loved my dress. However I paid the same amount for alterations as I did for the dress. I would recommend buying the dress there and getting it alterd elsewhere. It would probably be cheaper!
I loved my dress. However I paid the same amount for alterations as I did for the dress. I would recommend buying the Read more...
I loved my dress. However I paid the same amount for alterations as I did for the dress. I would recommend buying the dress there and getting it alterd elsewhere. It would probably be cheaper! Read less
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lhammond
Wedding:
9/18/2010
3.6/5.0
My daughter fell in love with her dress in a David's catalog and called the Tampa/Kennedy store to see if they had her size 2. They said they didn't, but had a 4 that she could try. The salesgirl was sweet and helpful, and my daughter loved the dress. We looked around for other dresses to try for comparison, and I found her dress in a 2petite stuck on a wrong rack! She tried it on and it was a perfect fit. We ordered it with no alterations, thank God, because the alterations are pricey. We did have them put buttons and loops for the bustle as it was a triple button, draped bustle that would have been complicated to know how to tell another seamstress.

The dress was done in plenty of time, and a couple bridesmaids got dresses there too. They all looked beautiful in their "little black dresses". They loved the dresses and will wear them again because they picked their own styles.

David's is not a Kleinfeld's experience. They are usually crowded and a little messiy and preoccupied. You need to think of it as a bit of a do-it-yourself experience, and if you get a great salesperson, it's a bonus. I know they get a lot of bridezilla's there, so give your help a break and some patience, and you'll get the same.
My daughter fell in love with her dress in a David's catalog and called the Tampa/Kennedy store to see if they had her Read more...
My daughter fell in love with her dress in a David's catalog and called the Tampa/Kennedy store to see if they had her size 2. They said they didn't, but had a 4 that she could try. The salesgirl was sweet and helpful, and my daughter loved the dress. We looked around for other dresses to try for comparison, and I found her dress in a 2petite stuck on a wrong rack! She tried it on and it was a perfect fit. We ordered it with no alterations, thank God, because the alterations are pricey. We did have them put buttons and loops for the bustle as it was a triple button, draped bustle that would have been complicated to know how to tell another seamstress.

The dress was done in plenty of time, and a couple bridesmaids got dresses there too. They all looked beautiful in their "little black dresses". They loved the dresses and will wear them again because they picked their own styles.

David's is not a Kleinfeld's experience. They are usually crowded and a little messiy and preoccupied. You need to think of it as a bit of a do-it-yourself experience, and if you get a great salesperson, it's a bonus. I know they get a lot of bridezilla's there, so give your help a break and some patience, and you'll get the same. Read less
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msulkowski24
Wedding:
3/19/2010
5.0/5.0
I'm not a very bold person but for some reason I wanted a bold dress to show me off on my day. I saw an Oscar de la Renta dress I absolutely fell in love with and my goal was to get one like it. I found a great substitute at David's at a fraction of the cost. The bottom half of the dress was a giant mass of vertical organza ruffles that danced when I walked. The photographer was even impressed with it. Then I found a spectacular dress for my girls. Each one had the same style of dress but in a different shade of blue. Such a neat look in photos. They matched but were still unique. We even put the mom's in David's dresses. Instead of the mom like styles we used regular bridesmaid dresses to sass things up and they looked so youthful and stunning. I was incredibly impressed and the staff at the Clearwater Mall store were so helpful. I went in frequently and they were glad each time. Thanks a bunch.
I'm not a very bold person but for some reason I wanted a bold dress to show me off on my day. I saw an Oscar de la Renta Read more...
I'm not a very bold person but for some reason I wanted a bold dress to show me off on my day. I saw an Oscar de la Renta dress I absolutely fell in love with and my goal was to get one like it. I found a great substitute at David's at a fraction of the cost. The bottom half of the dress was a giant mass of vertical organza ruffles that danced when I walked. The photographer was even impressed with it. Then I found a spectacular dress for my girls. Each one had the same style of dress but in a different shade of blue. Such a neat look in photos. They matched but were still unique. We even put the mom's in David's dresses. Instead of the mom like styles we used regular bridesmaid dresses to sass things up and they looked so youthful and stunning. I was incredibly impressed and the staff at the Clearwater Mall store were so helpful. I went in frequently and they were glad each time. Thanks a bunch. Read less
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pretty woman
Wedding:
12/29/2009
5.0/5.0
I used David's Bridal at Clearwater Mall. I walked in with no appointment and was totally taken care of. I was at other shops in the area with my family, but had no luck. Walked in and found my dress within minutes. Also at a discounted rate. The alterations done were very professional. Only problem I had was they left a few pins in at the end. I never noticed till i went to sit down. Other than that, I was very pleased with the whole experience. The dress was completed on time and within the price quoted for alterations.
I used David's Bridal at Clearwater Mall. I walked in with no appointment and was totally taken care of. I was at other Read more...
I used David's Bridal at Clearwater Mall. I walked in with no appointment and was totally taken care of. I was at other shops in the area with my family, but had no luck. Walked in and found my dress within minutes. Also at a discounted rate. The alterations done were very professional. Only problem I had was they left a few pins in at the end. I never noticed till i went to sit down. Other than that, I was very pleased with the whole experience. The dress was completed on time and within the price quoted for alterations. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
12/5/2009
3.7/5.0
The best part of my David's Bridal experience was the salesperson, who picked the dress I ended up wearing. She was quite helpful.

Besides her and the decent price on the gown, I really wasn't that impressed with them, though.

The girls at the front desk seemed bored and unimpressed when I arrived for my appointment. On the one occasion I spoke to her, I didn't find the manager very helpful or friendly, and I thought the alterations lady was downright surly. Alterations were also very expensive relative to the cost of the gown; I ended up having them done by a local seamstress for about a third of the DB price. I'd still recommend checking them out; just don't expect the alterations to be economical, or most of the employees to be especially friendly.
The best part of my David's Bridal experience was the salesperson, who picked the dress I ended up wearing. She was quite Read more...
The best part of my David's Bridal experience was the salesperson, who picked the dress I ended up wearing. She was quite helpful.

Besides her and the decent price on the gown, I really wasn't that impressed with them, though.

The girls at the front desk seemed bored and unimpressed when I arrived for my appointment. On the one occasion I spoke to her, I didn't find the manager very helpful or friendly, and I thought the alterations lady was downright surly. Alterations were also very expensive relative to the cost of the gown; I ended up having them done by a local seamstress for about a third of the DB price. I'd still recommend checking them out; just don't expect the alterations to be economical, or most of the employees to be especially friendly. Read less
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BlackJack1963
Wedding:
10/23/2009
4.7/5.0
My wife found dress that look good for match her native Pureto Rico so she bought it. Feel little bit heavy but it is very good quality. David's Bridal offer discount 1/2 price for end of day. My wife grab it for one day. Ha!


She enjoyed to wear one day and night.
Beautiful Dress! Good Price.
My wife found dress that look good for match her native Pureto Rico so she bought it. Feel little bit heavy but it is very Read more...
My wife found dress that look good for match her native Pureto Rico so she bought it. Feel little bit heavy but it is very good quality. David's Bridal offer discount 1/2 price for end of day. My wife grab it for one day. Ha!


She enjoyed to wear one day and night.
Beautiful Dress! Good Price. Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
8/1/2009
2.0/5.0
I loved my dress but was not impressed with the professionalism of the employees at the shop. It seemed like I had to wait a long time in line whenever I was there. The prices were good though.
I loved my dress but was not impressed with the professionalism of the employees at the shop. It seemed like I had to wait Read more...
I loved my dress but was not impressed with the professionalism of the employees at the shop. It seemed like I had to wait a long time in line whenever I was there. The prices were good though. Read less
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glohwang
Wedding:
6/13/2009
2.4/5.0
I found the perfect dress at David's Bridal after they had me select a few dresses out of a catalog. I spent nearly 5 hours trying on dresses until I found the one that fit the best. Although I had a successful shopping experience with David's Bridal, I feel they could have been more professional, helpful and courteous during the process. Shopping for a dress is already very nerve racking so staff should be more aware and proactive regarding our questions, our desire to try on nearly every dress to be sure of our purchase and our questions concerning the dress and final fitting.

I had to put a rush on my dress alterations so taking in the hem line on top of the rush fee made for a hefty total price.

I purchased my MOH's dress at David's Bridal and it's neutral enough that she can wear it to other occassions.

I would only recommend David's Bridal if you have a large budget or your dream dress fits like a glove.
I found the perfect dress at David's Bridal after they had me select a few dresses out of a catalog. I spent nearly 5 Read more...
I found the perfect dress at David's Bridal after they had me select a few dresses out of a catalog. I spent nearly 5 hours trying on dresses until I found the one that fit the best. Although I had a successful shopping experience with David's Bridal, I feel they could have been more professional, helpful and courteous during the process. Shopping for a dress is already very nerve racking so staff should be more aware and proactive regarding our questions, our desire to try on nearly every dress to be sure of our purchase and our questions concerning the dress and final fitting.

I had to put a rush on my dress alterations so taking in the hem line on top of the rush fee made for a hefty total price.

I purchased my MOH's dress at David's Bridal and it's neutral enough that she can wear it to other occassions.

I would only recommend David's Bridal if you have a large budget or your dream dress fits like a glove. Read less
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tubie36
Wedding:
5/23/2009
3.8/5.0
When I first started looking for my gown, I told myself I didn't want to be one of "those brides" that go to David's, but when I tried on my dress and didn't want to take it off, I knew it was the one. The staff aren't very helpful and sometimes, just plain weird. The first time I went, my girl told me sometimes she wears the veils because they feel like long hair and then gave this really odd laugh. I swear she was on drugs. We also got my bridesmaid dresses there in the color marine. I had picked color and length (tea) and let the girls pick which dress they liked best. Two of them picked the same dress! They all looked beautiful and (I hope) they will wear them again. I would definitely recommend to a new bride to pick a color and length and let your girls pick which dress fits their body type- they will love you for it.

My only complaint is the alterations. They are extremely pricy! My gown was only $499, but I spent close to $200 on alterations, and all I did was have it taken up. Make sure to include this in your budget!
When I first started looking for my gown, I told myself I didn't want to be one of "those brides" that go to David's, but Read more...
When I first started looking for my gown, I told myself I didn't want to be one of "those brides" that go to David's, but when I tried on my dress and didn't want to take it off, I knew it was the one. The staff aren't very helpful and sometimes, just plain weird. The first time I went, my girl told me sometimes she wears the veils because they feel like long hair and then gave this really odd laugh. I swear she was on drugs. We also got my bridesmaid dresses there in the color marine. I had picked color and length (tea) and let the girls pick which dress they liked best. Two of them picked the same dress! They all looked beautiful and (I hope) they will wear them again. I would definitely recommend to a new bride to pick a color and length and let your girls pick which dress fits their body type- they will love you for it.

My only complaint is the alterations. They are extremely pricy! My gown was only $499, but I spent close to $200 on alterations, and all I did was have it taken up. Make sure to include this in your budget! Read less
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