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Davids Bridal - Chicago, IL

Chicago , IL

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Chicago, IL US
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Mrs. B
Wedding:
11/10/2013
1.4/5.0
You get what you pay for. I went into my engagement/wedding planning process much more concerned with how to pay for everything than about creating a "perfect" wedding or having that magical tearful SYttD moment, so I went to David's Bridal (on Elston in Chicago) specifically to save money, rather than going someplace like House of Brides or Jasmine.

I sort of wish I hadn't. The people there are friendly enough, but they will tell you anything looks amazing on you and/or with your dress just to make a sale. I also had to order my headpiece (which I did love) at least three times because it kept getting "lost" or "damaged" in transit to the store -- which is a 45-minute drive from my apartment, so multiple trips was a huge hassle. The one manager who finally resolved it for me (and had the headpiece shipped to me, which had never been presented as an option before) was great to work with, but sort of too little too late. After all that, I ended up getting my alterations done elsewhere (also a nightmare experience), and my seamstress told me how cheaply made my dress was -- should have figured, since it was available for me to pick up less than two weeks after I ordered it.

In the end, I liked my dress fine and had an amazing time at my wedding, but everything about working with DB felt very transactional and not...bridal or special at all. On one hand, I'm glad I didn't spend a fortune on a dress I will only ever wear once, but I'm also a little jealous of some friends who spent a little extra and can look at all their pictures knowing were IN LOVE with their dress.

Guess you have to pick what's the most important to you, but I probably could have found a better budget bride middle ground somewhere else.
You get what you pay for. I went into my engagement/wedding planning process much more concerned with how to pay for Read more...
You get what you pay for. I went into my engagement/wedding planning process much more concerned with how to pay for everything than about creating a "perfect" wedding or having that magical tearful SYttD moment, so I went to David's Bridal (on Elston in Chicago) specifically to save money, rather than going someplace like House of Brides or Jasmine.

I sort of wish I hadn't. The people there are friendly enough, but they will tell you anything looks amazing on you and/or with your dress just to make a sale. I also had to order my headpiece (which I did love) at least three times because it kept getting "lost" or "damaged" in transit to the store -- which is a 45-minute drive from my apartment, so multiple trips was a huge hassle. The one manager who finally resolved it for me (and had the headpiece shipped to me, which had never been presented as an option before) was great to work with, but sort of too little too late. After all that, I ended up getting my alterations done elsewhere (also a nightmare experience), and my seamstress told me how cheaply made my dress was -- should have figured, since it was available for me to pick up less than two weeks after I ordered it.

In the end, I liked my dress fine and had an amazing time at my wedding, but everything about working with DB felt very transactional and not...bridal or special at all. On one hand, I'm glad I didn't spend a fortune on a dress I will only ever wear once, but I'm also a little jealous of some friends who spent a little extra and can look at all their pictures knowing were IN LOVE with their dress.

Guess you have to pick what's the most important to you, but I probably could have found a better budget bride middle ground somewhere else. Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
8/9/2013
4.0/5.0
My dress was beautiful and the women who helped me pick it out were great. The store can get very busy and hectic at times, however, even if you have an appointment. My dress was a good value, but their accessories are a bit pricey in my opinion.
My dress was beautiful and the women who helped me pick it out were great. The store can get very busy and hectic at Read more...
My dress was beautiful and the women who helped me pick it out were great. The store can get very busy and hectic at times, however, even if you have an appointment. My dress was a good value, but their accessories are a bit pricey in my opinion. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.6/5.0
You get what you paid for, service wasnt too great, but the alterations specialist was so helpful!
You get what you paid for, service wasnt too great, but the alterations specialist was so helpful!
You get what you paid for, service wasnt too great, but the alterations specialist was so helpful! Read less
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Alison
Wedding:
12/29/2012
4.4/5.0
I loved that David's Bridal had a large selection of dresses at a variety of price points. I was looking for a relatively inexpensive and beach friendly dress, and was very excited with the dress I found. I decided to have alterations completed somewhere else, but my experience at David's was good. The dress I found there was perfect for our Hawaiian wedding, and well within my price range.
I loved that David's Bridal had a large selection of dresses at a variety of price points. I was looking for a relatively Read more...
I loved that David's Bridal had a large selection of dresses at a variety of price points. I was looking for a relatively inexpensive and beach friendly dress, and was very excited with the dress I found. I decided to have alterations completed somewhere else, but my experience at David's was good. The dress I found there was perfect for our Hawaiian wedding, and well within my price range. Read less
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Kendra
Wedding:
10/6/2012
4.9/5.0
Great place for dress shopping and alterations.
Great place for dress shopping and alterations.
Great place for dress shopping and alterations. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Execellent, love Nicole in the Norridge shop. very helpful no issues
Execellent, love Nicole in the Norridge shop. very helpful no issues
Execellent, love Nicole in the Norridge shop. very helpful no issues Read less
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Cortney
Wedding:
9/8/2012
4.5/5.0
I found a dress on the David's Bridal website and fell in love. After I made an appointment in Ohio for over Christmas, I called to make sure they had the dress for me to try on. Good thing, because they did not! Not many stores had it in stock, but my own local store here in Chicago did, so we changed our plans and made an appintment there.
Turns out it was not the dress - although when I see it in pictures, I still wish it was! But it just didn't work on me. my associate was very nice and helpful, while not being too involved or pushy - I was pretty sure I wanted short, and I tried on just about every short dress they had, and a couple long just make sure. I found a great dress that everyone loved, and people are very surprised that I got it at David's. It looks very vintage. I paired it with a knit bolero and complete my vintage look. And it was only $300.
My dress arrived shortly before Christmas and I got a call that took me by surprise- they said I really needed to pick it up because they were going to be doing inventory. I felt like they were a little pushy on the phone, but they did offer an alterations discount and free shoes (chosen from a stack of old ones thy were trying to get rid of - nothing for me) if I came and got it on time. I was able to pick it up, but that interaction was just a little weird. Overall a good experience and great dress, though.
I found a dress on the David's Bridal website and fell in love. After I made an appointment in Ohio for over Christmas, I Read more...
I found a dress on the David's Bridal website and fell in love. After I made an appointment in Ohio for over Christmas, I called to make sure they had the dress for me to try on. Good thing, because they did not! Not many stores had it in stock, but my own local store here in Chicago did, so we changed our plans and made an appintment there.
Turns out it was not the dress - although when I see it in pictures, I still wish it was! But it just didn't work on me. my associate was very nice and helpful, while not being too involved or pushy - I was pretty sure I wanted short, and I tried on just about every short dress they had, and a couple long just make sure. I found a great dress that everyone loved, and people are very surprised that I got it at David's. It looks very vintage. I paired it with a knit bolero and complete my vintage look. And it was only $300.
My dress arrived shortly before Christmas and I got a call that took me by surprise- they said I really needed to pick it up because they were going to be doing inventory. I felt like they were a little pushy on the phone, but they did offer an alterations discount and free shoes (chosen from a stack of old ones thy were trying to get rid of - nothing for me) if I came and got it on time. I was able to pick it up, but that interaction was just a little weird. Overall a good experience and great dress, though. Read less
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Surani
Wedding:
9/1/2012
4.0/5.0
Ask for Emma Jo at David's Bridal Lincoln Park. She is the best!
Ask for Emma Jo at David's Bridal Lincoln Park. She is the best!
Ask for Emma Jo at David's Bridal Lincoln Park. She is the best! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.4/5.0
Loved my dress and the service...When my sister-in-law went, it was the exact opposite.
Loved my dress and the service...When my sister-in-law went, it was the exact opposite.
Loved my dress and the service...When my sister-in-law went, it was the exact opposite. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.0/5.0
I visited the DB in San Jose, CA. It was extremely busy in there everytime I visited with the exception of one visit. All of the sales staff were great once they had a minute to focus on you but they were usually helping multiple brides at once so it was kind of frustrating. In the end, I got a dress that I loved and all of my bridesmaids from San Francisco, Utah and New York were all able to find dresses that they liked.
I visited the DB in San Jose, CA. It was extremely busy in there everytime I visited with the exception of one visit. All Read more...
I visited the DB in San Jose, CA. It was extremely busy in there everytime I visited with the exception of one visit. All of the sales staff were great once they had a minute to focus on you but they were usually helping multiple brides at once so it was kind of frustrating. In the end, I got a dress that I loved and all of my bridesmaids from San Francisco, Utah and New York were all able to find dresses that they liked. Read less
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Ana Carolina
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
I tried to write for my invitations and it went to the dress, but here is my review for my invitations .
I had my invitations printed by David's Bridal, and I really like their services. We could design them the way we like better and chose the color and also the message, I use one of their message, but they give you an option to create your own. I got in the mail really fast, my responses cards were missing some and I called them and in less than 5 min they solved the problem and send me the rest of the cards, really fast and efficient their service.
Their price is really reasonable.
I tried to write for my invitations and it went to the dress, but here is my review for my invitations .
I had my Read more...
I tried to write for my invitations and it went to the dress, but here is my review for my invitations .
I had my invitations printed by David's Bridal, and I really like their services. We could design them the way we like better and chose the color and also the message, I use one of their message, but they give you an option to create your own. I got in the mail really fast, my responses cards were missing some and I called them and in less than 5 min they solved the problem and send me the rest of the cards, really fast and efficient their service.
Their price is really reasonable. Read less
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Mary
Wedding:
6/8/2012
4.0/5.0
I tried on dresses once and bought the dress the second time that I came in the door. I loved KP3135 that I bought, but had I gone to another David's Bridal that wasn't new as this one and therefore less worn, I probably would have walked right now. Until the carpet gets ground down at this one, feel free to check it out for inexpensive yet nice wedding dresses.
I tried on dresses once and bought the dress the second time that I came in the door. I loved KP3135 that I bought, but Read more...
I tried on dresses once and bought the dress the second time that I came in the door. I loved KP3135 that I bought, but had I gone to another David's Bridal that wasn't new as this one and therefore less worn, I probably would have walked right now. Until the carpet gets ground down at this one, feel free to check it out for inexpensive yet nice wedding dresses. Read less
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Andrea
Wedding:
3/23/2012
1.0/5.0
omg the david's bridal in schaumburg suck don't go there the worker there are not good I did get my dress there I loved and still do love my dress great price if I didn't love my dress I would of went some place else.
omg the david's bridal in schaumburg suck don't go there the worker there are not good I did get my dress there I loved Read more...
omg the david's bridal in schaumburg suck don't go there the worker there are not good I did get my dress there I loved and still do love my dress great price if I didn't love my dress I would of went some place else. Read less
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Music fanatic
Wedding:
10/15/2011
4.4/5.0
I had my alterations done at this Davids Bridal and that department was excellent! They were extremely nice every time I talked with them on the phone and the woman who did my alterations was extremely talented and quite patient with me. My only complaint is that the alterations cost almost as much as the dress!
I had my alterations done at this Davids Bridal and that department was excellent! They were extremely nice every time I Read more...
I had my alterations done at this Davids Bridal and that department was excellent! They were extremely nice every time I talked with them on the phone and the woman who did my alterations was extremely talented and quite patient with me. My only complaint is that the alterations cost almost as much as the dress! Read less
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Katrina
Wedding:
8/20/2011
4.4/5.0
I loved this place they were very helpful and I tried on like 5 dresses before I found the one it was easy simple and to the point I was in love from there on!!!!...
I loved this place they were very helpful and I tried on like 5 dresses before I found the one it was easy simple and to Read more...
I loved this place they were very helpful and I tried on like 5 dresses before I found the one it was easy simple and to the point I was in love from there on!!!!... Read less
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Juliana
Wedding:
7/16/2011
5.0/5.0
The David's Bridal sales associates were always so nice and very helpful with everything. I had no problems. They did great alterations. Things I ordered also came in super quick! 2-3 weeks early usually.
The David's Bridal sales associates were always so nice and very helpful with everything. I had no problems. They did Read more...
The David's Bridal sales associates were always so nice and very helpful with everything. I had no problems. They did great alterations. Things I ordered also came in super quick! 2-3 weeks early usually. Read less
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Alexandra
Wedding:
7/16/2011
3.5/5.0
I picked David's Bridal for my bridesmaids' dresses only because they offer very affordable dresses and large variety of style. If not for their prices, I would have gotten the dresses some other place.
I picked David's Bridal for my bridesmaids' dresses only because they offer very affordable dresses and large variety of Read more...
I picked David's Bridal for my bridesmaids' dresses only because they offer very affordable dresses and large variety of style. If not for their prices, I would have gotten the dresses some other place. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
8/29/2010
4.1/5.0
Did not have any scary wedding dress stories. The right dress was ordered and did not have any problems with the alterations.
Did not have any scary wedding dress stories. The right dress was ordered and did not have any problems with the Read more...
Did not have any scary wedding dress stories. The right dress was ordered and did not have any problems with the alterations. Read less
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Ann
Wedding:
5/22/2010
2.6/5.0
Simple and easy. if you're not even close to being a fussy bride this is the place for you. If you feel like you have specific needs and wants this is not the place you want to deal with.
Simple and easy. if you're not even close to being a fussy bride this is the place for you. If you feel like you have Read more...
Simple and easy. if you're not even close to being a fussy bride this is the place for you. If you feel like you have specific needs and wants this is not the place you want to deal with. Read less
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hng0603
Wedding:
5/15/2010
3.2/5.0
Typical Davids Bridal experience. the lady actually gave me my dress to try on and I loved it.(originally one I would have never chose). My bridesmaids also received 20 bucks off.
Typical Davids Bridal experience. the lady actually gave me my dress to try on and I loved it.(originally one I would have Read more...
Typical Davids Bridal experience. the lady actually gave me my dress to try on and I loved it.(originally one I would have never chose). My bridesmaids also received 20 bucks off. Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
1/3/2010
5.0/5.0
I had an appointment at davids bridal and when I walked in there they took me right away and took care of me and my girls. I told them what I was looking for and they got it right away the first dress that I tried on was the one I got for my wedding I love this place
I had an appointment at davids bridal and when I walked in there they took me right away and took care of me and my girls. Read more...
I had an appointment at davids bridal and when I walked in there they took me right away and took care of me and my girls. I told them what I was looking for and they got it right away the first dress that I tried on was the one I got for my wedding I love this place Read less
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whitval05
Wedding:
9/26/2009
4.7/5.0
I rated Davids Bridal quality of service a 3.5 because as I was trying on wedding gowns, I felt rushed. The attendant would put on on me, then give me about 30 seconds to decide if that was the "One"... Really?? I should have had as much time as I wanted to choose. It seemed like they just wanted to get people in and out.
I rated Davids Bridal quality of service a 3.5 because as I was trying on wedding gowns, I felt rushed. The attendant Read more...
I rated Davids Bridal quality of service a 3.5 because as I was trying on wedding gowns, I felt rushed. The attendant would put on on me, then give me about 30 seconds to decide if that was the "One"... Really?? I should have had as much time as I wanted to choose. It seemed like they just wanted to get people in and out. Read less
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dvangel90
Wedding:
1/9/2009
5.0/5.0
This Place For me was Heaven! They Were very helpful in everything, Too bad you only get married once, I would so! shop here again!!! I give here 10 out 5 stars! Really Recommend it
This Place For me was Heaven! They Were very helpful in everything, Too bad you only get married once, I would so! shop Read more...
This Place For me was Heaven! They Were very helpful in everything, Too bad you only get married once, I would so! shop here again!!! I give here 10 out 5 stars! Really Recommend it Read less
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