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Davids Bridal

Norfolk , VA

LOCATION

5957 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23502 US

PHONE

757-455-8411

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Kayla
Wedding:
10/1/2016
0.0/5.0
I would not recommend David's Bridal due to the poor customer service and lack of knowledge on the part of the consultants. I scheduled an appointment for a Wednesday morning because the website suggested booking on a weekday. When I arrived, I was told that we could look through the racks of dresses, but that we could not take any off. After about 30 minutes of looking and waiting with my family, the consultant finally came to ask me a few questions about what I was looking for and my budget. I assumed she would use this information to pull some dresses for me, but this was not the case. She allowed us to select 3 dresses and brought them to a dressing room. It was then that I realized she was working with another bride at the same time. We were the only two brides in the store and there were other consultants, yet she had both of us. It was 45 minutes into the appointment before my mother and grandmother were finally given chairs (only after we asked) and I was finally put into my first dress. The consultant was so busy that she was only doing the bare minimum to help me. She would zip me in and out of the dresses and run off to the other bride. None of the dresses that I liked from online were available in the store, and the consultant never pulled any dresses on her own. I only tried on the original 3 that my family and I selected out of the many on the racks. I did like one of the dresses and was given some information about ordering it. After I got dressed again and was about to leave, needing more time to think about the decision, the consultant stopped me to inform me that the particular dress I liked was actually on clearance. This meant that if I ordered it, it would not be made for me. She said that they might not have it in stock in my size, and if they did then it might be a sample dress that was not in good condition. She could not say for sure what condition the dress would be in until it arrived. Needless to say, I was not willing to pay $1,000 for t
I would not recommend David's Bridal due to the poor customer service and lack of knowledge on the part of the Read more...
I would not recommend David's Bridal due to the poor customer service and lack of knowledge on the part of the consultants. I scheduled an appointment for a Wednesday morning because the website suggested booking on a weekday. When I arrived, I was told that we could look through the racks of dresses, but that we could not take any off. After about 30 minutes of looking and waiting with my family, the consultant finally came to ask me a few questions about what I was looking for and my budget. I assumed she would use this information to pull some dresses for me, but this was not the case. She allowed us to select 3 dresses and brought them to a dressing room. It was then that I realized she was working with another bride at the same time. We were the only two brides in the store and there were other consultants, yet she had both of us. It was 45 minutes into the appointment before my mother and grandmother were finally given chairs (only after we asked) and I was finally put into my first dress. The consultant was so busy that she was only doing the bare minimum to help me. She would zip me in and out of the dresses and run off to the other bride. None of the dresses that I liked from online were available in the store, and the consultant never pulled any dresses on her own. I only tried on the original 3 that my family and I selected out of the many on the racks. I did like one of the dresses and was given some information about ordering it. After I got dressed again and was about to leave, needing more time to think about the decision, the consultant stopped me to inform me that the particular dress I liked was actually on clearance. This meant that if I ordered it, it would not be made for me. She said that they might not have it in stock in my size, and if they did then it might be a sample dress that was not in good condition. She could not say for sure what condition the dress would be in until it arrived. Needless to say, I was not willing to pay $1,000 for t Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My husband was with me when I picked up a dress I thought I wanted to wear for our wedding months and months before the planning had even started. Then one day I had decided I wanted to surprise him with seeing me walk down the isle in something new and amazing! So I just walked right into Davids bridal to find my dress. Now they take reservations, its important to have one, but I came on a lucky day they had an opening so I got squeezed in. They measured me took me to size in their store and then the woman helping me just asked me what I wanted and thought about wearing what fabrics I was comfortable in along with what budget I wanted to work with. We picked out 4 dresses and I tried them all on but got stuck between 2. So to help me decided the woman helping me dressed both dresses up with a veil, jewelry and sash and when she did that I just knew the dress I wanted. It was that easy. People always I felt looked at me like I should know what a bride is suppose to do , when it feels like you are completely blind, its just something you figure out along the way but having her help me was a little weight off my shoulders.
After placing my order for the dress, and sash. I simply scheduled a day for the bridesmaids to come in that easy same thing with the girls and then I did my first fitting with altering and my final fitting . It was that easy and though my dress and everything that came with it was expensive there are more afforable dresses. Its all about what you want as a bride and what are you are comfortable in.
My husband was with me when I picked up a dress I thought I wanted to wear for our wedding months and months before the Read more...
My husband was with me when I picked up a dress I thought I wanted to wear for our wedding months and months before the planning had even started. Then one day I had decided I wanted to surprise him with seeing me walk down the isle in something new and amazing! So I just walked right into Davids bridal to find my dress. Now they take reservations, its important to have one, but I came on a lucky day they had an opening so I got squeezed in. They measured me took me to size in their store and then the woman helping me just asked me what I wanted and thought about wearing what fabrics I was comfortable in along with what budget I wanted to work with. We picked out 4 dresses and I tried them all on but got stuck between 2. So to help me decided the woman helping me dressed both dresses up with a veil, jewelry and sash and when she did that I just knew the dress I wanted. It was that easy. People always I felt looked at me like I should know what a bride is suppose to do , when it feels like you are completely blind, its just something you figure out along the way but having her help me was a little weight off my shoulders.
After placing my order for the dress, and sash. I simply scheduled a day for the bridesmaids to come in that easy same thing with the girls and then I did my first fitting with altering and my final fitting . It was that easy and though my dress and everything that came with it was expensive there are more afforable dresses. Its all about what you want as a bride and what are you are comfortable in. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
3.0/5.0
I went to this location numerous times to look for my dream dress. I knew the style I wanted to try on, but wanted to try on 1 or 2 different styles just in case. They were always very pleasant on the phone, and in person. The reason they got a 3/5 from me is because I felt very rushed each time I was there (with an appointment) and once I even had to have another bride's mother help me into a dress because I was there alone and the lady helping me just dropped off my dresses and left. I never had that "ring the bell" moment, but perhaps I could have if I had a little more help finding my dress. I took my business elsewhere for a fraction of the cost.
I went to this location numerous times to look for my dream dress. I knew the style I wanted to try on, but wanted to try Read more...
I went to this location numerous times to look for my dream dress. I knew the style I wanted to try on, but wanted to try on 1 or 2 different styles just in case. They were always very pleasant on the phone, and in person. The reason they got a 3/5 from me is because I felt very rushed each time I was there (with an appointment) and once I even had to have another bride's mother help me into a dress because I was there alone and the lady helping me just dropped off my dresses and left. I never had that "ring the bell" moment, but perhaps I could have if I had a little more help finding my dress. I took my business elsewhere for a fraction of the cost. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
3.2/5.0
First of all I would like to say I love my dress and have no issues with that. The reason why I gave Davids Bridal a 3/5is due to the service. I made an appointment for 9am on a Sunday. I got there when it opened and started browsing. You aren't allowed to pull dresses out or try on dresses until you meet with your stylist. My stylist was more than an hour late and wasn't much help. The place was packed and stylists were helping walk-ins and allowing them to try on dresses without an appointment. This was very frustrating. I was only able to try on 5 dresses - luckily 1 of these 5 was the one. My stylist did not offer any help or opinions, did not give me anything for underneath the dress to hold it up, did not clip anything to the back to make it tighter.

I came back a week later and had a different stylist who was amazing. I tried on the dress I ended up buying the same day. My stylist gave me a bouquet for looks and a hair clip, also an underlay to keep the dress up.

When I bought my dress in September they said it would take until January - I received a phone call 3 weeks later saying my dress was in.
First of all I would like to say I love my dress and have no issues with that. The reason why I gave Davids Bridal a 3/5is Read more...
First of all I would like to say I love my dress and have no issues with that. The reason why I gave Davids Bridal a 3/5is due to the service. I made an appointment for 9am on a Sunday. I got there when it opened and started browsing. You aren't allowed to pull dresses out or try on dresses until you meet with your stylist. My stylist was more than an hour late and wasn't much help. The place was packed and stylists were helping walk-ins and allowing them to try on dresses without an appointment. This was very frustrating. I was only able to try on 5 dresses - luckily 1 of these 5 was the one. My stylist did not offer any help or opinions, did not give me anything for underneath the dress to hold it up, did not clip anything to the back to make it tighter.

I came back a week later and had a different stylist who was amazing. I tried on the dress I ended up buying the same day. My stylist gave me a bouquet for looks and a hair clip, also an underlay to keep the dress up.

When I bought my dress in September they said it would take until January - I received a phone call 3 weeks later saying my dress was in. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
6/11/2016
3.8/5.0
Let's start by saying that I LOVED my dress. It was everything that I imagined it would be. The girl who helped me pick it out was amazing as well and really knew what she was doing! Once the dress was purchased, some things came up later in the process that were a bit frustrating. Firstly, you have to purchase your dress up front, in full. I am not sure if it is like that at other places; however, it would be nice if a 50% deposit could be made or something. Secondly, the staff is very inconsistent. There are some girls who are fabulous and others that are terrible. The bathrooms are disgusting, but that's just a side note. When scheduling my fittings, on two different occasions (the first fitting and the final), they changed my appointment time without contacting me. Finally, their computer systems are outdated, VERY outdated, to the point that credit cards get rejected (with plenty of funds on the card) and having to completely start a transaction over due to everything turning off. The staff for the alterations department is pretty good and again, I was very happy with my dress, which is the most important thing, but I feel that for the amount of money you spend there, some of the other items mentioned above should be improved to provide a better overall experience for the customers.
Let's start by saying that I LOVED my dress. It was everything that I imagined it would be. The girl who helped me pick it Read more...
Let's start by saying that I LOVED my dress. It was everything that I imagined it would be. The girl who helped me pick it out was amazing as well and really knew what she was doing! Once the dress was purchased, some things came up later in the process that were a bit frustrating. Firstly, you have to purchase your dress up front, in full. I am not sure if it is like that at other places; however, it would be nice if a 50% deposit could be made or something. Secondly, the staff is very inconsistent. There are some girls who are fabulous and others that are terrible. The bathrooms are disgusting, but that's just a side note. When scheduling my fittings, on two different occasions (the first fitting and the final), they changed my appointment time without contacting me. Finally, their computer systems are outdated, VERY outdated, to the point that credit cards get rejected (with plenty of funds on the card) and having to completely start a transaction over due to everything turning off. The staff for the alterations department is pretty good and again, I was very happy with my dress, which is the most important thing, but I feel that for the amount of money you spend there, some of the other items mentioned above should be improved to provide a better overall experience for the customers. Read less
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Leslie
Wedding:
11/20/2015
4.8/5.0
I went into David's for my wedding dress. I didn't have much of a set image in my mind and they were still completely accommodating. I ended up falling in love with a dress I would never have taken a second look at normally. The only downfall is that alterations are NOT included in the price of the gown.
I went into David's for my wedding dress. I didn't have much of a set image in my mind and they were still completely Read more...
I went into David's for my wedding dress. I didn't have much of a set image in my mind and they were still completely accommodating. I ended up falling in love with a dress I would never have taken a second look at normally. The only downfall is that alterations are NOT included in the price of the gown. Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
9/26/2015
1.2/5.0
I bought by bridesmaid dresses here, but I decided to purchase online because the service was HORRIBLE. When I arrive my attendant was still helping a previous bride, so they sent me and my bridesmaids to pick out our own dresses - that was fine, but twenty minutes later I still didn't have an attendant. So with all dresses in tow I was finally let into a dressing room. Still no attendant. Later a different lady stopped by but every time we asked for something she would disappear for way too long (like 10 minutes in a store not big enough to warrant her being gone that long for a 60 minute appointment). It was clear they were way overbooked and all the poor attendants were tired. I did not feel special here, and I doubt you will either. Although I did find a dress I liked, none of the ladies here were even remotely helpful and we hung out in a back corner doing everything ourselves. When I came out to the center of the store you'd see three our four brides vying for space in front of the mirrors. It was atrocious, those poor girls probably felt terrible not having their own space. Do not get your bridal dress here unless you absolutely cannot afford something nicer, the dresses were shoddy and the girls are overworked.
I bought by bridesmaid dresses here, but I decided to purchase online because the service was HORRIBLE. When I arrive my Read more...
I bought by bridesmaid dresses here, but I decided to purchase online because the service was HORRIBLE. When I arrive my attendant was still helping a previous bride, so they sent me and my bridesmaids to pick out our own dresses - that was fine, but twenty minutes later I still didn't have an attendant. So with all dresses in tow I was finally let into a dressing room. Still no attendant. Later a different lady stopped by but every time we asked for something she would disappear for way too long (like 10 minutes in a store not big enough to warrant her being gone that long for a 60 minute appointment). It was clear they were way overbooked and all the poor attendants were tired. I did not feel special here, and I doubt you will either. Although I did find a dress I liked, none of the ladies here were even remotely helpful and we hung out in a back corner doing everything ourselves. When I came out to the center of the store you'd see three our four brides vying for space in front of the mirrors. It was atrocious, those poor girls probably felt terrible not having their own space. Do not get your bridal dress here unless you absolutely cannot afford something nicer, the dresses were shoddy and the girls are overworked. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/22/2015
1.8/5.0
This place was absolutely horrible. It was the first place I went to try on wedding dresses. I was so excited and happy to be there until I started to try on dresses. The lady who "helped" me didn't even let me pick out my own dresses to try on. She pushed me into the fitting room and told me to wait in there until she came back. She came back with the most awful dresses I have ever seen but I tried them on anyway and they looked even more awful on. She kept telling me how beautiful i looked...really lady? I tried on four dresses that I hated and that I DIDNT pick out and then she told me to make another appointment to come back. I was there maybe 30 mins total and didnt even get to look at or try on any dresses I wanted to. She said she was going to get her business card. I ran out the door before I had to see her again. I will never go back to this place ever again. I almost left in tears.
This place was absolutely horrible. It was the first place I went to try on wedding dresses. I was so excited and happy to Read more...
This place was absolutely horrible. It was the first place I went to try on wedding dresses. I was so excited and happy to be there until I started to try on dresses. The lady who "helped" me didn't even let me pick out my own dresses to try on. She pushed me into the fitting room and told me to wait in there until she came back. She came back with the most awful dresses I have ever seen but I tried them on anyway and they looked even more awful on. She kept telling me how beautiful i looked...really lady? I tried on four dresses that I hated and that I DIDNT pick out and then she told me to make another appointment to come back. I was there maybe 30 mins total and didnt even get to look at or try on any dresses I wanted to. She said she was going to get her business card. I ran out the door before I had to see her again. I will never go back to this place ever again. I almost left in tears. Read less
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knbogues
Wedding:
11/28/2009
3.0/5.0
This is a great shop to begin your search for wedding gowns. Saturday's are the worst day to visit the store. I know that a lot of brides have had negative experiences in David's but for a first time experience in looking for gowns it's a great place. It was helpful because they have a lot of variety and a wide selection of sizes < a bonus for plus size brides!!>. I ended up buying my gown from another dress shop but I would still recommend the store to other brides.
This is a great shop to begin your search for wedding gowns. Saturday's are the worst day to visit the store. I know that Read more...
This is a great shop to begin your search for wedding gowns. Saturday's are the worst day to visit the store. I know that a lot of brides have had negative experiences in David's but for a first time experience in looking for gowns it's a great place. It was helpful because they have a lot of variety and a wide selection of sizes < a bonus for plus size brides!!>. I ended up buying my gown from another dress shop but I would still recommend the store to other brides. Read less
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mmcgrego
Wedding:
11/14/2009
3.0/5.0
Has an awesome selection of bridesmaid dresses that will look good on any type of girl you have in your bridal party, many different colors for whatever your color scheme. Many different bridal gowns. Has everything you need for your big day
Has an awesome selection of bridesmaid dresses that will look good on any type of girl you have in your bridal party, many Read more...
Has an awesome selection of bridesmaid dresses that will look good on any type of girl you have in your bridal party, many different colors for whatever your color scheme. Many different bridal gowns. Has everything you need for your big day Read less
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smb1966
Wedding:
11/7/2009
3.0/5.0
I am pretty non-commital about using this company. I am well aware that this establishment must do a booming business; however, I do not think that I will use them. I am a woman of size. I am not completely disproportionate, but I am not a size 8 either. I felt as though my I was not as important as one who was. I have since gotten my wedding dress but not from there. I even went in with my 17 year old daughter to get a dress for her and was completely ignored. Not every single associate was busy. It just left a bad taste in my mouth. We will be getting her dress and accessories from somewhere else.
I am pretty non-commital about using this company. I am well aware that this establishment must do a booming business; Read more...
I am pretty non-commital about using this company. I am well aware that this establishment must do a booming business; however, I do not think that I will use them. I am a woman of size. I am not completely disproportionate, but I am not a size 8 either. I felt as though my I was not as important as one who was. I have since gotten my wedding dress but not from there. I even went in with my 17 year old daughter to get a dress for her and was completely ignored. Not every single associate was busy. It just left a bad taste in my mouth. We will be getting her dress and accessories from somewhere else. Read less
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OnVABeach
Wedding:
9/27/2008
3.0/5.0
Pretty run-of-the-mill, get-in-and-get-out. My actual bridal consultant was nice and pretty patient, but once the dress was actually mine and it came time to get alterationsthe women didnt speak good English, it was rushed and uncomfortable, and made the whole dress experience stressful.
Pretty run-of-the-mill, get-in-and-get-out. My actual bridal consultant was nice and pretty patient, but once the dress Read more...
Pretty run-of-the-mill, get-in-and-get-out. My actual bridal consultant was nice and pretty patient, but once the dress was actually mine and it came time to get alterationsthe women didnt speak good English, it was rushed and uncomfortable, and made the whole dress experience stressful. Read less
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WatersideBride
Wedding:
9/27/2008
4.0/5.0
This shop had an excellent selection and they had a ton of sizes, which was really great for myself and my bridesmaids. The dresses came in on time and were ready to go. The only downside is that some of the sales girls seemed a bit rude and reluctant to help and a little irritated that I wanted to try on so many dresses. When I went back a second time the salesgirl was much friendlier and ended up being great.
This shop had an excellent selection and they had a ton of sizes, which was really great for myself and my bridesmaids. Read more...
This shop had an excellent selection and they had a ton of sizes, which was really great for myself and my bridesmaids. The dresses came in on time and were ready to go. The only downside is that some of the sales girls seemed a bit rude and reluctant to help and a little irritated that I wanted to try on so many dresses. When I went back a second time the salesgirl was much friendlier and ended up being great. Read less
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Incredibles
Wedding:
8/18/2007
4.0/5.0
The associates helped me greatly in picking out my dress. They were always happy to help on every visit. The selection, especially for plus sized gowns, could have been a little better. For instance, I purchased my gown in the spring for an August wedding, but many of the dresses were still a winter style. I also selected my bridesmaid and flower girl dresses from here. Davids Bridal had a fantastic selection of these dresses.
The associates helped me greatly in picking out my dress. They were always happy to help on every visit. The selection, Read more...
The associates helped me greatly in picking out my dress. They were always happy to help on every visit. The selection, especially for plus sized gowns, could have been a little better. For instance, I purchased my gown in the spring for an August wedding, but many of the dresses were still a winter style. I also selected my bridesmaid and flower girl dresses from here. Davids Bridal had a fantastic selection of these dresses. Read less
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CountryLovin
Wedding:
9/16/2006
4.0/5.0
When I set up my first appt with Davids Bridal I had a really great consultant. She would have me try on things that I didnt think looked good on the rack but were gorgeous on. After picking out my wedding dress months later I went back with my bridal party to start picking out their gowns. The original consultant I had was no longer there and I got someone who acted like they did not want to be there. I found a dress that was on the clearance rack and asked the consultant to check other stores to have them shipped to my girls she walked away came back and said no, so I picked another dress. A day later I found out that the consultant had lied to me and she didnt even check the other stores it was too much hassle after speaking with a manager I got the other dresses refunded to my girls and had the clearance dresses shipped.
When I set up my first appt with Davids Bridal I had a really great consultant. She would have me try on things that I Read more...
When I set up my first appt with Davids Bridal I had a really great consultant. She would have me try on things that I didnt think looked good on the rack but were gorgeous on. After picking out my wedding dress months later I went back with my bridal party to start picking out their gowns. The original consultant I had was no longer there and I got someone who acted like they did not want to be there. I found a dress that was on the clearance rack and asked the consultant to check other stores to have them shipped to my girls she walked away came back and said no, so I picked another dress. A day later I found out that the consultant had lied to me and she didnt even check the other stores it was too much hassle after speaking with a manager I got the other dresses refunded to my girls and had the clearance dresses shipped. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
2.4/5.0
I went here with my girls for their dresses an the lady sized them about 2 to 3 sizes bigger than what they needed an put every dress they liked back on the rack an didn't really help with anything but giving them dressing rooms.
I went here with my girls for their dresses an the lady sized them about 2 to 3 sizes bigger than what they needed an put Read more...
I went here with my girls for their dresses an the lady sized them about 2 to 3 sizes bigger than what they needed an put every dress they liked back on the rack an didn't really help with anything but giving them dressing rooms. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
3.4/5.0
I have been to David's Bridal multiple times for bridesmaid dresses and friends wedding dresses. Every time I would go into the store it was always full and it seemed like they over booked clients. The experience was more stress than enjoyment. Not where I will be buying my dress for my wedding.
I have been to David's Bridal multiple times for bridesmaid dresses and friends wedding dresses. Every time I would go Read more...
I have been to David's Bridal multiple times for bridesmaid dresses and friends wedding dresses. Every time I would go into the store it was always full and it seemed like they over booked clients. The experience was more stress than enjoyment. Not where I will be buying my dress for my wedding. Read less
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