There were no alterations needed, because we both both ready to wear dresses. I bought my dress from Nordstrom. They had an excellent selection of dresses, in excellent quality.
My daughters and my best friend were going to be my bridesmaids. Both girls are in their early twenties, one lives and works in Arizona and the other is in school for business. They are fairly strong headed girls, and so I let them have their own choice in choosing dresses. The daughter that came with me to David's Bridal tried on bridesmaids dresses and said she would not be wearing a traditional bridesmaids dress. I was really surprised when they said that they had found their dresses at a chain store, Banana Republic. The dresses were beautiful. They were long dresses, and the cut was very flattering. They told me that they shopped online together (in their own state) and then decided on a few dresses at stores. They went shopping at the same time and then sent text photo messages with the dresses they liked. I was so impressed with how smart they were! Much more smart than their mother! And the dresses were about the same as a nice bridesmaids dress, only they fit better.
Durham, NC 27713
I really, really didn't like David's Bridal dresses. I found them to be overpriced, of a poor quality, and not very flattering. I went in with my daughter with different expectations, perhaps higher expectations, and was disappointed. I also didn't like the whole interview process, of how they asked me so many questions about the wedding plans before I tried on my dress. The main reason why I disliked the interview was because the sales person who asked me all these questions didn't remember anything I asked. I was there for an hour trying on dresses and still found nothing I liked for the prices of the dresses. Then when I finally suggested that maybe I could walk around and look at what they had in stock and see if I could find something, I 'discovered' the whole lane with heavily discounted dress ($1000 dresses for $350, $350 dresses for $199). There were dresses in styles similar to the ones I tried on, only much less expensive. Since I had asked to try on dresses that were on sale, I couldn't help but wonder why I wasn't shown this area.