I’ll admit, I was a bit hesitant to hit up David’s Bridal while I was in Ann Arbor. I know they have a lot of dress options, but I wasn’t sure if there would really be anything that I truly loved.
I can happily say though that I was totally and utterly wrong. Here are some of the points of my trip that made me take notice – and a couple of pictures of my favorite dresses.
– They had better dresses than I expected. Between the Oleg Cassini collection and the Vera Wang line, there were “high end” brands available. And with that, the price ranges were varied – while everything was “on sale” (like everything sh0uld be at a bridal salon), the dresses ranged from the infamous $99 to over $1,400. So they really did have a little something for everyone.
– I didn’t feel like I was being pushed or pulled in any specific directions – people were helpful, kind and knowledgeable. In fact, the consultant who was assisting me was charming, funny and had great advice (especially when it came to keeping heat in mind – we’re getting married in June, after all!) which made the trip both informative and enjoyable.
– Sizing was like all other bridal salons, averaging around a size 8-10 for all dresses. I don’t know what I expected here, really. But it was a nice highlight!
And of my favorite dresses?
First and foremost was the Oleg Cassini dress – One Shoulder Tulle Ball Gown with Lace Appliques Style CKP421
The other two were liked, but not loved – certainly not as much as the first!
Dress #2: Allover beaded lace trumpet gown Style T9612
Dress #3: Cap Sleeve Beaded Lace Mermaid Gown Style 123325
And, as it turns out, that first dress? It’s the most popular wedding dress in Chicago. Who would have thought?
Did you buy your dress at David’s Bridal, or are you thinking of shopping there? Share your experiences in the comments!