My wedding is not until March 18, 2017, but I have still been looking up, saving and pinning dresses...I know David's Bridal has a bad reputation for being "tacky" or whatever, and I know brides prefer the boutique style gowns...I don't mean to offend anyone who is a DB or Alfred Angelo bride (I love the dresses of Alfred Angelo), but yeah there's even an article stating why it's not that bad to get a dress there http://apracticalwedding.com/2013/01/davids-bridal-wedding-dresses-are-ok/
I have a budget of $1000 for my dress, and I am currently on the DB website right now and I see some dresses that are beautiful! We will be already coughing up $30k for this wedding, and I do feel the pressure of having to buy from a boutique, which I will look into if there's a dress I love within my budget, but those types of salons will not have that price range (unless i get it in a sample size). But yeah. What is your opinion on the bridal chain shops like DB and AA?