Dress shopping was a total success!
I made an appointment with David's Bridal on a whim before our appointment with another local bridal boutique. I was not expecting to be impressed but I was. Not only was the staff knowledgeable and courteous, but the dress selection was quite extensive. My bridesmaids (only two were with me for the first appointment) tried a few on and really liked two of them. They were both great prices. I mean really.
Next we hit the local boutique and didn't find anything that wowed us and also the dresses were double and triple the cost. Plus you had to all get dressed and undressed in the same room. Some people are ok with that, but I was not really. As a modest person, I am not one to just whip off my shirt...even in front of my best friends and sisters.
So, we headed back to David's with everyone (save one bridesmaid who could not be there) and decided on a the short, strapless dress in truffle (which is chocolate brown for the layman). Bonus: they have pockets!
Click here to view the dress - it will open with red, so click on TRUFFLE. I have to say, they look better in person. I had seen this dress online and didn't give it a second thought, but in person, they look much nicer.
Success! Thanks David.