Best Of 2008

BEST AFFORDABLE FORMALWEAR: David’s Bridal

Yes, it’s a bridal behemoth with more than 280 locations across the country. Yes, there are several independently owned bridal and formalwear boutiques located all over the greater Tampa Bay area where you can funnel your money back into the local economy. But for those on a budget, David’s Bridal is an affordable one-stop shop. From wedding attire to prom gowns to cocktail dresses, the price is right. Plus, you get one-on-one service from pleasant, attentive specialists who are ready and waiting on the sidelines to assist you with anything you may want or need. 4503 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, 813-281-8053; Clearwater Mall, 2637 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd., Clearwater, 727-669-2233