Post # 1
There is a bridal/prom store right behind my work that I was considering popping in and looking at dresses sometime soon…but I have heard nothing but negative reviews about them, so I’m wondering if I should even just browse.
The really bad review was given to me by a friend, She went to check it out and picked out a couple dresses to try on…and her ‘consultant’ recognized her as the ex of one of her friends, and took the opportunity to give her life advice on how she shouldn’t have treated him and his new gf so badly when he CHEATED on her! She left immediately, and I resolved to not shop there at all, and have shared that story with a few other friends.
I’m also a member of a wedding related yard-sale type group on FB and have seen postings on there about other bad experiences and their poor selection.
I guess my point is, I have no intention of buying from the store, but I want to get an idea of different styles of dresses, without wasting anyone’s time at a more reputable store.
Anybody else checked out a poorly-reviewed business just to see for yourself?
Post # 3
I actually didn’t even think to look at reviews when dress shopping, but it’s a good idea. I had gone to this one salon where my consultant literally acted like she did not know what she was doing at all. It turns out I may be going back there because my friend wants to look for our BM dresses there!
But I say go in and try stuff on just to get an idea. If you do find one, jot down the designer and style number or name and buy it elsewhere.
Post # 4
You may have a different experience and as you said you are just trying to get an idea. If it gets rough then leave no harm done. FYI Websites are fantastic to use to browse different styles too so that you can narrow it down from the hundreds to a few you want to see in person. Good luck!
Post # 5
I went shopping at a store that had bad reviews, didn’t love it, but it had such a great selection. I ended up ordering my dress from a different store that had great reviews and included alterations in the price of the dress. It didn’t cause any problems shopping there since I had plenty of time and was able to find other stores in the area to order from since I knew I didn’t want to deal with them for alterations.
Post # 6
@LaTortuga: Yeah, I’ve been looking at dresses online for 2 years…I’m not a good online shopper. I can’t see how something translates from model to body. I’m much slimmer in my head than I am in real life, so things that I think will look fabulous on me are usually just so-so. I’ve been dress shopping once, but pretty much tried on the same style b/c it’s what I thought I wanted….and now I don’t want that anymore, so I want to try on ‘everything’. Haha.
I get really mama-bear about my friends, so when she had that bad experience, I practically wanted to stage a protest outside the store! Just thinking about it gets me fired up again…but I can’t even guarantee that she still works there or that anyone else would do that…I probably will check it out in the end.