Dress Shopping Horror Stories

posted 2 years ago in Dress
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  • Wedding: August 2015

charismacharm:  I don’t have any dress-trying-on horror stories – I bought the first gown that I tried on at the first and only store I went to – but I have a couple hilarious stories from bridal shows my mom and I went to. 

We were looking specifically at the dress booths to get an idea of what I liked, what looked goofy, and what pricing to expect. My goal was to get a dress around $1000. My mom and I stopped at one booth that had reasonable looking dresses, and another girl and her mom had walked up to ask questions. The attendant asked the girl what her style was, budget etc, and the first words out of her mouth – “I’m not looking to spend any money on a crappy cheap dress. I need a dress at least $5000.” And her mom just nodded and agreed that “anything less than $5000 is just not worth it.” Whaaaaa? 

At one of the other boothes we stopped at, the lady asked us what the budget was, and when I said preferably less than $1000, she actually laughed and said that “We don’t carry anything less than $3000” and promptly ignored us. Ooookay then. 

I was really disappointed at first with the whole show, because it seemed to be an overblown sales attempt – it was disheartening to hear what these random strangers were planning on spending, and talking about quite loudly! And it was disheartening to hear so many dress vendors saying that they don’t even sell dresses less than 3x my price range. I was beginning to doubt even having a wedding, because there was  no way I was going to justify spending as much as the vendors were advertising as ‘average’. But we did find one vendor, which happened to have the dress I ended up getting on display, and which happened to sell only dresses under $3000! 

How horrible was the shop you went to – to make you try on stuff you don’t like, and not even bother to try to match what you’ve stated you are looking for! 

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