Post # 1
Over the weekend I called 20 or so bridal salons in PA/NJ/NY/DE and at least 5 of them told me “we dont have plus size in that style but you can bring someone who can wear a standard size of 6/8. They can try the dress on and you can see what it looks like.” WTH????
I guess if I had a mini me it MIGHT look the same.
Anyone else run into this?
Post # 3
What? lol People will say anything to make a sale. Sheesh
Post # 4
hahaha that is so funny..I love how they believe their logic!
Post # 5
@retreadbride, This is just very sad to me. I’m sorry you have to go through this. For whatever reason, an extremly high proportion of the population in the US is overweight or obese. And every single one of those girls wants to try on wedding dresses and have the whole experience just as much as the thinner women. It astonishes me completely that bridal salons don’t carry full figured dresses for women to try on. Based on statistics, I would imagine that a sizable percentage of women that walk through their doors are not “standard size 6/8”
Post # 6
Yes, I couldn’t fit into a dress and the consultant suggested that my size zero MOH try it on for me. Of course, my MOH was thrilled about that idea…
Post # 7
It always amazes me that in bridal shops, unlike in any other clothing store, they think you don’t need to try on the dress you are buying. Would you ever buy jeans, say, by checking out a pair that did not fit, guessing how it would look on you, and ordering it to come in six months or so later, with no possibility of return? Then why would you pay $1,000 or more for a dress based on such a shopping experience?
We avoided all this by getting our dresses at a consignment store. Not only were the prices more reasonable, but we could actually try on the dresses we would be wearing.
Post # 8
Hmmmm…..well we did something sort of like this. My mom and sisters live several hours away and everyones schedules were chaos so no one had a lot of time but I didn’t have a long engagement so something had to be done and I wanted them to be there. So we would be efficient with my time my one sister who is most built like me went to all the stores in the area the day before and tried on a bunch of dresses. One of my other sisters was there with her and sent me pictures when they saw dresses when they saw stuff they liked on and thought would go well with me. And when we went to stores I knew which ones to try on first.
They did a super job and one of their top 5 dresses that my sister initially tried on was one that I chose (out of a wholllllllllle bunch that I eventually tried on). But……..their top choice, that looked best on my sister and was really what I and they thought my style was and was what I thought I’d get after seeing her pics looked like crap on me. It just did not work at all. I don’t know why. Soooooo……..I donno, I don’t think you can completely base it off someone else.
Post # 9
I’ve had a horrible time trying to find on dresses in PA too!! They keep squeezing me into size 18s that dont even lace up or having me come back for trunk shows. :/
My mom bought me a bonny dress and I hate it now because the one I got is soo boring and so-not-me. :/
Post # 11
What?!?! That’s ridiculous! Are they for real?!?
Post # 12
that is completely ridiculous and i’m shocked this person had the nerve to say that to you!!! as has been said many many times on this board in particular that the wedding industry SERIOUSLY needs to start changing its attitude toward plus sized brides. we may have different needs when it comes to dresses, but that doesn’t mean we should be treated as a burden or with any less respect than a woman who wears a standard size.
it seems like there are several designers out there that will in fact loan a gown close to a bride’s size to a shop for her to try on, and ladies, it’s totally worth asking these places that you go.
Post # 13
Oh. my. gawd.
Wow…talk about not catering to the consumer!
Post # 14
I’ve made the saleslady try on dresses for me before. Its no shame in it! If you want to see how the dress looks have someone try in on. My friend is a 14 and I’ve made her try on a dresses for me before too.