Post # 1
Ive always been a plus size (now 22-24) and with the years I have learned to love myself more and more. I mean we only have one life to live, accepting ourselves the way we are will make our lives more enjoyable.
So .. getting to the point, I went shopping for my wedding dress last week with my mom. (In montreal canada there is an actual street with like 20 different wedding dress stores) I walked into the first store and didn’t really find anything that I really liked. So off the the second store we walk in (take our shoes off) and start looking at the dresses. This “sales women” approches my mom and I and tells me,” there is nothing in this store for you.” I looked at her and said asked if she had any plus size dresses (of course thinking that i was just not looking in the right section of the store) she looked at me with discuss, and actually said.” fat women do not get married.” I could not believe what she had just told me. I was not only insulted by actually stunned that she had the nerve to tell me this. My mom (a very quite women ) looked at me and said, “come-on we will go somewhere else.” I started to walk away and then realised no way in Hell was this lady going to get way with what she just told me. I looked at her and said.” You must be really un happy with your life to actually pass judgement on people like you just did, I am fat, but I can loose the weight but you will always be unhappy”
I walked out of the store completly stunned and never to walk in that store again. The next day I called to speak the the manager, guess what? she was the manager. So next step: I wrote a blog on there website saying how rude she had been.
I just can’t believe that people dont’ filter what they think can acutally say verbal crap.
long story………….. i think i have found my dress at an other store. 🙂
Post # 3
Ugh. You are so right. Except i’d sub “you’ll always be a huge bitch” for “you’ll always be unhappy.” Because I’m not as nice as you are.
Post # 4
That is really sad. I’m sorry this happened to you.
Post # 5
that is terrible. good for you for standing up for yourself! what an awful woman. i would write bad reviews of her shop everywhere that i could. i seriously might even call a newspaper and ask them if they would be interested in doing a features article (now that it is wedding season) on the struggles of plus-sized brides and tell them about that store!
Post # 6
I agree with writing as many bad reviews as you can ALL over the place!!!!!
I am really sorry this happened to you!
Post # 7
@angela— i love it! i’m plus sized too but i *hope* that even if I wasn’t i wouldn’t go to a store that was rude to ANYONE even if i was their target demographic.
Post # 8
People are awful! Sorry that this happened to ya and good for you on starting the blog. I would also write an online review on yellowpages, wedding wire etc.
Post # 9
good for you for standing up for yourself! is there a corporate center or anyone at all, above her, you can call? That’s just plain rude.
Post # 10
You are a lot nicer than I am. I would blog EVERYWHERE about her… Also on local listings when you Google the company. I would use her name everywhere… I would go above and beyond.
Post # 11
That’s really awful. Also, you’ve learned self-love and self-acceptance which can be really difficult at any size, but is so important and rewarding. Someone who passes that kind of judgment on people clearly has not and as much as her comments might hurt others, that sort of attitude hurts her all the more.
Post # 12
Oh my goodness, how awful!
I would call and report it to a manager! And then write up a review on them on every website I could find!
Post # 13
HOLY CRAP! I have never heard anything more ridiculous and hurtful.
Seriously, dedicate the next week or so to launching an internet campaign against them on every review site you can find. Include the store name, and the manager’s name if you have it.
Also, please BE SURE to report them to the Better Business Bureau.
If that were me, I would print out flyers with all of the store info, her name and what she said in bold, colorful font, and hand one to every woman that attempts to enter the store. Park yourself there on a busy saturday and scare away some of their business — make her regret crossing you.The other stores on her block will thank you.
Finally (sorry, this ticked me off), if she’s a manager, go above her to the owner and talk to them
Post # 14
Good for you for not letting her get away with this! I’m SO glad you turned around and went off on her.
PLEASE put her on blast everywhere that you can!
Post # 15
That’s horrible! I would write bad reviews about them in as many places as possible.
Glad to hear that you may have found your dress too!
Post # 16
OMG definitely write bad reviews for that place. I am absolutely stunned that that happened. I’m a size 16, and I had a boutique tell me that I couldn’t try anything on at my appointment. I walked out. There are ways to work with every body size if they care to. It is an absolute false idea that “fat women don’t get married.”
The bridal industry really needs to address the experiences of brides size 14 and over, considering how many of us there are, and how many of us have had awful experiences wedding dress shopping.