I'm a bridal consultant and will answer your dress shopping questions!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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82 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@centaurette:  are you familiar with the Mori Lee 5108 dress? Well I ordered it because I loved it. Now looking at other 5108 brides I’m nervous because it was bunchy on me and it isn’t on those other brides. The size I tried on was small…. Could this be the issue? Or is the problem just because it is all tulle?

Post # 5
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687 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@centaurette:  thank you so much for offering to help! And a big welcome to Weddingbee. 🙂

I have two questions actually:

1. what kind of hoop skirt would be best for a fit-n-flare dress – a-line or mermaid? I’ve decided I’d like to keep the hot crinoline layer away from my legs, but the hoop would be pretty minimal. Also, how low should the bottom hoop sit – so that it’s touching the bottom of the dress, or a little higher?

2. Is it complicated/expensive to shorten the train of a dress (plain taffeta fabric, no embellishments), and would you recommend doing that?

Post # 6
Member
774 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Dalhousie Castle

I have a question. How did you get into being a bridal consultant? Also, was there a lot of training or was prior knowledge about fabrics and alterations etc expected? I would love to get into this type of work some day with the aim to learn the ropes so I could eventually own my own bridal salon. 

Post # 7
Member
975 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

@centaurette:  Is there a benefit to a hoop crinoline over a layer crinoline? I hear hoops can be uncomfortable and less mobile? 

Post # 8
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1590 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I ordered a sample dress. They kept it at the store for cleaning. How soon before my 3/29 wedding should I go in for alterations?  Any other advice for someone who ordered a sample?

Post # 9
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7997 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

Do bridal consultants get brides to order larger dresses than they need so they will need to be altered and generate more revenue for the store?

I hear this a lot so I am just curious.

Post # 10
Member
82 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@centaurette:  Thank you so much for the response! I did order it 1 size up, thank goodness! Everyone kept telling me that was the right size but I’m not that size now so I refused to purchase it that small. It was bunching around the midsection and thighs. It was pretty impossible to even sit. I even felt like the top was bunchy – maybe that is due to a lot of people trying it on since it was the sample? Again, thanks for the reassurance

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