- 7 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
Hello there, hive!
Finally putting myself out here after months of reading countless posts (hello, everyone *handshakes all around*)
SO! Was driving around with the Fiance south of Etobicoke (I’m from Toronto, Ontario, great white north Canada), when I thought about visiting the new David’s Bridal in Mississauga! I called them up to see if I needed an appointment to pop in, “just to see the new gowns”, and the nice lady on the phone said to just come right in, and that I’ll probably want to try the dresses on! Now, the only other DB I’ve visited was in California when I went to visit my Maid/Matron of Honor who lives there, and I had an awful awful experience (being of the short, skinny, double zero asian frame) with a barely there consultant who kept bringing me dresses that made me look like a child bride 🙁 So embarassing! The only positive thing I learned from that first and horrific experience was that fit n flares/mermaid/trumpet dresses look best on me.
When I got to the store, an hour before closing, I got a consultant only a few minutes into waiting for one because this nice lady decided to help me out instead of going for her break (she’s asian too), and that was before she found out we were of the same nationality (okay, nepotism via culture works sometimes), but she was really helpful in getting ONLY the gowns I wanted to try on (the Whites, of course *rolls eyes*), as well as the slips and fluffy underthings. She was respectful, fast, and honest (advised me to get alterations somewhere). Awesome rapport aside, I tried on the increasingly popular VW351011, and here she is!
Sorry for gigantor there. I only have very limited Paint skills. But anyway, I loved how the dress felt on me, and how I actually had boobs, waist AND butt! Which never happens -_- Especially on a poofy number like this. No pins needed, it was my size, just need to shorten the hems a bit. And, Fiance loved loved loved it! (I know, we don’t believe in the can’t see the bride before the wedding bit; but he’s always tagged along when I went dress shopping, and in fact, all the really good dresses I’ve found were with him – score with the dress, and score with the man!). I also knew I didn’t want anything shiny on me, so the “softness” of the look sold me on the dress. Lastly, I don’t care if 1 in 3 brides wear the same dress – I’m just so happy I had an awesome wedding dress shopping experience!
Oh, and just for reference, this was the one other gown I was considering (DB Long Beach), an Oleg Cassini. My Maid/Matron of Honor loved it, but that’s because she loves lace so much. It was merely a meh for me even though I acknowledged that it was a contender, just because I wasn’t having a fun time at the time. Love the sweetheart though.