(Closed) Say Yes to the Dress

posted 10 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I totally agree! I watched it this weekend for the first time and was apalled when the saleslady was actually MAD that a customer returned just to try on a dress again, but did not want to buy it just yet. She referred to this as a huge waste of her time, and continued to pressure her for the entire time she was there! It also makes me sad that they have no respect for people whose budget is under $5000!!!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

i happened to see this show the first week it was on.  i was putting dress shopping off as it was but now i’m actually NERVOUS about it!

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I went to Kleinfelds for my first dress experience – and let me tell you – my sales women was exactly what you would expect!  She was impersonal and you could totally tell the she just wanted me to buy what ever so she could make commission.  But right after that I went to Designer Loft, which is a small boutique, and had a great experience.  The sales person listened to what I wanted and was actually fun.  Plus she didn’t seem in the least bit put out when I left without buying a dress.  So don’t let that show scare you!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

this brings up a good point. I watched the show for the first time this weekend and have been to two bridal trunk shows, leaving with no dress. i was wondering how many times people went dress shopping without actually buying a dress. is it that horrible?

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

Well I thought that people shopped all over without buying a dress. Shouldn’t you check stores out? I have gone to a few and not seen anything I liked. At two stores I left my info and decided to come back again and give dresses a second chance, but I NEVER thought you just went to one store and left with something!

Post # 9
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Worker bee
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  • 10 years ago

i know kleinfeld’s is supposed to be "the" bridal salon in ny..but i had a bad experience too.  when i called to make the appointment the receptionist was telling me about the $60 deposit if you were a no-show (which i had no idea about, this was my first dress shop stop).  after i gave her my credit card numbers and then she was like fast talking all about like 60% something something..until i started panicking and asking if she was charging something to my card right now??  (i was really confused and she was talking super fast) and i foud out that it’s 60% down if you purchase a gown..but in my head i was thinking that i haven’t even stepped foot into the store yet.  on the day of, i arrived and it was PACKED (it was a weekday after work hours, around 6:15 i think).  i waited for almost 45 minutes past my appointment time and no one apologized to me for making me wait.  when i went into the fitting room, i told her i wasn’t sure what i wanted, but i wanted to look at anything they had that wasn’t strapless (or strapless w/ straps) or low-cut.  she admitted they didn’t have much that wasn’t strapless since that’s the "in" style now.  and she just stopped there.  i was like..uhm..so you have nothing?  should i just leave right now?  and she says she’ll go take a look.  she brings back 3 gowns and says it’s all they have and i hated all three.  i didn’t even want to put it on.  so i’m telling my friend now that i’m just ready to leave now.  then the lady goes..well..there is this one other one…and she comes back with this beautiful gown that she hadn’t bothered bringing out (probably because she thought it was out of my price range)..i tried it on and oohed and ahhed over it.  but it still wasn’t exactly what i want.  so she went back and got ANOTHER one with cap sleeves and this one was practically perfect.  i’m wondering why she didn’t bring these out earlier??  in the end, i didn’t buy it because it still wasn’t exactly what i wanted but more because i was upset by their service in general.  anyway..sorry for the long post but just wanted to share my experience there…(btw, the consultant’s name was something like desire?  or destiny?)

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2007

I really enjoy watching the show, mostly probably because I’m already married. As a New Yorker I probably bucked the trend in NOT going to kleinfelds (my friends, their families, etc all got their dresses there)- I just didn’t want to deal with the craziness. Don’t let the show scare you off from one of the best experiences of your life! 

<span class=”Apple-style-span”>I shopped around at a few salons in Nassau County, ultimately finding my gown at the Wedding Salon in Manhasset. It was a <span class=”Apple-style-span” style=”text-decoration: underline”>great experience. My sales assoc even went over the appointment time but never rushed me, no manager ever stepped in, no pressure, etc. It was what I dreamt it should be! They had a vera wang trunk show going on and even tho I had found my dress already, I still wanted to try a vera wang 10K dress on just to see what a 10 grand dress would look like (not that great on me). They were more than willing to oblige.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

The last episode in particular I think was pretty bad….they were really pushy!  It was the one with the older bride?  anyway, I am still addicted to this show!  I just love looking at dresses and how people pick them.  I think the reason they are like that is because they really do have so many dresses, and they pride themselves on that.  They also want to pride themselves on finding "the" dress for every bride.  but after 30 or 40 dresses, everyone is going to find a "perfect" dress….I hope!  I mean, i loved my dress when I tried it on (which, by the way, if anyone read my panic attack about hating my dress, I went back, and my wonderful shop owner is fixing everything I didn’t like and I did fall back in love with it!), but I am sure if I kept trying them on, I would have found another "perfect" dress.  I also think when you go there and tell them your price range that is going to make a huge difference.  The only thing that really bothers me is that they dont’ seem to let the brides go through the dresses, and the salespeople pick them out themselves.  There could be a dream dress in there somewhere, and the bride woudl never know!

Post # 12
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: February 2018

I actually got lucky and had a pretty good experience at Kleinfelds. If you go, ask for Erica Malina (Malino??). She was super nice and listened to everything that I was looking for in a dress. She’s been working there 10+ years. The whole time I was there she was pulling dresses in, and just by talking to me, she was able to pull two dresses that I had in mind but hadnt told her the name or designer. She just knew "my style" just by talking to me for a few minutes. In in the end though I ended up not buying a dress because I found a better dress in NJ but if you’re going to Kleinfelds, make sure you ask for her. I kind of felt bad for not purchasing a gown because she was so pleasant to work with but hopefully you guys will seek her out if you’re planning on going!

I wish this show was on TV before I bought my dress because seeing the gowns on real people would have helped me narrow my choices regarding the style or shape. And there are some gorgeous dresses there that I wished I had tried on. I love looking at wedding dresses!!

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