SYTTD rant

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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8720 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I live a few miles from Kleinfelds. I went there and hated my experience. However, I do think they’re more of a high(er) end bridal salon so of course they will push dresses that are more expensive. To me, its like going to Nordstrom vs Kohls. I guess my point is I don’t see anything wrong with it. Lol

Post # 3
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158 posts
Blushing bee

I actually love that SYTTD has such rediculious prices. It was a pleasant suprise when i went shopping that my $3,000 budget meant i could try on any dress in the stores i went to. 

Post # 5
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356 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

ksn1219:  I think that show serves a purpose in that it can give a girl that feeling of living vicariously and enjoying “wedding fantasy” for a little while. As long as one doesn’t confuse fantasy with reality and think they need a dress that they clearly can’t afford, then it’s all harmless. Some people can afford those dresses and good for them. I knew that was never in my reality and never stressed too much about it. 

Post # 7
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2888 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

ksn1219: hahaha I know what you mean. The worst are brides that say they have an unlimited budget. 

Just no. Unless you have a secret money tree that grows money on demand, you have a budget. It might be a billion dollars, but it’s still a budget.

if you don’t want to share your budget, that’s ok too. But again, still not an unlimited budget. 

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

ksn1219:  women are looked down on for having “small” budgets (only small when compared to the BS that reality shows feed us) because the general public has started to accept that the excess and over-the-top consumerism that they see on those idiotic shows is somehow an acceptable, normal lifestyle. $8k for a dress is a batshit crazy amount of money to spend, no matter your financial status, and 10 years ago, everyone knew that, but the popularity of these shows distorts reality.  Saving up for your wedding dress since you were 15 is not normal and it’s not healthy; a 15-year-old should be saving up for their first car, college money, summer trip to the beach with friends, concert tickets…. 15-year-old stuff. Not weddings. And the more people who buy into that distorted reality, the more difficult it will become for those who wish to remain in a more reasonable price range to have a good experience doing that.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

ksn1219:  exactly what I mean by “distorted reality” as most folks do not have a mustang convertible as their first car and do not have a $5 k dress budget. Most 15-year-olds should not be getting brainwashed that those things are normal, because they’re not. You can spend whatever you want on whatever you want, but when you start a thread about how the super-big-name luxury dress shop wasn’t nice to you because you only had a $5k budget and not a $10k budget, most people,can’t identify with you and won’t have a ton of empathy. many ladies have had outstanding shopping experiences when working in a $1000-or-less price range. The reality shows have somehow convinced many people that you can’t be happy without spending a ridiculous amount of money. But go ahead and blame it on me being bitchy. I don’t mind!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

ksn1219:  Interestingly enough, I had the same dream. I had the Kleinsfeld budget saved. Then my grandma got sick and I ended up going to a local store so she could see me try on dresses. I was asked my budget and I said unlimited (their max was $4k there– my budget was in the $7k range). The dress I fell in love with was $690… with alterations. I felt like such a fool that I would have paid 10 times as much.

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Tuscan Farmhouse

Thank goodness we’re all individuals with different perspectives and personalities, life would be boring otherwise! I have a bridal store and I’d like to think I treat each bride as special, regardless of budget. Of course a bigger sale is always appreciated but isn’t and shouldn’t be the main focus of the consultant or store. Some ladies only have a few hundred to spend, some a lot more but regardless, the mission is the same – find the perfect dress not just make do because of budget. I watch SYTTD and to me it’s out of reach for most brides but I watch just for the gowns. High end stores are there for those who can and want to go bigger so it’s nice there’s something for everyone.

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