- Miss Chicken
- 11 years ago
- Wedding: August 2010
Success! (ala borat)
Success! (ala borat)
Oh it’s so pretty!
I wore a Pronovias gown, and the workmanship and quality were spot on. If you buy that dress you will look so lovely!
Gorgeous! I would buy it from someone less shady though (I’m a big believer in not endorsing bad retail behavior). Good luck!
Very pretty dress– I love it! Perhaps you could call them back, and say that you’re interested in getting the dress, but you need to get your mom’s opinion first before buying (since she lives far away and can’t shop with you blah blah blah), so can they please look up your file and tell you the dress numbers you tried on so you can look them up on Google Images for her. 🙂 haha, hopefully you will get a different person on the phone than you had in person.
On the phone, simply explain that unless they give you the style name, you will be buying your dress from another shop. Just make it clear that they either tell you the information, or they lose your business. Are there other shops that carry San Patrick dresses in your area?
The ‘my mom lives far away and can’t shop with me, so I need to let her look up the dresses online to give me advice’ excuse worked really well for me, while dress shopping in England. Good luck!
Very pretty dress…but it seems to me that by deliberately NOT giving you the actual designer’s name or style number they could be trying to either sell you a sample dress at full price or are preventing you from comparison shopping the price of the dress!
I unfortunately had a similar experience to the one you had, where the shop downright refused to give me the designer or style. I had written down a couple of the designers for dresses I tried on, but they changed the style number so I couldn’t look it up…good luck finding your dress!
jhphi: You know that is pretty funny, because I tried that…and its not even an excuse! My mum lives in the Netherlands, and I live in Canada…so she really is far away!!
Anyway, I have gained some ground! The local retailer I emailed said she couldnt find it anywhere on the San Patrick website, and she sent my photo to head office in New York (Kinda nuts eh!?!), and they said it’s from their White One line, and its style number 454 from the Silks collection! Yay! The only thing now is that the price she quote me is about $400 more than the shady store…ugh.
Trials and tribulations of being a bride, I’m sure it’s some right of passage.
I also just wanted to so thankyou to all of the ladies who have sent awesome advice 🙂
Here’s the link to the actual dress if you like:
So glad you found it– although they certainly have Photoshopped in some demon eyes on that girl, haven’t they? 🙂
Have you asked the local retailer if she could at least come close to matching the price quote you got at the other shop? She might surprise you by price matching, if you’re lucky… My dres salon here in England ended up waiving the plus size upcharge, plus giving me 10% back as an accessory credit in the shop, to use for my veil/shoes/etc. I could’ve ordered it from an online retailer for a bit cheaper, but I wanted to support a local businesswoman who had been very helpful when I visited her shop.
Wow, that model is way super crazy looking! It’s like she’s looking into my soul! I’m burning! AHH.
Well now that you know the dress # and model, call around and see who can get it for you affordably, or see if this nice dress shop would match the stupid dress shop’s price. After all, you WANT the dress, and you’re willing to buy it. Tell them you want to give them your business but cost is a factor. $400 is a LOT of money. Sometimes if you offer to pay cash (not always recommended) they will knock a % off the cost, too. But then you don’t have the safety of a credit card. I do this occassionally for services. It’s really pretty, I hope you find it!
I’m almost positive that there are some consumer laws that protect against exactly this sort of thing. I think I have the information somewhere on what the actual statute is and what the appropriate procedures are to report these kinds of practices. Let me know if you are interested and I can look for this info and post it.
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