- 6 years ago
Okay so this weekend I made my first appointment with my Maid/Matron of Honor and Mom first I had it set at a bridal shop but once I went online the reviews were awful people tore the store apart as if it was the worst place to get your dress in the world and a horrible experience. Multiple shopping experiences were listed so I decided to be wise…. They say a word to the wise is sufficient so I nixed the appointment and scheduled with David’s bridal just to have the experience…. Well I’ve never been bridal shopping or a bridesmaid so I really didn’t have an idea what it was like. When I my mom and Maid/Matron of Honor arrived we were greeted by a nice lady who got us set and gave us a consultant she finally comes up and I tell her my preference for dresses and styles. I also selected one of their display dresses to try on because I thought it looked really pretty. I was a bit uncomfy because I didn’t realize it wasn’t like on TV with a room with just my party to see me but strangers shuffling by and awkward glances by sales people.
But I sucked it up and excitedly went to try on my dress; the sales lady was very nice in the beginning, more later on that. So I go in and come out in my first dress and it was wows everywhere my mom loved it and so did my Maid/Matron of Honor and quite a few strangers told me how pretty I looked I felt like a princess. Then the sales girl goes and gets me a veil to try on and I felt beautiful! Then I notice next to me a few feet away is another bride trying on a dress by the same designer but a different dress. I came out in my next dress just for fun, and lo and behold the other bride is trying on the same dress I just had on in some weird blush color. Then there’s a knock on my door and the sales lady for the other bride peeks in and ask what size my dress was for the other BRIDE! WTF my sales lady told her the size and then became a pit-bull and said no this is her dress we aren’t done with it yet. Which was cool but someone over heard her! So I hear the other bride’s aunt or someone in her party yell out that the dress I had was” too big” and that the other bride was a size 2 or some crap. I started to get upset, but I shook it off. Then the other sales lady somehow found her bride another dress IDENTICAL to the one I had on. So while my sales lady decided to glam me up with the finished look shoes, tiara, veil, jewelry, and the room is just complimenting me strangers and all….little did I know the entire time the other bride is becoming a mini me!!!! She had her hair in a bun I came in with mine down, I look up and she has the same dress on with her hair down now and i keep trying not to look !!! Then her stupid granny or aunt or whoever starts telling me that the other bride saw the dress first at another David’s and was just trying it on again….I’m thinking in my head heifer please you know this is not cool and this is making me uncomfortable..… then someone got her a tiara, and a veil, and a sash in a diffrent color oooo variety, I felt sooooooo irritated!!!
I couldn’t enjoy my moment with this girl literally 5 feet from me looking exactly the same!!!! GRRRR so they have this dorky bell thing they make you ring if you love the dress. So they bring me the bell and I ring it for show and the compliments keep flowing even though I’m really not in the moment anymore then while my sales lady is trying to get me to consider buying the dress, the bell rings and there’s mini me grinning. I felt so jilted like I dunno if it was the other bride, a family member or the sales lady but they totally hijacked my look! I mean come the heck on like make the look her own somehow people. I didn’t even feel pretty in the dress anymore… 🙁 I couldnt even fanthom how the other bride wanted to try on the same thing down to the hair and veil and feel comfortable? When she left her wedding party/ sisters told me i looked nice while leaving and for a second i wasn’t sure if it was snarkiness or not…..
So I mention it too my mom and Maid/Matron of Honor how I felt and they reassured me that every dress will have multiple brides who buy them and it doesn’t matter. But too me it just took the wind out my sales…I didn’t come to buy the dress so I left it in the store and I keep looking over my pics and thinking how nice I looked but I still want to look some more places and try some of my other dresses on but am I just being weird or what? Would you guys feel like a princess and want to buy a dress with another bride right next to you in the same ensemble down to your tiara?