- 6 years ago
- Wedding: July 2013
I am in love with my wedding dress. I ordered the Casablanca 1975 with a strapless sweatheart top and champaign underneath… which really makes the white lace stand out. It’s beautiful and makes me feel so lovely. But, I want some advice on how to handle a situation.
When I originally ordered my dress, we had a hollow-to-hem measurement taken. The designer would then custom make it to my height since I am very petite. I was nervous because I didn’t have my shoes at the time we ordered my dress, but I was moving 2,000 miles away in under a week, so I didn’t have time. I told the bridal consultant that I wanted to wear a low heel or flat with the dress. She took my hollow-to-hem and told me she was going to add a few inches to the length– that we could hem it just a bit once I got my shoes. She told me to look for a shoe with a 1 1/2 inch heel or less.
Well, I’m slightly disappointed because it seems that she did not add those additional inches to the hollow-to-hem measurement because my 1 1/4 inch heels were way too high. I honestly didn’t think anything of it at first and figured I’d just find a different shoe. But, the consultant’s reaction makes me suspicious. When the consultant saw that my shoes were too tall, she got very defensive… and I hadn’t said a thing about it. I’m a go-with-the-flow person, so I went out and found some very very low (under 1/2 inch) shoes (because that’s as high as I could do with the hem now). I don’t particularly care for the new shoes, but I don’t mind either. (Um… they’re actually a children’s version of a dyeable shoe because the adult verison’s heel was too high… lucky I have such small feet, I guess!)
Anyway, I guess my question is this… should I have said something? My dad was very sad for me and so was my mother. I suppose I wasn’t particularly bothered, but I do feel it was poor form on the part of the consultant. What would you have done?