- 9 years ago
- Wedding: August 2011
I was determined not to buy my dress at Kleinfeld’s, I was convinced that I could find a dress I loved at a store that was more accomodating and less expensive. My mom flew up to NYC this weekend and we spent all day Friday dress shopping, a store in Long Island and then also a salon in NJ. (FYI I highly DO NOT recommend Jaehee Bridal in NJ–they were super rude and snobby)
I had made an appt on Saturday at Kleinfeld’s for the “experience” and even though I knew I could find a dress on Friday, Kleinfeld has a 48 hr cancellation policy so I couldn’t cancel regardless.
Well ladies, everything I thought about Kleinfeld’s was WRONG. They were super sweet, accomodating, and made everyone feel so special. My budget was their lowest end I’m sure, and my consultant, Antoinella, was amazing. She took me around to the stock rooms and out on the floor, and we picked out like 7 or 8 dresses. Well of course, I found THE DRESS, but it was over my budget. They came back and worked with me on pricing a little bit, but it was still over my budget. So I told Antoinella that I needed to go and think about it and I couldn’t make a decision at that point. She was so understanding and I didn’t feel guilty or pressured at all.
I came back about 5 hours later, on that same Saturday, they fit me back in, and let me try on the 2 dresses I was thinking about again. I had a hot flash, I started getting hives, I got a DOUBLE nose bleed and then I shed some tears and said YES to the dress! It was quite an experience, but now I am so glad that I did it!!! I’ve never had that kind of a reaction before, I think it was a combo of loving the dress, but also going over my budget.
PS they were also filiming and it was so fun, aside from that Joan the manager came up to me and just said hi and to tell me how beautiful I looked, and so did some other consultants.
I have to say this pic doesnt do it justice, I had everyone staring at my in the am when I was there, as well as the evening, people were just telling me how beautiful I looked.
AND if anyone knows where I can get a belt similar to the one I’m wearing, I am all ears, the particular one I am wearing is like $700.
Thanks for hearing my story!!