(Closed) Just a simple dress. That's all!

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I completely agree- I wanted something fairly simple, no ball gown or mermaid. That was all fairly fine, I tried a couple on to make sure, definitely no. But there was one that did look gorgeous on, but was not what I was after, and was too sparkly for my taste (although it was gorgeous), had a big train and only came in stark white. The ladies in the shop obviously thought I should get that one, there was a lot of ‘you won’t get another chance to wear a dress like this’ and ‘the other was nice but you could wear it for something else’. Oddly enough, the one they were trying to get me to buy was the cheaper, but I really didn’t like their arguments- if I don’t like it, it doesn’t matter if I won’t get a chance to wear it, and I am never going to wear a lace champagne gown to anything other than my wedding!

Post # 4
56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

urgh i agree! I too went to the bridal stores with a pretty clear idea of what i did and didnt want. Im am NOT a fairytale princess wedding girl at all. I wanted something classic, simple and elegant.
But regardless of the fact that i made this quite clear to the store assistants they kept bringing out hideous ball gowns, dresses drowning in “bling”, etc. Ultimately i found i just had to be a little bit blunt and get over my natural nature of being polite. In the end the manager pulled out a beautiful slim fit aline satin maggie dress that ticked all the boxes! 
Stand your ground lady! Laughing


Post # 5
9917 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Ew, what kind of store did you go to???  Keep trying…maybe use words like “Grecian” or “Roman” or “flowy” to see if they get the picture…

Post # 6
4439 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

WOW!  That would be terrible – sorry you had such an experience.   Better luck next time! 🙂

Post # 7
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Pushy pushy hey! I went to a store and within 2 minutes of putting on a dress and saying I liked it, she was asking for money for a deposit. I was taken aback… Clearly they work on commission! 

Post # 8
6124 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Yowza!  I never had that.

They all thought I was the mother of some pretend bride but never pushy like that!


Post # 9
2359 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

that happened to me…. i wanted something simple, nothing big and poofy… and the first 3 dresses she brought me were so big and poofy…. they looked horrible on me…. then she went and got me 3 more poofy dresses…. my mom was getting ticked off and finally piped up and pointed to the book and said “get her this one right now” …. and low and behold…. that was the dress!!!  slim strapless slight trumpet dress

Post # 11
4893 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

@LadyElva:  Have you thought about getting a bridesmaid’s dress in white or ivory? They make a lot of beautiful ones. Dessy has a TON!

Post # 12
615 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Mother of the Bride's residence

I bought online to avoid the whole thing. 🙂 Picked out a nice simple dress from J Crew and that was that! Maybe looking in not so traditional places might help? There seems to be a bit less pressure that way.

Post # 13
11234 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I loved my consultant–I picked out my own dresses, though I told him what I didn’t like. I didn’t want a complicated dress, although I tried on a couple just to see. I ended up with a flowy chiffon dress with some beading on the bodice. It was perfect.

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