(Closed) My terrible wedding dress shopping experience (rant!)

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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4439 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@BoxerLady:  I read all these stories and have no idea how these consultants have jobs….

 

or friends….

 

There’s an obvious disconnect between their brains and mouths.

Post # 4
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458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m so sorry for your bad experience =( I highly suggest making an appointment at a bridal shop (check reviews on Yelp for one that treats customers well!) and go try on bunches of dresses and have fun. Wedding shows are there for fast sales, and it probably isn’t the best environment for having a happy shopping experience.

Post # 5
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2351 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Ugh some ppl r so stupid and have zero common sense. Its ppl like that that make sterilization sound like a good idea. What an idiot. Let that roll off. Not all consultants r like that if u can even call her one, so I’d tell u go to actual bridal boutiques to try on from now on. Best wishes in ur future dress shopping experiences, theres a perfect gown out there waiting for u right now.

Post # 6
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1364 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

What a b word!  No social graces at all! 

Post # 7
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1841 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@BoxerLady:  Oh, my!  I don’t think she’s been in sales/retail for very long.  But, really, who raises her daughter to speak so rudely?  Really?  I mean, I know I was raised in the “old ways” and I guess I’ve passed that on to my son, because we would NEVER say anything like that.  I’m sorry you had such a bad experience.  Umm; a scar?  So what?!  We all have scars.  Not sure where you are, but check for local boutiques close to you.  Smaller bridal boutiques (in my experience) have much softer, gentler consultants who will work hard to make you feel like a million bucks in anything you try on.  THEN, you’ll be able to figure what looks good, and what you want.

Post # 8
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4927 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@BoxerLady:  Did you mention it to her manager? I know it was at a show, but I’m sure the owner would not be happy with someone costing them business like that. Also, it may not have been someone who works for the shop, it may have been a rep hired just for the event, hopefully one that will not be hired again…

Sorry you had such a shit experience. Some people are so stupid. 

Post # 10
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4439 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@BoxerLady:  Do not worry about your scar!  Personally I have a few and that’s just me and part of who I am.  I really love seeing brides that don’t make their dress hide their tattoos or scars.

Post # 12
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2685 posts
Sugar bee

How awful!  I would have been speechless too.  I can’t believe she would say something like that!  

 

Definitely schedule an appointment with a bridal salon and bring a support group of BM’s.  I know for sure if a consultant said that to me and my BM’s were around, that consultant would be eating her words.  I wish you good luck in finding a respectful consultant (and your dress of course) πŸ™‚

Post # 13
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2055 posts
Buzzing bee

@BoxerLady:  Aw, I’m so sorry you had that as your first dress shopping experience. Who would actually say something like that to a customer, or another person for that matter?! I second the PP who suggested going to a bridal salon with great customer service reviews to try on dresses (even if it’s only to wash away the taint of that imbecile bridal consultant). You should never be made to feel self-conscious or less-than when trying on wedding dresses.

 

Just remember, your Fiance is marrying you…and that means ALL of you. So he’s going to love the way you look whether or not your scar is showing! And if another consultant ever tries to pull somehting like that in the future, punch them in the throat (I’m a big fan of this). 

Post # 14
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2351 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@BoxerLady:  ya I understand. But try having a huge scar on ur face like I do! Don’t be self critical bec of that ho-bag! Don’t let her drag u down or she wins!

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