(Closed) Pnina Tornai and Say Yes To The Dress

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Post # 32
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I hate SYTTD in general. I want to “jack up” Monty in the face with a trout. And that friggin woman at klienfelds with the rocky horror picture show lip liner… staahhp. 

Post # 33
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Dalhousie Castle

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@orchidaloha:  I’ve only seen two of those, where they actually follow the brides to the wedding day. Both of them were soooo awful. The silver high-low dress was just disgusting too. 

Post # 34
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

I honestly wonder how many of the brides saying yes to Pnina actually buy those dresses.  I’ve heard stories of the producers making brides say yes to dresses they’re not buying just for the show.

Do the brides on the show get anything out of it or is it just the thrill of being on TV?

Post # 35
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2014

It’s not Just my mom and I?! Everytime we see someone try something of hers on we cringe! Spending anything over $500 makes me cringe… but that’s just my budget savvy self Wink

Having an employee pressuring you to try something on is very intimidating. JUST like most David’s Bridal store employees… But that’s another subject.

Other designers like Sophia Tolli and Justin Alexander are amazing AND much more affordable

Post # 36
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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@Monicaab:  That second one… It REALLY looks like it could be easily be made from a bed sheet. My bad, but it’s terrible…. 

Post # 37
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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@Monicaab:   Even This toilet Paper wedding dress at Ripley’s looks better Wink

Post # 38
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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@ladyamalthea:  thanks!

 

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@PeachSnapple:  I agree, I also think Kleinfields as a company has become very arrogant too because of their famous store front. There are soo many bad reviews on Yelp and each bad review stresses that they get pressured to purchase, if your budget is under a certain amount you get dismissed by the consultants and many times they make you search through all of their dresses in the back with no help. Also how the consultants are extremely pushy and rude and act like mini celebrities.

Post # 39
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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@MsGinkgo:  The brides just get to show off their wealth/dresses and have a nice fitting room and nice consultants. If you agree to be on the show they put you in better fittings rooms and the consultants put on their best customer service acts. If you don’t agree to be on the show you’re put in a tiny room where only 1-2 people would fit and you don’t get to come out to the big mirror until you have found a dress you’ll most likely buy.

Post # 40
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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@a_day_at_the_fair:  I watched a fair bit of SYTTD back when I was wedding planning. It bugs me that they hold her dresses up as if they are the top level standard for dresses. They always talk about them as if it’s the most high end dress. I’m sorry, but they’re not my style, but if Im going to drop huge money on a dress it’s going to be a Vera or some other designer. 

I loved my Maggie dress though!

Post # 41
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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@HisBride515:  Klienfelds essentially laughed me off the phone when I called to see if I could get a last-minute appointment that day (you know, in case someone had cancelled or something).  She was literally like “HAHAAHAHAHAHA. No. People make appointments at least six months out to see US.”   I was like “HAHAHA. Ok, you lost my business!”

Post # 42
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Sugar bee

@a_day_at_the_fair:  I dislike her dresses. Especially when they say they’re feminine (they’re thrashy most of the time, I like to associate femininity with elegance).

But she has a good sense of business and marketing (marketing herself by being present to the salon and making believe she’s doing the bride a favor by customizing a 10K dress instead of 15K). I have to give that woman credit for that. 

 

Post # 43
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

Tbh I think this one is pretty! Though I had to sort through lots of blinged out corset ball gowns to find this one … & I haven’t seen recent ones, but I think I remember the ones you’re talking about! The Henry Roth one as we’ll … Didn’t the bride end up choosing a different designer. ? I know if I were trying on dresses I’d love Lazaro to help me. ;).  ( as long as he’s nice! Lol)

Post # 44
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Buzzing bee

@a_day_at_the_fair:  Yup, I agree. I don’t really like Pnina’s style. I feel like her dresses have too many elements strung together and are overdone.

I think a lot of brides on SYTTD want to be polite, and I can understand when someone is going to be on TV and there are cameras all around, that person doesn’t want to make herself look bad.

However, I am the type who would say in a polite way that a line of dresses wasn’t my style, probably first attempting to have my sales associate handle it and then handling it with the designer myself if I was being pushed further. It’s better for both me and the designer since it allows me to try on dresses I like and the designer to have other people who actually might buy their dress try it on. I’m not one to be pushed around to buy something I don’t like, so they’re not going to make the sale if it’s not my style.

In these situations, I actually really appreciate being able to speak an uncommon language fluently in these situations, since I can speak freely about my opinion to my mother if she’s my shopping buddy and the sales associate is hovering.

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@Swizzle:  I like more classic styles too. 🙂

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@Monicaab:  Those look awful. Pnina also makes more normal-looking designs (see: http://www.kleinfeldbridal.com/search-wedding-dresses-by-Pnina-Tornai.cfm?pid=51&page=1), but I don’t like most of those either. They’re just not my style.

Post # 45
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Dalhousie Castle

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@HisBride515:  Wow! Is that what it’s really like there? You would think for the money people are spending the customer service would be amazing! 

The place I bought my dress was just great. They had nice big changing rooms. The consultant helped me into all the dresses and helped me carry the train to the mirrors for every dress. The very best thing was that every dress had a giant price sticker on it. So there was no tricks about price and getting you into something that was stretching your budget. It wasn’t an especially fancy place either, the gowns were about $800 up to $5000. 

Post # 46
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

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@AnotherMrsBrown:  I just watched the episode of that bride in the silver high/low dress, the one on Youtube that was about her entire wedding.

That bride had unique style, I will say that. She was actually a cute girl but it was hard to tell with all of the “stuff” she piled on–weird hair, the dress of course, and just too much other junk. Her wedding was hideously expensive. Her mom was a widow and paid for it, not sure where mom got all of that money.

I hate the Pnina dresses on SYTTD but I watched a Pnina runway show on Youtube and there were some normal, pretty dresses in that show. She is said to have started the see-thru corset look  which we fondly call hooker/fairy here.

There is one dress on SYTTD that I’m pretty sure is a Pnina. It doesn’t have the corset but it has godawful giant silvery blingy decoratation on a satin base and inveriably boobs are falling out. I hate that dress.

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