(Closed) Say Yes to the Dress…tv show!

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Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

The curvy girl stated at the beginning of the appointment that it annoyed her when previous consultants suggested A-line dresses.  She stated that she wanted to show off her curves in a trumpet dress.   A-line dresses tend to be more slimming than trumpet dresses, but it wasn’t what she wanted.  Ultimately, good salespeople need to stand back and let brides choose the dresses they want even when they look terrible.  Claudia (a terrible consultant from the previous season) once told her bride the truth – the bride told her she wanted a sheath dress, and Claudia told her (truthfully) that this dress is not flattering for heavier women.  You could have cut the tension in the room with a knife.

If I were her friend, I would have a hard time arguing with her since she seemed so proud of her curvy body, and wanted a more fitted dress to show it off.  It would not have been my choice, but I would have thought she should wear whatever she wanted on her wedding day. 

I’m not sure that she only tried on 2 dresses – I went to Kleinfeld’s and tried on many, many gowns during my hour and a half appointment.  I know they don’t show that many on tv, but maybe that is just the editing. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

I forgot it was on tonight . Mr H is working tonight because they got cancelled twice this week because of rain (he’s a welder…can’t weld in the rain) so here I am at home alone (well with our bald kitty Jack and he’s already asleep) and hanging out with the wonderful bees here.

I (eck…unfortunately) have been engaged before so I’ve done the whole dress-shopping "fun" (nightmare for me…2k miles from my fam at the time) and when I think back on it, it was a pricey dress, I loved it. but if I had been here with my mum & BM’s I would’ve looked some more.

If we hit the lottery before we get married, I am SO going to look at Vera’s but that’s most likely not happening so I will probably be going to David’s to buy (they have a few I am in lust with)..and probably Neiman’s for some champagne and trying on so mum & I can experience it…:)

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I agree! the larger girl looked amazing in the second dress that didn’t have "sparkle" and the first one was just meh. Also the one who came back and showed her dad, etc. was georgous. Its the dress I dream of, of course I would never spend the money on it, but still. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

All I can say is, don’t believe everything you see on that show.  I know someone who was on it and can say for certain that they bend the truth to make the show and the shop look a certain way.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@ D.Marie, yeah, I watched last night — I could never get THAT carried away!  I went $150 over budget on my dress and felt horrible about it!  I’m pretty sure the brides on the show get some sort of discount on the dresses, though, so it could be a good way for a bride to get a dress that’s just out of budget before the discount (as well as being on TV).

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Bridal Bargains (a book that I would recommend to all brides, even those throwing expensive weddings since it does such a great job providing an overview of the wedding industry) suggests that brides looking for a less expensive gown go to at least one full service bridal shop out of their price range, so that she can get an idea of what styles she wants and which dresses look the best on her and to learn more about the construction of dresses.  It has some downsides – the bridal shops hate when customers who aren’t likely to buy waste their time, and the bride might fall in love with a dress she can’t afford.  But I have no idea why you would go on national tv just to play dress up.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I saw that episode last night.. I am a CURVY size 18 girl.. I understand wanting to show off your assets but there are just some styles that look better on some women then others. I think that she could have chosen and fallen in love with a more flattering dress BUT in the same breath if she loved it who is to knock her choice. I get frustrated when I see a style in a smaller size that i know would be flattering on my size 18 self and they just don’t make it!! I don’t want to be put in a box with limited choices like the bride on the show suggested BUT, I know that there are some styles I just cannot wear b/c it will look ridiculous on me.  In the end I hope she was truly happy with her choice of dress and as long as she felt fabulous it doesn’t matter what anyone says.

Post # 12
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Busy bee

I love that show! It’s the one wedding show that all of my girls (married, engaged or not) will watch with me!

I just watch reruns on sundays, though. I’m noncommittal when it comes to TV.  I’ll be looking for this episode since you mentioned it.

Post # 15
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Busy bee

I don’t know if it’s on all the time on Sundays, but lately that’s when I catch it. I’ve even found it in the wee hours of the morning. And you know how reruns tend to show up when other shows are scheduled. Between that and Whose Wedding Is It Anyway?, I tend to catch up on the weekends. (I wake up routinely at around 3am, as Fiance leaves for work that time…I tend to catch up on a lot of crazy shows)

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