(Closed) Taffeta and Tulle….VERY DISCOURAGED

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Wow. I’m really surprised that a bridal salon would treat a customer that way. If it was me, I’d be writing reviews of this salon on every site I could. 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Ugh, that’s awful! I’m so sorry you had an awful experience. Most salons are NOT like that! Don’t give up yet…someone out there will provide you the service you deserve.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Wow. Sounds like a rough first time experience. I went to 3 different places, and felt really comfortable, in the end. Sounds like this place wont be in business for too much longer. Who wants to be rushed into buying their wedding gown, from a rude employee? I definitely think you should try to write a business review on this place. Good luck at your next stop 🙂

Post # 6
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686 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Yikes! Thanks for this very frank review, I’ve been considering visiting Taffeta and Tulle after a bunch of negative experiences in Calgary. I’ve found this to be true of far too many Albertan bridal salons- but on the flip side I loved Deza’s Bridal!

Deza’s was actually suggested to me by a fellow Bee, and I had a far better experience than I had at Ethos, Bridal Centre, Cameo & Cufflinks, etc. It’s in a stripmall up in Coventry Hills, and the owner is a sweet old lady who is assisted by some very savvy younger girls. They have very pretty dresses (No Sottero or anything like that, mostly European designers like Cosmobella and Demetrios), and a great area for guests who are accompanying you.

My only complaint would be that they don’t have a huge array of sizes in their samples (I’m plus size, so this was a pretty significant issue). A great place to go if you’re just looking to get your feet wet!

Good luck!

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Stitches: I had a VERY similar experience at Taffeta and Tulle and would never recommend her to anyone.  It was also the first place I went to, and she kept putting me in dresses that I was NOT interested in.  I went in November ’10 and my wedding is Oct 22/11.  She told me that I didn’t know what I wanted yet because it was too far from my wedding.  Well guess what lady, I found the dress I wanted and it was very similar to the one I always pictured myself wearing.  She also told me that I was very short.  I’m freaking 5’4.  That’s not very short, I would say I’m average.  My mom stepped in and said “she’s not short, she’s petite.”  I strongly dislike the owner of Taffeta and Tulle.

Post # 8
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2013

It was interested to read this as I had a dissappointing experience with Taffeta and Tulle back in October. I had already been dress shopping and had pleasant experiences at other shops, but I wanted to check out Taffeta after I’d come across them online.

Everything was fine until we got into the change room, and the owner scanned me up and down and made a comment that I carry my weight in my hips. I’m 5’2 and 135 lbs. I was a little surprised by the comment about my figure, but brushed it off.

She pulled some dresses for me, some I was excited to try, others not so much. The first 5 or so dresses didnt excite me much so they didnt garner much of a reaction out of me other than they were ‘ok,’ or I’d let her know it just didnt work for me. After 4-5 dresses she made it clear that she was frustrated with me and told me I wasnt ready to buy a dress.. couldn’t have been more wrong.

I told her that I was looking more for a full gown type style, or ‘princess’ type gown. She told me that she doesn’t carry those types of dresses in UPPER sizes’ because they aren’t flattering. I am a 8-10 pant size, and was trying on size 12 gowns. She made me feel like I should be a plus size. She even put me in a size 14, justified that decision with a comment that it was to accomodate my hips… turned out it was far too big.

In addition to that, she advertises that her gowns cap out at price at $999, but they DO NOT. She put me in a $1300 gown, and told me something along the lines of if I wanted a nicer dress with some bead work on it, that this was the average price. Only her more ‘plain’ gowns are under $999. 

I wrongly assumed that she would only be providing dresses in the price range that she advertises, not once did she ask me what my price range was.

Very dissappointing experience overall, and wouldnt recommend taking the time to go to Airdrie to see them.

Post # 9
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I was THRILLED with Taffeta and Tulle Bridal, in Airdrie.   The owner was amazing!  She spent almost 2 hours with me and the experience was incredible.   Every dress was $999, or under, and I tried on all sorts of styles before I found the dress of my dreams!   Not every shop can please every bride, I realize that, so visit Taffeta and Tulle Bridal and decide for yourself.   I have 3 friends who bought there before I did!    We loved EVERYTHING about it, and so did our guests!

 

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

your FIRST post is to sing their praises, huh? *side eye*

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

This whole thread is a bit questionable.

Has anyone else noticed the rash of Newbee posts complaining specifically about bridal shops in Canada?

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@EffieTrinket:  the original post is from a year ago. Then again there was something else yesterday, right? LOL

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

@gelaine22:  True, but there are two other Newbees who answered it in the last few days. I’m thinking the bridal salons in Canada must be REALLY cutthroat.

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