- 10 years ago
- Wedding: April 2011
My mom ordered our save the dates from David’s Bridal online, and she is also ordering our invitations from them. I live in Hawaii, the island of Oahu to be exact, so there’s not a lot of choices to look for wedding dresses at. So she said go to the David’s Bridal here. Which is pretty much the only option. So I made an appointment there with a consultant and was excited to go in and look for my dress.
I took just my matron of honor with me, becaues I haven’t picked bridesmaids yet and I live away from family. And since she’s married, she is a big help with wedding stuff!
(Now a quick background so nobody freaks on me. I’m 18. I was 17 my senior year of high school, when I got engaged. I didn’t turn 18 until I started college this past fall. I got married right after I turned 18, just in the courthouse. So yes, I’m already married. But we and our familes wanted us to have a big ceremony in the spring. We did our paper work marriage first because my husband is a Marine, so being in the military he gets paid more to be married and I get the benefits and we get a house. And I needed somewhere to live after moving down here. And he deploys a month after our wedding, so we would not have had time to get everything done before he left. I’ve already been through one of his deployments (my senior year) and a lot of other things that caused me to mature and grow up quick..so I’m not your average 18 year old!)
ANYWAY! My matron of honor is also 18. Her background and situation are exactly like mine, except she’s already had her ceremony. So when we showed up to David’s for our appointment, the ladies were a little weird to us because we were so young. When my consultant realized I was seriously going in the buy a dress, she started to begin the process. But she was SO rude to us! She acted like she had better things to do than help us. It was obvious we were treated the way we were because of our age. She ignored me the entire time and my matron of honor did everything with helping me put on dresses. I had to go search for shoes and veils myself because my lady was ignoring us. I found THE dress instantly though. I was in love, my matron of honor teared up, the whole deal. I bought it, and a pair of shoes I loved.
My problem…I have to go back for bridesmaid dresses 🙁 And of course my bridesmaids are college students like me, so they are all 18/19/20. Even though they aren’t married like me and Maid/Matron of Honor, they are still young. So I have a feeling it’s going to be way worse when I go in with a bunch of teenage girls. I’m really worried and about it because I was so upset about the way I was treated there before. It doesn’t help that I look younger than I am..on top of being very young already. It irks me that those ladies feel like they can treat me like that, when really they have no idea about my life or how mature I am for my age.
How am I supposed to deal with these women when I go back with my girls for their dresses?! And has anyone else had bad experiences with the ladies at David’s Bridal? [attachment=1455822,184657] [attachment=1455822,184658] [attachment=1455822,184659] [attachment=1455822,184660]