Post # 1
Please ladies tell me I am not the only one this mizerable about dress shopping!
My story to date: I have been hunting for a dress for 6 months…tried on over 100, my wedding is in decemeber and I know I have to act fast but I just keep hitting walls.
I feel in love with the alfred angelo cinderella dress, even doubled my budget for it but got treated badly at the store and ended up walking away from it when they simply refused to sell it to me. (even though I had cash in hand ready)
so I decided to order a replica from china but got rejected from 2 places and a 3rd wanted 2x the price I was willing to pay for a replica (500+) and didn’t even had the fabric to make it correctly anyway, so I went back to shopping
Just last week I feel in love with a PC mary dress which was very simular to the cinderella dress but half the price, and great quality, perfect right? but it seems not to actually exsist online anywhere. After contacting the manufactor (no answer) and 2 retailers it seems a lost cause. Only one retailer could find it and said they can’t get it for me and told me to try to find another dress elsewhere? (wth do I smell or something?)
So now I feel like I will never find a dress. And even if I do somehow they wont want to sell to me again. All I want is a freaking high waisted, lace up back ball gown under 1k. That comes in size 30. Why is it so hard to find? I am thinking about giving up and maybe buy a dress that I have never tried on or seen in person which makes me feel even more stressed I can’t see that turning out right. I just cannot phantom why its so hard to find a simple dress the siolette I want.
Please tell me I am not the only one sick and tired of bridal shopping and getting such treatment, it is way too much heartache and makes me want to give up on the whole wedding thing even though I really wanted it.
Post # 3
I think you should go back to alfred angelo and buy the dress you love. Clearly you have seen a lot of dresses and know what you want, so why not get it? Just ask to work with someone different than who you worked with last time. When you find a dress you love its hard to put on anythign else and be happy
Post # 4
Why wouldn’t they sell the dress to you? I would try to get that one. It sounds like it’s your dream dress. Is there a different Alfred Angelo store nearby that you could go to?
Post # 5
Here is the web site for a reputable alfred angelo dealer, call them and they will order your dress for you. I bought one of my dresses at their brick and mortar store and they are amazing. You should have your dream dress!
Post # 6
thanks ladys 🙂 I actually went to a flag ship Alfred angelo store and got treated that way. (the one in NJ) I went 2 times and both times they treated us like we shouldnt be there. My family didn’t really support the dress and in the end I felt disgusted by the whole thing.
I do still kinda want the cinderella dress but since it was the flag ship store who treated me that way I don’t feel like supporting that desginer anymore.
Post # 7
@Dec-bride: buuuuut, if it’s YOUR dress then you should get it! there are shitty people everywhere, is sacrificing your dress happiness worth the FU that they wont notice? if anything, just get it from the site tksjewelry listed or bestbridalprices. at least then the mean people don’t get the commission and you get your dress for cheaper than they were selling it for anyways… a mini FU and you still get your dress – win-win!
oh, and be sure to write a review of that store!
Post # 8
I went to Kleinfelds and they were awful to me… so discouraged right now…
Post # 9
@elliestan: I see what your saying. I think I have to give it some thought. Honestly though after seeing the PC mary dress I’m not sure I could go back just because the pc marys dress quality was much nicer then alfred angelo uses. Orginally I wanted to buy the cinderella dress from plus size bridal though but they can’t carry disney gowns for some reason. I was told disney gowns aren’t allowed to go on sale or discount. which is irksome xD lol
@malochio: I feel your pain.
Post # 10
@tksjewelry: thanks I hadn’t seen this site before they have a great navigation and I found a few more desingers to add to my check out list. 🙂
Post # 11
@Dec-bride: Glad to help. I would love to see which dresses you are looking at, I always love dress porn.
Post # 12
Aw, sorry your having such a bad experience. Dont get discouraged, you will get a dress. As much as you dont want to support the designer anymore I would still go get the dress that you love. In the end, you will be very happy. Or like somebody suggested buy it off a website that sells the same dress. Dont let somebody else ruin this for you!