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#11 Leticia

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    Posted 27 January 2008 - 05:40 PM

    wow! total deal!! you look like you're beaming in you dress! it's great!

    #12 vale

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      Posted 27 January 2008 - 05:47 PM

      It looks wonderful on you, and a great price

      #13 Maura

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      Posted 27 January 2008 - 05:50 PM

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      Oooh, I really love it!!! I can't believe you got it at such an amazing deal, I'm seriously jealous. It sounds like you went to the right bridal salo; they'll take good care of you.

      One thing I was wondering about, was the pickups. You mentioned that you wanted her to add more towards the bottom, but will there be enough material to do that??

      Haha, I did the same thing with my mom for pictures. I told the lady that my mom was going to help me with the dress, she'd come in and snap a few pictures... and because we're paranoid freaks, we'd talk the whole time. My mom would say something like, "oh this is a tight knot!". lol.
      Thanks!! Go figure the dress shop is in the Mexican neighborhood! She's used to dealing with Mexican-American women who don't speak a ton of English and I dont know about in other cities, but the upscale bridal shops in Chicago tend to be pretty racist. I'm not Mexican, but my FI is, and even sometimes I get racially profiled because we're together and because I have dark hair, so people sometimes just assume I'm Mexican too. The shop owner was telling me about how so many brides she has tell her about being discriminated against just because they're Mexican. Hello, but just because people are Mexican doesn't mean they're poor. There's no reason to discriminate in a bridal shop -- they should be begging for our business, not being rude to people and insinuating they go elsewhere. For crying out loud look at my FI's family. So because the shop owner sees so many people get taken advantage of, she's really nice and accomodating and doesn't try to pressure people or rip them off. She knows that when you do that, you just push the person away from buying your dress there. She was telling me also that she does a lot of bridal shows in Wisconsin because there's a big growing Mexican population there, but hardly any vendors who speak Spanish.

      About adding the pickups, there will be plenty of material left to do it if I don't have her shorten the length in the front. In the photos, I'm standing on a 1.5 ft tall step -- I am only 5'1"!! haha. And I was also wearing 3" heels, which I don't plan on wearing on the wedding day. Plus she showed me the under part of the skirt and really you dont need lots of extra material to make the pickups, they're pretty small. She said it was really easy to do so I trust her.

      #14 CourtneyV

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        Posted 27 January 2008 - 05:58 PM

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        Thanks!! Go figure the dress shop is in the Mexican neighborhood! She's used to dealing with Mexican-American women who don't speak a ton of English and I dont know about in other cities, but the upscale bridal shops in Chicago tend to be pretty racist. I'm not Mexican, but my FI is, and even sometimes I get racially profiled because we're together and because I have dark hair, so people sometimes just assume I'm Mexican too. The shop owner was telling me about how so many brides she has tell her about being discriminated against just because they're Mexican. Hello, but just because people are Mexican doesn't mean they're poor. There's no reason to discriminate in a bridal shop -- they should be begging for our business, not being rude to people and insinuating they go elsewhere. For crying out loud look at my FI's family. So because the shop owner sees so many people get taken advantage of, she's really nice and accomodating and doesn't try to pressure people or rip them off. She knows that when you do that, you just push the person away from buying your dress there. She was telling me also that she does a lot of bridal shows in Wisconsin because there's a big growing Mexican population there, but hardly any vendors who speak Spanish.

        omigosh, that's so horrible. How frustrating that must be for a Mexican bride. I'd want to go all Pretty Woman on their asses and show them what they missed out on!!
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        #15 -Kate-

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          Posted 27 January 2008 - 06:48 PM

          Whoooo hoooo!!! I'm so glad you found it! You look amazing!

          #16 amandalovesryan

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            Posted 27 January 2008 - 06:54 PM

            so pretty! i love it!
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            #17 lucy106

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              Posted 27 January 2008 - 06:56 PM

              I love it! The halter looks awesome on you! Congratulations on the purchase!!

              #18 h&a

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                Posted 27 January 2008 - 06:58 PM

                I love your dress! It looks gorgeous on you!!!

                #19 rodent

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                  Posted 27 January 2008 - 07:08 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by CourtneyV
                  omigosh, that's so horrible. How frustrating that must be for a Mexican bride. I'd want to go all Pretty Woman on their asses and show them what they missed out on!!
                  Pretty woman on their asses!

                  I was in a bridal salon yesterday to figure out what size BM dress I needed for my brother's wedding. They were so rude to me! I couldn't figure out why. No one would help me. I think I finally realized what it was. They only wanted to help people buying wedding gowns because that's where the commision is. I asked to be measured & the lady said "is the bride with you?" I'm happy I'm not ordering my dress from them. I got it online for much less.


                  Maura, your dress looks wonderful. I think your picture of the actual dress looks even better than the one that was online. What a great deal too!

                  #20 PaulaV

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                    Posted 27 January 2008 - 08:37 PM

                    Te ves divina! I am so glad you posted pictures :)

                    (And you got one heck of deal on the price!)




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