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#31 karenk77

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    Posted 27 August 2009 - 11:35 AM

    K-OMG Thats awful a pink huge dress lmao, my mom had actually mentioned goin to macys tomorrow..so your saying that macys sucks? or just the sales lady was a moron?
    But I am glad you found your dress its awesome! and like scuba, I am gladd you had a good experience at DB because i did not lol...we actualyl stopped in there after the 1st store just to see what they had, we walk in i seriously felt like i was in the twilight zone, the woman at the welcome center was like giving me whiplash with her swaying her head side to side as she said hi, she asked me when our wedding is i said march she said that month passed already, then asked if i knew my groom's name my mom and i just looked at eachother I said I should hope so?!! She just laughed and she wasnt young, i'm talking like 50's but still a dingbat.
    The sales lady 1st showed me their mag, asked me what i like which actually i didnt like a thing from it (i'm picky..one on of those people that has no idea what they want but when I see it i'll know kind of thing) then directed me to my size and said look here, and was almost insulted thinking like how could i not like a thing from their magazine and was giving serious attitude, sooo while she left me to "look" i told the bobble doll up in the front we are leaving..and I think that was the beginning and end of DB bridal for me. lol.

    #32 KarenM

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      Posted 27 August 2009 - 12:25 PM

      Ha! oh man that sucks. I know, I actually was shocked that I had a good experience. I didn't even want to go, but since my friends were pushing to have a vicarious experience and I didn't think I could get an appt anywhere so fast I figured what the hell? But, believe me, I've heard sooooo many horror stories about them and yours fits right in. I would've walked out too.
      They sent me an online survey after I bought my dress & I said that while I had a good experience I've known too many others, nation-wide, who have had awful ones. I also said they seriously need to spend more resources hiring professional people who like to help women find their gowns and who like their jobs.

      As far as Macy's, it may be worth a trip. Honestly I felt like they don't have all that many dresses (many many of the same type), but it makes going around their showroom pretty quick & easy. I'm sure people have found & loved their dresses from Macy's; they just had nothing like what I was going for (simple, non-poofy). But even if you hate everything there it's a good learning experience cuz if nothing else it'll give you ideas about what you don't like. Also, just thought of this, but maybe a different Macy's would carry a different designer? I went to the one at herald sq & they only had 1 (demetrios?).

      #33 karenk77

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        Posted 27 August 2009 - 12:38 PM

        Ill check them out & saks we'll see..worst case scenerio I have another funny story to tell you lol.
        so ur by the GW bridge you're right by woodbury commons u lucky girl!

        #34 KarenM

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          Posted 27 August 2009 - 02:16 PM

          I've actually never heard of woodbury, (only lived here a year) but I have gone to the Jersey Gardens outlets in Elizabeth, NJ and The Crossings in Tannersville, PA (FI's from Scranton so whenever we visit we hit up the outlets). I'll def have to make it out to Woodbury soon!!

          Yeah, let me know about your experiences w/ Macys & Saks. You might also try RK bridal on 39th. They have a ton of dresses and you don't need an appt to go try on - just try to go on a weekday.

          #35 karenk77

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            Posted 27 August 2009 - 02:56 PM

            OMG woodbury commons is most def the best outlet place in NY...blows jersey gardens away...if you name a designer or store they have it there from oshkoshbgosh& gap to prada and gucci...everything under the sun..and its all outdoors so its just an awesome way to spend a day when its a nice day that is.

            #36 hockeymom97

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              Posted 27 August 2009 - 02:57 PM

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              Sorry for the long post!! Definitely let us know how the dress-hunt goes!
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              K~
              The dress you picked is beautiful!! I don't understand why it seems like all bridal stores want to automatically throw anyone who's curvy into a poofy A-line dress?!?! 1) From some of the dresses I've seen, the poofiness might end up making you look even bigger, and 2) some girls actually want to show off their curves, not hide them!
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              #37 KarenM

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                Posted 27 August 2009 - 04:55 PM

                Thanks Heather! I really love it! I know an a-line with more structure can create great shape, it just wasn't what I was most attracted to. This dress just skims the body, is really light-weight and has a sort of old-world feel that I just love.

                Have you found your dress yet?

                #38 hockeymom97

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                  Posted 28 August 2009 - 12:33 PM

                  Not yet - I want to lose a little more weight before I start shopping My goal is to start looking in about another month - I'll be hitting the gym hard this month! lol
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                  #39 KarenM

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                    Posted 28 August 2009 - 03:37 PM

                    I totally hear you! Wedding dress & bathing suit shopping are about the best incentives to work out ever. Keep us posted when you start! :) There's lots of great places in/around Chi-town to go looking!

                    #40 karenk77

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                      Posted 28 August 2009 - 07:19 PM

                      LOL not for me..i went bathing suit shopping today and did the dress shopping as u know and then? went out to eat!
                      when we came back i told my FI im gonna be in wedding mode and go 2 the gym w.him( we live together dunno if i mentioned that) and hes a gym rat that goes everyday so i have someone at home motivating me to come with him, driving me there..and me? rather stay at home..normal? NO! lol




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