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#1851 kaleighMCL

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    Posted 11 July 2013 - 07:14 PM

    I had the same experience with the Bridal Centre. My MOH and I were shopping for her dress, and weren't aware you needed an appointment for MOH dresses as well. The receptionist acted totally inconvenienced by the fact we were there without an appointment, we explained we were just browsing and she just huffed and pointed us around the corner. After not finding anything worth even booking an appointment for (which we would have done before trying to get her into anything) we went to thank them for letting us walk around, and to ask about booking an appointment for bridal gowns and they ignored us, the two girls up front just kept chatting, so I interjected and thanked them for helping me eliminate a store from my decision making process, and they didn't even get what I was saying. I ended up at Jessica Bridal, I was the only bride in there and spent 3 hours going between the same 4 dresses. My consultant was so patient and they were great - better yet, after we found my dress, my MOH started trying things on and got hers as well. The prices were great, and the service is great. I wasn't looking for the 'experience' of getting the dress, like you see on TLC so Jessica Bridal fit my bill!



    #1852 jolene028

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    Posted 15 July 2013 - 06:16 AM

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by kaleighMCL 

    I had the same experience with the Bridal Centre. My MOH and I were shopping for her dress, and weren't aware you needed an appointment for MOH dresses as well. The receptionist acted totally inconvenienced by the fact we were there without an appointment, we explained we were just browsing and she just huffed and pointed us around the corner. After not finding anything worth even booking an appointment for (which we would have done before trying to get her into anything) we went to thank them for letting us walk around, and to ask about booking an appointment for bridal gowns and they ignored us, the two girls up front just kept chatting, so I interjected and thanked them for helping me eliminate a store from my decision making process, and they didn't even get what I was saying. I ended up at Jessica Bridal, I was the only bride in there and spent 3 hours going between the same 4 dresses. My consultant was so patient and they were great - better yet, after we found my dress, my MOH started trying things on and got hers as well. The prices were great, and the service is great. I wasn't looking for the 'experience' of getting the dress, like you see on TLC so Jessica Bridal fit my bill!

     

    I have two other friends getting married in the next year and we all wound up at Jessicas Bridal and we all purchased there, I totally agree that it was just what I was looking for, they were awesome, and three weeks later when I went in the buy the dress the ladies all remembered me, also when I went May long to pick up my dress they let me stand there for 45 minutes in the dress without so much as a peep, the only thing that I was upset about is the bag that the dress came in, it is just a long white garbabge bag, when we asked about it coming in a garmet bag they said oh yeah you can buy one, what the hell I just spent a ton of money on this dress and you cant throw in a nice bag! Oh well!!!

    #1853 CGYBride

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      Posted 14 August 2013 - 10:01 AM

      Hi Ladies, My travel agent is Pamela Park-Walker, a destination wedding specialist at Tier One travel. Her website is www.idoweddingsaway.ca She has been very helpful and down to earth, replies quickly and has lots of experience. When picking an agent I also death with Victoria at Crystal Water Weddings. Www.crystalwaterweddings.com She was a close 2nd pick that I also recommend. In the end it comes down to picking someone you click with and I clicked better with Pam and could see myself working with her for the year as we planned our wedding and booked group travel. I found my dress at Deza's Bridal on Country Hills Blvd near Coventry Hills. It's a small shop with beautiful European brand dresses. If you like the big bridal store feel and selection this is not the place for you. If you like tailored service focused on you with a medium sized selection of beautiful dresses then check her out. Deza is an old-school European bridal seamstress with years of experience and a no-fuss attitude. I found my dress on the discount rack - Dimitrious Illusions dress regular price $1785 on sale for $650. Deza will do the alterations in store herself. My alterations will cost $300 because I am bringing it in from a size 12 to a size 6, putting in padding for the "girls" and adding a loop to be able to hook up the dress to dance. $1030 tax and alterations included for the perfect dress made me and my FI very happy!!

      #1854 kaleighMCL

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        Posted 28 November 2013 - 08:01 PM

        I'm trying to find Misc stuff for my OOT bags - and i'm having so much trouble finding affordable things! I was just on minimus.com and went to check out...my shopping cart of $80 was going to cost almost $45 to ship!!!! Anyone finding any luck online? or in store? I'm looking to spend about $1.00 per item for most of the items (advil packs etc.)



        #1855 calgarybride2015

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        Posted 25 July 2014 - 10:29 AM

         

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by kaleighMCL go_quote.gif

        I had the same experience with the Bridal Centre. My MOH and I were shopping for her dress, and weren't aware you needed an appointment for MOH dresses as well. The receptionist acted totally inconvenienced by the fact we were there without an appointment, we explained we were just browsing and she just huffed and pointed us around the corner. After not finding anything worth even booking an appointment for (which we would have done before trying to get her into anything) we went to thank them for letting us walk around, and to ask about booking an appointment for bridal gowns and they ignored us, the two girls up front just kept chatting, so I interjected and thanked them for helping me eliminate a store from my decision making process, and they didn't even get what I was saying. I ended up at Jessica Bridal, I was the only bride in there and spent 3 hours going between the same 4 dresses. My consultant was so patient and they were great - better yet, after we found my dress, my MOH started trying things on and got hers as well. The prices were great, and the service is great. I wasn't looking for the 'experience' of getting the dress, like you see on TLC so Jessica Bridal fit my bill!

         

        I have two other friends getting married in the next year and we all wound up at Jessicas Bridal and we all purchased there, I totally agree that it was just what I was looking for, they were awesome, and three weeks later when I went in the buy the dress the ladies all remembered me, also when I went May long to pick up my dress they let me stand there for 45 minutes in the dress without so much as a peep, the only thing that I was upset about is the bag that the dress came in, it is just a long white garbabge bag, when we asked about it coming in a garmet bag they said oh yeah you can buy one, what the hell I just spent a ton of money on this dress and you cant throw in a nice bag! Oh well!!!

         

         

        David's Bridal made me pay for my garment bag as well, it was only $10, but you would think that would be included.


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        Married on 2015/01/21 at the Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya with 43 guests in attendance   :)

         

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        #1856 Shannonandangelina

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        Posted 30 October 2014 - 03:51 AM

        This thread looks dead! Is there any current Calgary brides?
         
         
         

         
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        #1857 calgarybride2015

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        Posted 30 October 2014 - 04:49 AM

        Yup I can think of 4 or 5 of us right now


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        -Kim

        Married on 2015/01/21 at the Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya with 43 guests in attendance   :)

         

        Planning Thread - http://www.bestdesti...s-riviera-maya/

         

        Wedding Pictures http://www.bestdesti...ra-maya/page-36

         

        Wedding Review http://www.bestdesti...31#entry1885600

         

         


        #1858 kmk2016

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        Posted 30 October 2014 - 05:24 AM

        Yup!

        #1859 Mrsktobe

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        Posted 30 October 2014 - 10:36 AM

        Yep! here and stressing (I leave in 6 days)
        AAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!

        #1860 TinkerSofi

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        Posted 30 October 2014 - 11:30 AM

        yeah!! i'm kind of in a hiatus so I've been a bit MIA from the site. The wedding has taken a second row seat because we're in the plans of buying a house right now. Also, since my maids of honor are in school I don't want to bug them yet about dresses etc. I'm thinking of going shopping with them in December while they're on a break. I'm afraid that if I wait until May it might be too late for our August wedding. 

         

        Next month my to do's are: 

        - OOT bags, maybe get a few items

        - bridal shoes
        - Hair accessories and jewellery 



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