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#631 tris

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    Posted 27 October 2010 - 12:30 PM

    Welcome and congrats!!
    I'm a GBP Jamaica bride too! April. 28th for me!

    Wow you have a lot of guests! We're currently at us + 17 :)


    Married my best friend 04/28/11 at the Gran Bahia Principe Runaway Bay

    #632 tris

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      Posted 27 October 2010 - 12:37 PM

      I hear you ladies about heavy dresses! I'm easy to please, saw my dress the minute I walked in and was ready to buy and leave, but the sales girl wanted me to try on more.. so I agreed. The dresses she brought me... wow. I made a rule. If it was struggle to hold it in my hands I wasn't putting it on my body! Can you imagine how hot 90% of dresses would be in Jamaica???
       
      I didn't get a boring dress by any means, it's all lace with some cute details, and the best part is it's TWO LAYERS... that's it... so breezy and comfy.
       
      ... Now I just need to stay off the "Show off your dress" thread! Every time I'm there I think I made the wrong choice

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      #633 Lua

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        Posted 27 October 2010 - 12:53 PM

        aww Brandy sounds like you defintiely had a less-than-stellar experience.  is the next place you're heading to any smaller than david's?

        sounds like i really lucked out at the small shop i went to (i mean small too! it was in a house!)



        #634 mochamakes3

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          Posted 27 October 2010 - 02:09 PM

          Brandy - sorry for your experience. I don't care where you get married, it's a lot of work lugging around a heavy dress all day. And certainly not something you want to do in the heat and humidity. I know that most dress shops are quite capable of packing a dress up into a tiny package, but then you might worry about wrinkles. Good luck. I'm going to try my luck at finding a dress tonight and tomorrow night.



          #635 fmichelle

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            Posted 27 October 2010 - 06:01 PM

            Hey Brandy,

             

            Sorry you had such a bad experience at David's Bridal, seems to be the trend for a lot of people. Had you searched it on Yelp before you went, you probably wouldn't have walked in the door.  I actually didn't have too bad an experience, and I'm surprised they didn't have more to offer you.  I guess I lucked out with the girl who helped me.  My dress is actually from there and without the underskirt doesn't seem like it'll be too hard avoid the sweat factor.  After picking it, I did a search online and found it used for less than half the price AND the girl had already put in the bustle (David's may charge a lot less for their dresses, but they'll kill you when it comes to alterations) 

             

             

             

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            #636 Tennyt1

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              Posted 28 October 2010 - 04:17 AM

              I tried some of thoes dress on too, and the fabrics at David's bridal I found to be horrible....You will find the one though Brandy just keep looking with an open mind.

               

              Originally Posted by Brandy 

              #2 was really nice and made me look super skinny but I hated the fabric it was like the fabric of a mattress protector lol and it was itchy!

               


               



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              #637 Ellabaja1983

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                Posted 28 October 2010 - 04:37 AM

                My dress is actually going to be too heavy I fear... but I purchased it when we were planning on having a wedding here at home, in September.  I was talking to a girl at the dentis the other day who got married this past May in Turks & Caicos.  She recommended getting a second dress for the dinner/reception that we will be having, so I think that's what I will do!

                 

                lsmith - welcome and congrats!!  You've found a great board with some really great people!!!

                 

                Regarding Brandy's experience....  I'm just really glad that I didn't go to David's Bridal after hearing this and other stories.  I have heard from some coworkers that went to one of their shops locally and I heard that they just were pleasant to deal with.  In our area because it's so small, we have 3 different shops to really choose from, unless we go on a road trip to another state...  Hopefully your next trip will be better Brandy!!


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                #638 Brandy

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                  Posted 28 October 2010 - 06:02 AM

                  Yes, it is a smaller, family owned bridal shop, I spoke to the owner the other day and she was super nice!  She was even willing to open the shop up for me on the days she is normally closed.

                   

                  Originally Posted by Lua 

                  aww Brandy sounds like you defintiely had a less-than-stellar experience.  is the next place you're heading to any smaller than david's?

                  sounds like i really lucked out at the small shop i went to (i mean small too! it was in a house!)





                  #639 Brandy

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                    Posted 28 October 2010 - 06:03 AM

                    Thanks mochamakes, and good luck dress shopping, is it your first time going?

                     

                    Originally Posted by mochamakes3 

                    Brandy - sorry for your experience. I don't care where you get married, it's a lot of work lugging around a heavy dress all day. And certainly not something you want to do in the heat and humidity. I know that most dress shops are quite capable of packing a dress up into a tiny package, but then you might worry about wrinkles. Good luck. I'm going to try my luck at finding a dress tonight and tomorrow night.





                    #640 Brandy

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                      Posted 28 October 2010 - 06:05 AM

                      Thanks fmichelle, your dress is gorgeous! And thanks for the heads up on the alterations, my mom is considering taking it somewhere else to have my dress altered, not sure how that will go but I guess Ill just have to keep my fingers crossed.

                       

                      Originally Posted by fmichelle 

                      Hey Brandy,

                       

                      Sorry you had such a bad experience at David's Bridal, seems to be the trend for a lot of people. Had you searched it on Yelp before you went, you probably wouldn't have walked in the door.  I actually didn't have too bad an experience, and I'm surprised they didn't have more to offer you.  I guess I lucked out with the girl who helped me.  My dress is actually from there and without the underskirt doesn't seem like it'll be too hard avoid the sweat factor.  After picking it, I did a search online and found it used for less than half the price AND the girl had already put in the bustle (David's may charge a lot less for their dresses, but they'll kill you when it comes to alterations) 

                       

                       

                       


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