Well I didn't say yes today, but I've at least narrowed down what I want. I went to the "Say Yes to the Dress Canada" salon today! It's ok. i was in no way interested in that tv stuff, but the reason I went was because from the tv programs the dress prices seemed reasonable. Not! I did get style choices eliminated that I thought I would like and confirmed one that I wasn't sure about.
What I'm upset about is that when I asked about the designers I was told they don't know. She wrote down the 3 dress numbers for me and said I could go on their website and find them. But they aren't there. She was checking into something for me so when she called me I asked her about it and she said it's because the dress styles are so new they haven't made it on to the website yet. The thing is one of them that I really like is going to put me way over budget - almost $2,000 without tax and alterations. Can't do that nor do I want to. The thing is now with not knowing who any of the designers are I don't even know where to look to try and find the dresses somewhere else. I did manage to find one and it's the one that is going to cost me all the money because I want a piece to cover my shoulders. They want $350 to do that. The dress below they want $1595 for. It's the only one I could find on the internet and believe me I spent the whole evening tonight looking at all the designers that I could think of and couldn't come anywhere close.
This is the one dress that I was able to find. I did look at labels while the sales lady was out of the dressing room and they all said Amanda-lina's on the label. Not designer names. Not even on the tags.
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I did find out that I'm totally in love with the ruffle bottom and that as long as I get a drop waist it works ok on my shape, which is old and short! lol I also don't like the strapless on me so my feeling about the keyhole back was totally right on. The other thing she didn't do was put anything on that was in my size. So nothing fit anywhere near the way it should. Everything was a size 8, a size I haven't worn in about 20 years. I don't know if that's intentional or not so that you can't figure out what size is going to fit you properly. So overall it was disappointing. One of the other styles I tried I really liked but it was still more than what I wanted to spend. When I asked her about getting something a little bit lower in price she did bring one that was nice. It was figure flattering and the top was exactly what I wanted but the bottom wasn't what I wanted.
I also started on favour stuff today! Yay!! I found a really big Dollarama store and picked up some of the tumblers. I had to pick through because some of them were scratched up so I only got 6. I'll get them cleaned up though and I want to do the labels from Davet Designs. I got a Martha Stewart hole punch with a 50% off coupon so I'll try and do the maracas tags.
I looked at sunglasses but they didn't have what I want. So again, if anyone is willing to share where they got theirs from, if they got them, I'd love to know.