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#51 calgarybride2015

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Posted 16 May 2015 - 06:01 PM

I actually had a pretty good experience there. Our "stylist" was working with me and another bride. I felt a little neglected standing around, waiting for her to finish each dress with the other girl (esp since my dresses were so simple to pull on and off as compared to a standard bridal gown). But she was friendly and knew her stuff. My girlfriend & I went for lunch to mull it over and when we came back, the store was much quieter. Then she was great! Remembered our names, spent lots of time with us, talked to the seamstress about what would be possible with the dress (I was concerned about all the beading), even talked to her about seeing if the shoes could be "unscuffed", but they suggested any attempts to get the marks off might stain the satin. She gave me about 3 hugs. She was sweet. It's just a bit of an assembly line when they are busy, which I gather is most of the time. 

 

That's awesome. I am so happy you had a good experience. Did you ring the bell? (maybe that is only here?)

That was my first experience there too.... but when we went back for the BM's dresses we had the same lady but she wasn't busy so she sat with us and we had a blast!   I even put my wedding dress back on with the BM's to see how they looked together lol


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#52 Wafflesmom

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Posted 16 May 2015 - 09:12 PM

Your dress looks beautiful on you! And the shoes are fantastic! You can't beat that price, congrats
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#53 Victoriabride

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Posted 17 May 2015 - 09:51 AM

I love your dress! great choice :) I contemplated getting a short one too. You will be so comfortable and not have to worry about being a sweaty mess! I chose a long  dress with a lot of material and I'm afraid im going to sweat buckets! Great shoes too!



#54 vancouverpetunia

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Posted 17 May 2015 - 10:07 AM

@calgarybride2015 I did ring the bell LOL! It was kinda silly but kinda cute.


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#55 calgarybride2015

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Posted 17 May 2015 - 11:34 AM

@calgarybride2015 I did ring the bell LOL! It was kinda silly but kinda cute.


Agreed. When I finally chose mine the place had cleared out some so it didn't draw a lot of attention. Not sure I said this above but I had intended to go for a short dress but then it totally escaped me when I was trying them all on. Hahah!


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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

 

 


#56 TinkerSofi

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Posted 17 May 2015 - 02:51 PM

I love the dress! It's short, but very bridal, it does not look like a bridesmaid dress. Sometimes your dress kind of surprises you when you don't expect it :) 

 

David's bridal definitely has the best prices from what I've seen, so you can't beat that ;) and when it comes to BM they have so many color selections, it's great. I was actually going to go try some wedding dresses on there but then I fell in love with the one I got :) 



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#57 vancouverpetunia

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Posted 17 May 2015 - 03:43 PM

Yeah, I may go with David's for BMs. My girls are in Portland, OR and Toronto, and I'm in Vancouver, so we're not going to be able to get together for a day of shopping. Since there is David's here and in both of their cities, at least we can all look at the same dresses, same colours, etc. I know you probably can do this with other lines (i.e. get the name of the line, the model numbers and find a local place that has them), this just seems easier. 

 

I'm looking at one of these two colors below (Oasis or Pacific). Pacific looks more turquoise/green than how it appears in the photo (at least on my screen), and both look brighter than this. I like Oasis more as a color, but when I saw it on a dress it seemed a bit much, so I'm not sure. I'm thinking I'll just tell my BMs to pick any short dress they like in the color I end up choosing. 

 

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@Victoriabride I gotta say, my dress is sooooo comfortable. It's not heavy (although the beading does add a bit of weight). But more importantly the bottom layer is stretchy without being clingy. It almost feels like I'm wearing a nightgown. LOL


Edited by vancouverpetunia, 17 May 2015 - 03:44 PM.

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#58 calgarybride2015

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Posted 17 May 2015 - 04:13 PM

I loved oasis. I saw it in person at the store and went man! Maybe I should have scoped out their colors before choosing my color scheme. Haha! I loved mine though -- begonia they called it. I only have one BM here so the other two we did measurements and hoped for the best and worked perfect.


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Edited by calgarybride2015, 17 May 2015 - 04:13 PM.

-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

 

 


#59 vancouverpetunia

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Posted 17 May 2015 - 04:20 PM

@calgarybride2015 Do you mean that you also found Oasis a bit much when you saw it in person on a dress? Not sure from your comment and wondering if it's just me  :blink: Begonia is beautiful (and also bright  :)). I didn't notice it in the store, though, as I was completely focused on blues/greens.


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My planning thread: http://www.bestdesti...2016/?p=1893268

 

My Now Sapphire review: http://www.bestdesti...riviera-cancun/


#60 calgarybride2015

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Posted 17 May 2015 - 04:29 PM

@calgarybride2015 Do you mean that you also found Oasis a bit much when you saw it in person on a dress? Not sure from your comment and wondering if it's just me :blink: Begonia is beautiful (and also bright :)). I didn't notice it in the store, though, as I was completely focused on blues/greens.

Sorry haha!
No I mean I loved it a lot and had I have seen it early on in my planning I may have incorporated it too! I love pink so I was dead set on fushcia no matter what, but maybe I would have found a way to use the oasis color. It really caught my eye and I was a little bummed that I just chose pink and didn't explore alternatives or complementary colors first lol.
That said I did add on orange and turquoise later on in my planning but by that point the begonia dresses were purchased and the other colors were used as a 'touch of' to compliment fuchsia. Haha why am I having a hard time getting this across tonight?

Edit - and I agree. The colors look darker than they are. They are more vibrant in the right light.


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Edited by calgarybride2015, 17 May 2015 - 04:33 PM.

-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

 

 






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