We’ll hear Rach’s story about ‘the one’ in two parts – today we start with her first experience in a bridal shop…
I booked my first dress trying appointment a few months after we got engaged - progress was slow on actually setting a date and finding a venue! I booked the appointment ‘up north’ where we are originally from; taking the opportunity to go to the shop with my Mum and Sister. The shop I chose had been used by some friends and had designers I wanted to try; I was so incredibly excited, at last I was doing something for the wedding!
Arriving at the shop I selected a few dresses I wanted to try and told the sales assistant about the style of dress I was looking for; I could tell she wasn’t listening and she promptly brought me lots of end of line dresses to try – none of which were in the style I was looking for, I told myself that I had to be open minded so decided to accept a couple of the styles ‘just to see’.
Then I spotted a dress I had loved online sitting on a mannequin. I asked the assistant if I could try it on – I was surprised and dismayed by her reaction. She told me she had just put it onto the mannequin. My reaction (in my head) was ‘So… I want to try on a dress that costs £2,000 and you are complaining because it is on a mannequin?!’
I gritted my teeth and smiled, but my Mum was not impressed. I tried on the dresses, the dress I’d loved online wasn’t for me – but I had tried it and it was out of my head, other styles were okay but missing something.
Leaving the shop I felt somewhat dismayed, my first experience of trying on dresses had been okay but the excitement had disappeared and I felt disappointment. Not because the idea I had for a dress in my head didn’t seem to be for me but because of the way I had been made to feel…
… To be continued…
Poor Rach. No one should be made to feel like that, especially when wedding dress shopping is emotional enough as it is. We really hope this story has a happy ending… we’ll be publishing the second part very soon. We’d appreciate any of your thoughts on Rach’s blog post, so please leave a comment below.
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