A week ago, having finally paid off my wedding dress, I went to the bridal store for my first fitting. My dress has three fabric colour options (white, ivory and red), and three lace colour options (white, ivory and black). Most people who choose the black lace choose the red fabric, however, I chose ivory fabric with black lace.I had been laced into my gown and had come out to the mirrors, when another customer nearby pointed at me and loudly declared “I’m going to try on that one”. The consultant went to fetch the sample, which is red and black. Te woman looked at it and said “NO. I will try on the black and white one”. The consultant explained that they didn’t have a sample in that combination, but that she could try the red for size and if she liked it, order it in ivory as I had.The woman threw a screaming tantrum, demanding that she be the next one to try on the dress. The manager came over and explained that it was not their dress, it was mine, it was not theirs to let other people try. She responded that if it was still in the shop it was ‘fair game’.
She then marched over to me, and said, “I’ll be trying that on next”. I replied that she would not, as it was my personal property and was not comfortable letting strangers try on my wedding gown. She responded that she would just try it as soon as I left. I ignored her, and told my seamstress that if their establishment would allow that to happen, I would take my dress with me right away, and have alterations elsewhere.
Thankfully security escorted her out at that point, but I just could not believe the pure cheek of someone demanding to try on someone else’s wedding dress! 1111-11
Gimme, Gimme, Gimme That Gown!
Yep, this is a repeat story because for some reason a copy was left in the Draft folder. But it’s an oldie but goodie worth reading again.