Wedding

(I) Do // Wedding Dress Shopping Experience #1

On Friday last week I headed to London with my Mutti to kick off my wedding dress shopping journey!

A sneaky wedding dress shopping selfie!

We visited three places – all in central London.

Coast
The Sales Assistant in Coast became my new BFF from the word go. They’d written all my details on a separate piece of paper when I’d called earlier in the week… unfortunately the paper had then gone missing, so her first question was: “What size are you? I’d say a 10-12?” 

She then took us into the Bridal changing room and gave us a glass of Prosecco each. Once again, a winner in my books!

I tried on about six dresses, and loved two of them – although, sadly, one of them wasn’t actually white! Neither were “the one”, but they definitely came close.

Phase Eight
After lunch we headed to Phase Eight. The Sales Assistant was rather aloof, and didn’t actually introduce herself. We were taken into the Bridal changing room and I tried on another six(ish) dresses. We weren’t offered any beverages at all (not even a glass of water), and the Assistant had a very nonchalant attitude. Perhaps she was having a bad day?

She warmed up a bit after I started talking about Brighton, but we still didn’t feel very welcome!

Again, I loved two dresses from their collection, but as with Coast, neither dress was “the one”.

Debenhams
After finishing in Phase Eight we had some time to kill before getting the train home, so we decided to go into Debenhams as they have a Bridal collection in some of their stores. I managed to find one dress in my size and headed to the rather grotty changing rooms with it. It was fine – nothing special – and definitely not how I envisaged finding “the one”, so we headed over to the children’s clothing section!

They had a Coast Bridal department in Debenhams too, and had a couple of different dresses, so I tried those on. Again, nothing special.

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Although I didn’t find “the one” on Friday, I did find the experience very useful! I now know exactly what I want… I just have to find it!
Hannah


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6 Comments

  1. The Handmade Mum

    21st August 2013 at 7:53 am

    I think dress shopping will be the thing I find the hardest/hate the most when the time comes! Good luck! x

    1. Hannah

      22nd August 2013 at 8:21 am

      Thanks love πŸ™‚ It’s actually quite fun! xx

  2. victoriananana

    21st August 2013 at 8:29 am

    I was quite surprised at the Debenhams experience when I started looking around too – given how much they plug their bridal range, you’d think they could keep aside one nice posh dressing room! I hope you find your ‘one’ soon πŸ™‚

    1. Hannah

      22nd August 2013 at 8:22 am

      I know – it was very scrotty and smelt of wee!

      Thank you love πŸ™‚ xx

  3. Rhiannon Morkus

    21st August 2013 at 9:18 am

    I brought my dress in a shop I had previously discounted as being not very me. The changing room was downstairs with no natural light. But there was my one hiding amongst the garishly coloured prom dresses πŸ™‚ Hope you find your one soon.

    1. Hannah

      22nd August 2013 at 8:23 am

      Excellent πŸ™‚ I think I may be visiting a shop like that next week!

      Thank you Rhi πŸ™‚ xx

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