Well, a whole day in Brisbane....and lets just say, the day didn't go how I expected.
Earlier in the week, my MOH rung Alfred Angelo stockists, to find out if they had the Two Piece Seperates available, in various sizes, including and up to size 28. The answer was yes, to come at 9am and 1pm, and we could try them on.
Well we get to BFO, say who we are, and then were quite rudely told, that "no, they do not have all sizes, only a 12, and they can't order any in, unless we pay for them" to which we then replied that we had called ahead to find out about this, and had been misled. We quickly exited that shop.
So then we had a look around at some other shops, Sugar and Spice....absolutely brilliant. The saleswoman knew the girls sizes by looking at them, had dresses in stock, helped them try them on, and offered advice. She was fantastic.
After finishing there, we went to some other stores, to try on various dresses, then we headed over to "Brides on the Bay", who had an appointment for us at 1pm, saying they stocked our size in their Alfred Angelo 2 piece seperates.
Upon arrival, the store was packed out, and we were left to "find the ones we wanted" ourselves. After finding these, they were not in the right sizes. To which they replied, "oh no, we only have one size". So then she tries to talk us into buying the dress style, because "they're much nicer, and why do u even want the seperates anyway??!!" To which I replied (Quite rudely as the woman was rude to me) "Because that's the dress i want them to have, and we were misled into believing you had their sizes here today!!" When walking out, the woman then continued to ask me if i want the style numbers!! (No dipstick, i don't like those dresses!)
We then headed down to Stones Corner, where we went to one store (can't remember the name). The woman there was very helpful, and extremely knowledgable about her dresses in store! From there we went to a bridal store called "Midnight". The woman here, was the most helpful, most polite, knowledgable and down to earth woman ever. She knew the girls sizes by looking at them, and advised us on which dresses flattered different body shapes.
Overall, we found a couple of dresses we like, and have to choose between. We have decided to steer clear from Alfred Angelo.
*sigh* well i just had to get that out, as I was very disappointed with some. Midnight and Sugar and Spice are definetely the best places to go. I'm not hard to get along with, but how some of these women acted today really bothered me!
Tea85....that's exciting being able to expect the proposal....let us know as soon as he does!!!!
(Oh, and you're right Lou82, BFO is quite small! ) :)