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    Wednesday
    Jun272012

    Bitches at the Bridal Shop


    Why do brides feel they can use and abuse us because we are in "the industry"? I am sick and tried of it. This past Sunday, we made a special appointment early in the morning because a bride said that this was the ONLY time she could come in to try on wedding dresses. So I came in early, missing church with my family so that I could help this bride. She wanted to try on one dress in which she told me over the phone that this was “the dress”.

    So I met her at the shop, she tried on “the dress” and then bluntly said, “I am all set. I am ordering this dress in another state”. What? So basically, she just wanted to try it on because we had the correct size. At the end of our visit, she just said, "Oh, now you can go home". Who the hell does she think she is to make me come on my Sunday morning, miss church with my family just to use and abuse me? If I had known that she was coming in on a SUNDAY morning only to see if the dress fit, then I would have told her that she needed to come during regular business hours. I don’t understand why do brides feel that this kind of behavior is acceptable.

    Here I am, missing time with my family so that I can accommodate her schedule, provide her with great service and she does not give a shit. She feels entitled because I am in the service industry, even if she never had any intention of buying her dress or anything from our store. This ABUSE MUST STOP.

    Brides out there, be fair! If you have no intention of buying your wedding dress from our store, then come in during our store hours, and don’t take advantage of my Sunday off. Because I know that you wouldn’t like it if we wasted your time.

    Sincerely,

    YOUR PISSED OFF DRESS LADY

    Reader Comments (13)

    This ABUSE HAS TO STOP!!! I am a Bridal Boutique owner and I feel after all this bullshit these "entitled Brides" pull, I strongly feel it should be an "Industry Standard" from now on anytime we have to open our doors to accomodate a customers "selfish needs and wants and desires" on our days OFF, BEFORE NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS, AFTER BUSINESS HOURS, AND A SALE IS NOT MADE, we should charge for our time!!! Charge $100 to reserve the appointment by taking their credit card over the phone and is non-refundable. Charge their card when you book the appointment..it's called "Professional FEES"...ANY bride can come in during business hours "just to try on" a dress. If she likes it that much she can buy it right there an then! Those are my 2 cents worth!!!

    Hi Pissed Off!

    That sounds fair to me. The only addition BB would make is to let them know that if they buy their wedding dress from you, that $100 fee goes towards their purchase.

    Thanks for your comment!

    XO,
    BB

    June 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBitchless Bride

    Dear Bitchless Bride,

    We have offered to refund the $100 appointment reservation fee on a wedding gown purchase, but this doesn't budge these weasels....they try every trick in the book to get out of this from "just looking"..to not setting up an appointment and claiming they are trying that one particular gown on for their "sister" who is the same size..making up a name, phone number..amazing isn't it?

    Just Pissed Off Store Owner

    This is so odd to me? Because when I was gown shopping, it never ever ever dawned on me to ask a dress shop to set special hours for me. If my schedule wouldn't allow me to visit a certain store, I would simply find a store that was open when I was available. Isn't it that simple?

    June 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMindy

    Forget bitch, a totally different word describes this bride, and it starts with a c. You absolutely SHOULD charge these entitled chicks that expect you to open up during your off hours, and it should be steeper than $100 if it's taking you away from your family on a weekend. It's bad enough our Saturdays are always busy in this industry, Sundays should be sacred, whether you are religious or not.

    June 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMockstarPhotog

    OMG Mindy!

    I love you. I really do! It's really refreshing actually! But more than anything else, it's rational, and as you might have seen in some of my posts or the ones I write on OneWed, rational is not often part of the equation.

    Good for you!

    Congratulations!

    XO,
    BB

    June 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBitchless Bride

    Hey MockStar,

    That is a super valid point. We are typically away from our families on Saturdays, so Sundays are (or should be) off limits unless you want to pay or guarantee purchase (or procurement).

    Thanks for your comment!

    XO,
    BB

    June 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBitchless Bride

    Sundays, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, New Years Eve, and Day, and Easter are sacred to me and my employees. I can't require them to work on these days to "accommodate" an entitled "Bride". Oh.....you want to kill time and work off that fattening Holiday Dinner it's not going to be then because you are getting up at 4AM to catch the day after Thanksgiving doorbuster sales..and you will be too busy for the next 3weeks to make an appointment for your wedding dress while you are home on your College semester break. There are priorities in life...start making them..and NO you are not getting my cell phone number to call/text me..I don't return calls or texts on Holidays!! Bitchy Store Owner

    June 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBitchy Store Owner

    Oh wow! I never thought to ask for special hours or treatment either when I was dress shopping! However, the boutique in which I actually did buy my dress, has started to offer me special treatment since the purchase, but I have ABSOLUTELY not taken advantage of that time. My mother came into town and wanted to see my gown (which she hadn't seen yet) so I called the boutique and set and appointment time for 30 min before she closed, and we were unsure of whether or not my mom would be here in enough time. So I called the boutique back to cancel the appointment and arrange for another time, about 6 hours before, and the sweet lady who owns the shop offered to stay so my mom and I could come in and see the dress (because mine hadn't arrived yet). My mom got here in plenty of enough time, so we made it by our original time slot, but I could never imagine using that poor lady's time and her not get a sale out of it! People can be incredibly inconsiderate and rude, and just because you're a "bride" that doesn't give you the right to parade around as a bitch and treat businesses and their employees like shit! People really ought to get off their high horse!

    July 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPattie

    Why the hell did you come in on a Sunday?

    No Sundays for me! But...I am tired of your "hunt" and grunt"....and your "thinking about it"....from now on...I am going to tell you EVERYTHING you try on looks FABULOUS ON YOU and you should buy it..all 50 Bridal gowns you made be pull off the rack.."just for fun" and took a picture of to put in your file..no you can't take pictures in my store! I don't care how much back fat is showing or if your boobs are hanging out of the dress. You won't buy the dress that you LOVE and need to look more into oblivion, and you wont trust our professional judgement, SO..back fat boobs hanging out.....you will buy that dress because I don't care if you look good or not...not anymore! Buy the way..your wedding pictures are going to attract a lot of attention..I hope the Photographer hangs them in the front window of his studio!! Ta-ta-for-now!

    September 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLinda's Boutique

    I have just gotten into this business and after doing some research on what other stationers do, I have decided that my shop is closed on the weekends. This doesn't mean that if an order comes in through my email I won't read it. But it certainly does mean that if you email me back on sunday morning saying you have changes to make to your proof after I've been TRYING to contact you all week that I'm going to ignore your email. Yep. That shit is waiting till Monday. If you're lucky I'll even draft my response when I get your email and just wait to send it. SUCK IT.

    September 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterStationery Slut

    Everyone needs family time, and that includes weekends. I agree, that doesn't mean I don't check my emails..but there is nothing I really can't do for you until Monday when the companies are open. If I do work on Saturday it's because I want to, but Sundays, I like to take it off and no normal things families do..and maybe you should my dear little selfish bridal primadonna should figure out what that one is since bridal bliss is not all about rolling in the sheets and breakfast in bed at 3 in the afternoon.

    October 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTammy's Bridals

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