On Saturday we went bridesmaid dress shopping in Toronto. We went to this store, as that and one other store have just opened in Canada. Dd made an appointment and completed a profile, etc, etc. Being the type "A" personality she is, she had printed out the dresses and made notes of whether they were available in Canada in the particular colour she wanted them in etc, etc.
Now I will say I made fun of her with her colour co-ordinated notes, but it turned out to be a blessing, as the lady assigned to us was useless and not in a good mood. She had no idea what the colour was that dd had chosen. She was only going to let the girls try on a couple of dresses at first. Despite dd making an appointment and telling them there would be three girls, they had only assigned us one changing room. We made a fuss and got another changing room. As although two of the girls were pretty familiar with one another, this was the first time that they had met the third girl.
The place was heaving, I mean really, really busy. We stood and waited ages for the lady to get the alterations lady to make sure they could take in the dresses where needed. There is a bit of pleating on the bodice and we wanted to make sure if there were to be alterations there that it wouldn't look strange.
It turned out the three girls fell in love with all the same dress, as dd didn't mind if they all wore different style dresses as long as they were all the same colour and length. It suits all three of them, despite them all being different body types. It is very flattering to all of them.
I am NOT allowed to tell you much other than they are long. She was going to go short at first for them, and she had initially picked out the wine colour (I think that was it), but that has all changed including the colour.
One thing I will say for anyone shopping on that site, the colour swatches online are not a true likeness of the actual colour. Also due to the terrible customer service we received, dd has decided not to buy her wedding dress at that store, so that woman ended up losing another sale because of her attitude.
Along with dd and the three girls, dd future mother-in-law also came with us, and we all had lunch together before the appointment and coffee together after the appointment. A good time was had by all, and it was an interesting experience and nothing like "Say Yes To The Dress!!"
Oh and by the way, it takes 14 weeks for these dresses to come in.......so dd is thinking she should go wedding dress shopping sooner rather than later!!!