Has anyone ever been barred from a bridal shop?
I have been wedding dress shopping today and had such an awful experience. After trying on a couple of dresses and not being impressed with any of them, the shop manageress said she had a dress upstairs that had been delivered to her by mistake and she was going to send back but sounded just like what I was looking for so did I want to try it on. when I saw it, I loved it and so tried it on and really really liked it. She said if I bought it today she would give me 10% off and any alterations would be free also. But as she was sending the dress back on Monday, I would not be able to try it on again. I was determined not to be pressurised into buying the dress until I was certain as it was £1,100 so asked her if she could tell me who the designer was and the name of the dress style so I could perhaps find another stockist as I didn't want to buy it without trying ot on again. She would not give it to me, told me that I if I wanted to buy it, I should ring her and ask her to order 'the dress from upstairs' as I would not be able to find the dress anywhere else in the UK and that if any other shops had given me designer and dress styles they would have lied to me so I couldn't go and buy it from anywhere else. I know this is not true and so questioned her reasoning and she turned round and told me that she would not sell me the dress so I had lost 'my dress' and told me to leave the shop. After insulting all girls from Leicester saying that they couldn't afford dresses over £350 which is why she only has one dress worth over £1000 in the shop (which was a lie) she turned to my mum and said 'don't ever bring her in here again as I won't let her in. I am not going to sell one of my dresses to her ' ....I was so disguted and speechless and still cannot believe it. The only explanation I have got is that her business is doing badly and she really needed the sale. I wouldn't go back there ever. Has anyone else had such a traumatising experience in a bridal shop?