I bought my dress in my hometown, Tallahassee, at The Studio. The store did not have the dress that I wanted, so they took my measurements. They suggested that even though my measurements fit a certain dress size, that I order it one size bigger because "that is what you need." I trusted them because they are supposed to be the professionals and I have never purchased a wedding dress before. They also advised that I purchase a crinoline or otherwise my dress would be too long and they couldn't hem it. Again, I trusted them and ordered the crinoline. When my dress came in, I had to get it altered, of course, and the manager tried to make it seem like I had lost a lot of weight since I had ordered the dress. They wound up having to alter the dress down to a size lower, which was the size that my measurements corresponded with when I ordered the dress. To top it off, I did not need the crinoline because the dress was not too long, and they refused to take it back or to even help us find another bride that could have used it. Very unprofessional people; they want your money and they will lie to you in order to get it. I wished that I could have purchased my dress at a different store, it would have saved me over $300.00.
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