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Hi, I just thought I would update this thread.
We got the dress. We arrrived in Dubai at 1pm on Saturday, went to the first shop at 3pm and bought the dress from the third shop at 6pm.
So here's a rundown on the places we went to.
FROST - a very small salon with a few dresses. It very much needs updated and more stock on hand. The assitants were Ok but they really didnt have anything to sell.
THE BRIDAL ROOM - really nice assistants, really really nice. They made our experience a real joy and all the more so considering my daughter was now realising she is getting married - that its actaully happening. There were loads of dresses to try on and many a different style and we did think we'd found the dress here but I said lets try one more shop just to make sure and ........... Still, I would recommend them to anyone.
THE WEDDING DRESS SHOP - this is where we found 'the dress' and had a marvellous time. The assistants were lovely, really fun, and there were rack and racks of dresses.
Arushi we didnt get to but they were very nice, as well as helpful, when I called to make the appointment.
Pronovias - I would have pulled my teeth out rather than let there assistants loose on my daughter. Nasty is all I have to say about them - but I wont include the Eastern European assitant in that. Sadly though the day I went to make the appointment she was going out to luch and I was left in the hands of 2 other who were just down right nasty. The dresses were lovely but they were all a variation on the same theme - they were almost identical to each other. This is where I thought she'd have found her dress as everything she'd liked on line was Pronovias but the lack of different styles meant there really wasnt anything to chose unless you were sure you wanted the mermaid/bootylicious/fishtail look. My daughter thought she was sure but as it is - she went for what she said she'd never consider.
Barbara - we didnt get as far as contacing her.
So all in all it was a really good experience.edited by DesertRose1958 on 03/04/2012