My experience at two birds bridal started off brilliantly. Smiling staff more than happy to help, a nice selection of dresses and veils etc etc.
I tried on a beautiful dress and everyone in the store said it looked amazing on me. BUT! The very second that my mother asked for a price, they made up prices! The price on the belt I wanted: they said $650. My bridesmaid turned it over and the price on the belt actually said $450. Same as the headpiece they so desperately wanted to sell me (even though i said i just wanted a veil) After I specifically told them "this is only the second dress that I have tried on, I want to try some more on" they said "this looks beautiful, don't confuse yourself by trying on another one". THEN after I said I need time to think about it before putting down a deposit, the dressmaker was out taking my measurements. They then told my mother that because the measurements had been taken they require a $100-$200 deposit on the dress and 60% paid after 2 weeks. But hang on! I didn't even know if this was the dress I wanted and they already had their hands in our pockets! They pretty much refused to let me try on another dress, probably because it was the most expensive dress in the store! I'm so jaded by this experience that even if that was my perfect dress, I won't be buying it from them now.