26th June 2011 Where do I start. I had spent $1500 around 7 years ago at Brides Corner when I was married previously. I ordered a size up because the sample I tried on was too tight, Pat told me that it would be exactly the same just fit better. I told her repeatedly I did not want to look bigger than I am (a size 16 in normal clothing) and did not want to accentuate my bust. Months later two weeks before the wedding, my fiance had been in ten minutes prior to pay the balance for the dress (dress cost$1900) Incidentally I had also spent approx $200 on jewellery when I ordered the dress. When I tried on the dress I was so devestated as when I stood sideways my body looked like a barrel, no shape. Going up a size increased the bust area, which changed the whole shape of my bust. Her advice to buy a dress in the larger size in that style was not good advice. I have been told since by an expert that that style of dress is suitable for someone with a long waist,( I am short waisted.) Pat refused to do anything, she told me that I had serious body image issues, which was very hurtful, that she had done her best and that she did not want two dresses the same in the shop albeit different size. With my wedding only a short while away I did not want to upset my husband to be, I wanted to continue having a stress free, happy wedding and was so upset at having to fork out $800 to hire another dress elsewhere (which looked gorgeous and did not make me look huge like Joan of Arc like the one from Brides Corner) I said to Pat that I had spent a lot of money with her over the years and this is how she treated me, she said I had to take the dress and go. We now have the dress for sale in the place I hired the second dress I ended up wearing. We are $1900 out of pocket and Pat from Brides Corner is richer for it. I don't know how she sleeps at night. Reading the other unhappy customers comments about the rudeness experienced there I am not surprised. I would stay right away from the place especially if you cannot try on and buy the same size you need. It's as bad a risk as buying off the internet blindly and you have no come back. Jo Morgan
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22nd January 2011 The owner of the shop served me. She was quite cold in manner. Apart from asking me the date of the wedding she didn't show any further interest. Her daughter was nicer. Considering it is the most expensive shop to try on dresses that i have been to so far ($50 for 6 dresses - compared to $30 or $40 for as many as you want) it was the worst experience i have had. She let me try on 2 of the 3 i had mentioned on the phone and another one which had just come in. She then left me to get changed without asking would i like to try on any more. I had to request to try on another few dresses (to get my moneys worth) but to be honest i just wanted to get out of there. She doesn't seem to realise she is selling more than a dress- she should be selling the experience. Will definitely not be buying from there. Have also tried on nicer dresses for cheaper - try Jessica Bridal - much nicer dresses and lovely staff!