We received a really nice note from June bride Sam about her dress shopping experience:
I am writing to thank you so very much for helping me create the most perfect wedding for my husband and I! ... I was dreading shopping for and buying a wedding gown because lace, tulle, and rhinestones are just not my style. And, although I wanted to look great on my wedding day, I did not want to spend thousands on a dress I'd only wear for 8 hours.
The first (and only) day I went shopping, I visited several wedding boutiques that 1) looked at me like I was nuts for just starting to look for a dress only (gasp!) 8 months before my wedding date, and 2) pulled out only dresses priced well over what I said I wanted to pay. The last place I stopped at was the English Dept. I knew as soon as I walked in the door that this was where I was going to find my dress! Not only is your shop beautiful, but your clothes are incredible! The simple elegance of each the special-occasion dresses you chose to sell was such a welcome relief from the torrents of corsets, taffeta and ruffles I had been around all day. With the non-pushy, non-intrusive and very knowledgeable assistance of Erin (and, of course, my mom) I tried on many dresses - and loved most of them! I left that day with two dresses to decide between: the Thread "Tori" and the Jenny Yoo "Kayla". I mulled it over for several weeks before coming back, trying them both on and deciding on the Thread dress...I cannot remember the name of the woman who measured me that day, but she did an amazing job. My dress needed absolutely no alterations! It fit perfectly.
I absolutely fell in love with the English Dept. and can't wait to return for other special occasions and everyday wear! Thank you all so much for your service, style and for understanding that some brides just need something understated and simple.
Sometimes in the mad flurry of bridal season, there isn't much time to reflect. Thanks, Sam, for reminding all of us here at The English Dept. that this work is really fun and rewarding. Brides like you make it so. Photo: TJ Cameron.