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21 hours ago, Refresh said:
On 3/11/2018 at 12:01 AM, magemaud said:

I see the controversial "Wounded Warrior" bride, Alicia, was back on tonight 7 months pregnant. She was on the show TWO YEARS ago when they gifted her a dream wedding gown but she still hasn't gotten married and said the pregnancy postponed the wedding? 

Yeah, that made me go Hmmm. Her emotion for Randy does seem genuine to me, though.

I wonder if fans of the show wanted to see a follow up with her and kept asking so they figured out a way to insert her to give an update. (Gawd, i'm so cynical!) Because we certainly didn't get the full episode treatment for her friend. They could've been strangers, ie maybe that lady was an actress.

 

Or does she just want an excuse to be on camera again? I kind of doubt if viewers were clamoring for an update especially after her backstory was exposed as possibly fraudulent. Personally, there are many other brides I'd be interested in seeing a follow up about. And I absolutely agree that her shopping friend could have just been a "plant." 

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I forgot her backstory.  I remember the episode.  Will someone post the info?

That New Years Eve bride was so extra.  I looked up her entourage and the woman is a morning drive DJ in Chicago.  Her male friend works in promotion and she is in sales, I think.  It's an I Heart Radio station.  The dress was nice, but the hair, makeup and head piece were really too much.

i didn't mind the other bride, but her mom and sister were annoying!

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23 minutes ago, Marisagf said:

I forgot her backstory.  I remember the episode.  Will someone post the info?

 

Here you go.  Back story

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42 minutes ago, SuprSuprElevated said:

Am I the only one who watches/watched for dresses?

Lord no.  That's exactly why I started watching but TLC totally screwed up the show with their manufactured drama so I don't watch anymore.

I agree, half an hour of watching a whole bunch of dresses modeled by anonymous people would be peachy with me.

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1 hour ago, SuprSuprElevated said:

Am I the only one who watches/watched for dresses?  I would almost be happy with automatron robot models wearing dresses.  Don't need backstories, don't need entourages, don't even need filmography of the wedding.

Dresses.

Nope, my ideal show would be a couple of would-be brides, different ages, shapes, sizes; each trying on half a dozen dresses in silence. Give us a brief graphic with the bride's preferences as to style, color, etc.  Describe each dress she tries on in a sentence or two. No backstory, no entourage, no dramatics.  At the end, they could put up a graphic letting us know which one she picked.  The end.

In addition to the stale format, we see the same gowns week after week.  Pnina's dresses must be very profitable, hence, the show shoving her down our throats.  But, even she has more dresses than we see on the show.  There is no reason for us to still be seeing the bejeweled satin ruched number from years ago when this year's stripper fairy dresses are eminently snarkable.  I'd actually prefer it if they just put a big 'ole roulette wheel in the middle of the salon and let each bride spin it like the showcase showdown on The Price is Right.  Let ALL the designers Kleinfeld's carries be on the wheel and the bride tries on dresses based on the designers' name she spins.  Each round, a different designer.  Let's get some fun back on this show!

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4 hours ago, SuprSuprElevated said:

Am I the only one who watches/watched for dresses?  I would almost be happy with automatron robot models wearing dresses.  Don't need backstories, don't need entourages, don't even need filmography of the wedding.

Dresses.

Can I get an AMEN!!! I said pretty much the same thing about Four Weddings. I don't need a sob filled backstory, I don't need an entourage, I just wanna look at the pretty, pretty, (and some not-so-pretty) dresses that I'll never be able to afford! It's a simple recipe people, stop adding stuff to it! 

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I'm on Four Weddings strictly for the food.

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Sorry OT, Re:  Four Weddings.  Instead of judging each others' weddings, I think they should have a group of brides who judge another group of brides' weddings.  This is hard to explain, but that a bride is not judging her own competitors, and giving low marks to promote themselves, because they totally do.  Four brides judge another four brides for the best wedding; and vice versa.  So that they are not judging their own competitors.  Make sense?

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On 3/12/2018 at 10:53 AM, SuprSuprElevated said:

Am I the only one who watches/watched for dresses?  I would almost be happy with automatron robot models wearing dresses.  Don't need backstories, don't need entourages, don't even need filmography of the wedding.

Dresses.

Either that, or they should change the name of the show to "Say Yes to the Backstories, Entourages, and Filmography."

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Oh me too, me three, I watch for the damn dresses too, thank you very much, Randy is just an added bonus. He's a nice guy, and we all love him. Vera for Goddess of all Things. 

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It’s 2018, do people really still say “bling”?

NYE bride, that Pnina AGAIN???? It must have the best profit margin in the store for them to flog it for the last 5 years. 

CA bride had an unfortunately shaped body, and she and her two sisters sounded like complete airheads. 

Looks like Randy’s whipped cream boob dress is the next style that’s going to be put on everyone. 

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10 minutes ago, shksabelle said:

Looks like Randy’s whipped cream boob dress is the next style that’s going to be put on everyone. 

"Whipped cream boob dress" - heh, good description.

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1 minute ago, Kohola3 said:

"Whipped cream boob dress" - heh, good description.

Thanks, but I can’t take credit. I stole it from someone upthread. 

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On 3/11/2018 at 1:13 PM, atlantaloves said:

Anybody know how much that New Year's bride's dress cost? I don't think they said. She was tacky, but that dress was fabulous. However, I did like the dress that she decided against with the fabulous to the floor sleeves. Ahhhhhhhh. 

$11,700 it was written on the screen as she walked out to the entourage.

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Holy doo doo balls....that's insane. Thanks for giving me the amount. 

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2 hours ago, atlantaloves said:

Holy doo doo balls....that's insane. Thanks for giving me the amount. 

Are those worse than Schwetty balls?

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On 3/12/2018 at 3:34 PM, doodlebug said:

Nope, my ideal show would be a couple of would-be brides, different ages, shapes, sizes; each trying on half a dozen dresses in silence. Give us a brief graphic with the bride's preferences as to style, color, etc.  Describe each dress she tries on in a sentence or two. No backstory, no entourage, no dramatics.  At the end, they could put up a graphic letting us know which one she picked.  The end.

I'd love this! Though I wouldn't mind a little bit of talk - I am always fascinated how the same dress can look great on one person and terrible on another, or how some styles flatter (or don't flatter) a particular figure and would appreciate some tips and some commentary as to why. But... as someone pointed out, that would be The Learning Channel, and we can't have that anymore :-( 

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On 3/7/2018 at 11:02 PM, shksabelle said:

 

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Oh how I miss Downton Abby! 

On 3/12/2018 at 10:03 AM, Marisagf said:

That New Years Eve bride was so extra.  I looked up her entourage and the woman is a morning drive DJ in Chicago.  Her male friend works in promotion and she is in sales, I think.  It's an I Heart Radio station.  The dress was nice, but the hair, makeup and head piece were really too much.

She looked to me more Jersey Shore (not that there's anything wrong with Jersey) than Chicago. 

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Thank you for sharing that.  It makes one wonder about manufactured drama on the part of the consultants as well.

Can you post a picture of your dress?  It would be refreshing to see something NOT Pnina or stripper fairy.  And did you call it "stripper fairy" when telling him what you didn't want?  Just curious to know if they have heard that term!

9 minutes ago, FreetheGirlses said:

You guys, I seriously could not have asked for a better consultant.

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3 hours ago, FreetheGirlses said:

Went to Kleinfeld this week, and I did say yes to a dress.

Mazel Tov!  Post a pic!!! 

 

3 hours ago, FreetheGirlses said:

That being said, my consultant was...SHAY. 

Maybe what we see is, "Showtime Shay" and not "the honest consultant who is good at his job Shay."

 

3 hours ago, FreetheGirlses said:

- Danielle “Prostitution Whore” Staub from the Real Housewives of NJ was walking in with her entourage (including her daughters) as I was walking out. 

Wow, you got the dress of your dreams and a celebrity sighting too!  So cool.  

I wonder when the cameras showed up to film her dress drama?  

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Beautiful!  And I love the straps, give it a much more distinguished and different look.

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8 minutes ago, Kohola3 said:

Beautiful!  And I love the straps, give it a much more distinguished and different look.

Thank you so much! I am not a fan of strapless. I feel so bare chested without straps. 

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50 minutes ago, FreetheGirlses said:

So my dress is definitely a bit glitzier than I originally envisioned...I wanted fit and flare, though, with these hips and this butt. I wanted to look like a woman, not like I was going to a sweet 16. When I put it on, though, I fell in love. 

And yes, I most certainly did call it a fairy princess stripper dress 😂 I have no filter. 

I blurred out my face just in case my fiancé stumbled upon them.  

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Thank you! 

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OMG! Gorgeous!  I love the lace and it really flatters you. Your mom must have cried when she saw you in it.

If your wedding is in the MD, DC, PA, VA area I would totally crash it to see you in the dress in person, lol. 

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Freethegirls: you have a perfect figure, and that dress is fantastic on you.  Good job reporting and thanks for giving us the low down about Shay. He really is a good stylist! Nice to hear that you had a "no drama" experience honey. Yahoooooooo!

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 Ewwwwww! Tonight‘s Jersey girl bride is so gross, fake, and spoiled.

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5 hours ago, FreetheGirlses said:

Thank you so much! I am not a fan of strapless.

All of that tugging of the top to keep it up.  Ugh.

As one who finds the whole alteration phase fascinating, will you let us share that with you?  One of the things that I can never picture is how they shorten it.  If the bottom has all of that beautiful lace detail, obviously they can't just turn it under.  So how do they make it short enough to fit you?   Inquiring minds want to know!

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@FreetheGirlses Your dress is gorgeous!! And the straps absolutely make it and it looks like they were made to have them! 

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47 minutes ago, PityFree said:

 Ewwwwww! Tonight‘s Jersey girl bride is so gross, fake, and spoiled.

Ugh, she's so gross. I didn't even think the dresses looked flattering on her! Always amazes me when a Dad loves a dress that is so boob-y. I don't think Dad has to be outraged, it just surprises me.

As to Marlena: When Mom picked a dress more than double the budget and was all "it's once in a lifetime!"...was it delusional to have hoped Mom would offer to help? Totally fine if Mom can't afford to help, many people don't that kind of spare cash, but then she shouldn't think her daughter could so easily cough up an extra 3K. 

I stopped watching a while back because I hated the drama and spoiled brides. But I fell off the wagon. Can you get a sponsor for this sort of thing? 

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I'm always amazed when the brides put on some incredibly revealing, tacky dress and then go on and on about what a classy princess their fiances will think they are when see them. What will he think when he sees you? Probably that he's about to marry a slut who thinks nothing of spending $5000 on a dress to wear for one day. 

Not you, FreetheGirlses, your dress is beautiful and you look lovely in it.

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Beautiful dress!  Are you getting it in the same colour?

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 I think we all got to see spoiled jersey bride’s areolas. 

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2 minutes ago, PityFree said:

 I think we all got to spoiled jersey bride’s areolas. 

Appalling. I tuned it at the end (by mistake) and wondered where the top of the dress went. I though those babies would fall right out when she bent to hug her dad. And shame on him for not saying anything.  That was disgusting on so many levels.

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37 minutes ago, Kathira said:

I'm always amazed when the brides put on some incredibly revealing, tacky dress and then go on and on about what a classy princess their fiances will think they are when see them. What will he think when he sees you? Probably that he's about to marry a slut who thinks nothing of spending $5000 on a dress to wear for one day. 

 

I actually don't think that's true. That IS what lots of people would think. But based on years of watching entourage and family reactions, plenty of people are also more than fine with the slutty bride aesthetic as well as insane budgets. And it stands to reason that these grooms know exactly what they're getting and they are probably attracted to this look. No one is marrying Emanuel (the spoiled NJ bride) without understanding exactly what she is and will be wearing! She doesn't hide it. 

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40 minutes ago, snarktini said:

I actually don't think that's true. That IS what lots of people would think. But based on years of watching entourage and family reactions, plenty of people are also more than fine with the slutty bride aesthetic as well as insane budgets. And it stands to reason that these grooms know exactly what they're getting and they are probably attracted to this look. No one is marrying Emanuel (the spoiled NJ bride) without understanding exactly what she is and will be wearing! She doesn't hide it. 

Yeah, you're probably right. This show is a guilty pleasure for me, but sometimes I just get too disgusted by it and have to stop for a while.

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OH MY GODDESS...THAT ITALIAN chick with the father who would buy her anything, (according to her) she is totally Big Ang from Mob Wives..WHAT A UGLY FAT WHORE. 

Seriously, I just CAN'T. The piggy whores on this show, I just can't.  Go away, please. 

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2 hours ago, Kohola3 said:

All of that tugging of the top to keep it up.  Ugh.

As one who finds the whole alteration phase fascinating, will you let us share that with you?  One of the things that I can never picture is how they shorten it.  If the bottom has all of that beautiful lace detail, obviously they can't just turn it under.  So how do they make it short enough to fit you?   Inquiring minds want to know!

Absolutely. I really have no idea, because it's all lace at the bottom. They do have my height. Very curious about this as well. 

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1 hour ago, HighHopes said:

@FreetheGirlses Your dress is gorgeous!! And the straps absolutely make it and it looks like they were made to have them! 

Thank you so much! 
 

5 hours ago, atlantaloves said:

Freethegirls: you have a perfect figure, and that dress is fantastic on you.  Good job reporting and thanks for giving us the low down about Shay. He really is a good stylist! Nice to hear that you had a "no drama" experience honey. Yahoooooooo!

Thanks! These hips don't lie, which make it challenging to find clothes sometimes, but I'm learning to embrace them. If you look at the reviews for Kleinfeld on Yelp, I've found a lot of people also writing very good reviews about Shay. 

 

1 hour ago, Kathira said:

I'm always amazed when the brides put on some incredibly revealing, tacky dress and then go on and on about what a classy princess their fiances will think they are when see them. What will he think when he sees you? Probably that he's about to marry a slut who thinks nothing of spending $5000 on a dress to wear for one day. 

Not you, FreetheGirlses, your dress is beautiful and you look lovely in it.

Thank you. I actually wanted to wear something that made me look a little more like a woman, hence the fit and flare. I was avoiding princess, but didn't want to be a sparkly streetwalker ;) I spent less than $5,000 on it, too. Contrary to what the show makes it seem like, you can get a dress for less than $5,000 at Kleinfeld. 
 

1 hour ago, VGL said:

Beautiful dress!  Are you getting it in the same colour?

Thanks! And no. That dress is ivory lace over blush (it was sort of pink). I'm getting ivory over ivory, so traditional "white". My skin tone can handle a crisp white. Soooo many of the dresses had a blush undertone, though. Very trendy. 

 

1 hour ago, SuprSuprElevated said:

@FreetheGirlses - That is absolutely beautiful!  Fits you like a glove.  Well done.

Thanks! I have to say, all Shay. That was the second dress I tried on. The first one was beautiful too, but he could tell where it was hitting me in a bit of the wrong places and put me right in this one. 

 

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13 minutes ago, FreetheGirlses said:

Absolutely. I really have no idea, because it's all lace at the bottom. They do have my height. Very curious about this as well. 

They will probably remove the lower portion where it attaches to the form fitting section, and make the adjustments there.

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FreetheGirlses, you and that dress are absolutely stunning! That fits you like a glove!  Thank you so much for sharing your experience at Kleinfeld.  I would much rather see that type of experience vs. the young lady who couldn't do math (her words.) 

I can't believe her parents didn't insist on more coverage on the top of that dress.  IMO, that's just embarrassing to walk down the aisle with one's boobs overflowing up and over the dress.  

Note to SuprSuprElevated:  I love your little cat picture!  So cute.  I'm loving all of the animal photos on these forums, especially the cats!  Happy St. Patrick's Day to all!!

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43 minutes ago, FreetheGirlses said:

Absolutely. I really have no idea, because it's all lace at the bottom. They do have my height. Very curious about this as well. 

Anywhere there's a seam (waist, empire, mermaid), length can be taken up from the top instead of the hem. Sometimes they can cut off lace and reattach invisibly. (Once I remember an alterations pulled out her scissors to do this and the bride was understandably freaked out her expensive lace was getting hacked up.) They may lay out the pattern pieces on the fabric and position so the pretty bits land in the right places for your size and height. This kind of customization is one of the reasons orders take so long.

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Did y’all feel the love tonight at the wedding? I think that maybe there have never been two people who truly defined love until that wedding happened. 

I was really expecting more out of the groom that she fell in love with at first sight, and waited all those years for. Did she mention something about having a child, or did I just imagine that.

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Marlena definitely mentioned having a baby. 

I couldn’t take my eyes off of Emanuela’s greasy tanned leather complexion and jiggly boobs. I hope people don’t think she’s a typical Jersey Girl because the vast majority of us are perfectly normal and consider the Snooki types an embarrassment. 

edited to add, here’s her wedding website. Keep it classy! https://www.theknot.com/us/emanuela-defalco-and-robert-arreaga-may-2018

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I have to agree that the NJ bride was awful. But then I'm an old fuddy-duddy who doesn't think a woman's boobs should be hanging out no matter what she's wearing.  I thought it was sad when her sister said it was OK that Emanuela was her father's favorite.  And they made no effort to hide it.  

I remember the good old days when they wouldn't show brides dresses that were over their budget, but this season it seems to happen regularly.

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1 hour ago, snarktini said:

Anywhere there's a seam (waist, empire, mermaid), length can be taken up from the top instead of the hem. Sometimes they can cut off lace and reattach invisibly. (Once I remember an alterations pulled out her scissors to do this and the bride was understandably freaked out her expensive lace was getting hacked up.) They may lay out the pattern pieces on the fabric and position so the pretty bits land in the right places for your size and height. This kind of customization is one of the reasons orders take so long.

I’m short and ordered a dress with a scalloped lace design at the bottom and I’m guessing they did thus.  They measured me when I ordered my dress in the height heels I wanted to wear and made the dress to that length and called it hollow to hem.  Then when the dress came it didn’t need to be hemmed.  And this was not a pricey dress from Kleinfelds so I’m guessing that’s pretty standard on certain dresses.  It made alterations cheaper because it didn’t need to be hemmed.

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8 hours ago, ChitChat said:

Note to SuprSuprElevated:  I love your little cat picture!  So cute.  I'm loving all of the animal photos on these forums, especially the cats!  Happy St. Patrick's Day to all!!

Thanks!  I take no credit beyond a copy & paste of The Google.

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8 hours ago, rlc said:

Did y’all feel the love tonight at the wedding? I think that maybe there have never been two people who truly defined love until that wedding happened. 

I liked the sheer cape she paired with her wedding dress.  I'm not usually a fan of the kind of dress she chose (looks like a slip/negligee to me), but that one looked nice on her, especially with a little added coverage of the cape.  IIRC, there was a beaded design on the bottom of the dress, so that gave it a little pizzazz!

8 hours ago, camom said:

But then I'm an old fuddy-duddy who doesn't think a woman's boobs should be hanging out no matter what she's wearing.

With the bridal gowns, I wouldn't want one where all the attention would be on "the girls."  I think modesty has gone out the window with some of these brides.  IMO, there's just something so wrong with walking down the aisle of a church with your boobs hanging out and on display.  Save it for the honeymoon! 

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