Here comes the "fun" part. I went in yesterday for my fitting and there was a bride literally SCREAMING because they had chopped off the satin hem on her dress and she was beyond upset about it. So, I was barely greeted, rushed into a room where I proceeded to wait for 45 minutes in my big heavy dress w/o a clue what was going on (after driving an hour and a half). Finally the seamstress came out and yelled at me and told me I'd have to come back w/my bra I was wearing w/the dress. I told her, I don't want to add any bulk (I'm a 38 DDD) and that I'd prefer to have cups sewn in, or just have the dress be fitted enough where I could go w/o.
This was apparently not acceptable for her and she demanded that I go next door to Lane Bryant and buy a bra or she would not fit me. I purchased probably 3 strapless bras, none that I wanted to wear for the wedding.. so how can I find one in 10 minutes?? So finally I told her that her customer service skills were hideous and that I would find someone to fit the dress elsewhere, where I could be assured they'd have a clue.
I just wanted to share my experience w/you all. I'm actually living in NY now after years in Boston, but am having my wedding on Nantucket. I'm a size 16, with a HUGE chest and first of all finding a dress that would fit my boobs.. I think I ended up having to go w/a size 22W and then not having it fit me correctly so close to my wedding and being treated like that was in my opinion NO way acceptable.