I went shopping on Saturday while we had some time after the Thanksgiving festivities. My mom, aunt and I began at Lett's Bridal on Saturday morning (at 11:30, they open at 11am). The woman working at the time was so rude when we walked in, asking us if we made an appointment, which I had not. I did not see anywhere on their website where saying "appointment requested/recommended." She acted very put-off by this and said I could try on 3 dresses. Umm ok, this is not sounding like you are going to be very helpful. They also seem to carry primarily ballgowns, and I am looking for more of an A-line dress. Tried on the three dresses and did not feel very excited about them. Also the bridemaids dresses were on the more expensive side (most seemed about $175-200 and those were for short dresses!).
We then went to Fantastic Finds, and they got me in for an appointment for a half hour after we arrived, so we left for a quick lunch. They were really great! There were a great selection of dresses and most seem to be within my price range ($1,000-$1,500). When I was pretty settled on a dress, they brought me to try on veils and jewelry- which they have a great selection of as well. I was hesitating and couldn't make a decision however, but they gave me a pair of earings as a gift for coming in, as well as a thank-you email I received the same day. Great experience, I highly recommend.
Just a few thoughts on trying on dresses in Lansing that might be helpful.