(Closed) Any brides who tried on dresses without intention to buy?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Hm, I don’t think I would come right out and say I don’t intend to buy. I think people, in general, tend to help you less when they know they’re not making any money from the commission. I would just go try things on, and if you find one you love, just tell them you’ll be back later to buy. Otherwise, you might not find anything anyway, and you can just say you didn’t see anything you love and leave it at that. Have fun!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I most definitely looked before I was ready to buy. For one, I had no idea what would look good on me or how heavy those dresses were!! My DH’s cousin and I are very close and she was leaving to study abroad and wouldn’t be back until closer to our wedding so I went dress shopping with her just for fun. I didn’t tell the sales consultant that I was just looking, but she was so rude that even if I were serious about to buy I wouldn’t have boughten from her.

Post # 5
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1471 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I didnt want to buy my dress till October for our April wedding but was so excited to try wedding dresses that we went a month after being engaged…. of course I found the perfect one and just had to have it!!  We ended up putting a down payment on it and that was that!! I ended up with a dress a year in advance…oops πŸ™‚

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I looked and tried on before I was ready to buy. I made a point to say that I was JUST starting to look and didn’t think I was ready to buy. I wanted to get into dresses!! I even upped my budget πŸ™‚ Which I think helped me a lot because I didn’t fall in love with any 5k dresses. I honestly kept thinking to myself, “what’s the difference?!” I really enjoyed the dress trying on experience. I made sure not to go during peak times though…didn’t want to prevent the sales lady from actually selling a dress!

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I tried on a dress before I was really looking to buy, and I found my dream dress and bought it.  No dress regret!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

We went to a salon specifically to try on the Alfred Angelo Disney dresses for giggles. I told the consultant we were still in the looking phase and we had an appointment at another salon later that same day.

Funny thing is is one of the dresses I tried on for giggles may be my dress πŸ™‚

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I think it’s fine to go try on dresses.  When they pressed me to make a sale, I usually just told them that I wanted to discuss it with my mother who was buying the dress.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@lioness_89:  You’re mom may have been looking forward to just you and her. Maybe this Friday can be just you and mom and FMIL can join you guys on another dress-shopping trip. And if you find the dress on this trip, maybe she can come when you and FI come to pay the down payment.

If YOU want FMIL there for all dress shopping trips, sit down and explain it to your mom that it’s important to you that both of them are there to share in the experience.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Bridal shows are an awesome time to do this, with no pressure. With summer approaching, they’re everywhere. But by all means, I’d go into stores haha. I just wouldn’t necessarily state that I had no plans of buying one. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@abbie017:  Same here. I was all about finding what I wanted and then bargain shopping. But I tried on the dress, loved it, and have not looked back.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I totally did, but I wouldn’t come right out and say that you’re not buying immediately.  Tell them you’re just starting out and want to see which shapes look right on you, and then get down to details.  Besides, who knows?  You might find your dream dress and come back to put a deposit down.  Just because you’re not buying that day doesn’t mean you’re not buying eventually.

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