Post # 1
I just wanted to write a quick post to tell all brides that are considering attending a Running of the Brides a major department store event, of whom shall not be named but you all probably know who I am referring to, please be careful and make sure you are getting a good deal. I attended the one in Atlanta this past Friday. I was totally excited that I found my gown until Saturday morning when I went online and did some research and realized that I paid RETAIL price for the gown. I am on a tight, tight budget for my wedding so this was totally a disappointment. I have been trying for three days to get an answer on how this could happen with no luck. I love my gown and thought I was getting a deal but after I do alterations, and clean the gown, I will have paid more going there to purchase it then if I would have gotten it brand new in a bridal salon. I’m sad and I just don’t want it to happen to anyone else.
Post # 3
But if you got a gown you like and were happy with the price at the time you bought it- why are you upset that it wasn’t discounted? Like, if I wanted to spend $500 on a dress I wouldn’t care if it was a dress that retailed for $500 or if it was a $10,000 dress marked down to $500- I would be happy I got a dress I loved and stayed in budget.
Post # 4
Aw, that’s unfortunate. Its definitely something brides should be mindful of. I know some people who have been successful, I haven’t heard any stories like that. I guess the consolation is that you love your dress. Sorry that happened!
Post # 5
UPDATE: After speaking with the PR person at the department store they determined that indeed I was overcharged for the dress. They quickly recitified the situation and I was able to go back into the store and receive a refund on the overcharge. Needless to say the money was burning a hole in my pocket so I made some more purchases while I was there. I am extremely pleased with the end result and I LOVE MY DRESS!!! Special thanks to Pat and Mary for working on this and making it possible for me to truly enjoy my full bridal experience!!!!