Post # 1
My sister is getting married next year.
And she is into the mode of hunting for the best wedding dress without even care about the budget. But The designer dress or even non brand , sometimes it is too expensive and she has to sacrifice the whole budget.
And there is this consignment bridal shop in her town that just started in the residential home. And the owner created this beautiful boutique-like space in one of her bedroom/den, filled with designer wedding dresses that either never used or gently worn. the price is 25%-70% from the retail cost and it is 5 years age. The owner gets the dresses from individuals or bridal shops left over inventory. SHe is just the mediator to sell the dresses.
The question that I concern, do you really trust a boutique that is located in a residential home? or do you rather buy the dress in the well known boutique at your town, or do you like to buy it online?
Tell me what you girls think. Love to get your opinion from brides to be everywhere in the world:)
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall
I’d say, why not? If it creeps you out to go in to someone’s home, you could be sure to bring a few friends.
But think about this: anyone you buy from on eBay is probably selling out of their home too, with a similar situation to this local person.. except you’re not going in to their house.
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
The location doesn’t matter to me…but the quality of the gown, type of service I received, and possible return/exchange policy would!
Post # 5
Location isn’t an issue for me. I went to a snooty boutique and was treated like crud. If she can find me a good gown, treat me respectfully, and get me a 70% discount, I’d say it’s likely she’s invited to the wedding!!
Post # 6
In general I would say I would have no issue…but I do have one word of caution. There’s a woman who’s done exactly that for designer Indian formal wear near me. I ended up buying an outfit from her for my shower. The outfit is great, but it needed some tailoring and she needed to get me the matching scarf with it. It’s been a nightmare dealing with her. And when the alterations turned out more expensive than I guess she’d hoped (mind you I’d mentioned when buying it that I thought they’d be expensive b/c of the way it’s made), she tried to get me to go to a cheaper tailor or to split the cost with her…um, no, that’s not what I agreed to. She also (claimed that she) lost my number twice now, which is why she didn’t return my calls. I think it might be true, though, b/c she also asked my tailor for my number once.
so I guess my point is that if it’s going to be a one time transaction, great…if not I might be wary of having extended interactions (like alterations etc) with someone who doesn’t have a strong professional reputation. If you can talk to other brides who’ve gone there it would help. If I were to do what I did again, I would have insisted that she lower the price instead of promising to pay for the alterations.