Post # 1
I’ll most likely be purchasing my dress tomorrow and I want to prepare the cashola for it.
When you bought your dress from the salon did you:
a) Paid in Full?
B) Put a deposit down? If so, how much? 20% 30% 50%?
Post # 3
Most stores require a 50% deposit for ordering a dress but if it a dress they have in stock it may be different.
Post # 4
My dress cost $1500…almost $1750 w/ taxes and other costs. My parents are paying for my dress and she had to pay 75% of the actual cost. My girls went to the same place yesterday for their dresses and they had to pay 75% as well…
Post # 5
Mine was the same — 50% down, and the remaining 50% when the dress came in.
Post # 6
We (my parents paid for the dress) put down a 50% deposit and we’ll pay the other half when the dress comes in.
Post # 7
I paid for the whole thing up front, but the woman who owns the store was only asking for 50%. In retrospect, I should have only given 50% just in case something went wrong (which it did not). I don’t think most places will make you pay for all of it up front. Just ask them what their policy is on down payments.
Post # 8
I paid 50% for the deposit and will pay the remaining 50% and the tax when the dress comes in. Some places have incentives or give an extra discount if you pay in full.
Post # 10
Here’s a story. I was suppose to pay only 60%. Well she rang me up for 100% of it. I was so excited about the purchase that I never paid attention to what she was charging me. I read and reread the contract on the dress, the style, the measurements, the color etc…. but NOT the price! Aughh! Luckily, we had the money to pay 100% of it and I am so grateful she didn’t over charge me.
Anyway, moral of the story: check EVERYTHING on the charge slip before signing it!
Post # 11
Most places ask for a percentage (mine was 50%). I would not pay the entire dress, so you allow yourself some leverage with the shop in case something goes awry (thought I hope it does not!).
Post # 14
we did 50% down and the rest when it came in 3 months later. i think around 50% is the norm.
if youre ordering it and having to wait for it like most places do, dont pay in full. some women paid in ful at a local shop here and it went out of business all of a sudden and its owners couldnt be tracked down. it made the local news and when i saw it i freaked out for all the women affected! never saw a follow up story so i dont know how it all ended =(