Dress purchase – how did yours work?

posted 4 years ago in Dress
  • poll: How did you purchase your dress
    100% up front : (45 votes)
    38 %
    Store Credit Card/Financing Option : (1 votes)
    1 %
    I paid a certain % deposit to order and the rest before it was picked up : (71 votes)
    60 %
    Mine was different, I'll explain : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    2589 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

    Mine was from an independent store (we don’t really have chains over here), but I paid 50% up front, and the rest will be paid when it arrives.

    Post # 4
    4690 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

    I paid in full on my credit card. I thought that’s hwo it worked? I didn’t even know about a deposit…

    Post # 5
    1663 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I paid in full up front.  I thought that maybe it would get me a discount (it didn’t).  But I just wanted it taken care of, and they said that it didn’t matter if I paid 100% or 50% at the time (balance would have been due when the dress came in at that point).

    Post # 6
    879 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013 - A Beautiful converted Barn

    i paid 50% upfront and then the remaining when it arrived.

    Post # 7
    8477 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I just paid upfront with a credit card, that way if anything didn’t work out, I could always dispute the charge with the CC company.

    Post # 8
    2612 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

    I paid 50% upfront and the remaining balance is due when the dress comes in and I pick it up.

    Post # 9
    922 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @MsGinkgo:  I got 10% off for paying in full right then.  I also took it home with me since it was off the rack.

    Post # 10
    257 posts
    Helper bee

    I didn’t even ask what my options were for paying, because the total cost was only $156. I just paid it when I ordered.

    Post # 11
    6156 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I put down a 50% deposit and when the dress came in, I paid the other half

    Post # 12
    1286 posts
    Bumble bee

    I paid a little over 50% ($300) when they ordered it.  Still waiting for it to come in. I’ll pay the rest when it arrives. ($259)

    Post # 13
    1785 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I had the option to do a 60% deposit but chose to pay in full on my CC.

    Post # 14
    1588 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Mine would have allowed financing or 50% deposit, but I came from out of state and they were shipping it to me directly, so I insisted on paying everything up front just to make it easier on everyone.

    Post # 15
    7169 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    i went to an independent store in the US and had to pay 60% upfront.

    then pay in full plus alterations before they would start the alterations.


    Post # 16
    10457 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Mine was 50% deposit to order, and I pay the the 50% and tax when I pick it up. I have I pay/pick it up within two weeks after it arrives. No problem – I’ll be at that store ASAP when I get the call!

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