(Closed) Ever have a bridal shop practically kick you out?

posted 8 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I wouldnt give them your business…

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

blah, how rude!  i wouldn’t go back to a place like that…

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I agree with the previous two posters. There is no way I would give them business. In fact, when they do call you…I think you should tell them that you intended to help a local business and now have no intention of ever stepping foot in the place again. Also, as far as referrals go…you won’t be giving them any either! In this type of economy especially, there is no reason for a retailer to treat customers that way.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I agree with Ravezoe – if/when they call let them know why you are declining. Maybe they are jsut too hoity toity to have any business sense, or maybe someone was screwing up and others need to know about it.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Goodness, sounds like they were just not feeling like staying in business that day! I’m so sorry!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Unfortunatley, the bridal salon I ordered from operates on an appointment only basis. I don’t know if they would ever go so far as to refuse a sale to someone that just walked in, but it’s very frustrating to call and have to leave a vm and wait for a call back. They were the only salon in the state that carried a sample of my dress, so I made the appt. I just don’t understand businesses thatoperate this way. I can’t imagine the sales they miss out on because no one is there or they don’t answer the phone.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

That actually doesn’t surprise me. It’s considered a big faux pas to do a walk-in at a bridal salon, etiquette-wise. They no like. At all. As with arizonabride, everwhere I went operated on appointment only, and I would never step foot in a bridal salon without an appointment.

Sorry you had a bad experience. 🙁

 

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Bridal salons suck. End of story!

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

that surprises the heck out of me?! i also don’t think i shop at the uber upper end stores so maybe that happens there? especially if you wanted to purchase. i would definitely call and ask to speak with the owner and let her know of your experience and why you wouldn’t be back.

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper

…maybe it’s a mob front.

tee heee… okay, maybe not!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I agree with 50footbride. A lot of bridal salons operate by appointment only. And those places usually guarantee attention meaning only one party in their salon at a time. They probably did not want their other customer feeling slighted. Though the last time I walked into a places like that they were exceeding polite and made me an appointment on the spot. So *shrug*

Post # 15
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Blushing bee

The true couture houses require appointments so they can devote all their time to helping you get the exact perfect gown etc for you.  And to measure you very carefully.

The not-couture place you visited wanted you to make an appt so they could both pressure you into buying high price things.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I agree that that was very rude behavior, but I also see the point others are making about places requiring appointments. If it’s a store policy, they were probably just following the rules. HOWEVER, the couple of places I’ve been to that are like that, when I walked in, made me an appointment on the spot, as the other girl said. Also, they didn’t mind if I looked on my own all I wanted, they just said they couldn’t help me until such and such time the next day. Sorry this happened to you.

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