Has anyone ever had to pay just to TRY ON a dress??

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@PennyLove5:  I personally have never heard of this. i would not pay to try a dress on but if you have the $$$ and you really think this dress could be the one. i’d ask if after you try the dress on if that $250.00 with go towards the purchase price of the dress.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

I have never heard of that! Although I’m in Canada and things tend to be quite different here. I wouldnt pay to try a dress on. I’d search everywhere to see if I could try t on somewhere else, and chances are I probably wouldn’t go there even if they were the only ones who carried it just for that very reason. Stubborn? You betcha! Lol

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@PennyLove5:  I’ve never heard of that in Canada before.  I would flat out refuse to pay just to try it on.  The only exception would be if I was absolutely sure it was THE dress and the $250 was put towards the purchase price.  The only thing similar to that I’ve experienced was bridal shops refusing to let me take my photo in the dress.  I went elsewhere.  Good luck finding your perfect dress.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Yeah I had to pay to try wedding dresses on. No where near $250 though. I think the 3 bridal stores I went to, 2 charged $50 for an hour but you could try on as many dresses as you liked and the other was $100 for an hour. All the stores said they would credit the try on fee to your dress if you purchased from them. $250 is pretty steep, id need to be completely sold on the dress before I paid that kind of money! 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I’ve seen that some places are charging $25 or so- but not $250!! That’s INSANE!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Errr.r yah, i’ve never never of that!

Now would I pay it!

(then again I didn’t even pay that much for me dress as i got it from Dressilyme!)

Keep calling around, i’m sure you’ll find it somewhere else!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@PennyLove5:  No you have to pay $250 for them taking the dress off the show and bringing it to the store for you.  That is a giant pain in the ass for them – it’s a getting off their asses fee.

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2018

I have never heard of that, that is ridiculous!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Uh is the $250 for trying on one dress or can you try on more? Either way, that is ridiculous amunt!

I live in Auckland, New Zealand and the majority of bridal salons charge you to try on their dresses – ranging from $40-$100 for the truly high-end – although the amount is credited towards your dress if you purchase from them and is a one-off fee, so you can come back again and again and try on more dresses. Most also don’t allow photos to be taken whilst trying on the dresses.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@Miss Circe:  +1. Same as in Wellington. I paid $50 to try on dresses at the place I purchased mine. I went and tried it on again and didn’t have to pay again but because I purchased it on a different day I couldn’t use the $50 towards the dress. Undecided

 

Oh well it had 30% off so can’t really complain!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I would never pay to try on anything. That’s insane…find somewhere else!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@FirstComesLoveNZ:  Haha at least they made for it with a discount. But reading the other responses on this thread is just making me more annoyed at the wedding industry in NZ.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

That is flat-out crazy. I’ve been to 4 bridal appointments now and I don’t think they’d ever even consider this! I went to 2 very expensive places so I was thinking maybe they don’t charge there for the sake of luxury service, but I went to a mid-price place and a budget place as well and no one ever suggested this!

I’m also interested in a Romona Keveza dress and in the LA area, and I hope we can find a place to try them that doesn’t charge absurd fees!

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