Post # 1
There is a Spring Sell going on right now at the salon where I would like to get my dress at (I still havent tried on dresses unfortunately) and that sale ends between the first and second week of June. Since I havent had money I havent gone to try on dresses, and I was really hoping that I would be able to make that sell. I was wondering, for those of you that had to have your dress made, how much deposit was asked for in order for them to start making the dress? If you could please tell me the total cost of your dress plus the exact amount you gave when you picked your dress would be a great help! I have VERY little right now, and I was hoping to spend less than $1,500 on my dress so with this sale I could probably get a dress for half that price, but I would like to know what is the usual amount needed. I tried asking but they told me it depended on the dress.
Would greatly appreciate it if you could help me bees! 🙂
Post # 3
Well, my dress cost 695€ (!) only and i gave 50% as a deposit, but i could have given less if i wanted to
Post # 4
@Rivendeler: that was a great price and not too bad on the amount given, thanks!
Post # 5
I also paid half + the tax on the dress. So my dress was 1500 something and I put down 800 something. If its a sample sale though where youjust take home that dress you will likely need to pay 100% though.
Post # 6
50% deposit for me but I agree with the bee above, if its a big sale, you may need to purchase it 100% up front
Post # 7
I paid 25% down and had 3 months to pay it off in weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or pay the balance in full by the due date. I just paid it in full once I had the rest saved.
Post # 8
I had to pay a 50% deposit upon ordering my dress.
Depending on the type of sale a store is having though, you may need to put down the total purchase price up front, especially if they are selling the samples.
Post # 9
Mine required a minimum of 50% downpayment, and that’s what I put down!
Post # 10
I bought the one off the floor. Paid $100 down the the rest in monthly payments (total $399).
Post # 11
I had to put down 50% and then the other half when I picked up the dress.
Post # 12
They asked for 1/2 down, but I was BLESSED beyond belief to be able to pay for it in full. At the time I paid they were also having a sale, so my dress that was $950 before taxes was $922 with taxes after the discount. Im going to pick her up next week—so excited!
Post # 13
I paid in full because it was cheap, I had the money, and they would throw in free alterations. The alterations could’ve cost more than the dress, so it was a no brainer.
Post # 14
50% down, then the rest was broken into 3 monthly payments.
Post # 15
At my dress shop, I went in with no intention of buying that day but ended up finding a dress I loved. When I indicated that I would call back when I was able to pay the deposit (which if memory serves was 1/3 the cost of the $2600 dress), they were so eager to make sure I came back that they were willing to take a $200 deposit to “hold” the sale. A couple weeks later I called and paid for the bulk of the dress and I will pay the last $300 next month at my first fitting. Most places are willing to work with you, but you have to ask.
Post # 16
I paid for mine in full to get an additional 10% off. I’m pretty sure they required 50% down to actually place the order.