negotiating dress price at a trunk show

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What sort of discount were you able to negotiate on your dress?
    I did not try to negotiate. : (4 votes)
    36 %
    My store would not negotiate. : (1 votes)
    9 %
    5% off : (0 votes)
    10% off : (3 votes)
    27 %
    15% off : (1 votes)
    9 %
    20% off : (1 votes)
    9 %
    free alterations : (0 votes)
    free veil or accessories : (1 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    15 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I received 10% off with all alterations included and a $1000 veil. 

    Post # 4
    Hostess
    4941 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @TrousseauHorse:  I haven’t ever done it, I purchased my gown as a sample so got a huge discount that way. However I’m going to say on a whim that since the designer is already discounting you 10%, if you can afford it, I would leave it at that. If it’s one of those times that you’re barely above budget, maybe gently mention that “this is gorgeous, but my budget is $x.” And see the reaction. It never hurts to try!

    Post # 6
    Member
    52 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @TrousseauHorse:  I didn’t buy my dress at a trunk show but the store I went into was already having a 15% off sample gowns sale for one week, after I explained to the lady that it would be hard for me to get the money quick enough to pay the dress off with time to get alterations she gave me another 15% on top of that

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