Pull The Trigger and Fork Over That Cash

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
3677 posts
Sugar bee

The fact that they are insisting cash only is a red flag for me. Buying with a credit card gives you important consumer protections that you will not have if you just hand over a wad of cash. I wouldn’t do it that way, not for such an important purchase.

Post # 4
33 posts
  • Wedding: October 2014

happyhappyhappa:  The only reason I can think of why they might ask for cash is that this will keep them from having to pay a percentage to the credit card company which might allow them to give you a better discount. As long as you you are buying it from a reputable shop, you should go ahead and get it since it seems like this is definitely the dress for you. I also felt a little uncomfortable spending so much on a dress but most costs associated with a wedding will make you cringe a little, doesn’t mean it’s not worth it in the end. 

Post # 5
636 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015


This is exactly what I am doing tomorrow! I found my dress, which happens to be the floor sample that I am getting 20% off with free alterations. So I had to make a rushed decision but I really feel this is the dress for me. I also have a large wad of cash in my purse ready for the deposit! I still cannot believe wedding dresses are so much money!! I feel like she is going to struggle getting the cash out of my hand haha!  It is still alittle more than I had budgeted but how can I say no to such a great deal!? I cant pass up the perfect dress because its a few hundred over my budget. 

And the cash part does make me slightly uneasy, but she told me that they prefer cash so they dont have to pay the processing fee for a credit card. Makes sense I guess. Just will 100% be getting a receipt!!

I am so excited and nervous! Its so much money. Slightly less than yours but I definetly know how you’re feeling!! Congrats on finding your dress!!!!


Post # 6
884 posts
Busy bee

I think wedding dresses cost a ton and it was so hard for me to decide if it was worth it. I wanted dresses in the $3000-$5000 range and at one point felt wiling to pay that. After trying on dresses and buying 2 samples I finally decided to put down a bigger chunk of money on a used dress. I don’t miss the money I spend bc I make a decent salary but that’s a whole months rent for some people…..

Post # 7
2555 posts
Sugar bee

I blame Quen Victoria. If it wasn’t for her and her white wedding dress, you’d be fronting up next September in your very best dress from your existing wardrobe. Guess the wedding dress industry is here to stay and by the look of the activity on the hive it’s at no riskof collapsing any time soon.

Saw an episode of ” Say Yes to the Dress” once where the bride was chasing up a $30 000 gown!!!! A special one-off designer dress.  I don’t remember if she said “yes”in the end,  but in the context of that extravagence your cash price seems entirely resonable.

Pesonally I think the cost of the gown is not proportional to the beauty of the bride. Last wedding I attended the bride looked exquisite and paid only $450 for her gorgeous dress.

Post # 8
497 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I put a deposit down on my dress this week also, and also cant believe i paid so much. i paid by credit card and paid the extra charge to the retailer as felt more comfotable with that protection.  the dress i bought is designed by a small designer, and made in london, so i am happy to support that more than a massive company. still though.. feel very strange about putting down that kinda money (2k). sleepless nights and all.

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