(Closed) Vera Wang China charging brides to try on dresses!

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Would you pay to try on wedding dresses, even if they are your dream designer?
    Yes, it's worth it! : (3 votes)
    6 %
    Hells no. : (45 votes)
    94 %
  • Post # 3
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    2553 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I would never pay a fee to just try on dresses. That money would be wasted if you dont like any of the dresses. I could possibly imagine them charging you the money and then letting you put that towards a dress if you bought one, but not a fee on top of the dress. Thats insane.

    Post # 4
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    1514 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @peonyinparis:  I can understand the intellectual property concerns in the area, but I still think that’s crazy.  As someone looking for a wedding gown, I’d be much less inclined to buy a more expensive dress if I already dropped nearly $500 just to try things on.  For example, if your dress budget is $4500 and you spend about $500 for a fee, you may then only feel comfortable spending $4000 or less (and may then be unable to get a dress you could otherwise afford).  That’s just a random example, of course, but that’s how I see it.

    Post # 5
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    34 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @peonyinparis:  My mom told me the other day! It’s ridiculus!!!

    Post # 6
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    259 posts
    Helper bee

    That is ridiculous, i would go somewhere else!

    Post # 8
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    9063 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Nope. I never had a “dream” dress, I never had a “dream” wedding because I was a tomboy. I didn’t dream of these things. Dress shopping, I had a general gist of what I would like in mind, but nothing that made my heart explode. I bought the first dress I really liked and I have zero regrets.

    I would never pay any amount of money to try something on. It will all be for waste if I don’t buy anything. Plus, chances are your “try on fee” wouldn’t count towards the cost of the dress, so you’d be paying for more.

    Edit: “But some people said the store needs the rule to ensure its clothes are treated with care.”

    It’s a god damn wedding dress. It’s not a national treasure or a world relic. It will be worn once and thrown into a closet and forgotten. Good god. These people are so into themselves.

    Post # 9
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    601 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Don’t pay for that. That’s WAY too much money.

    Post # 10
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    824 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    @peonyinparis: not true at all. I went to the (only!) VW in hong kong and they had the same policy. so I’m afraid even going to hong kong wouldn’t help you… actually MOST wedding dress stores in HK have a trying-fee.

    Post # 11
    Hostess
    8580 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Um.. No. I would not pay a fee to try it on. That’s crazy.

    Post # 12
    Hostess
    8580 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    And, for the cost of her dresses [which range from $1500 +], she shouldn’t be charging to try them on! She should be making her customers happy and hope they buy!

     

    She’s probably doing this because many brides TRY ON her dresses, but don’t buy. Either going with a cheaper version of her dress from a boutique, OR even a china seller!

     

    Post # 14
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    824 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    @peonyinparis: I think it was $5000 ($644.84 USD) for up to 8 dresses, and $300 ($38.69 USD) per dress after that. these go towards the price of a dress IF you buy from them; otherwise it’s nonrefundable.

    Post # 15
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    268 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I probably would not. but is the fee applied to the dress if you decide to buy?

    If youre SURE you wanted a vera dress, then I would do it. I would probably go to a non-vera salon first so i knew what kind of dress I wanted in terms of silhouette etc. also because it can be overwhelming your first time and you dont want any emotional stuff getting in the way of finding the dress when youre paying to try it on!

    Post # 16
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    1649 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013 - Rustic mill, historical site

    Noooooooooooo, not a chance in hell.

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