Post # 1
a bridal salon asked me for my credit card # to secure my bridal appointment i told them i did not feel comfortable giving them my cc information for a bridal appointment but is this the norm for high end bridal salons? you tell me bees have you run in to this? should i give them my cc info?
Post # 3
Like a dress salon? Uh… I would go elsewhere. I cannot STAND bridal stores that act like they’re doing you some supreme favor by allowing you into their store so they can charge you thousands of dollars for some polyester and rhinestones.
There must be plenty of places in your area that would love your business.
Post # 4
Was not normal at the places I went. How did they reply when you said no?
Post # 5
I have heard of this but not experienced it. Basically they will charge you a fee if you are a no show to your appointment. There is one store (I can’t remember which one but I vetoed them) here in Australia that you actually have to pay a fee to get in the door. If you buy a dress fromt hem the fee is deducted from your invoice but if you don’t well then you are out $50 (or whatever it was). Ridiculous.
Post # 6
I made appointments at some pretty high end places, and no one asked for my credit card. I wouldn’t trust that. It’s not a bar tab, for heaven’s sake.
Post # 7
@KLDMLO: they said i could not come in and try on dresses and no walk ins allowed. this salon only sells off the rack at that
Post # 8
I was required to give my CC info at one bridal salon and they told me specifically why. Did they tell you why they requested it?
The bridal salon I went to apparently has had a lot of flaky brides in the past, they said they would charge my card X amount if I did not reschedule or cancel my appointment within a certain time frame. This rule only applied to weekend appointments and I guess if a bride blew them off that hour appointment potential sale is lost.
I knew 100% I was making that appointment and thats the only reason I gave it to them. They are a well respected bridal boutique open for over 30 years. If it was a newer place or did not have a well established reputation I probably wouldn’t feel comfortable.
Post # 9
thank you so much ladied there not getting this girls credit card# that just does not sound right to me at all
Post # 10
I’m always hesitant and start to wonder when places ask me for cc info, it just doesn’t sit right. Seems like you made the right decision to stay away since you were feeling uneasy about it.
Post # 11
You have to give your credit card at Kleinfelds. But as for NYC-higher end/smaller boutiques like Saks, the Vera Wang flagship, Mark Ingram, and Gabriella didn’t.
It’s for insurance for them-if you don’t show up, then they will charge you-your appointment took up time which could have been a sale.
Post # 12
Two out of the three places I made appointments asked for my credit card. They will charge you if you don’t show up, but not if you call to cancel. I bought my dress at the second store we went to and just called 30 minutes before my third appointment to cancel and wasn’t charged.
Post # 13
@BrooklynWife: Ditto, I was just going to say that Kleinfeld and Pronovias in NYC require a CC to hold an appt. I think the charge is $50 if you don’t show.
Post # 14
@LittleRiver: a big well known bridal salon like Kleinfeld or Saks 5th ave id give my cc# to but an unknown bridal salon that sells off the rack dresses no way lol i can see why well known bridal salons would do it but not this place.
Post # 15
I would never, ever do this.