(Closed) Article: “Why Did My Wedding Dress Cost So Much?” FYI before you buy, my dears!

posted 10 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Just out of curiosity, please vote which dress journey most aligns with your experience:

    I shopped in ONLY bridal salons and purchased IN-STORE at full price.

    I shopped in ONLY bridal salons and purchased IN-STORE at a negotiated, discounted price.

    I shopped ONLY online and purchased ONLINE at a discounted price.

    I shopped BOTH in-store and online but purchased IN-STORE at a discounted price.

    I shopped BOTH in-store and online but purchased ONLINE at a discounted price.

    Other Scenario (Please share with us below!)

  • Post # 32
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    7535 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    @love108:  Here in Australia it is illegal to that. Clothing has to have a label including where it was made.

    And that label is the reason I bought online direct from China because all the dresses I tried on in a salon where made in china with a few exceptions (some locally made dresses but those where extremely costly).

    For me I couldn’t fathom spending that sort of money on dress (and dresses are expensive in Australia no $99 David’s bridal sales for us) especially givent hat they were made in China were labour costs are minimal. Especially since I was only going to wear it for max 8 hours.

    But I agree it is all about the bride and what she wants to pay. This fact is also the reason why retailers are able to mark up dresses because people will pay for it. But the wedding dress industry isn’t the only one- we do it everyday if we buy designer/specific store or label products. This includes cosemtics, perfumes, clothes, furniture and household goods.

    Post # 33
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    8700 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I accidentally found a salon where the consultants get paid a generous hourly wage, and pooled comission as a month-end bonus. Since she didn’t really have any incentive to show me just $2000 dresses (the most expensive dress was $2000, I think the cheapest was like $200), and she was getting paid hourly, she took HOURS with me over 2 days, and it was SUCH a fun, pressure-free experience!

    I would REALLY reccomend it. I HATED how my consultant treated me at David’s Bridal!

    I did wind up buying an expensive dress, though. But she said it would be fun to try on, since it was the heaviest dress in the store, and I just happened to wind up loving it!

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