(Closed) Bridal stores holding the dress

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
543 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Mine has mine for now… but im having alterations done by them so im cool with that. 

Post # 3
2530 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Yes perfectly normal if alterations are happening etc. I don’t think my dress was picked up until a couple of weeks before the wedding. 

Post # 4
1 posts
  • Wedding: September 2015

Depends if they have room or not and timing of purchase.

Post # 5
1123 posts
Bumble bee

My dress came in in March and they are holding it until August when I get married despite me having paid in full. This was my choice though and was because the bridal shop will also be doing my alterations.

I can imagine it is an option you might go with anyway though if you may have trouble storing the dress. It all depends if you trust the bridal shop and have confidence that you will get the dress back. It should be your choice though, if you’ve paid in full and want to take the dress home then you absolutely can!

Post # 6
597 posts
Busy bee

I paid for my dress in full the day I purchased. I did have to wait 6 months for it to arrive but they did hold it for me for another 3 months til my wedding. They did also do my alterations so I did not pick up my dress til a few days before the actual wedding day.

Post # 7
9673 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

They kept mine until the week of my wedding. They had a fire proof vault.

Post # 8
4815 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

MirandaKL:   As soon as it came in I paid for my dress and took it home with me.  They were clearly unhappy about it and tried all kinds of things to get me to leave it with them.   It was my dress and I wanted it home with me!   

Post # 9
174 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

The store held mine until 2 days before. I didn’t want to have to deal with moving it to my house, moving it to the hotel, then moving it to my parents hotel when they arrived from out of town. It was easier to just pick it up after they were checked in and take it directly to their room. 

Post # 10
2271 posts
Buzzing bee


At the store I work at we give you a choice, many girls let us hold it because they live with their Fiance or will have alterations done with us etc. If you paid for it and are not having alterations done I don’t see why you can’t pick it up if it makes you more comftorable. 

Post # 11
1651 posts
Bumble bee

Our store has been a pain in the A as far as ordering / receiving/ etc.  We ordered dresses in OCTOBER 2014, they said the dresses would be in come Feb 2015, Feb came and went with no dresses, march came and went also April and a part of MAY. 

Wedding in one week, dresses came in 3 weeks before wedding.  We are very dissapointed in their professionalism. 

Also ordered Tux’s from same Co, came in to short pant sizes, no vest, no pocket square which was ordered.  

Never deal with them again. 

NOTE: Always have your groom and groomsmen try on their tux’s before leaving, make sure all they ordered is in the bag/box – check shoe color make sure its what you ordered.  Our tan tux was ordered with brown shoes and black came in with it.  Ive had it up to my A double S with my tux/bridal store and they will hear from me AFTER its over. 


Post # 12
4891 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

MirandaKL:  I didn’t pick up my dress (paid in full when it was decided upon) until a few weeks after it came in. The store was an hour away and I just didn’t have the time. But, we had the option of them keeping it until it was closer to the wedding, or us just taking it. We opted to take it, that way we had it. My mom had room at her house to store, so it wasn’t a big deal. Plus, I was getting alterations done locally so it just made sense.

Post # 13
5153 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

MirandaKL:  I think it’s weird. I took mine home for about 6 months until alterations were ready to start. 

Post # 14
1648 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

MirandaKL:  The place that I bought mine, does hold dresses, but they were busting at the seams with dresses, so they asked if I could take it until alterations time. It wasn’t a big deal, either way. I would have been okay with them keeping it there until alterations were done because they’ve been around for 70 years.

Post # 15
72 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Mt. Woodson Castle

Honestly, if they’re not doing any alterations to it you should be able to take your dress!

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