(Closed) Can I negotiate with my bridal shop?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1137 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@AndiRose: i would, i’d ask the owner to match the price of the other store. it never hurts to just asks. 

Post # 4
2425 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

You could ask. We did this-sort of. We ordered our Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses from a salon in town, and then my mom was shopping for her MOB dress all over town. She found it somewhere else for ~$60 cheaper. She told the salon she wanted to order from (where we got Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses) and they did offer a percentage off her dress since we ordered all of our Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses there, which brought it within $10 of the other salon. But this was after we had already committed to buying 5 dresses from them at normal price.

Not sure if it will work in this case because you are asking about the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses first, but it is def worth a shot!

Post # 5
230 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

i would DEFINITELY ask and I would also ask for an additional discount (10-15%) since you are purchasing so many dresses from the same salon.  It doesn’t hurt to ask and you might be surprised what they would be willing to do for you. 

Post # 6
646 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Doesn’t hurt to ask! They can always say no.

Post # 7
162 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I would ask for sure!! It didn’t end up being the dress I bought, but a boutique I had been to was willing to match the price on another dress I liked. I didn’t end up buying it, but they were totally willing to work with me. It never hurts to ask!

Post # 8
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014


Post # 9
163 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Yes! Absolutely. My store has a policy which states they will beat any price if you find it cheaper elsewhere. My dress was supposed to cost £1,120 and my veil was supposed to set me back £400. I got both for £1000 because they knew it was between the dress I bought and a dress I’d seen in another store. My dress is now discounted heavily in their sale. You’re bringing them a lot of business! Ask, the worst they can say is no in which case you take yourself off to the other store to buy the cheaper dresses, no harm done. 

Post # 10
163 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I should add there is always A LOT of room to move regarding price. I think you’d be surprised how heavily overpriced our lovely dresses are. 

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