Post # 1
I recently purchased my Wedding dress from a lovley Bridal boutique. I would love for my 6 bridesmaids to purchase their dresses from them aswell, but the dress all my bridesmaids love is $265 at this boutique and only $190 at another boutique we found.
Now there is NO WAY I would ever expect my girls to pay $265, I thought that $190 was too much but they insisted that they loved the dress and that it was ok. So is it apporpriate to tell the first shop we found the same exact dress (its a wtoo) at another shop for cheaper and ask if they would match it or atleast take down the price?
My mother also plans on buying her dress at this first boutique and I plan on ordering my two flower girl dresses from them aswell so I am giving them plenty of buissness but is what I am asking for too much?
Just not sure what the etiquette is for something like this, let me know what you think : )
Post # 3
@AndiRose: i would, i’d ask the owner to match the price of the other store. it never hurts to just asks.
Post # 4
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
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
Doesn’t hurt to ask! They can always say no.
Post # 7
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 # 9
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
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.