(Closed) Can you really negotiate the price of your gown?

posted 12 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Just be really nice to them and you’ll often get a discount.  I think all but one or two places offered a discount especially if you’ll by the floor sample.  But it’s a bit also about luck. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee

in addition to be EXTRA sweet, you can also call different places and asking for their quotes on the gown you plan to buy. explain to them that you have decided to buy that dress but are at the stage of comparing prices, that’ll usually incentivize them to give you their best price.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

Of course discounts can be given. They all price match.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

They will all discount at least 10% ime

 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Don’t eb afraid to haggle (in your sweetest voice, of course).

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I think if you ask nicely it could work. Mine gave me a discount to match the price of another bridal dress store in the area 🙂

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

My bridal salon offered me 10% off of my gown AND 10% of the gown’s purchase price toward the purchase of a veil.  My dress was a Jim Hjelm and it was the exact gown I had been searching for so I was thrilled!  Plus I got a $400 veil for FREE!  You never know what they will be willing to offer…

GOod luck!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

My dress was 10% off during a trunk show and the cheapest of the bridal stores I looked at.  If they dont discount, ask if they will discount something else like a veil or alterations.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

oh yes, i bought an enzoani gown ( MOH) they were asking $700 and guess what i paid $475 i know its not the same as buying a wedding dress! BUT you must always negotiate the BEST price

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Yes it works! I got 35% off my gown and paid….$406 for it, INCLUDING tax. Steal of a deal.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Most shops will give a discount and you don’t even have to ask for it. Kleiinfeld offerend me 12.5% on the spot for ‘any gown’ I chose to buy before I even tried one on! POB where I ended up buying my gown ended up giving me 12% off after a little negotiating and an additional 5% for opening up a POB credit card. 

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