Post # 1
Ok so first I was told that bridal stores are not allowed to discount wedding gowns …. then I was told that some designers allow discounts … and then I found a store that had a 10% off coupon online. So … this has to mean some sort of discount can be given, right???
I’ve also been told to walk in, all cash and tell them I’m only going to pay a certain price … does this actually work? … On a full price, non-sample gown that is going to be ordered and made just for me???
Post # 3
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 # 4
Ok, thanks … I’ll remember to be extra sweet!
Post # 5
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
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
Of course discounts can be given. They all price match.
Post # 7
They will all discount at least 10% ime
Post # 8
Don’t eb afraid to haggle (in your sweetest voice, of course).
Post # 9
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
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…
Post # 11
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
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 # 13
The bridal salon I plan to purchase from offers 15% off accessories and bridesmaid dresses if I purchase my gown and the other items before the end of the year. So I don’t mind paying full price for the gown since there are other incentives. But on the other hand I don’t want to miss a chance to save a few bucks if I can!
By The Way – I became a “bee” a few hours ago and am completely addicted!
Post # 14
Yes it works! I got 35% off my gown and paid….$406 for it, INCLUDING tax. Steal of a deal.
Post # 15
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.