(Closed) Consignment shop at residential home?

posted 9 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Would you buy a gently-used wedding dress (possibly designer/high end) at residential home?
    Yes, I would definitely check it out to save some bucks but also have options to wear designer dress : (9 votes)
    100 %
    No, I would not go to a stranger house to look for my wedding gown : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    1048 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall

    I’d say, why not? If it creeps you out to go in to someone’s home, you could be sure to bring a few friends.

    But think about this: anyone you buy from on eBay is probably selling out of their home too, with a similar situation to this local person.. except you’re not going in to their house.

    Post # 4
    1896 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

    The location doesn’t matter to me…but the quality of the gown, type of service I received, and possible return/exchange policy would!

    Post # 5
    5823 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Location isn’t an issue for me.  I went to a snooty boutique and was treated like crud.  If she can find me a good gown, treat me respectfully, and get me a 70% discount, I’d say it’s likely she’s invited to the wedding!!

    Post # 6
    1276 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    In general I would say I would have no issue…but I do have one word of caution.  There’s a woman who’s done exactly that for designer Indian formal wear near me.  I ended up buying an outfit from her for my shower.  The outfit is great, but it needed some tailoring and she needed to get me the matching scarf with it.  It’s been a nightmare dealing with her.  And when the alterations turned out more expensive than I guess she’d hoped (mind you I’d mentioned when buying it that I thought they’d be expensive b/c of the way it’s made), she tried to get me to go to a cheaper tailor or to split the cost with her…um, no, that’s not what I agreed to.  She also (claimed that she) lost my number twice now, which is why she didn’t return my calls.  I think it might be true, though, b/c she also asked my tailor for my number once. 

    so I guess my point is that if it’s going to be a one time transaction, great…if not I might be wary of having extended interactions (like alterations etc) with someone who doesn’t have a strong professional reputation.  If you can talk to other brides who’ve gone there it would help.  If I were to do what I did again, I would have insisted that she lower the price instead of promising to pay for the alterations.

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