(Closed) Dress Deposit help?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I would give a deposit because, like you mentioned, what if something goes wrong, you’ll have the remaining money to buy something else. Hopefully nothing goes wrong, but it’s always good to be safe than sorry.

Post # 4
10287 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m only paying the required deposit up front so that I have more to go towards other things. The salon requires 60% to order the dress and then the remainder just has to be paid before it’s picked up. 

I dont think there is a “best” way to go about this. If you want to pay it all upfront so that you dont have to worry about it then go for that but if you want to have some extra money during planning, then only pay the deposit. 

Post # 5
7295 posts
Busy Beekeeper

yup, i agree with PPs, pay the depoist and the rest when it comes in. i paid a 50% deposit, and even though my dress came in, they said they don’t require the rest until i start alterations!  which is in one week now!

Post # 6
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My mom decided to pay in full because they gave her a discount.  Luckily we had no problems.

Post # 7
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I would give the deposit just in case something happens.  Make sure you get a contract saying what you are giving them money for in case they lose your deposit or contract or there are other questions later.

Post # 8
6830 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would just pay the deposit. Mine I had to pay in full when I ordered it.

Post # 9
284 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We paid for my dress, my mom’s dress, and my bridesmaids dresses in full when ordering them. That happened to be the worst idea we had. We got my dress in, it fit perfect. When got my bridesmaids and mom’s dresses in we didn’t go in for a while to try them on, because my bridesmaids are out of town. The dress shop told me that we can wait until a couple of months before the wedding for them to try the dresses on and start on alterations. Well, we had the girls try them on, and the were way to small. The zippers couldn’t close and there was 4 inches between the zipper on all the dresses. They couldn’t alter the dresses to fit. We looked at the measurement that they wrote down and they were incorrect. One of the bridesmaids had even lost weight since the measurements and still at least 4 inches to small. They won’t give us our money back, and we do not have time to re-order.

Post # 10
344 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Just pay the deposit.  In this economy, you never know what’s going to happen.  My bff bought her dress from a salon, put down the deposit, and 5 months later the store went out of business and her dress and the deposit were MIA.  It was bad enough she was out $800.  I can’t imagine if she had paid for the entire thing.

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