(Closed) Dress Deposit

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Most stores require a 50% deposit for ordering a dress but if it a dress they have in stock it may be different. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

My dress cost $1500…almost $1750 w/ taxes and other costs.  My parents are paying for my dress and she had to pay 75% of the actual cost.  My girls went to the same place yesterday for their dresses and they had to pay 75% as well…

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Mine was the same — 50% down, and the remaining 50% when the dress came in. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We (my parents paid for the dress) put down a 50% deposit and we’ll pay the other half when the dress comes in.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I paid for the whole thing up front, but the woman who owns the store was only asking for 50%.  In retrospect, I should have only given 50% just in case something went wrong (which it did not).  I don’t think most places will make you pay for all of it up front. Just ask them what their policy is on down payments.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I paid 50% for the deposit and will pay the remaining 50% and the tax when the dress comes in. Some places have incentives or give an extra discount if you pay in full. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I had to put 60% down.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Here’s a story.  I was suppose to pay only 60%.  Well she rang me up for 100% of it.  I was so excited about the purchase that I never paid attention to what she was charging me.  I read and reread the contract on the dress, the style, the measurements, the color etc…. but NOT the price! Aughh! Luckily, we had the money to pay 100% of it and I am so grateful she didn’t over charge me.

Anyway, moral of the story: check EVERYTHING on the charge slip before signing it!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

Most places ask for a percentage (mine was 50%).  I would not pay the entire dress, so you allow yourself some leverage with the shop in case something goes awry (thought I hope it does not!).

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I also put 50% down.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I had to put 50% down.

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

we did 50% down and the rest when it came in 3 months later.  i think around 50% is the norm.   

if youre ordering it and having to wait for it like most places do, dont pay in full.  some women paid in ful at a local shop here and it went out of business all of a sudden and its owners couldnt be tracked down.  it made the local news and when i saw it i freaked out for all the women affected!  never saw a follow up story so i dont know how it all ended =( 

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