(Closed) Dress Regret/Decision to Make in 3 Hours!

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
715 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Cancel. I think you can find better and if they are already tacking on extra costs this soon I’d be real leary. Good luck!

Post # 4
231 posts
Helper bee

Frankly, I was never a huge fan of the Gemma, personally. It does look great on you, but just judging from your post I don’t think you love it. I don’t even think you like it that much.

What dress are you trying on at 2:30? If it’s a $100 cancellation fee, and not an exchange fee, maybe just cancel the dress and go to a different store that has better reviews. Or, if you love the dress later today, then just look for that dress elsewhere! OR if you want to get a dress at that store, be firm with which size you want, and maybe even just take the dress to a third party alterationist who has good reviews online, bypassing that issue. 

No matter what you do, you will look great! Good luck with everything, I had dress regret too and changing dresses was the best thing I could have done! I was super happy :).  Be sure and update!!

Post # 5
1241 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I agree – cancel.

Post # 6
390 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Cancel. Don’t let anyone rush your final decision. Go with your gut!

Post # 7
214 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

yes, I’d cancel. If you end up wanting that dress, I bet you could even find it online for a lot cheaper thus getting your $100 back. Don’t rush it, esp. if the store doesn’t seem right.

Post # 8
3479 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

I don’t like what the saln is up to. They sound shady. Cancel and write about it on weddingwire.com to try let other brides know. That’s terrible they added that “hemming” fee!!!!

Post # 9
4394 posts
Honey bee

Cancel! You don’t love that dress, and I would be really concerned about working with shady people who want to nickel and dime you. Cut your losses and find something you truly love. 

Edit: that’s not to say it doesn’t look good on you, because it does, but you should love it not buy it because you feel ridiculous not loving it. 

Post # 11
4913 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Cancel.  I think you can do better and you don’t want to deal with a store like that!!  I can’t believe they even charge $100 to cancel when you JUST called and cancelled like right away.  They clearly haven’t placed an order yet! 

Post # 12
1030 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@magicmoments:  Would you have to purchase another gown at this store if you cancel?  Or can you go elsewhere?

Based on what you’ve said here, I would definitely cancel and go elsewhere.  It sucks to lose $100, but at least you’re not losing your entire deposit (I know the stores in my area require half the cost of the dress up front, and it’s non-refundable).

There’s nothing wrong with that dress, but if you don’t like it and have the option to cancel, do it.  I do feel like it sounds as though you may have a very negative dress buying/alterations experience if you go with this store (especially considering the fact that they’re already tacking on additional costs a day after you put in your order), so I would look at other bridal shops in the area.

One final thing to note … I don’t know much about costs for dress alterations, so I’m just basing this on what I was told at the bridal shop I ordered my dress from.  My consultant (also the owner of the boutique) called her contact at Watters to see if they offered a hollow to hem option for my particular dress because it would actually be less expensive to do that than order it and then have it altered to my specifications.  Unfortunately, that option was not available for my gown … But at least she tried!  The point of all of this, though, is that doing a hollow to hem should cost less … Not add an additional fee.  (Unless that’s a designer specific thing … Like I said, I’m no expert.  That’s just what I was told when I bought my dress.)

Post # 13
1677 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

$100 is nothing compared to buying a new dress later on. Cancel. Even if you end up buying the same dress again, its better to be sure!!

Post # 14
447 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013


What is the designer of the dress though. it looks great,

Post # 15
48 posts
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think you should cancel. If you are having second thoughts now you probably will later when you see another dress you think is pretty and think you might like.

Post # 16
1906 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I loveeee the Gemma dress but this to me looks like a cheap china knock off that someone like jasmines would make To try and look like the Gemma . 

still looks nice on u thou 

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