(Closed) Dress shop dilemma!!!

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
219 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Oh goodness! If it were me and if I had the cash I’d fork it over. I’d be terrified that someone elses sweaty pits (not that yours are sweaty, but they are your own lol) and make up would be all over my precious dress. I think it’s kinda crappy that they tell you the dress will be there in 18 weeks (random number) and then it gets there 2 freakin’ months before the expected arrival date! While most would be excited, those of us that bought a dress out of town/closer to venue are left scrambling trying to figure out what to do. Good luck!

Post # 4
375 posts
Helper bee

I haven’t been dress shopping yet so I’m unaware of most of the “rules” shops have…however, if you’ve paid $500 down on the dress, doesn’t that mean the dress has YOUR name on it and NO ONE else can look at it?  I mean, what kind of sense does that make?!

And on second thought, if she dares to charge you a fee, she needs to show you where you signed up for said fee in this case.  The dress arrived early, you’re not in town, you haven’t seen your product yet, why would she expect you to pay up?

I’d say you won because from the sound of it, you backed her into a corner she can’t find her way out of.  She sounds a bit rude and I’m sorry she acted that way towards you.  Her scare tactics failed to work and I say GOOD FOR YOU!

Post # 5
71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Maybe a fellow bee in the area can go and check it out for you and then you can pay the remaining balance and have a slightly better feeling about the fact that it was at least looked at by an unbaised party (meaning someone that doesn’t work at the shop)?


Post # 6
215 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

hmm.. I know when I signed my contract for my dress, one of the agreements was that I had to pay for the dress once the store gets it in, or i would be subjected to a late fee.  I’m not sure if you signed anything that stipulated that?  But if what you posted worries you, I would have someone go and check it out for you, so you could finish payment.  This way, you wouldnt have to have another thing to stress about. 

Post # 7
818 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

You should have 30 days to pay the balance (or whichever time period your contract states). Can your mom go look at the dress or another bee? They cannot let another bride try on your dress because you paid for a new dress which they ordered in, not a sample. If whoever examines your dress finds evidence that it has been tried on, then you should demand some form of refund or discount.  They absolutely cannot use it as a sample because that would be in breach of your contract. There should be a place on your contract where a time frame is stated. Also, it is not your fault that the dress came in early. Most shops would be willing to work with a bride from across the US. I’d be tempted to Yelp them to let other brides know.

Post # 8
3613 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I would also have either a relative or friend go check out the dress, or have the store send you a pic, and pay now. Some fineprint I didn’t see in a hair&makeup contract just cost me $250 and I’m very upset about it (posted details in local LA & OC boards). There are so many details that can easily be missed, especially when you’re a bride trying to get so much done. I would just pay to be on the safe side. Unfortunately I don’t find bridal shops and wedding vendors in general to be the most helpful in situations like this.

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