Dress shopping without intentions to buy right away

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 16
42 posts
  • Wedding: November 2016

WARNIN: I went in to David’s Bridal to try on silhouettes only. I told the consultant right off the bat that I was only coming to see what looks good on my body type. Cue a couple hours later, and my mother and I walked out with a deposit on a dress I only rated a 7/10 because apparently it was going out of stock (that was in January and it’s still on the site now, in November). She also said it was only on sale for a limited time and if we put the deposit on then, it would keep the sale price AND if we changed our mind, the deposit (she explained it was like a HOLD) could be used on ANYTHING in the store. Turns out that last part was a LIE, and it was a bit of a headache in the future.

My main advice for you is to tell them up front you don’t intend to buy today, and if they ask you to rate dresses and tell you about the sale or how it’s discontinued or something, to be strong and don’t rush into things. Heck, walk out if you feel ANY pressure or attitude; it’s THEIR loss. Trying on dresses turned into a surprisingly emotional moment for me the first time (and the second; depends on the dress/veil) and we might’ve gotten caught up in it all. But yes, be ready to buy soon. I fortunately took a little more time than the ladies at the store thought I should, and the dress that I eventually went with didn’t need alterations or take that long to be made.

Good luck and keep us posted!!!

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