- 4 years ago
- Wedding: March 2015
Yesterday I went dress shopping with my Maid/Matron of Honor, mom and grandma. First stop was a smaller upscale boutique that was really helpful in finding the dress. After about 8 or 9 dresses I knew I had fallen in love with a Maggie Sottero. But since this was our first time dress shopping we decided to honour the other apointment we had made that day and go check out other stores. <br /><br />The one store we visited didn’t have the MS dress in their salon, but is able to order it and for $250 less (and they are also an authorized retailer)! It seems like a bit of a no-brainer, but I was less impressed with the other store in terms of cleanliness (and also their sales people telling me that if I didn’t like the quoted price of alterations that a lot of them do it out of their homes….weird!). Both places said they would cover the tax (13%)- the first one said only if I paid in full but the second place said even if I just put down half. <br /><br />I should mention that my mom is the one paying for the dress eventually, but I am covering the upfront cost. I really liked the first salon better, but is it worth it to go to the other store and get the dress because it’s cheaper? Are there other questions I should ask both places before I make up my mind? Is it likely to give me an idea of alterations costs??