(Closed) HELP! suspicious dress boutique owner…

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

I just did just that last week when I paid the balance of my dress. As long as it is part of a signed contract between yourself and the boutique, I don’t think it is a huge red flag. You could always negotiate that particular term of the contract and see if they let you pay a portion after alterations have started.

Post # 4
1297 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Hmm.. based on my experience and my friends experiences at different shoppes–it really varies.  I was only asked for 20% deposit when ordering, and then will have to pay 50% of the balance at first alteration and then the other 50% when I finally pick up the dress.A friend of mine had to pay 50% up front and the other 50% at the alteration. Another friend had to pay 50% up front and the other 50% at pick up.

Have you heard any reviews of this place? I would just do some googling and or talk to some people who may have bought there.  That’s really the best advice I could give. 

Post # 5
646 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think so.  I got my dress at Kleinfeld’s, and I have to pay the remaining 40% I owe them, plus the cost of alterations before I start alterations.

Post # 6
198 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I don’t think that is unusual. I had to put down a 50% deposit when I ordered my dress and then pay the remaining balance when it came in. I then paid for alterations at my first fitting.

Post # 7
558 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Alfred Angelo’s contract states that you pay for alterations in full in advance. 

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