- 4 years ago
- Wedding: July 2013
So, I began the hunt for a wedding dress at DB, hated it, tried another couple salons, and ended up finding a wonderful salon run by a wonderful woman who, from the start, was SO honest and up front about everything!
Example: All the other places I’d been to said it would take ~8-10 months for my dress to come in, and this one woman explained to me that typically shops order dresses in batches… they won’t place an order until they have a good number of dresses to order (to save on shipping), so if you pick your dress right after they just placed an order, your order may wind up sitting around a month or two or three until the shop has enough dresses to make an order “worthwhile.” She explained that when a bride chooses a dress, she places the order THAT DAY, so the dress comes in in much sooner. I got my dress in just under 3 months! 🙂
Also, she explained that a lot of shops will tell people they need to order a size bigger than they actually need, so that the shop can make more money on alterations. She was honest about my sizing, and my dress was a perfect fit!
Unfortunately, when my girls found a bridesmaid dress they loved, it was by Sophia Tolli, which my bridal shop did not carry, so we had to go to another shop. And this other shop really ticked me off. 🙁
They were SO nice and friendly. But, when my girls’ dresses came in, ALL of them are the incorrect size… but a SOLID amount. Two were a whole size too big, and two of my girls’ dresses were actually TWO sizes too large! The dress is a corset back, so they could have erred on the side of a smaller dress, since the corset would allow for that, but instead, all my girls’ corsets lace up TOO much (there’s no nice “V” shape…) and on two of them, the dress is saggy even with it laced completely together.
“Oh no worries, sweetie, we can take that in for you!! $100-125 for alterations.” WHAT?? On a $180 dress?!
Three of my ladies went elsewhere for alterations (all paid significantly LESS than the $125 quoted by the shop.. $65-$75), but one was unable to due to timing and money.
Just irritates me so much that shops do that. 🙁