(Closed) How much deposit did you give when you ordered your dress?

posted 6 years ago in Money
Post # 3
1064 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Well, my dress cost 695€ (!) only and i gave 50% as a deposit, but i could have given less if i wanted to

Post # 5
1963 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I also paid half + the tax on the dress. So my dress was 1500 something and I put down 800 something. If its a sample sale though where youjust take home that dress you will likely need to pay 100% though.

Post # 6
1095 posts
Bumble bee

50% deposit for me but I agree with the bee above, if its a big sale, you may need to purchase it 100% up front

Post # 7
519 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I paid 25% down and had 3 months to pay it off in weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or pay the balance in full by the due date. I just paid it in full once I had the rest saved.

Post # 8
8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I had to pay a 50% deposit upon ordering my dress.

Depending on the type of sale a store is having though, you may need to put down the total purchase price up front, especially if they are selling the samples.

Post # 9
13014 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Mine required a minimum of 50% downpayment, and that’s what I put down!

Post # 10
103 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I bought the one off the floor.  Paid $100 down the the rest in monthly payments (total $399).

Post # 11
19 posts
  • Wedding: May 2012

I had to put down 50% and then the other half when I picked up the dress.

Post # 12
71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

They asked for 1/2 down, but I was BLESSED beyond belief to be able to pay for it in full. At the time I paid they were also having a sale, so my dress that was $950 before taxes was $922 with taxes after the discount. Im going to pick her up next week—so excited!

Post # 13
3720 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I paid in full because it was cheap, I had the money, and they would throw in free alterations. The alterations could’ve cost more than the dress, so it was a no brainer.

Post # 14
3692 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

50% down, then the rest was broken into 3 monthly payments.

Post # 15
1736 posts
Bumble bee

At my dress shop, I went in with no intention of buying that day but ended up finding a dress I loved. When I indicated that I would call back when I was able to pay the deposit (which if memory serves was 1/3 the cost of the $2600 dress), they were so eager to make sure I came back that they were willing to take a $200 deposit to “hold” the sale. A couple weeks later I called and paid for the bulk of the dress and I will pay the last $300 next month at my first fitting. Most places are willing to work with you, but you have to ask.

Post # 16
1284 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I paid for mine in full to get an additional 10% off. I’m pretty sure they required 50% down to actually place the order.

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