(Closed) Is it Dessy policy to charge $25 – per bridesmaid – just to see their dresses?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Have you, or your bridesmaids, ran into this policy in regards to Dessy dressess?
    Yes, we did run into this policy when looking at Dessy Group dresses in store. : (3 votes)
    5 %
    No, we did not, and we looked at Dessy Group dresses in store for free! : (30 votes)
    48 %
    Sorry, we didn't look at Dessy dresses, so I don't know about the policy, but I wanted to vote! : (30 votes)
    48 %
  • Post # 3
    645 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Nope – We went to 2 different stores.

    Post # 4
    1433 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

    Never heard of this.  It seems like its more of a store policy, rather than a Dessy policy.  

    Post # 5
    1827 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    i’m the dork that wanted to vote.


    we didnt do dessy, but i’ve gotta say that is INSANE. i’m so sorry to hear that happened to you!

    Post # 6
    3471 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

    Never heard of it– but there are plenty of beautiful dresses out there that don’t have a charge to LOOK at them– I would consider those instead. 

    Post # 7
    2084 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 1993

    No, when I was a Bridesmaid or Best Man we didn’t have to pay. (We did get Dessy ones too…)

    Post # 9
    1920 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I can’t believe this! Definitely did not pay to look at Dessy dresses. Looked at multiple stores and my Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses were Dessy.

    I would start writing some bad reviews on that store. That is the most ludicrous policy I have ever heard of.

    Post # 10
    2425 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    That is ridiculous. My bridesmaid dresses aren’t Dessy, but the store we bought my wedding dress at carries them, and I looked at Dessy dresses without paying any fees for my bridesmaids.

    Post # 11
    672 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    My bridesmaids looked at dessy dresses at numerous stores and never were charged to try them on! The only time my store would charge us was if i found a style they didnt have in the store for them to get it but if we didnt order it the money would be applied to whatever dress they got or even the balance of my wedding dress. I would have left and gone to a different store! 

    Post # 12
    46605 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I certainly wouldn’t be buying any dresses from that store!

    Post # 13
    4046 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Hmm, this is probably because too many peope were trying on in the store, then buying online for cheaper. Still, that’s ridiculous!

    Post # 14
    2950 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    we carry dessy and after six dresses and dont charge anything to try on and look at dresses.

    Must be a store policy where you were!

    Post # 15
    3618 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I have to ask, where do you live? I’ve never heard of a store charging to LOOK at dresses, regardless of the brand. But, I can see this occuring in stores in Asia…

    My girls did try on Dessy group dresses and no there was no fee. 

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