(Closed) Is it wrong to go back to the same dress store a second time?…..

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1448 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

You don’t have to tell them you are not ordering from them.  You can say that you are not buying something from them today, but wanted to try on the dresses again to help you decide.

Post # 4
3569 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I would hope the deal is worth all that trouble.  I went back to store multiple times because I liked the consultant she was helpful. They never said anything to me, when I left without buyinga dress. You can go back and not tell them I guess.

Post # 5
1860 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

You could, they can’t hold it against you for being indecisive if you just say you’re not sure. But then I’d maybe follow up with them later if you do order form someplace else. Otherwise some stores will keep sending you stuff!!

On the other hand, I’ve heard of people in my town that have kind of ‘pitted’ stores against each other (I’m not sure if that’s really ‘ethical,’ but whatever). Maybe if you try the dresses on and then say, “Well, I did see this dress at XYZ store for $200 less, is there any way you can make that happen?” maybe they will give you a deal or throw in a free veil or something to try to keep your business. 

Post # 6
11419 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

If the price difference is ten percent or less, I would go back to the original store and determine the size that you want. Then I would be straight up with them and say that you love this dress, you want to purchase it, but you found a store in such and such a town but that you would prefer to purchase the dress from the store you are in today. You could say that you would rather not have to go to the other town to purchase the dress, and you’d prefer to have a relationship with this local boutique and you just wanted to know if there is any way possible that they would consider matching this price.  Even if they lower the price most of the way, it likely would be worth your buying from the salon closest to you, considering the extra gas you would need to use to travel to and from the other town to purchase the dress there and have several fittings. 

ETA:  If you do this, I would be prepared to provide proof to the local boutique that the other store is offering the dress for the lower price, even if that proof is nothing more than your providing the name and number of the out-of-state store for the local salon to call to verify your claim if the local owner would choose to do that.


Post # 7
7901 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I would go to a seamstress and ask to be measured. You shouldn’t order a wedding dress based on trying on samples. They stretch as they hang and are tried on. You need ot order based on measurements. You ALWAYS order to accommodate the largest measurement (so if chest is 4, waist is 4, but hips are 6, you order a 6; chest 4, waist 6, hips 4, you order a 6).

Post # 8
270 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@kguitarchic18:  You could always ask them to match the price of the dress at the other store!  The store I ordered mine through would match any other retailers price.

Post # 10
18 posts

This is kinda a grey area.  They do work for commission, so it is a little problematic if they are spending a lot of time with you and essentially not getting paid for their work.  I think if it were me, I might try to slip the girl $20 afterwards, and call it a day.  At the same time, it’s sorta these store’s fault that you’re in that position.  Any other market, you could just go and look at a product wherever you want, and even try it on, without it having to be this stupid production.  I try on shoes in the store all the time and then go order them online, but then again, those guys aren’t working for commission.  I think you’re ok, but try to tip if she’ll let you to ease your consience.

Post # 11
8422 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@kguitarchic18:  No I went back to the same store twice b/c I too was confused and wanted to try on the same dress again.

Also I tried on the mia…..it was a runner up dress for me….I wound up going with another dress but it’s a gorgeous dress!

Post # 12
7901 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

There are women on here sometimes desperate for help because it’s 6 weeks before their wedding and they ordered a dress based on sample size fit instead of their measurements and the dress is too small. You have no idea how stretched out some of those sample gowns might be. Do you really want to spend over $1k on a dress and then not be able to wear it or have the corseting at your back look all jacked up because the size is off and you couldn’t get a nice, tight V and the modesty panel isn’t big enough so your skin is showing on one side of the opening?

Get measured, compare to a sizing chart, and order the size that accommodates your largest measurement. You’re going to need alterations anyway, and they cost a lot less when you are taking a dress in than letting one out (assuming letting out is even an option).

Post # 14
1227 posts
Bumble bee

@kguitarchic18:  I have a Maggie Sottero dress, but I’m not clear on what you’re asking for “Does anyone have a Maggie Sottero dress with size experience?”

Post # 16
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I would go to the local store and present them with the price you can get locally.  I tried a dress on EARLY in my planning when I didn’t even know which season I wanted to get married, in my hometown because it was the only chance I had to go shopping with my mom/sister since we don’t see eachother often. I couldn’t commit but loved it.  Spent then next three months searching for a sample locally, and found a store that carried the line but it was a couple hundred bucks more expensive than when I’d seen it in my hometown.  I simply told them the price I’d seen when I originally viewed the dress was $950, and as much as I’d prefer to take advantage of local service that was too much of a price difference to walk away from.  They were able to sell me the dress locally for the same price without a problem.

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