(Closed) My dress is in/ annoyed with bridal salon

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
929 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Sunset Harbour

I won’t be trying on my dress until the first fitting also – just because the full balance needs to be payed then and I’d prefer not to have to hand that over until I can safely afford it with everything else I’ve been doing for the wedding. My bank account is crying 🙂

Post # 4
5423 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

I wont be trying on my dress until the first fitting either.  However, my dress is set to arrive right before it.  If it was early like yours, I would want to put it on too.  Have you prepaid for your alterations? If not, I might look into another place since they didn’t rub you the right way.

Post # 5
234 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Well, sure the alterations shouldn’t be done to early. But you BOUGHT the dress, then why you shouldn’t be allowed to try it on again?! My wedding is in July, my dress came in today. But I’ll try it on next Tuesday (’cause I’m really eager to see it again) and then again 2 months prior to the wedding for the alterations. My consultant totally understood my curiosity. Normally there shouldn’t be ANY problem to this!

Post # 6
5428 posts
Bee Keeper

If it’s a $5.00 item I’d understand… but it’s a WEDDING dress, come on! Have some common sense… The dress should be tried on as soon as it arrives.

Post # 7
8664 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’d be annoyed too. What if something was wrong and then you didn’t know about it until the first fitting? The place I got my dress from stores it in a fire safe vault and lets you come try it on any time you please.

Post # 8
1807 posts
Buzzing bee

My salon tried to play that game as well. While some ladies may be down with waiting til the first fitting, I was not.

Post # 10
1042 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

That’s rediculous! You need to have the opportunity to check the quality of the dress, and ensure that they ordered the right size. I wouldn’t take ‘no’ for an answer.

My bridal salon was happy to let me try on my dress, they only asked that I come in during the week, since weekends are very busy.



Post # 11
774 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

When mine comes in I’m going to try it on, pay for it…then take it home!!! Its my dress, I paid for it!! Its mine!!

Post # 12
11166 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

Bees I highly suggest that you try it on as soon as it comes into the store.

I would hate for any other brides to face the frustration that I am dealing with (see thread here). I too was discouraged from coming in before my alteration appointment and my dress sat at the boutique defective for THREE months!!!!

It is your dress there is absolutely no reason why you can’t go in and see it, especially to make sure everything is as it should be.


Post # 13
148 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Um, yeah. You’ve paid for it. I bought my dress used, so I don’t know what’s actually in one of those bridal shop contracts, but my guess is you can walk in there at any time and just request they hand it over. If they don’t feel like letting you use a dressing room (because, obviously, it would be just terrrrrrrrible for other brides to see someone excited and happy about their purchase from the shop) then I’d go over the dress with with a fine tooth comb before walking out the door with it to, as a another bee suggested, find myself a nice independant seamstress.

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