Post # 1
My bridal salon called me Tuesday to let me know my dress had arrived. I’ve waited 5.5 months for my dress, so I was excited about its arrival. I called them back to make an appointment to try my dress on and the person who answered the phone said “oh we don’t really do that. Normally brides try their dress on for the first time during their first fitting appointment, which is set 3 months before your wedding.” What salon discourages you from trying on your dress when it arrives? I purposely ordered my dress early so that if there as a problem when it arrived, it could be fixed or remade entirely. I told her there was no way I was waiting until June to try my dress on and that I wanted to set up an appointment. I said I’d probably purchase my sash and veil at that time, so the then she changed her tune.
Has anyone else had problems setting up an appointment to try their dress on after it has arrived?
Post # 3
- 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
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
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
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
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
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 # 9
I had to pay in full when I ordered my dress back in September, so for me it’s a no brainer that I’d want to see what I already paid for upon its arrival. Plus I want to see what my dress looks like in my size. The sample was a 14 and my actual dress is a 0. It will obviously fit differently than the sample, and I should be able to try it on without being hassled by the store.
It just makes me angry that others have had the same issues. It’s like once they get their money the couldn’t care less about you as a customer. I may try on veils and sashes but not buy anything if I get the feeling they’re annoyed with me next Saturday.
Post # 10
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
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
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
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.
Post # 14
Thank you all for confirming I’m not the bridezilla they made me feel like. The whole thing put a damper on the excitement I had over my dress finally coming in. I’m a fairly soft-spoken, shy person, so it was hard for me to demand I get to see my dress.
@Treejewel19: I am so sorry that happened to you. I sincerely hope everything gets resolved for you. What a nightmare.