- 8 years ago
- Wedding: July 2011
I found the Maggie dress I want, shopped around for the best price, and now don’t know what to do. I’m deciding between three stores. I’m not sure what’s the most important when it comes to buying your dress. I guess in the long run, it’s the place that makes you feel most comfortable. I’ve been to #1 and #2 several times and like the service of both. Any advice would be appreciated. Feel free to vote/comment even if you aren’t local. Thanks so much!!
1. The Wedding Day — place where I found my dress.
– The consultant I worked with is nice – They have the sample at the store, so I’ll be able to come back (I think) to try on other accessories I buy to see if they go well with my dress – They will throw in a free bridal and toss bouquet (but only if I place an order with their florist for something else) – They’ll give you free bustle and bra cups (with their outside alterations guy) – They’ll give me 15% off their accessories (I really like their veils and this specific belt, but I’m not positive I’ll get them)
Cons: – They seem kind of sneaky (good service, but they don’t tell you about stuff unless and until you specifically ask). For example, their selling point was that you get a free bridal bouquet w/ your purchase, but they never said anything about having to place an order w/ their florist until I specifically asked how it works. – They charge extra for the garment bag and shipping fee (about $50) – They charge $50 more than the Maggie MSRP – They don’t have in-house alterations (so I won’t be having my “fittings” there, right?)
2. The Dresser – place where I first started shopping for dresses
Pros: – I’ve been there a couple of times and they have pretty good service – They’ll throw in a free veil (up to $200) — but the veils aren’t that amazing and I’m not sure I’ll even get it from them – They’ll provide free steaming and a garment bag (if you use their alterations) – Because they have in-house alterations, I’ll be able to have my fittings there
– They don’t physically have my dress here, so it’s going to be hard finding a veil and belt to match the dress (because the dress won’t come in until a month before my wedding and by then, it’ll be too late to pick and choose the accessories that go with my dress)
3. Amy’s Bridal – cheapest place to get the dress
Pros: – I can get my dress for a 100-150 less than the MSRP – Free alterations are included with the price (but I’ve heard their alterations person is really bad and I would actually save money in the long run by not using their alterations)
Cons: – The lady is pretty rude (so if I buy it here, then I’d definitely just get the dress and leave) – They don’t physically have my dress here either, so the same cons as #2