(Closed) Paying just to even try the dress ON?!? Dare I?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 16
865 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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soontobewilson:  I’ve worked in bridal and it is a very common pratice to ask the bride to pay for shipping there and back if we are bringing a sample in just for her to try on. I’d make sure it’s through a shop you are happy doing business with, and think you can find another dress at if you don’t like it. I’d also clarify before you move forward; ask if you can put the money towards another dress or an accessory (like a veil or headpiece) if you end up not loving the dress. Even if it’s not their typical policy, *if* they’re going to make an exception, it would most likely be before they have your money and the sample on order. You’re probably at the point where you need to satisfy your curiousity, though, so I say go for it!

Post # 17
139 posts
Blushing bee

Do you have friends in different cities who perhaps have access to the dress in a salon and could then go check it out and take pictures of it for you first? 

Post # 18
1277 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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soontobewilson:  Based on everything you’ve said so far, it sounds like you have two choices:

1. Pay the $100 and try on the dress, knowing the silhouette is what you’re after so it’s a relatively calculated risk.

2. Don’t pay the $100 and we’ll meet you back here In March 2016 to discuss your dress regret…


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