- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2014
Here it goes, well, as some of you may know I found “the dress” my mom put a deposit down and everything! That was a week ago.
This morning my mom texts me and goes, I don’t know what to feel right now, I am reading some terrible reviews on (enter name of bridal boutique here). I’m not sure what we should do…should we move forward with this?
(a little background quickly, the dress I want is about triple the price of what my mom can sort of ,not really even afford, but she seemed so excited an willing, she just said “I shouldn’t worry about it,and she will scrape together the money” so wearily, I agreed, I too, was SO caught up in the moment of FINDING THE DRESS)
so, fast forward again to this morning, I then, nervously start reading the reviews myself, and yep….there they are, some REALLY,REALLY bad reviews this boutique, which has now been in business for 45 years. Though, I should add, some reviews were positive as well!
Upon reading these reviews I call my mom and go “yikes…what do we do now?” we were both so caught off guard! my mom tells me that “this is not $500 were going to be dealing with, but $5,000 and more importantly your WEDDING dress, so we can’t make the wrong decision in choosing where we buy it from.” I tell her that “I really hope you could actually afford this…” She says, “well, I can’t, but I want to make you happy”
I then start to fill up with emotion, and start thinking a hundred different thoughts, the most pressing one being, how could I ever expect my mom to buy a dress this expensive for me?!?she said that she wanted to buy me my wedding dress,but, I know that she REALLY CANNOT afford this.
I have a year and a half till the wedding, and I’ve now had my very first crying session…I feel like I should say “forget it” and just pick out a much, much cheaper dress, from a different store, and forgo the dress I have fallen in love with, and the dress I have now shown all of you, and my friends.
last points of all of this mess that I should make, the deposit my mom made was only $200, (we were NOT planning on finding THE dress, and the boutique owner said in order to ensure “special pricing” my mom would have to give her SOMETHING,(sketchy, I know) I would pay her back, if it comes down to the boutique not giving the deposit back)
The reviews online were overwhelming…everything from “these people are dishonest, con artists, don’t get alterations done on time, have terrible customer service once you give them any money….so on and so on”
to the contrary, our experience was very pleasant, but I really don’t know if I should ignore the 55+ very very negative postings…ugh, so sorry this was a novel…I really need advice.