(Closed) Should I order? (Long)

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Would you order the dress?
    No, I would not order a dress from people who have lied to me. : (14 votes)
    82 %
    Yes, if it's the only place I could get the dress. : (3 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 3
    3295 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    @Carpie: oooo i would try and see if somewhere else can get you the dress…. thats not a good start with the lies and all… 🙁

    Post # 4
    399 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I don’t think that dress shop was lying to you.  I’ve heard stories of brides needing to put a rush on their dress before, and the charge was $100.  I also went dress shopping with one of my best friends who is getting married, and one particular store (we only went to 2) did the same thing.  They wouldn’t tell her the designer of the dress, and the style # was their own.  I think your experience is pretty common in the bridal industry.

    Oh, and when I ordered my dress (a Sottero & Midgley) they told me it could take 4-5 months to come in.  So 6 months doesn’t seem to be too exaggerated.

    I hope your photographer can find the dress!  I know some brides on here are very familiar with lots of dresses, so maybe if you post your picture on here someone might recognize it. 🙂 Best of luck!

    Post # 6
    4137 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    i almost ordered a casablanca, and their rush fee was either $75 or 100.  6 months for a dress to come in isn’t out of line for some brands. 

    i would call around and see if another store can order the dress, but if not, go ahead and order from them.

    Post # 7
    7770 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    It sounds like the Photographer wanted you to get one of her dresses by saying that she has “never heard of that.”  I think a rush fee is normal.

    Post # 9
    249 posts
    Helper bee

    As a Bridal shop Manager I can promise you that a $100 rush fee is not unusual at all. Some designers charge more for quicker deliver for example a 8 week rush is $75 and a 6 week rush is $100 and a 4 week rush is $150. Not all designers can deliver a dress that quickly that is just an example. So I do not think they were lying to you at all.

    Post # 10
    205 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I’ve also been quoted a 5-6 month order time by at least one salon near me. I really hope your photographer can find the dress! Otherwise, it might be worth it to just pay the rush fee. I found a dress I liked (not loved) at a salon with no tags/internet images/etc.. turns out it’s because it was a knockoff. They were charging me almost $2000, so for me it wasn’t worth it. Might have chosen differently if I loved it though.. dress love is hard to find!  

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