Post # 1
So I found THE dress, the second I put it on I fell in love. My mother is paying for all of my day-of accessories and the dress up to a certain amount…so the dress takes up my whole budget so I’d be on my own for the veil and jewlery…The dress is by Allure and I have the style number and everything, is it okay to call around to different bridal shops to see what their price is for the same dress (if they carry it)? Or is that rude just to call up a shop I’ve never been to asking for pricing…I’ll spend whatever I need to to get this dress but I’d like to spend less if I can! 🙂 Thanks!
Post # 3
I wouldn’t necessarily call it rude, but I wouldn’t expect them to actually give you the price. I took my style number and called stores to find out who had it in stock, and then went around to various stores to get the prices. Maybe I just really enjoyed trying it on!
Post # 4
I think you should do whatever you need to do to see if you can get it at a better price. I’m not sure how the various stores work, but can you barter with them? Maybe do the whole, "I really like this dress, but the price is a bit much, and I would still have to buy the veil and everythign that goes under it…" My momma always said "it doesn’t hurt to ask", so why not? Or, call to verify they have the dress, and go try it on and see what the other stores say? If you are able, you can always have a DIY veil and maybe your other accories can be borrowed from a family member, friend, or something?
Post # 5
i called around and asked if they had my dress…then asked if they can quote me a price for it. most of them gave me the price over the phone. there were a few that wanted me to make an appointment. no harm in calling first.
Post # 6
Some stores in my area have little coupons on their websites like buy a dress get your accessories for up to $200 off, etc. Good Luck but also keep an eye out on deals certain stores are having!
Post # 7
You can definitely call up stores to price shop. If they want your business, they’ll give you a price quote. I did that for my bridesmaid dresses, and ended up saving a TON by going through a shop in NJ (no tax and only a small shipping fee), and I live in Massachusetts!
Post # 8
I have a close friend who worked at a bridal boutique and she told me to never buy a dress full price. She said to barter and get a discount or ask them to throw in the accessories for free.
In my case, I was able to get my dream dress for 25% off because I bought the store sample. I would definitely talk to the owners and see what they could do for you. Most of the time they want to make a sale.
Good luck and you’ll have to tell me how it turns out!
Post # 9
if its an Allure dress, you can try looking it up on bestbridalprices.net. They sell Allure dresses, as well as Watters and Watters gowns for up to 25% off!! Good luck! Hope that helps.
Post # 10
Thank you all for the great responses! MissMangoes, have you tried best bridal prices? Do they have the actual Allure dresses or is it a replica? Thanks!!