(Closed) Trying on Dresses with no intention to buy?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 32
581 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I didn’t read every reply, but just wanted to add something that wasn’t in the first five or so… I would say given no intention to buy just make sure you stick within a reasonable appointment time 60-90 minutes, that way you aren’t cutting into another opportunity for the person to make a sale. 

Otherwise I think it’s just like shopping as you would anywhere, I had 5 bridal appointments this week, with no intention to buy, because a Bridesmaid or Best Man was in town. I’ll buy eventually, but this was the right time to do a “wedding” thing.

Post # 33
418 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013


Aren’t you taking up the same amount of time if you went into the store, tried on a bunch of dresses and still didn’t buy because you didn’t find anything? At some point, she’s going to have to start trying on dresses and she’s probably not going to find THE dress on the very first shopping trip. 

Post # 34
118 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Haha, I did this. A lot. mostly cause I had to find a style that looked good on me, but my Maid/Matron of Honor lives 4 hours away and when she came down we went just so she could input on dress style.

Post # 35
58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

well I actually went on trying on dresses before I was financially able to buy a dress. But it helped me to understand what I want, what suits me etc. And my experience was very pleasant – no consultant pressured me in buying a dress, almost everyone told me to go home, look at the pictures and it would help me understand better. My case was that almost every dress looked good on me ( im not bragging, it was surprise to me actually because) so it was hard to decide what I actually like.

Last time I went shoping without intentions buying a dress, loved it but it was out of my price range. next day I got money, went back just to try it on again and got it with very nice discount 😀

Post # 36
1478 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC

You may get there, find an extremely discounted dress and end up buying, dont rule out anything with wedding dress shoppng. I went dress shoppng with my mum not planning to buy anything in the boutique, little did i know she was going to put down the seposit!!!

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