(Closed) Trying on PAID wedding gowns. Illegal???

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 18
972 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Now I’m starting wonder. I was wondering before, but I am really wondering now. How could I go in my fitting in July and my dress is loose and lovely and then one month later, it is too tight? I KNEW I ddin’t gain that much weight in a month and I always had a sneaky suspicion that the dress I tried on belonged to someone else and the dress she gave me was a new one, too small for me.

Post # 20
1150 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@Braswellro: From wearing an organza dress, you really can’t fix it because of the gauzy nature of the fabric, once it rips, it’s ripped, no turning back. From what I saw of your profile, they would have to order new organza panels or in this case a new dress. With them ordering you another dress, don’t they lose money on their mistake? Just seems like a really dumb thing to do especially since wedding dresses tend to be a very personal thing to the wearer because it’s your statement to friends and family. It seems like they don’t care much about the customer all around there. Get that dress and run, then write a review!

Post # 21
2976 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2019 - Paris, France

WTF! take your dress home with you NOW! I am sure they are letting them try on this one too!

Post # 22
5166 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Why would they do that, dont they have samples of the dresses? Thats quite bad you should definitely write a review after you are done with them

Post # 23
280 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

That’s absolutely terrible! I’ve heard of this happening before and I can’t believe how common this problem seems to be. You should definitely take your dress home if it is  at the bridal store and see if you can complain (although I’m guessing the manager knows about it). I can’t believe they’re charging brides full price for a ‘new’ dress when it’s essentially a sample. Maybe you could somehow notify the designer of your dress?

Post # 25
5259 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

That is very unethical.  WOW!  I would be very upset to find out some other person had put on my dress- complete with their hairspray, perfume, body odor, makeup… Yuck.  I would report this in some way or another.

Post # 26
4460 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Do you know for a fact that they let someone try on your dress?

I’ve heard of a lot of salons doing this and I even had one salon tell me that a brides dress just came in that was bigger than their sample size if I wanted to try it on. I ended up not making an appointment there only because it was kind of out of the way, but I probably would have tried on someone else’s dress.

Post # 27
2128 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’d be livid. It’s one thing to buy a used dress. To purchase a new dress that has been used is wrong!

Post # 28
3330 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Wow, that’s crazy! I’m sure you didn’t pay a discounted sample dress price, and your dress shouldn’t be treated like one! 

I would definitely agree that you should wait until you have your dress and then shout it from the rooftops. Be sure to go to yelp, Google’s place pages and all the wedding review sites, as well as your local BBB and even your local newspaper. If you have any evidence, a journalist would probably be interested.

Post # 29
3974 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I agree, get your dress from that store ASAP, then write reviews about this. That is just appauling.

Did they make you sign anything at all when you purchased your dress? I wonder if they have you sign something that lets them do this.

Post # 30
1039 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Omg I can’t believe they’re doing this to their customers! Are your alterations completed? I’d take it and run, if so!! *SMH*

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