Post # 46
Wow… I can’t believe this is a common practice. Thank you for writing about this so I know to double check if I do buy a dress and have it stored at the boutique. It’s like someone going into your closet and wearing your newly bought clothes before you had the chance.
@tksjewelry: I think that has to be the best possible way of doing it if all boutiques do let people try on paid dresses since I understand the reasoning behind it. If I was called and informed then I honestly wouldn’t mind giving permission for another bride to try my dress but I’d be furious if they did it secretly.
Post # 47
Now I’m worried! My dress has been in for about a month, but I was in the middle of a move and just haven’t been able to pick it up. I’m going this weekend, and I will be devastated if it shows any signs that it’s been fiddled with 🙁 So worried now.
Post # 48
this is horrible!! And I have heard of this happening before. This is exactly why I went to pick up my dress as soon as I could once I got the call it was in. And they did NOT want me to take it either. They even told me at one point when I went to pick it up that they had had a girl call about the dress, and when I was paying the remainder on it, they kept asking me “are you sure you want to take it? are you sure you don’t just want to store it here?” Um, no thank you! I would prefer you NOT put my dress on another bride. Sorry–this just gets me fired up! and it makes sense that they would try this, because the sample dress of my style in the store is only a bridal size six–which didn’t fit me, and won’t fit most people. I’m sure if they need to make a sale, they would take out my size 10 to put on somebody just to see! ugh!
Post # 49
That’s terrible! Try to get your dress back asap, and store it yourself, if you can!
I trust my store, but I didn’t want them to store mine because I’m worried that they might go out of business or something. I voiced these fears to my mother (thinking I was probably just paranoid), and she said she knew someone whose daughter almost lost her dress because the place went out of business while they were storing her dress! ACK!!
Sorry if I gave anyone something new to worry about, but I’d recommend storing your dress yourself.
Post # 50
Thank you so much bees!!! I am so happy to have so much feedback and support. I can’t believe I’m still so angry about this!
I have one more fitting and then I will contact the bridal shop owner after the wedding (Thanks for the tips). I actually enjoy talking with the owner, so I am sure there will be no hard feelings; especially if I speak directly to her about my concerns before posting reviews. This has truly been a lesson learned. I have homeowners insurance and wedding insurance, so I could have taken the dress home safely knowing it would be replaced at full cost if there were a fire or if it was stolen.
Keeping it at the boutique gave me a piece of mind. Remember the episode of Friends when Phoebe, Monica, and Rachel were wearing the gowns and lounging around the house? That would be ME if I kept the dress here, LOL.
Post # 51
- Wedding: June 2015 - Thorpewood
I’ve been thinking about this since I first saw it. I’m not even engaged yet but I feel angry for all of the brides who don’t know this practice is going on and some stranger is wearing THEIR special dress. Especially because it seems not all bridal shops replace dresses damaged by this careless practice. Ugh. It shouldn’t be allowed!
Post # 52
@MissOtter31:Absolutely! My advice to all brides is take your dress HOME!
Post # 53
Take your dress now and get any unfinished alterations done at a different store. You can get alterations done at almost any bridal store or even a private seamstress. It doesnt have to be at the same store you bought your dress. And many brides often don’t realize that it can be cheaper with a private seamstress instead of someone provided at the store. Honestly if I found out a store had let someone else try my dress on I think I would sue the place.
Post # 54
@Braswellro: OMG!! GIRL!! I WOULD BE PISSED!! Shoot, I’M PISSED WITH AND FOR YOU RIGHT NOW!! That situation has me at a loss for words. I can’t even get the adjectives to explain my rage right now. WOOOW!
You should act, but only AFTER your transactions with them are done, and I’d make that as soon as YESTERDAY!
Girl PM me the store. I’m a Baltimore Bride (military now so I live in VA). I will spread the word with you to people I know as well.
Hope it all works out for you. If you need back up, PM Me…LOL. J/k…but for real. Lol. (Wanted to help you smile)
Post # 55
Yup! Thats the thread that came to mind reading this too.
OP: take your dress home!!
Thank you for posting as between the thread Amaryllis is talking about, and this one, it has solidified my decision to take my dress home with me after I pick her up Monday.