Post # 1
I went dress shopping last week and when I thought I had found “the one”, the bridal consulatnt put a cathedral length veil on me (which was truly perfect for this dress) and my mom started to cry (sooo cute!) and I was so happy to have found a dress and veil I liked.
Then the reality set in, the bridal consultant had already put me in a $4800 dress (my highest end of the brudget is $5000) and now she had topped it off with a $1200 hand painted veil which was practically made for the dress. She also infomed me that I would need at least $1000 alterations as I am apparently a split size.
Not cool I am not an emotional shopper so I walked out of there and went home and did a 5 minute search for the veil until I found it.
What a surprise, online this BHLDN veil costs $470 ish new online on the BHLDL website.
I don’t know if this is just a bigger city thing (I’m in DC) or if this happens everywhere but a 200% markup of the retail price for a veil is just plain crazy.
I’m so happy to have found my dream veil for a appropriate price =)
Post # 3
My goodness! That’s a huge markup! Good on you for checking it out first 😀
And now you have to post some pics of the veil, otherwise you’ve broken the unwritten weddingbee law…
Post # 4
Haha, thanks for filling me in on the etiquette of weddingbee posts, I’m still learning =)
Unfortunately the picture on the website does not do the veil justice at all. I’m going to be wearing it with a very sleek and simple trumpet silk organza or silk satin gown so it looks much nicer against the train of my dress than it does in the pic.
Post # 5
I live in London but the prices quoted to you sound very expensive! I’ve order my dress and the alterations package is £195 (approx $300)
Post # 6
That’s a beautiful veil!
I agree with @linnylou_88
– that sounds very pricey for alterations. How much is she charging per hour? I would seriously look around to see if you can find someone else who will do them!
One of things I did was to agree an alterations price with my seamstress before she started anything. She told me how much needed doing, and how much it was per hour. It wasn’t any more than 5 hours of work, so I told her I wouldn’t pay her any more than that. She stuck to that price, and we were both happy 🙂
Post # 7
Just out of curiosity, what dress is it? I would maybe look to see if you can find that cheaper elsewhere too. It sounds like your bridal consultant is really marking everything up, and it wouldn’t surprise me if you could find it for way less than $4800…