(Closed) Wedding gown shopping frustrations.. =)

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
461 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@lolabella:  where are you buying your dress from? a local shop? only reason i ask is because i’m a”split size” (never heard that before), a 22 on top and a 12 on bottom but I did not have to pay any extra for it. I’ll have to pay for alterations but not a split size fee. I bought from a local shop.

I went and bought my dress Jan. 2 of this year and was told I would see it again in May. It’s now the end of March and I am still patiently waiting. I know my beauty will be in by May. But I would look into this split size fee. Sounds fishy too me. Especially since you are already spending so much on the dress itself and then alterations are additional as well

Post # 4
36 posts
  • Wedding: June 2013

You should go to a dress shop ASAP and try to see what you can find off the rack. If you don’t find what you want, bite the bullet and move forward with ordering the other.

When it comes to weddings, no one seems to apologize for inflating prices and hidden fees wherever they can get away with it.

I think you’ll feel better when you have it in your possession and are seeing to the alterations.

Post # 5
20 posts
  • Wedding: July 2013

Honestly, it really sounds like the store you’re ordering your dress from are inflating a lot of costs since you’re being double-charged for the alterations necessary. And frankly, for 5K I would expect a M2M dress.

Are there other bridal stores you can try? I ended up getting mine at a new store in my area that specializes in European designers, but ones that are less well-known and trying to get a foot-hold in the NA bridal market (and so they priced aggressively to sell). My dress is just as pretty as some of the 5K+ ones I tried on (nicer, actually) than all of the dresses I tried on in ritzier/name-brand stores. Maybe there’s a bridal shop in your area like that? Then you could save some money on the dress and put it towards alterations, if necessary.

Post # 6
4147 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I measured in one size for my waist and hips and a smaller size for my bust. They just ordered the larger size and we’ll deal with making the bust fit during alterations. I have no idea what that split size fee thing is but it sounds fishy to me

Post # 7
1880 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Wedding dress shopping is lame and it sucks. I am missing out on bridal portraits because they apparently ordered my dress with the wedding date in mind, NOT the date I specifically requested to have it in AND alterations done by. imo everything having to do with the goddamn dresses is the worst part of the wedding planning. AND mine came in somewhat wrong since they didn’t make changes they said they would make, but I wasn’t charged for them so I can’t really complain other than that it is fucking annoying and the alterations cost more than having the manufacturer do it.

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