(Closed) What would you do in this situation?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What would you do in this situation?
    Just suck it up and pay the $825. : (2 votes)
    3 %
    Ask them nicely if you can pay the $375. If they say no, buy it for $825 anyway. : (22 votes)
    32 %
    Ask them nicely if you can pay the $375. If they say no, buy a dress elsewhere. : (41 votes)
    60 %
    Other. : (3 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    392 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I would at least attempt to get it for the lower price! Cause that is total insanity.

    Post # 4
    4385 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Wow, that seems so sleazy of them! I would call them up and try to wheel and deal. But I’m also the type that if they say no, I would still buy it because I love it lol.

    Post # 5
    122 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I would ask them about selling it for the bridesmaid dress price. Have you found a dress that you like that is less than $825? What are you going to do if you do walk away? Are you going to pay more for another dress? If you have found a dress that you like that is between $350-825. Then I would walk away if they don’t give you the lesser price.  

    Post # 7
    3709 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    It wouldn’t hurt to ask. I would need someone to explain the difference in the price. However, if they wouldn’t budge I would pay the price if I loved it…and then give poor reviews b/c they jacked up the price so much based on the color…lol

    Post # 8
    1049 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 1998

    It’s such BS that they hike up the price like that because it’s a “bridal gown” now. Effing retarded. I’d talk to them about it because there’s no good reason for it.

    Post # 9
    5670 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I would contact the designer themselves and see what they have to say. The bridal shop is not going to give it to you for $375 unfortunately so I would call the designer and see what they have to say. Who knows many the designer is 100% against this practice and they are charging the bridal salon the same amount for the dress in white as they would in purple. They at least you know whether it will be the same price everywhere and you can make your decision.

    Post # 11
    639 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    i’d say attempt to get it (mention the ridiculousness) for the cheaper price.  If they won’t, i’d probably buy it anyway if you love it.

    Post # 12
    337 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I think you’ve got nothing to lose by asking them.  If they say no and you still really, really want the dress, just tell yourself it was an $800 dress all along.  It’s not that out of the park that you would have fallen in love with an $800 wedding dress.  And if cost isn’t a factor, you might as well get the dress you love.

    Post # 13
    3124 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    I call Bullshit. I would not buy it for a penny over 375. There isn’t just one dress for each lady, so if they call you on your offer, just walk. You could use the 500 bucks for something else.

    Post # 14
    2474 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    That’s preposterous.  I would attempt to get the dress for $375, and if they wouldn’t let me, I wouldn’t buy it.

    That just doesn’t sit well with me, and even if I liked the dress a lot, I would constantly be fuming about it if I had to pay the higher price.  Obviously the dress costs no where near $825 to make.  I would keep looking for another dress that I really liked from a company that doesn’t want to rip me a new a**hole.

    Post # 15
    529 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    If it’s the EXACT same dress, that’s BS.  I bought a bridesmaid dress too and it didn’t cost me any extra because I ordered it in white!  Maybe try going somewhere else and getting the same dress and just tell them you ARE a bridesmaid but the bride wants you in a white dress.  😛

    Post # 16
    683 posts
    Busy bee

    That’s a pickle. Can you have something custom-made that looks like it? Or buy it in a taupe/gold/or ivory instead?

    Good luck!

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