(Closed) You are supposed to feel like a princess right?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What should I do about the 450 dollars?
    order a dress and try to sell it : (12 votes)
    80 %
    forget the money : (3 votes)
    20 %
    order a dress and wear it to the reception : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Well if you need the money I advise you try to get back as much as you can. Even if the dress cost $450, there is always somebody out there on a budget. But i’d advise you to think twice about the “you must feel like a princess on your wedding day” mindset…it can lead to problems down the road, excessive spending of money you don’t have, and some other things. I think stores and companies and the industry uses that line to sucker you in too much. Just try to remember the reason you are getting married when they tell you that =]

    Post # 4
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    8353 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I am so sorry you are going through this. I am also a Justin Alexander bride and I know what you mean by feeling like a princess.

    I think that you should let the company with your deposit know that you are reporting them to the better business bureau and also that you will be contacting the media. It is not like you didn’t offer to use the credit on something else. You hadn’t even decided on what you would have ordered, so I really don’t see the problem. They wouldn’t be losing any money. If they had handled this correctly, you may have even spent a little more than the deposit.

    Have you tried having your mom talk to them? She may be able to get through to them better.

    I sure hope you can get this resolved in your favor. If not though, I am of the same mind set as your mom. I would just say to heck with it and write bad reveiws all over the place about this company. They truly don’t seem worth the effort.

    Post # 5
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    446 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Maybe you can work out a deal with a friend or another Bee who lives in your city or knows what dress they want…then you wouldn’t just be buying and reselling “a” dress, you’d be doing it for another bee and helping each other out! Of course, you’d probably have to take a little bit of a hit, but it wouldn’t be a total loss.

    I think it’s ridiculous that the owner won’t  let you apply it to Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses.  What does the contract say or is there no contract? If none, then I agree with Noritake – report them to the media or BBB or worse, YELP!!!!

    Post # 7
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    561 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Wow I hate it when stores are so greedy. I agree with your mom – we shouldn’t have to do business with companies like that. It just shows how desperate stores are to survive in this economy. Okay enough of that.

    Here’s what I would do if I were you, and if no one comes to the table: Order the most inexpensive and pretty dress ($450) you can with the money that evil store won’t refund to you, and simply re-sell it as “new with tags, never altered” for $400 or something you can deal with.

    Good luck and I’m so sad to hear that you are having such a problem. I would let others in your area know of your experience. While I understand “a contract is a contract”, this is most certainly a buyer’s market, even if some salons are in denial!

     

    Post # 8
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    561 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    oh and PS: Congrats for finding YOUR DRESS! We want pics!

    Post # 9
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    3344 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I would try an find a gown from the store you have a deposit at.  There’s no point in loosing $450.

    Post # 11
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    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I voted for sell the dress, but really I’m wondering if you could advertise in your area and essentially “sell” the $450 deposit at the store. Like, some bride who wants to buy a Maggie dress can give you $400 (it’s almost inevitable that you’ll take SOME loss on this) and then you can order her dress, in her size, etc. for her. Oh yeah, and she’d also obviously pay anything that it cost above that $450 deposit.

    Is there a time frame on when you need to use the credit?

    Post # 13
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    1636 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Great way to beat the system! That will look stunning in the sapphire !

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Congrats on finding a dress you love! And that is such a fantastic way to beat their system and buy your mom’s dress with the deposit. Brilliant!!

    Post # 15
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    446 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I am so happy for you that it all worked out.  I still think that you should write a Yelp review on the vendor or something on Weddingbee or Weddingwire to put other unsuspecting brides on notice of their business tactics.

    Post # 16
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    You should check out the laws in your state-in the state of Ohio you have 3 days to change your mind on any purchase. 

     

    What is the name of this bridal salon?

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