Essential Tips on buying your Gown
Buying a Wedding Gown is not only classed as a major purchase, it is also classed as an emotional purchase. For most of us women we have been dreaming of our Wedding Gown since we were little girls.
If we are honest the price of a Gown is something we do not give much thought to until it is time to purchase one.
Over the past few years we have become more aware (through customers and manufacturers) the escalating additional charges being added to the purchase prices.These charges take various forms such as Petticoats, Rush cuts, Alterations etc, and can add upwards of £150 - £200 to the purchase of a Gown & £30 - £70 per Bridesmaid Dress, and these are only being made after the gown has been ordered and you are committed to the purchase. Which in some cases has been an increase of as much as £500 for the total order.
So Does it have to be like this?In our experience the answer is NO. Here at Jacqueline's we like to make it clear to all our customers what they can expect with regard to charges before a decision to purchase is made.
We strongly suggest to all Brides that they go on there Gown hunt armed with the necessary questions so that they do not get caught out by these sometimes extortionate charges.
Listed below is a few of the things you should ask.
- Obviously the price of the Gown / Bridesmaid dresses
- Petticoat charges
- Alteration / fitting charges
- Rush cut charges (short timescale weddings)
- Any surcharges
- The manufacturer of the gown
It does pay to check with the manufacturers of the gown of your dreams and ask them if there is a recommended retail price, or alternatively ask them for other stockiest's in the area so you can call them for quotes. By doing this you can ensure that you get your dream gown at the appropriate price.
Good luck with the purchase of your Gown.