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Wedding dresses

Ok – so we’re well into wedding planning, and I’ve been terrible about posting blogs. Let’s just say life is a little busy right now!

But I want to rant about wedding dresses. First, if you’re thinking of getting married one day – start saving your money for your dress now.

What I didn’t realize:
Dress stores don’t have a return policy. You can’t return anything. Nothing. If you buy a hair-tie and you decide it doesn’t work, your SOL and putting it up on craigslist to try to get your money back.

After you pick out your dress you’ll need to buy:
Shapeware
Slip
Shoes
Veil
Probably some sort of a wrap or scarf
Any sashes or additions to the dress
and then
Alterations.

In my case, all of this cost about 120% more than the dress did.

Can’t they make this all a package deal? You get the dress and the slip together? Why be surprised? I understand a no-return policy on dresses (especially after it’s been altered), but seriously – why can’t you return the extras. They have my wedding date on file – they could say “returns only in first 14 days” or something like that.

Not that there is anything I want to return, I just thought that was not a very nice policy. Maybe I need to open a stress-free-wedding-shopping experience. Brides only. People who cause drama get an upcharge.

Just a thought.

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