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Laura
Beginner August 2024

Wedding dress Buyers remorse

Laura, on February 9, 2024 at 12:13 AM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 6

I’m in a SITUATION!! What would YOU do?

My parents agreed to help me pay for my dress. After I picked out my dress, said yes, showed my mom through FaceTime (she lives 8hrs away); signed the contract, my sister put the deposit down on my dress knowing my mom would send her $$ right away.
The next day, my sister asked my mom to send her $$ and my mom called me a liar, and told her she never agreed to it and we need to return it. (And hasn’t returned my calls or texts)
My sister was sitting right next to me and was on the FaceTime with my mom so we both know SHES lying.
I would never ask my sister for that amount of money, and now I feel like I signed a contract for a dress I can’t afford 😭
I LOVE this dress-I had the full sentimental moment with it and I made the whole bridal suite cry.
Should I return it? What would you do?!

6 Comments

Latest activity by Sophia, on February 10, 2024 at 7:37 AM
  • Michael
    Rockstar October 2023
    Michael ·
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    That is pretty awful, especially since there does not seem to be an issue of misunderstanding.

    Is it a dress you can get again? Maybe return it (or cancel the order), especially if you are in the 3 day buyer's remorse laws that generally exist (which you can check regarding your state laws). If you can get it again, that would be great.

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  • LM
    Expert December 2022
    LM ·
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    Call the salon and update them that your funding source and budget have changed. Maybe they can work out a payment plan or allow a **credit. Rarely would you get a refund. The remaining payment would be due when the dress arrived.

    If you do decide to keep the dress, inform your partner that you two will have to modify your overall budget and some costs must be reduced. Good luck.

    **sorry, meant credit. Full refunds are rare.

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  • Jacks
    Rockstar November 2054
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    Oh gosh, I'm really sorry that happened to you. Definite lesson not to count on mom again for any financial input. As LM suggests, call the salon and explain the situation, maybe they have options.

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  • Bonnie
    Dedicated June 2022
    Bonnie ·
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    How expensive is the dress? Can you and ur sister swing it alone?
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  • C
    CM ·
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    Did your mother know how much the dress cost when she agreed? If it’s a matter of expense would she be willing to contribute what she thinks is reasonable.


    On another note, how old is your mom? Is she showing any signs of forgetfulness? Is going back on a promise in character? What does your father say? Is it possible your mom promised to pay without talking to him first?
    I’m sorry this happened to you. It’s not right. What I would do about it would depend on my finances.
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  • S
    Just Said Yes May 2025
    Sophia ·
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    Did your mom know the price maybe she’s backing out now since it’s becoming a reality that she’s gotta pay. Totally not cool though to say you’re lying and ignoring all your calls and texts. If you do get in touch with her I would ask “is money the problem?” And maybe she can only contribute what she can afford.


    If you love the dress I definitely wouldn’t return it. It’s your special day maybe see if you can go on a payment plan?? I’m sorry hope everything works out.
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