Are you REALLY okay with these Bridal shops robbing your money if you buy a dress and a few days, later, for whatever reason, you decide to return it in its impeccable state. Because this is EXACTLY what happened to me with La Vie en Blanc -- another one of these scam stores dressed-up as a fairy-tale for all brides. I am not okay with this sort of merchant behaviour. $3000 is a lot of money. That feeds hundreds of families in Syria.
For those of us not in this scam of an industry -- and by scam I mean, a company whose sole intent is to squeeze a huge profit out of your fairy tale dreams. For those of us who never grew up with those fairy tales in our heads, it's disgraceful and shameful to sweep this bad behaviour under the rug. Shrug it off as, "Oh, that's crappy but I can't change this crappy industry."
Oh but you can. Vote with your dollar. Ask about their return or exchange policy if the dress has not be altered or worn. And if there is none, move on. Make the damn dress. I would have done that.
It's time we all say -- NO. THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.
And while I'm at it, The Knot is complicit when it suggests we sell our brand new dresses on NearlyNewlyWed. I wonder -- what stake does The Knot have in the online wedding dress company? Scams, I tell you.
Be mindful and vigilant, ladies. Don't fall for the fairy tale crap story.