So, my dress finally came in...yay!
Here's where I would love feedback:
I ordered it June, for my April 2010 wedding from Francesca's Bridal shop. I was told of course, that it would be in any time between December-February. So the last time I spoke with the shop, when my BMs were ordering their gowns, a month ago, I asked if they had any idea when it would be in. I was told that they didn't know, it could be up to 2 months from then...okay, fine...
So, I get this call from the shop on Thursday night...good news, my dress is in! "Great!" I said, "So when can we make an appointment for me to come in, try it on and make the final payment? Next week is really crazy for me with the holiday and all, but any day after that would be great..." To which I was told, well, you have to pay for it Now. Today, as in, we'll take an over the phone credit card payment tonight....
Whoa! Is is just me? Or was I wrong in expecting to be able to make an appointment, come in, see the dress, try it on, and then complete payment? I felt very pressured and rushed, and I told them so. I didn't make the payment over the phone Thursday night because, frankly, I felt ticked off. So, they called again yesterday ( Friday) again, asking me to make payment over the phone if I couldn't get in in person yesterday evening. Wow. It just seemed tacky to me. So, I went ahead and paid it over the phone (the balance was $950), but man.
So what about you guys? How did your salons handle your final payment request? Is what I experienced par for the course? I mean, I had every intention of paying for my dress, but I just feel that they were very tacky about asking for it...would love your opinions!
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