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Marissa
Expert August 2019 Ontario

Trying on Dresses After Purchasing a Dress

Marissa, on September 14, 2018 at 22:15 Posted in Wedding fashion 0 15
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I recently went to the Toronto bridal show and made an appointment at Kleinfeld's for mid October of this year. I was really excited to get the chance to have a "say yes to the dress" experience, but I went to a bridal warehouse sale today and ended up finding my dress (yay!). I was not expecting to find a dress at this sale and was only really going to get my first chance at trying on different looks and styles to prepare myself for my appointment.

So my question is, if I've already got my dress, should I cancel my appointment?

Pros of keeping the appointment:
- a fun experience that I've always wanted to have ever since Say Yes to the Dress first aired

- an opportunity to still look for a veil and/or headpiece

- an opportunity to inquire about alteration fees

Cons of keeping the appointment:

- potentially rude/a waste of time, since I have no intent of buying another dress

- potential of buyers regret

If I keep the appointment, there is basically a 0% of buying another dress there—I would just be going for the experience with my family. I'm not too concerned with liking something better and regretting my purchase, as I love what I chose and I can't beat the price; but I am concerned with this seeming like something impolite/rude to do.

What do others think about keeping an appointment for the experience only?

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Latest activity by Peggy, on September 17, 2018 at 10:23
  • Peggy
    Super May 2019 Alberta
    Peggy ·
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    Absolutely cancel the appointment! The worst thing you can do is try on dresses after you have bought yours.

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  • Leanne
    Expert September 2018 Ontario
    Leanne ·
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    Congrats on finding your dress!! Definitely cancel the appointment, you will only confuse yourself!

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  • Janis
    Curious June 2019 Ontario
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    Hooray you must be so excited! I’m getting married in June & I still have to find my shoes as well.
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  • Monica
    Devoted June 2019 Ontario
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    Congrats on finding your dress! Smiley smile

    CANCEL any other appointments you may have. It’s definitely tons of fun trying on gorgeous wedding dresses, but you don’t want to put yourself in the situation of having dress regrets. You found the one, no more searching!
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  • Marissa
    Expert August 2019 Ontario
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    It's nice to know someone went the same route as me concerning the dress. Like you, I went there not expecting anything, and I really felt like I found MY dress when I put it on. I still have 10+ months before the wedding, so I was just surprised to find the dress so soon. All that's left is alterations, shoes and a veil!
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  • Janis
    Curious June 2019 Ontario
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    Congratulations!! I got my dress at the same bridal designer warehouse sale months ago. I went in with an open mind and found MY dress. Nothing could match up to it so I never set up any appointments. Cancel the appointment at Kleinfelds. You don’t need to feel conflicted when you see other dresses.
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  • Kaisha
    Super March 2019 Nova Scotia
    Kaisha ·
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    I would definitely cancel, I wouldn't want to risk regretting my decision. I am already question myself just looking at pictures of other dresses online, I need to see mine again and I am fine.

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  • Julia
    Frequent user June 2019 Alberta
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    Could not have said it better! You don't wanna cause doubts or waste both your time and someone else's
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  • Marissa
    Expert August 2019 Ontario
    Marissa ·
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    Thanks, all! You've confirmed my suspicion that I really should cancel the appointment. Appreciate your candid thoughts Smiley smile

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  • E
    Curious August 2020 Ontario
    Emily ·
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    You could always go specifically to look at there veils/ head pieces but I would call ahead to let them know your no longer dress shopping this way they know your intentions and you don’t feel like your wasting anyone’s time. I wouldn’t go to try on more dresses though if you have found the one already.
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  • Holly
    VIP June 2019 Ontario
    Holly ·
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    I would 100% cancel, personally. There is a very high chance you will try on these dresses are start to have doubts..even if there is no way any other dress could best out the one you got..there will still be that lingering thought. As much fun as it would be I would recommend canceling to avoid unnecessary upset and stress!
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  • Brittany
    British Columbia
    Brittany ·
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    No no no! Nothing good will come of it. You don't keep looking after you find the groom, do not keep looking after you find the dress.
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  • Stephanie
    VIP May 2019 Ontario
    Stephanie ·
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    100% I would cancel! I found my dress at Kleinfeld but after that I canceled all further dress try on appointments and actually deleted most photos of other dresses on my phone! I never want to even think about second guessing myself! I absolutley LOOOOOVE say yes to the dress and still watch it all the time! But yeah I wont ever go looking at or trying on dresses again for myself now that I have the one!!! Too much risk and potential disappointment
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  • Renee
    Devoted October 2018 Ontario
    Renee ·
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    You will love every dress there and may begin to have buyers remorse lol I got my ceremony dress there and I love it! Went to about 5 other places before and the dress at kleinfelds hit every mark I was looking for. Also consider wasting the time of the associates as you know 100% you aren't buying anyways. Alterations at kleinfelds are very expensive and they won't do an outside dress anyways so talking to them about that won't make a difference. I highly suggest you call love your dress it's an alterations company that even kleinfelds uses and will do a good job for a much cheaper price
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  • Natasha
    Devoted June 2019 Ontario
    Natasha ·
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    Do not go! The reason I say this is there may be a high potential of you finding something you like and then you won’t be able to get it an regret it. If it’s any consolation to you I went for the same reason as you to kleinfeld and trust me it’s not all that I left 30 Mins into the appointment. You find similar styles in smaller boutiques for much less money. My friend who is getting married also went to kleinfel purchased her dress then went to another boutique after and committed to another dress and cancelled kleinfeld dress but received a gift card for dress. Trust me you are not missing out. Happy you found your dress.
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