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Needs To Alter Their Perceptions Of Pricing

| TN, USA | Money, Popular

(I work in alterations at a bridal salon. A teen girl is with her parents buying a dress for Homecoming Court which is in about two weeks. Since this is pushing the normal timeframe for alterations, the consultant has grabbed me to look at the dress and let the customer know if we can do the very minor alterations in time. After I say we can, I have the following exchange with the girl’s father.)

Customer: “So are the alterations included in the price of the dress?”

Me: “No, but taking up the shoulders on this dress will only be about $23.”

Customer: “So, will you guys discount the dress to offset the cost of the alterations?”

Me: “…No.”

Not Quite Wedded To The Details

| NY, USA | Extra Stupid, Family & Kids, Funny Names

(I work in a bridal shop where in order to do pretty much anything we need the brides information, and the wedding date. A girl comes in with her dad to be measured for a dress and tells me the bride called our store.)

Me: “Do you happen to know if anyone else ordered the dress yet?”

Dad: “I’m not sure.”

Me: “Okay, when is the wedding? I can look up the paperwork and find out.”

Dad: “…” *blank stare*

Me: “Okay… What’s the bride’s name, then?”

Dad: “I don’t know…”

(I understand the dad not knowing, but the daughter was at least 14. How do you be in a wedding and not know anything about it?)

Dressing Up The Size Of The Back Room

| Seattle, WA, USA | Crazy Requests

(I am helping a bride order her dress because we don’t have her size and the color that she wants in store for her to purchase of the rack. Her mother is more than irritated at this.)

Mother: “Out of all these dresses! I don’t see why you guys don’t have every dress, in every color, in every size.”

Me: “Well, ma’am, we have over 100 wedding dresses styles in at least 2-3 colors, over 50 bridesmaid styles in over 50 colors, and we carry sizes 0-14 misses and 16-30 women’s.”

Mother: “It doesn’t look like you have that many dresses here.”

Me: “That’s because we don’t carry every dress, in every size, in every color.”

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