Our Honest Layaway Plan

The Wedding Dress Me bridal boutique was created out of the belief that every customer, no matter what their budget may be, deserves beautiful formal wear at an affordable price. This belief has extended into our very reasonable layaway plan. We understand that every case and every customer is different and we do our very best to address every customer's needs to the best of our ability. In order to achieve that, we've developed a layaway plan that is fair as it is firm. We stand by this policy 100% in order to make an affordable and honest shopping experience for all of our clients.

Our Terms

 

Wedding Gowns

  • If purchasing a wedding gown off the rack we require 30% of the final purchase price, including tax, as a down payment.  

  • If special ordering a wedding gown we require 50% of the final purchase price, including tax, as a down payment. 

  • All down payments are non-refundable after 3 business days.  

  • After the initial payment, we require a monthly non-refundable payment with the balance paid in full within 4 months. If you require a smaller payment or different arrangement, we will work with you as needed. If you are unable to make a payment, contact us immediately. We will contact you regardless, but if you contact us immediately we may be able to arrange a different payment schedule.

Prom, Pageant, Quinceañera, and Formal Gowns

  • If purchasing a prom, pageant, quinceañera, or formal gown off the rack we require 30% of the final purchase price, including tax, as a down payment.  

  • If special ordering a prom, pageant, quinceañera, or formal gown we require 50% of the final purchase price, including tax, as a down payment. 

  • All down payments are non-refundable after 3 business days.  

  • After the initial payment, we require a monthly non-refundable payment with the balance paid in full within 3 months. If you are unable to make a payment, contact us immediately. We will contact you regardless, but if you contact us immediately we may be able to arrange a different payment schedule.

Bridesmaid Dresses

  • If purchasing or special ordering a bridesmaid dress, require 50% of the final purchase price, including tax, as a down payment.  

  • If special ordering bridesmaid dresses, we will accept separate payments from multiple bridesmaids but one person must assume responsibility and liability for any balance due. If any bridesmaid or bride is not comfortable with the responsibility and liability of any balance due from their own chosen party, it is unreasonable to expect us to assume that responsibility and liability.

  • All down payments are non-refundable after 3 business days.  

  • After the initial payment, we require a monthly non-refundable payment with the balance paid in full within 4 months. If you are unable to make a payment, contact us immediately. We will contact you regardless, but if you contact us immediately we may be able to arrange a different payment schedule.

Requirements & Restrictions

  • You must agree to all of the terms above, without exception, and in writing.  

    • You acknowledge and agree your down payment is non-refundable after 3 business days.
    • You acknowledge and agree your minimum monthly payments are non-refundable.
    • You acknowledge and agree your balance is to be paid in full within the appropriate time frame.
    • If ordering bridesmaids, you or at least one person acknowledge and agree to assume responsibility and liability for any balance due.
  • There are no hidden fees, penalties, or a credit application.  If you are unable to fulfill your obligation then you simply lose your deposit and any payments made.

  • While we will contact you regarding any outstanding balance or to make payment arrangements, you are ultimately responsible for contacting us regarding any outstanding balance and to make payment arrangements. You are responsible for providing us with the correct means of contact. If we do call reminding you of a late payment, you agree to return the call.

  • In the event you cannot fulfill your obligation, we do not give store credit.

  • As a matter of fashion, these dresses have a shelf-life. The dress you purchased may no longer be in fashion after a given season. If it's a special order, it may not be in a common size or length. We will have greater difficulty reselling your dress and may have to mark it down to do so. That dress will also occupy valuable retail space until sold.

  • If you are taking advantage of our alteration services, your balance on your garment must be paid in full for them to begin. You may schedule your first fitting but it cannot take place without that final payment. Alternations can only be paid for by check or cash and those payments must be given directly to the seamstress. 

We apologize if the terms of our plan seem severe but keep in mind that these guidelines are in place to protect both our clients and ourselves. Even offering layaway services is nearly unheard of in the bridal business so we've spent a lot of time and energy to design these guidelines and ensure a smooth and painless layaway experience for all involved.