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How to ask-will you sell/loan your wedding dress?

Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:04 pm

My sister's best friend was married in Thailand earlier in the year and I fell in love with her dress. We also want to get married in Thailand and well...I'd love her dress! It would cost $2500 to have made as it was a designer and while I will consider that I was also wondering if I could ask her if she wants to sell her dress (or loan it-I'd make sure it is specially dry cleaned and pristine after of course). How do I bring it up?
FH and I want to chat to them about their wedding when we go back to my hometown for Xmas.
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Re: How to ask-will you sell/loan your wedding dress?

Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:27 pm

I would offer to buy it. Asking to borrow it is a little 'cheap' sounding. I personally would LOVE someone to offer to buy my dress, I have no need for it!
 
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Re: How to ask-will you sell/loan your wedding dress?

Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:01 pm

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Personally, I think being asked if you would sell your dress to a friend, due to it's beauty, is one of the highest compliments you can receive.

Just be upfront. Tell her that it is your ideal dress and that you'd love to make her an offer for it if she'd be willing to sell it to you. She may say she isn't willing to sell but that she will loan it to you. Definitely offer to buy it first though.

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Re: How to ask-will you sell/loan your wedding dress?

Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:37 pm

I think you should offer to Buy it :) she should take it as a compliment that you thought she looked so beautiful and you have lost nothing if she declines
 
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Re: How to ask-will you sell/loan your wedding dress?

Fri Sep 21, 2012 5:55 pm

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Re: How to ask-will you sell/loan your wedding dress?

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Re: How to ask-will you sell/loan your wedding dress?

Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:11 pm

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Re: How to ask-will you sell/loan your wedding dress?

Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:56 pm

Oh Yes i'd definitely rather buy it! Great advice, thanks girls!
And sorry for posting in the wrong forum-didn't realise it wasn't general discussion & there was actually a board for etiquette
 
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Re: How to ask-will you sell/loan your wedding dress?

Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:40 am

I agree that it'd be so lovely and flattering to have someone say they loved your dress so much they wanted to borrow/buy it!

Also agree on being upfront and asking- hopefully she's the kind of girl who's cool with it! My friend tried to borrow a dress for her wedding because she didn't want to spend budget and had friends who all had dresses in their closets collecting dust and was refused by all she asked! I thought it was a bit strange but to each their own :)
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