Well our poll is closed and 89% of participants would not be willing to pay a fee to try on wedding dresses.
I completely understand where brides are coming from. Especially since many of my clients try on a dozen dresses or more!
I also understand that the best stores invest a lot of time with the bride - some of whom, then by online or elsewhere.
Hopefully a balance will be achieved and brides will value the high level of personal service that you get at a bridal salon as part of a once in a lifetime experience. Perhaps then, the resulting sales will allow bridal store owners to recoup their investment without adding fees. We'll see!
Thanks to all who participated and to Carolyn for her comments. She gave us the idea for the post and is the winner of a Starbucks gift card!