Charges for Browsing

The BBC have a report about bridal shops making a charge to look at wedding dresses. This is to try and stop people who come in to try on the dresses as recreation.

Whilst I can see that this may be a problem for the shops, I know that when we got wed we would have seen it as outrageous. Monica toured lots of shops before she found 'the dress' - and I'm pretty sure she would have simply walked out if anyone had tried this.

Ah well, whilst the majority of people hand over the cash without quibble, these things will go on - after all, it is their wedding day and this does give people licence to extract money in any way they can....