Post # 1
And I feel like I’m about to have a bridezilla moment and/or cry my heart out!
So I ordered my dress back on 4th January, I wasn’t told at the time when it was coming in. I messaged later to ask and after a couple of weeks they got back to me and said mid-June.
I didn’t really think about this at the time but mid-June is 4 weeks away from the wedding which is a bit close for comfort really..
In the meantime I’ve started working in a different bridal shop (and fallen for another dress but that’s a story in itself on another thread! ) seeing all the dresses going for their alterations with dates after mine I started worrying mildly. My colleagues encouraged me to ring up so I rang on June 4th and was told another couple of weeks as it was mid-June after all.. well I rang today, the 19th and it’s still not in. They can’t give me a date, can only tell me that it is on the list of dresses due in and that they have phoned to chase it up this morning.. they said they can’t give me a date as it’s still going through final processing and checks at the designer!
I expressed my concern as I found my receipt/invoice which states all alterations will be made 4-6 weeks before.. they said there is plenty of time! I’m not having stabdard alterations though. I’m having the back changed from a lace up to a zip up/buttons and I’m having it reshaped to be a mermaid style!
Ahhh!!! I feel sick. I have been soooo laid back until now! Would you be calm or am I right to be worried?
One part of me kind of hopes it doesn’t even come in- I just need to know!!
What would you do if you were me, bees?
Post # 2
You are lucky. I ordered mine in Jan and it came in end of a Aug! (At the time I was supposed to get married Oct 3) They told me they could do rush alterations but it would be an extra charge. I was told they’ve done alterations in a night. Don’t fret. Just make sure you can get time off for trips to the dress shop.
Post # 3
See the thing is I now know how long dresses take to come in from the day they are ordered… it’s usually around 18 weeks and I’m now near 24. Since I left the deposit of half the cost it should have been ordered atraight away. I kind of feel aswell that we should have had a conversation about this while I was in the shop! 🙁 I had previously asked about rush orders and was told it was only if it was less than 12 weeks.
I’m not feeling very lucky!!
Post # 4
I know this probably doesn’t help but I am sure it will turn up in time. My friends wedding dress went AWOL and 3 days before the wedding she was still waiting for it. It all worked out ok in the end. Best of luck.
Post # 5
Good luck, keep positive. It will come in, in time
Post # 6
Mangomosa: Whoa. In this situation, I totally recommend wine. Lots of wine.
If you’re working in a bridal shop do you have any pull? Could you get the new dress that you love in time? Would it need crazy alterations?
Post # 7
Hey everyone thanks for the support, it means a lot!
Well no phone call yesterday and they won’t get it today so that means Monday at the earliest which is less than 3 weeks to go..
I really just wish I could cancel this now!!!!!
Unfortunately nope, I still wouldn’t be able to get a dress from the manufacturer in time! It would have to be the sample but that would leave a hole in our stock and would have to be re-ordered for the shop the same as any other gown! Plus I would still be liable for the cost of rhe other dress! I put down a £700 deposit and have £700 left to pay, that includes £200 worth of alterations.
I’m also a bit worried that they’ll just start the alterations before I go to see it as I remember the lady saying to reshape it they take all the tulle out so it’ll be a very sad looking dress when it comes in.. I can’t resell an altered dress if I decide I really don’t like it any more!
Oh well I have my girl friends coming over later, the wine can most definitely be arranged!!
21 days to go…
Post # 8
I’m sure it’ll turn up! I ordered mine in December and it was ready two weeks ago. I get married in two weeks! I was told that they can hem the dress in one day if need be.
I understand your anxiety but I’m sure it’ll come!
edit: I picked up my dress last night so that was exactly two weeks before I fly off to my DW.
Post # 9
It’s not just a hem though, it’s almost a complete restyle of the dress! It’s getting changed from a lace up to a zip/buttons which we haven’t discussed yet!!!! And the skirt was being reshaped from an a-line to a mermaid. It will most definitely still need hemming a lot and the top could need reshaping to fit me as I had to order two sizes bigger in order to change the back 🙁
Today marks 19 days, I am going to phone them this morning, they have to be able to give me a date, but I also want to check that I still actually like the dress before they start all the alterations, so I think I need to try the sample on!!
I’m just no good with confrontation or complaints but I want to let them know that they have lost my confidence and this is unacceptable!!!!
Post # 10
It’s finally here!!! Wow, what a relief.
I went and tried it on and I DO like it! I still think our one is really pretty but mine is lovely too.
I can almost breathe again now haha!
Post # 11
Mangomosa: Ask for a refund and buy online, use two-day shipping and have it altered locally if it worries you so much. They’re being very unprofessional. If they aren’t meeting the terms of their agreement, I think you have every right to ask for a refund.
Post # 12
Mangomosa: I’m glad to hear your dress is finally here! What a relief! I had the same feeling/angst because it’s not i could pick up my dress at the last minute as it’s a destination wedding. Two weeks before is better late than never.