Post # 1
A FELLOW BRIDE TO BE AND A FRIEND OF MINE IS GETTING MARRIED PRETTY SOON AND WAS SO EXCITED TO SEE HER WEDDING DRESS. SHE WENT TO THE BRIDAL SHOP TO DO LAST MINUTE ALTERATIONS ON FRIDAY AFTER WORK AND WENT BACK ON SATURDAY WITH SOME OF THE BRIDESMAIDS TO FINISH THEIR DRESSES. THEY WALK UP TO THE STORE AND WHAT DO THEY SEE…… A SIGN THAT READ: DUE TO THE ECONOMY CHANGE LORI’S BRIDAL SHOP IS OUT OF BUSINESS. IF YOU HAVE DRESSES AND TUXEDOS TO PICK UP PLEASE CALL THIS NUMBER…….. THE BRIDE QUICKLY DIALED THE NUMBER AND LEFT A MESSAGE…. CALLED AND CALLED…..STILL NO ANSWER…… CALLED LORI’S (OWNER) CELL PHONE THE NUMBER IS DISCONNECTED….. SO SHE DECIDE TO GO TO THE LORI’S HOME AND GUESS WHAT SHE FINDS…. A EMPTY HOUSE WITH A FOR SALE SIGN!!!! WHAT A NIGHTMARE!!! SO SHE DECIDES TO CALL THE POLICE AND THEY SAID THERE IS NOTHING THAT THEY CAN DO. HELLO!!!! THE SHOP COULD HAVE AT LEAST GAVE THE PUBLIC A COURTESY NOTICE!!!!! THEY WERE IN THERE THE DAY BEFORE AND NOBODY SAID ANYTHING TO THE BRIDE THAT THE STORE IS OUT OF BUSINESS. ALL THE BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES, THE GUYS TUXEDOS AND THE WEDDING DRESS IS AT THE SHOP. AND WORST OF ALL THEIR WEDDING IS IN 2 WEEKS! SO NOW ALL THEIR PLANNING AND HARD WORK IS RUIN…WITH NOTHING TO WEAR! WHAT ARE THEY SUPPOSE TO WEAR? WHO CAN AFFORD TO PAY ANOTHER SET OF FORMAL WEAR WHEN EACH OF THEM ALREADY PAID A COUPLE HUNDRED DOLLARS? AND HOW CAN THEY ORDER ONE IN TIME? WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF THIS HAPPENED TO YOU?
Post # 3
Joelnsusan, that really sucks for them. I am sure that they can take the owner to small claims court. Could I also ask a favor? Could you repost this with proper capitalization? It is considered poor netiquette to type in all caps, it’s the equivilent of being yelled at. It is also very difficult on the eyes. Thanks!
Post # 4
That is awful. But I don’t actually think it’s a bride’s worst nightmare. Obviously it’s not what they planned, but it’s not like her parents, or her FI, was terribly injured or killed in a car accident or something like that. I’m not saying there is no stress involved, but in this kind of situation I think you do have to focus on the one really important thing – the marriage – as opposed to the party. And really, two weeks is a lot of time. It will be just fine if the boys all wear matching pants and white shirts and ties – you can go to Macy’s or MWH and outfit them in a day. For the girls, try Nordstrom or Ann Taylor – for my sister’s wedding the BMs all wore dresses from Nordstrom. Both places also have formal white dresses that are very nice. If you get online tonight you can have them by Wednesday or Thursday, easy. Just forget about the shop for right now – concentrate on the wedding. The clothes can totally be replaced, with something that will work just fine. In 2 1/2 weeks, after the wedding is over, put an ad in the paper, get together with the other clients who were stiffed, hire a private detective, find the store owner, get a lawyer, and see what you can do about getting the money back.
FYI, I agree with Niki about the caps. You might type a couple of words in all caps for emphasis, but for an entire post you should really use appropriate capitalization.
Post # 5
I heard of this happening to somebody. They had their friends and family stake out the store in shifts and watch for any owners to come back; when they finally did, they argued with them til they got their dress. They also called the local news.
bad luck, yes, but definitely not a worst nightmare.
Post # 6
Sorry I’m a newbie to this site and I didn’t think it mattered if I used caps or not.
Post # 7
i don’t care about caps. seems to me like you should be able to write however you want, as long as you are not saying rude things. if it hurts people’s eyes they don’t have to read / respond to your post.
i just wanted to say that this did happen to a friend of mine. fortunately, macy’s and dillards always have dress sales going on, especially during prom season (now). and preownedweddingdresses.com for the bride’s dress. i think the hardest thing might be getting the guy’s tuxes in less than 2 weeks…
Post # 8
Believe me, suzanno is right, your friend could have it worst. My dear fiance was in a fatal car accident and our July wedding is never going to ever happen!
Post # 9
Lanny, I am so incredibly sorry. You haven’t posted in a month – when did this happen? I feel absolutely awful for you and your families.
Post # 10
Lanny6 – I am so unbelievably sorry to hear that. I know I don’t know you, but my heart goes out to you and your families.
Post # 11
Lanny, I am SO sorry to hear about your loss.
Post # 12
Lanny9 I am so sorry to hear that….and my thoughts and prayers goes out to you and your family. Please take care.
Post # 13
I want to change title on this blog!!! How do I do that?
Post # 14
lanny so sorry to hear, my thoughts are with you.
joelnsusan, i actually worked with a girl who had a similar thing happen to her, sort of luckily it was only her dress and not the whole wedding parties clothes. 2 weeks i’m sure is time enough for someone to get back to your friend and get their clothing.
Post # 15
you should also tell your friend to see about calling their credit card companies (if that is how they paid) to see about getting a refund since the company didn’t follow through- its worth a shot!!
Post # 16
sending positive thoughts and lots of hugs to you and your family in a time that reminds us all what is truly important in life. May the sun continue to shine brighter for you every day and know that even in the worst of times, better days are only a stone’s throw away.