(Closed) Allure brides: Issues with swatch? Ready to cancel my order…

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

That DOES seem a little fishy.  I think I’d call back and tell them you are very seriously considering canceling your order with them if they cannot even get a swatch to you and you have been pricing other stores.  Put a little pressure on them and see if that works.  I ordered my allure dress and it came in like a month earlier than the store told me it would.  I was actually really surprised.  So far I have been treated really well at my shop.  Theres no excuse to not be able to get a straight answer and a swatch.  Those things dont take weeks on end!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Allure can be very, very slow with swatches. Which fabric/color do you need a swatch of? I may have one in my scrap box.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I dont have light gold, but I can try to round one up for you. Allure is super slow with bridal swatches. They generally have the maids swatches handy, but they have to request bridal swatches from their factory. You may also want to ask the salon if any of their seamstresses have scraps from past alterations 🙂

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MayaBean:  When I read this thread, I thought I had written it! My bridal shop has been very secretive about swatches and colors too, for some reason. I ordered 8850 in ivory/light gold and would have done anything to get my hands on a swatch. Now I’m paranoid that people have been complaining about the color or something so they’re changing it. The one light gold gown they had in their shop was an Allure Romance and it seemed really dark, not gold at all. The reason I went with it was because it looked so beautiful in pictures. I’ve been sick about it ever since.

I’ve tried to contact Allure in email and their fb page with no response. I called other salons to order a swatch and they told me to ask the salon where I ordered the dress.

If anybody has a swatch or a piece of their swatch of the Allure light gold and ivory lace to sell, let me know!  lol

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

The good news is that allures dye lots are very consistant, and they never up and change one without notice 🙂 They’re just reeeeaaaaally slow with the swatches for some reason. If push comes to shove, sometimes the store may be willing to take a teeny snippett out of one of the inside seams of the sample. It never hurts to ask!

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@riakd:  There is a dress at David’s Bridal that has a light “sand” color with ivory lace. It is absolutely STUNNING! It didn’t look dirty at all, just made the lace pop. I’m hoping to get the same effect.

My dress is scheduled to come in May 17, so I’ll be looking for any posts you may have when you get yours! Good luck!

Post # 11
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I ordered my Allure gown in Dallas at the end of January and they said the same thing to me about fabric swatches. No clue why they are so weird about it. My salon said that Allure as a company is really slow and unpredictable with that kind of stuff. So I just ordered an extra yard of the fabric, and they predict it will get here sometime around May. Go figure. But the good news is that my dress came in only one month after I placed the order!  I picked it up last weekend and I think the gold is positively stunning. I got so many compliments on it! I think you’ll really love it, no way it could look dingy and there is nothing orange or peach about it. Hope you love it as much as I do!

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@schmittykitty:  Thank you for telling us!

I ordered my dress on 1/16, and they gave me a delivery date of 5/17. Everything I’ve read online says that Allure dresses come in early. My salon said that they never come early and made me pay a rush fee for the bridesmaids’ dresses. I’m starting to wonder if they’re ordering from a knock-off site. 

Post # 13
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I hope not! If you’re really worried about it, you can enter the zip code of the bridal salon you’re woking with into the Allure website and see if they come up as one of the authorized retailers.

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