Alterations disaster!!!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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387 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Do you have pictures of you in the dress from the first fitting? If so bring those and call for another appointment before next month.  Show the seamstress or anyone who will listen and get it straightened out immediately.  Also, call the owner of the store and reiterate how unpleased you are about your dress being four inches too short! If they value their reputation as a bridal store they should be pretty willing to help you get this situation fixed immediately and correctly.

Post # 4
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8821 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Wow, that’s crazy uncool.  They need to do whatever it takes to fix it AND not charge you a dime.  Sorry this happened, hope they fix it quick.

Post # 5
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1175 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@seattlefashionista:  OMG!!  I am so sorry, I woud be effing pissed!!  4 inches too short??  I have not had my alterations yet, so I am not in a place to offer up suggestions.  Did they cut the excess to shorten the dress?  I agree with PP I would be contacting the shop owner, and would HOPE they would ADDRESS THIS IMMEADIATELY….. including replacing this dress with a new one if need be!!

I am so afraid of this exact problem, my dress comes from designer for someone 6 foot tall.  I would only be 5’8′ with heels.  

I am so sorry!!  Gosh I sure hope that they fix this for you……

Keep us posted.  Good luck!

Post # 6
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1567 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

luckily lace is very easy to make longer. they will be taking the fabric that they cut off and will be sewing it back into the pattern. it should be unnoticable 🙂

Post # 9
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1175 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@seattlefashionista:  I would most certainly hope (if not expect) them to replace the dress if needed.  It is their error, NOT YOURS.  Chantilly lace is not cheap, and Monique Lhuillier is not cheap!!  I would be just devistated!!  I hope they get this fixed for you!!  You dont have a lot of time to be doing battle with them over this!!

HUGS!!

Post # 10
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398 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I would highly recommend you get a second opinion before you go back in. Clearly you’re upset (as you should be) but rightnow you don’t need them to promise something they can’t do. Find out from someone else what is truly possible.

Next– Get their promised changes in writing. And if for some reason they can’t make it longer (which, I’m sorry to say, unless they are the fairies from Sleeping Beauty I don’t see how they’ll do) find out what they will do to fix it. that may mean buying you a new dress, or buying a used one that they can use for fabric.

Be strong, I know you’ll look great on your big day!

 

Post # 12
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1175 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@seattlefashionista:  Great news!!  I am sure they don’t want any kind of negative PR.  Wedding dresses are big business!  I am so glad they are going to make this right for you!

Post # 13
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362 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@seattlefashionista:  So glad to hear everything will work out for you! I am from Seattle too and just got my dress. 🙂 I haven’t had my alterations done yet and got a little nervous from reading this thread. I hope everything goes well for you! It sounds like the bridal shop owner is trying her best to make sure everything turns out smoothly for you and that you will have your dream dress in perfect condition.

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