- 5 years ago
- Wedding: March 2013
I like to learn from other people’s experiences/mistakes and this whole wedding planning thing is full of a lot of firsts for me, so I’m looking for some words of wisdom in this situation so I’m not kicking myself later.
The wedding is on March 24th and I needed an independent seamstress for my dress, because the place I bought it from doesn’t do alterations and it was not located near me either, so I couldn’t even use their recommendation. I found a seamstress who had great reviews and was near me, so I called her all the way back in October/November (Twice, actually), to find out from her how soon I should come in for my first fitting, how far in advance I need to book an appointment with her, etc.
She seemed very non-chalant about it, saying I could come in any time I wanted to, but I didn’t want to go in too soon only to have my body continue to slim down (I’ve lost 25 lbs and plan to lose 5-10 lbs more), so I asked if I could schedule my first fitting for right after the Holidays. She said no problem and said I could call the same week to schedule my appointment. She made it sound like it was very lax.
I called her this morning hoping to schedule an appointment for next weekend and she asked me when my wedding was (she didn’t seem to remember me from the last time we spoke, understandably) and suddenly it was like an emergency. She said I had to come in right away, because she was going to be on vacation for two weeks, and one of her employees would be on vacation for three weeks, so I had to come in right away.
She wanted me to come in tonight, but she’s only open til 6 and I can’t get out of work early today. Then, she wanted me to come in on Monday, but I work full time and again, it’s too short notice to take the time off to get there before she closes.
I finally got her to let me come in tomorrow at Noon, but I wasn’t prepared at all for it. I am now nervous that she’s flakey and I don’t quite understand why it’s such an emergency to come in 2.5 months before the wedding for a first fitting.
Am I being unreasonable? What should I do in this situation?