Post # 1
I haven’t even gotten into the seriously planning of my wedding and it feels like things are already starting to go badly!
I had a veil and a bridal sash both made from etsy. I got my veil in a little while ago and it did not fit my head at all. The seller was extremely nice and she made a second one and sent it out yesterday. First I was anxious about how thats going to turn out.
The bridal sash I had made turned out BEAUTIFULLY. The only problem was the ribbon was too long for my dress, but the seller told me she could easily fix the sash or I could bring it to an alterations place and they should be able to adjust the sash. So I brought my obscenely expensive sash into the alterations place that I alway go to, and very clearly explained to the guy that I needed the ribbon shortened to the same size as the ribbon that came with my dress, and I needed the ends of the ribbon glued in some manner to prevent fraying.
I picked up my sash today. Well, they definitely shortened the ribbon, but the IDIOTS failed to account for the fact that there is a small section of beading that needs to remain as the center of the belt. They chopped a chunk of ribbon off of one end, and now I cant even tie the belt in the back so that the beading is in the middle. IM SO UPSET.
The owner was very nice and told me that he was going to make it right for me, but now Im skeptical that he will even be able to repair the belt since the beading was a custom design and NOT an applique.
I hardly see an alterations place throwing down over $200 for me to replace the sash. Im SO heartsick.
Post # 3
I’m sorry you’re stressed out but, and I mean this in the nicest way, you’ve got a long road ahead of you mah darling. There are 1000 things that can go wrong so you have to just roll with the punches and keep your eye on the most important prize – your soon-to-be betrothed!
Post # 4
@mousepeach: sadly, I know this is true. My biggest fear is turning into a TV worthy bridezilla and crying over something so ridiculous like “the cake isnt perfectly round!”
I’m pretty positive that I’m going to need to hire a wedding planner during some point of this process so I dont STRESS out and push my FI away. Happy thoughts, deep breathes.
Post # 5
@memmielee: Just keep perspective about why you’re doing this. A slightly wonked sash that no one will notice will have no effect on your future marriage – being a bitch to your FI cause of said wonked sash might. (NOT saying you are being bitchy – just making the point that ultimately it’s just a party and the goal is to be wed!)
Post # 6
That is HORRIBLE! I hope they can fix it!
Post # 7
@memmielee: The owner of that shop needs to coordinate with the etsy seller who made the sash and get youa new one – immediately. Period.
Post # 8
You have quite a bit of time between now and the wedding, and it sounds like he wants to make good on this belt situation. Give him a chance. If he hasn’t done something soon, you need to make sure he does.
Post # 9
@megz06: That’s what Im doing. I’m letting the tailor try and fix the sash and see what he can do before demanding money or he buy me a new one.
My sister seemed to think that I should have taken the sash back, sent it to the etsy seller and had her try and attach the beadwork to another ribbon and have the Tailors reimburse me. That makes me uneasy though….who knows if they even would.
I always have my FI handle money issues/vendor conflicts. Ugh this is so awkward for me to deal with.