- 9 years ago
- Wedding: October 2010
i just read an old post about someone who ordered bridesmaids’ dresses from a bridal salon and was advised to order 4 sizes up from her ‘maids’ measurements. needless to say, the dresses were way too big and cost way too much to altar.
i was in a wedding 2 years ago and the same thing happened to us. not just the bridesmaids’ dresses, but flower girls’ also. everyone was told to order 4-6 (!) sizes up and had to pay tons of money to get their dresses altered. some of them didn’t even look decent anymore because of the major alterations. i read somewhere to beware of this, so i just ordered my regular size. i had minor alterations because i wanted a perfect fit, which is almost impossible with ready made clothes. i did not tell the rest of the party of this knowledge because i was afraid of being wrong, especially since i was not an expert. i know there is a lot of vanity sizing going on these days, but this was just criminal.
based on other incidents that occurred with this salon (which is a whole other post or 2), it has made me very leary of salons, which is why my dress search has only consisted of online searches. i know i’ll have to step foot in one soon, but i am staying away for now. none of the girls got their dresses altered at this salon because we all thought they did it intentionally (to make more money on the alterations). i am not cheap by any means. i believe in paying a fair price (if not more) for services well rendered, but what this salon did was atrocious.
oh, some of the girls (including the flower girls) went to the salon to try on the dresses before purchasing. even after trying them on, they were still advised of ordering the wrong sizes. sure, they could have not listened, but they were trusting the (so-called) professionalism of the business.
have any of you encountered the same situations? did you do anything about it?