Bridal store has gone bust – no bridesmaid dresses with 8 weeks to go!

posted 2 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 2
5773 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

If you paid with credit card, no need to wait for insurance. Just dispute the charge and let the credit card company handle it from there.

Post # 4
1236 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - San Francisco, CA

If you’re in America, Target has a lot of pretty decent bridesmaids dresses for not a lot of money. I got a last-minute replacement from their website once. Good luck!

Post # 6
357 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

When did you order? Is it possible they already ordered from the designer and you could work with them to get your order?

Many debit cards in the US have protections as well. You might as well try contacting the bank.

Good luck!

Post # 8
1230 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Misstiptoes:  Jcrew is always an option. You might spend a little more, but there’s no risk of not getting them in time. They run true to size, making alterations easier. 

Also call your bank anyway. They still may be able to help in some fashion. 

Post # 9
7286 posts
Busy Beekeeper

Misstiptoes:  It doesn’t quite work that way. The dresses become property of the administrator and they rank creditors for who gets paid first. As a cash creditor you would be at the bottom of the list. If they do have the dresses then they will probably sell/auction them and the money will go to higher ranked creditors (like the tax man, banks, utilities companies etc). 

Also the dress manufacturer may not have been paid so if they still have the dresses you can bet they won’t be handing them over to you without being paid in full. Worth a shot but I think you are really out of luck.

Best to focus on finding new dresses.

It sucks when companies go bust because it is usually the little guy that loses out.

Post # 12
2114 posts
Buzzing bee

Misstiptoes:  Ugh how horrible!!!

We were in a similar situation for my moms wedding. The company didn’t go bankrupt, but we were left with no bridesmaids dresses just a few weeks before the wedding. My mom pulled me and my sister out of school for the day (yay!) and we got to rush around to stores trying to find a certain color available in all the sizes we needed.

We luckily found one and we picked up our altered dresses the day before the wedding! It was nuts, but it worked out. I am sure you will work it out too. Fingers crossed xx


just saw ur update. that is awesome!!!

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