- 7 years ago
- Wedding: December 2010
I need some advice and to vent a little.
I ordered my gown from a very reputable local shop. I had no issues at all. I had three seperate appointments before I chose my gown, and they were super patient with me, answered any questions I had via email or phone, etc. We fell in love with the daughter (it is a mother and daughter run shop.)
Late April I was informed I should start considering ordering our bridesmaids dresses. We had already chosen the dress, and although our bridesmaids range in size from a 2 to a 14, they all are beautiful and look incredible in the dress. They all loved it, and all tried on the sample and voted for it.
We ordered the dresses on April 24. Each girl tried on the sample, and was measured by the store owner, the mother. They all paid in full for the dresses, and were done.
The dresses came in a few weeks ago, and I went on Saturday to pick 2 of the 6 dresses up. My sister, and future sister in law came to try theirs on and pick them up. My sister was measured to fit in a 2, and my future sister was measured at a 14.
Neither dress fits. They won’t even zip. The daughter re-measured both of them, and said that they had both gained at least an inch. My sisters is too tight in her RIBCAGE. I left, angry, with the 4 dresses. We were told our only options were to re-order, and pay again.
When I got home, I met up with 2 of my girls who could not make the appointment. Neither one can fit in their dress either. My sister tried on another girls dress, a size 6, and it fits her perfectly.
My cousin, who lives two hours away, told me that she fit perfectly in the sample size 12, but was told she measured at an 8. She told them she wanted the 12, because she was comfortable.
Why would they measure her 2 sizes down? I don’t understand. 4 out of 6 dresses are too small, 1 is correct only because my cousin spoke her mind, and 1 can’t try hers on until August. There is no way she can fit in a 4, as she is heavier than my sister, who fit in a 6.
I am at a loss. We were basically told that the girls were all heavier than they were in April. They are not – my FSIL has actually lost weight.
I don’t know what to do. I am leaving for vacation Saturday, and don’t have time to deal with this right now. Any suggestions?