Post # 1
I ordered my gown on 3/17 and was told it would take 16-20 weeks to come in. I was told at the time of purchase, 40% of the dress was owed as the deposit, with the remaining balance due in 60 days from the purchase date.
It’s been about 17 weeks, dress has been paid off for a while, and no word yet that it’s come in. In retrospect, I sort of feel like paying for something I don’t have in my possession was a dumb idea, but I did pay for it all on a credit card, which has since been paid off.
What are my next steps? Should I start worrying? I have lots of time til the wedding, which is good, but I don’t want to wait forever for the dress. Should I call the place I ordered it from and ask what’s going on? Or is it too soon to freak?
It’s a Kathy Ireland for Mon Cheri, by the way.
Post # 3
Call for sure. Its possible they have but forgot to call or left a message that never got through. I would not recomend paying before it came in but I dont think you should start to panic until you hear whats going on from the shop.
Post # 4
I paid in full the day I ordered mine.
It couldn’t hurt to call the shop and get a status on your order. You’ve just passed the 16 week mark but if it makes you feel better. . .
Post # 5
We paid for my dress in full, and it took about five months to arrive. As long as you have your receipt, you can prove your purchase and your right to what your ordered.
Post # 6
I had to pay 50% of my dress total to get it ordered and once the dress came in and a I tried it on I then paid the remaining balance. My dress took a little over 5 months to come in. I would definitely call and ask for an update.
Post # 7
I had to pay 50% of my total as a deposit and then paid for the rest after it came in (I think I had 30 days from when it came in to pay for the rest).
Post # 8
I had to pay 60% at time of purchase…and I owe the rest 2 weeks after the dress comes in.
Post # 9
We had to pay half to order and half when it came in before I had it altered. Same for the bridesmaid’s dress.
Post # 10
I paid 50% the day I ordered and the rest when it came in. It took about 4-5 months to arrive.
Post # 11
i paid entire bill of my dress the day i ordered it. i had to call every other day the month i thought my dress would come in( bought in end of august) dress came last week of january. and if i didnt have called i would have not known it was there because the bridal shop was very unorganzised and “thought” they called me.
Post # 12
My salon requires you to pay in full for the dress when you order it. I didn’t have any issues doing so.
Post # 13
I went ahead and paid mine in full when I ordered, because I had the cash. If you bought with a reputable retailer, I’m sure it’s just been delayed temporarily. You can always call and follow up–that’s what I did when I ordered from Jay’s, and it turned out that heavy snowstorms were keeping it from being delivered. There’s usually a good explanation.
Post # 14
Oh wow, I called them this morning and they told me that the dress had JUST come in. So, it’s being shipped to me today!