Dress came in insanely early…

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
Hostess
22135 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2011

My dress was supposed to take 12 months and it only took five! I’d just take it out and try it on and inspect it. There was one part of my dress that was sort of “unfinished” (missing a few stitches, nothing major) but having it so early meant the dress shop had more than enough time to fix it!

Post # 4
Member
6273 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

@turtle0305:  That is really weird. I’ve heard of stores doing this to unload samples at full price. I’d check over it very, very carefully.

Post # 6
Hostess
22135 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2011

@turtle0305:  Check the hemline, both to make sure it lays flat and to inspect for any signs of wear.

Post # 7
Member
1582 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@turtle0305:  This happened to me as well. My dress was from Alfred Angelo’s Piccone collection. The dress was supposed to be hand beaded in Italy and take 12-14 weeks to come in. It came in after 2 weeks- hardly enough time to ship from Italy, much less handsew and bead a dress. I had red flags all over the place. I brought my MIL (the world’s pickiest person) with me and a friend of hers who is a seamstress to inspect the dress and look for anything wrong with it. Sure enough, there were a ton of issues. Beads were hanging off the dress and the boning was not in it properly. The store tried to claim it was actually made in Italy etc., but the conclusion that I came to was that they probably had one in stock in the store or a warehouse that someone had ordered and returned and tried to pass it off on me. They tried to tell me that the store seamstress could fix the dress. My wedding was 11 months away and I was very firm with them and told them the only acceptable option was for them to make me a new dress. They did and there were no issues. My advice would be for you to inspect that dress with a fine tooth comb and bring someone who either has a really good eye or is really picky. The chances that your dress was actually made for you when you ordered it are slim in this situation, at least in my opinion. Good luck!

Post # 8
Member
3199 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@turtle0305:  

1) all the beadwork should be intact, not loose or coming off

2) it should be crisp and pristine. it shouldn’t be dirty or smell crazy. there shouldnt be dirt at the hem or along the neckline (deodorant, makeup etc).

3) the tags should be on it

4) it should be very close to your size. since they measured you when you bought the dress (if they did their job right and you haven’t lost/gained weight) they should have ordered you a dress that is very close to your actual body size.

Post # 11
Member
2831 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@turtle0305:  it may have just been a rapid turnaround dress. who knows.

just be sure to check it for any and all issues.

Post # 12
Member
1888 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@turtle0305:  I ordered mine three weeks ago and was told it wouldn’t be in until mid-November, only to receive a call yesterday that it had come in!  I was shocked.  I think I drove everyone in the shop nuts by spending forever checking the dress over.  After all of that it turns out the dress is great, it’s perfect!  I just by chance ended up fitting a standard size so they were able to make the dress with no alterations.  My advice, check it over with a fine tooth comb, have a friend check it over with a fine tooth comb, and if it passes the tests, could yourself lucky and celebrate!

Post # 13
Member
1531 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I ordered my dress in January and it came in after 3 weeks! The store told me it was due to the Chinese New Year and they ship all their dresses about prior so they won’t be late arriving 

Post # 14
Member
1888 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

FYI my bridal shop DB of Burbank said that they always quote longer than the actual time (by several weeks), because it’s batter (re: happy brides) to quote late and have it come in early, than to promise early and have it be late.

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