Post # 1
This is cutting it too close, right? Because from everywhere I’ve been to the standard for dress alterations 8 weeks. With the time table they have me on, I will have 7 weeks (if they are on time). I’m assuming I will need to add in another 2 weeks to the delivery date which will only give me 5 weeks and that’s with the dress pretty much being done a few days before the wedding. I’ll probably have to pay extra to have alterations rushed too!
I’m so upset because I ordered this in February and even asked them if I needed to rush my order. They told me my estimated delivery date was middle of June and now it’s held up a whole month (or maybe even more the way things are going). I wouldn’t have minded having to rush this but they insisted that I didn’t have to. So now I’m in a tight spot hoping everything turns out ok but the lady is going to call the manufacturer tomorrow to see what they can do. The only reason I bought it at this place was because of the trunk show discount, but now I’m wondering if that was worth it with this horrible customer service. They never get back to me. It’s like pulling teeth trying to get my sales lady on the phone. And it doesn’t seem like she knows what she is doing either. She tried to comfort me saying, “It could be done sooner than the estimated delivery date.” WTH. Giving me false hope is not fixing the situation.
Ugh. I just need to vent!
Post # 3
i think you have plenty of time – but keep in mind that the time frame your dress is coming in is the typical time frame. if you werent comfortable with that they should have let you rush it though. i ordered mine in december and its getting here next weekend. I am thinkign i will get my first alterations done at the end of may.
Post # 4
I think you have plenty of time. Are you planning to use the bridal shop’s alterations team? I would suggest finding an independent seamstress. I used a great one and she did my dress in like 4 weeks (2 fittings). And she didn’t charge me an arm and a leg! 🙂
Post # 5
YOu should definitely find a seamstress to finish alteration in less than 8 weeks! Check with a few places to see if they’ll add a cost. Mine were done in two visit 4 and 1 week before the wedding!
Post # 6
I think you will be fine girl. No stressing…seamstresses know how stressful a wedding can be and they will work with you on prices if things need to be rushed….at least they should. But I doubt anything will be rushed. You will be fine 🙂
Post # 7
My dress was ordered today, and it supposed to come the first week of August. That leaves with about 7 weeks. I only had a six month engagement to work with, so it was the best I could do. If it makes you feel any better, I feel fine about the situation. I think alterations can be done in 4-6 weeks, no problem.