Found out from Facebook that dress shop has shut down!!!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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626 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

oh that sucks share their fb site.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

What a bunch of bastards.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

Im sorry! That would be so scary, but I wouldnt stress just yet (i know i know, HOW DO YOU NOT?!?!) but that happened here and everyone got their dresses back. If the seamstress has them, you’re OK. Once things get straightened out internally, at least the preliminary stuff worked out, you will probably get a phone call. I would give it 2 weeks. But it probably wouldnt hurt to have a back-up plan just in case.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I have heard of this happening before and, I believe, the bride contacted the manufacturer directly, gave the name of the shop, and explained what was happening. The manufacturers were, at least, able to verify what was going on with the dresses (as in, has it shipped? Has it been ordered? Produced?)- which could help ladies whose weddings are coming up and who do not know if the dresses are on site.

If you know that your dresses are there, you should be able to find a mailing address (physical, not PO box if possible) through business records locally and send a letter- certified. Bonus points if you have a family friend who is an attorney and can handle it for you. Maybe that way, you’ll get a response and some answers.

I’m so sorry you’re having to deal with this.

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Ugh how awful! At least you still have some time and you know the dresses are physically there, versus brides whose dresses haven’t even arrived. I don’t know how that would work – what a nightmare. It sounds like they’re replying to you though, if they told you the dresses are ready?  That’s a positive at least. Good luck!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Im soo sorry you have to go through this, hopefully you can get your dresses

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Phew, good thing those dresses were already paid for!

Post # 12
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7385 posts
Busy Beekeeper

@cuddlz88:  Here is a news article on it

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/bridestobe-face-big-day-without-chosen-gown-after-wedding-dress-retailer-goes-bust/story-fnii5s3y-1226700758676

Lucky for you that you had paid in full. Unfortunately those that had paid a deposit and whose order had not yet been placed with an outside designer and those who had contracted the instore designer will end up getting nothing. All of the suppliers and creditors and then staff will be paid first before the customers.

The same thing happened a year or two ago with Brides of Melbourne. Within 6 months they were up and running again with a new ABN but the same business name. It sucks how the government lets them get away with this.

 

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper

@cuddlz88:  CAn you try taking them to another seamstress? It will probably cost a bit but at least you will have your original dresses instead of something last minute.

I hope it all works out for you 🙂 Hopefully this is your wedding snafu that every bride gets and now everythign will go smoothly.

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Oh no, what a bummer! Sorry to hear!

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