Legal help with wedding dress

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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20 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2015

You’re going to have to hire a lawyer to figure that out. How much is your dress? Unless it’s outrageously expensive, you could easily spend more having a lawyer review your case and draft a letter than your dress cost in the first place. I suppose you could threaten to lawyer up and see if that alone will do it? But they likely know how expensive lawyers are as well and my guess is they’d call your bluff. 

Post # 3
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20 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2015

Also, when in July is your wedding? Sounds like it’d be more trouble to get a new dress this last minute anyway. I’m sure they’ll get everything taken care of and it will all work out! Try to relax and focus on the fact you’re about to marry the love of your life!

Post # 5
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913 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014 - 11/15/14-Vineyard

I don’t think you have a case. Especially if they either A) order the correct one or B) alter the current one to your size free of charge. 

As long as its ready before your wedding, I would not be so harsh. You still have time, let them fix their mistake. All will be fine. 

Post # 6
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444 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

David’s Bridal can get dresses in in like a week. Easily. I have also heard of brides exchanging sizes when they have lost so much weight that alterations on the original dress would be impossible. So, in other words, I think you should go in, calmly ask to speak to the manager, and then politely demand that they order you a size 14 immediately. If you are firm, polite, and threaten to bring your case to corporate, they should give in.

   I have a feeling they are trying to give you the runaround because they want to charge you for alterations.

Post # 7
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979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Karenina:  I don’t think this dress is from David’s, I read it as it’s a boutique and she liked a diff dress at David’s 

 

OP: sorry I don’t have any advice, I’m sorry you’re in this situation and I hope they make it right by soon alterations for free to make it fit properly. Why did they have you come in for a fitting if the dress was someone elses?

Post # 8
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444 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

brinny04:  Oops! Reading is hard!

Post # 9
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6032 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

You don’t have much of a legal leg to stand on because there is no guarantee in your sales slip that the dress will arrive my any specific date. Your ship date is probably listed as an estimated date, not a guaranteed date. Plus if you want to win in any court case, you must attempt to limit your damages, and in this situation that means giving the shop a chance to order in a new dress or alter the one you have. 

Almost any shop can fix this, especially a big one like David’s. Go talk to them calmly. If their seamstress can’t work this week, ask them to transfer it over to another David’s (at their expense), or rush in the correct size (also at their expense).

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

I’m pretty sure that this is kind of common practice for shops to order bigger than you need so that you have to spend more in alterations

I don’t think you are legally entitled to a refund, but if you have evidence that you were supposed to get a 14, then they should at least cover the cost of your alterations

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