My dress came in after 1 month, should I be concerned?

posted 2 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Should I be concerned?
    Yes : (0 votes)
    No : (9 votes)
    31 %
    Take a chill pill! : (20 votes)
    69 %
  • Post # 2
    3331 posts
    Sugar bee

    Maybe go see it before you decide its a disaster?

    And sorry, but “deprived of a moment”? I promise, it will still be exciting.

    The money thing, I’ll agree with you…maybe you can call and ask about a payment plan?

    Post # 3
    1377 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    Krises:  I agree with PP about moments……chill pill needed there.

    However, I do think it’s ridiculous that you have two weeks to cough up the rest of the payment when they were telling you 4 months. That’s a huge jump. I know my bridal shop requires me to pick it before the wedding date, and the payment is due in full when I pick it up – and my wedding is in a year. I would expect them to at least hold it for you for a couple more months – or allow you to do a payment plan! 

    Post # 4
    913 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2014 - 11/15/14-Vineyard

    Yes they usually state that “it CAN take up to 6 months”, not that it will be. It can happen if you ordered a standard size that they had some premade and in stock. If it truly was a custom order to your exact measurements and size then it typically takes a lot longer from a designer. Most have to have it delivered months before your wedding anyway as it can take 6-8 weeks or more for alterations. I don’t get your thinking of what you expected. 

    On the balance, yes definitely ask them. I know mine stipulated it had to be picked up within 2 weeks as well but did offer a “storage fee” if it was going to be after that. 

    Chill…it is what it is.

    Post # 5
    1609 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I would go try the dress on before you flip out. Sometimes designers have dresses available for various reasons, maybe they had it made for a different order, but then got canceled? It’s still a brand new dress. I understand being upset about having to come up with the other half, but talk to the bridal shop about a payment plan. 

    Also, the dress won’t get hurt if it’s sitting in your closet for a year. Make sure you have a good garment bag and it will be perfectly fine. 

    Post # 6
    884 posts
    Busy bee

    I know some gowns come in quicker bc they are more popular and therefore there is production going on them frequently. Maggie sottero has some ‘priority’ gowns like the Emma that are always being produced bc they are classic and ordered more frequently. Maybe that was the case with your dress?


    Post # 8
    3095 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    Krises:  I ordered my Allure dress March 2014. I was told the earliest it would be in was July 2014, maybe September 2014. Well, two weeks later I got a phone call saying my dress came in. I had somewhat the same reaction you had (sans being upset at a dashed “moment”). I demanded to know why it had come in so soon. I was incredibly suspicious. We had paid for my dress in full, so there was no worry about coming up with a payment, but I was still irked that my dress came in so soon. To me, that signified they just plucked some sample off some rack somewhere, and that was now my dress. My mother and I went up a few weeks after it came in and we went over it with a fine toothed comb. I wanted to make sure there were no stains, ripped fabric, etc. I know, I was being crazy, but I was suspicious. To be honest, I’m still a little suspicious of why it got here so fast. We opted to take mine home because my bridal consultant (who owns the shop) was incredibly rude and bitchy and my mother HATED HER. So now it’s sitting in my grandmother’s closet until next October. 

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