Post # 1
so I got the call – my dress was ready! I packed my shoes and hairpiece, all excited to see my ‘look’ come together.. But when I got into the dressing room, I knew as soon as it went over my head that it wasn’t going to fit. My dress is too small!
i have been so careful about not gaining weight, and when I put the sample back on, I have actually lost a few.. It turns out, the factory sewed the wrong size skirt to the bodice (so says the shop owner).. And there is not enough material to let it out. so 8 weeks before the wedding they have to start again from scratch. Even though she insisted it would take 16 weeks when I first ordered it.
so now I don’t know what to do.. Do I wait it out and hope it arrives, on time and fitted properly? Or start looking for other options..
im so sad right now 🙁
Post # 3
Might not be the best option, but you could take the sample, get it altered, and have them refund you some money cuz they are incompetent? I mean, they made a mistake? Good luck, honey.
Post # 4
Did she guarantee they will get it in time? They should be able to put a rush on it since it’s their mistake.
Post # 5
I am so sorry! Try not to worry if the dress shop told you they could get it in time… I know it is hard for you to know if they are being honest about being able to get the new dress in time or not, especially since you got burned once, but hopefully they are being sincere since it’s not to anybody’s benefit that the dress come in after your wedding date. I work at a bridal shop and while manufacturers totally DO make mistakes like this from time to time (it’s not often– I am so sorry you had to be the unlucky bride this happens to), the manufacturers are usually pretty good at trying to correct them quickly. It sounds like this was something the shop could not control, but hopefully they will be a good advocate for you and work with the manufacturer to get you your dress more quickly! I know that sometimes if it is the manufacturer’s mistake, they will bend over backwards to get a replacement dress out ASAP, even if there’s absolutely no way a salon could order a new dress and get it in that length of time. Sorry, I realized that may be convoluted. Basically what I’m trying to say is that what the salon has told you sounds consistent with my experience. There was no way they could get you your dress faster than they did the first time around. Now, the manufacturer is going to break their own rules and haul a$$ to get a replacement dress shipped out in time for the wedding. Hopefully! Sometimes it’s possible to shave off a week of time or so if you do rush shipping from the manufacturer to the salon… Good luck with this whole mess, I can’t imagine what stress you must be under right now! I do agree with PP that taking the sample and having it altered may be an option if you are in a major time crunch, if the shop would be willing to do that, although I don’t know what kind of condition the sample is in. Hope it all works out, please keep us updated!
Post # 6
Oh wow, I’m so sorry! What is the skirt like, is it alterable? Can you add a panel of fabric?
I’d be super pissed and demanding a refund. But then again, I’m a pretty angry person in general.
Post # 7
Poor you! 🙁
I agree with MissJudge – I’d be asking for the sample to be altered at their cost, and asking for a partial refund for taking floor stock.