- 5 years ago
Hi Bees! You might remember me from my recent post– So Sad! Consultant didnt listen–fell in love with over-budget dress!
Remember? If no not–quick recap– Small budget wedding, small budget dress. I made my $1,500 dress budget explicitly clear to the consultant, and she put me in a dress way over budget (153% over, to be exact.)
I was devestated–while some of the bees may not have thought it was my dress, it had been everything I’d hoped for.
Anyways, after taking much of your advice into consideration, I called the store back asking if I could purchase the sample for a lower cost. The consultant who handled my call (not the girl who put me in the dress) said “absolutely not–this dress just became available this month, and the sample is practically new. We can sell you the sample if you need it immediately, but not for a lower price.”
Bummed, again, I decided to e-mail the designer. I simply went to her page, clicked on contact and wrote that I had a small budget, and some how, my consultant stuck me in one of her fabulous gowns that truly made me feel like the bride I wanted to be for the first time in this whole process. I wrote that I was truly sad I wouldn’t have the chance to wear her design, but that she should know it was so beautiful and much loved.
I also reccommended that she talk to the retailers of her gown, because it was very hurtful to be put in that situation. I had been fine with ordering a different gown I found that day until I tried her dress on. I let her know which consultant I had worked with, and which store it was at.
WELL, BEES, GUESS WHAT THE HECK HAPPENED NEXT!
I got a phone call. Like, not even three hours later. It was the boutique I had tried the dress on at. The consultant who had me try on the dress had recieved a call from the designer herself telling her to sell me the dress within my budget range (new, not sample!) at 38% off, which puts it at just $150 dollars over my budget!!! Now THAT i can do!
I was so touched by the designers courteousness, and her quickness to respond (before I bought another dress!). I will be writing her a letter after my wedding with a photo of me in my dress, letting her know just how special she personally made my day.
I can’t believe this happened to me! I am so excited!!! (: (: (:
Anyways, for those of you who offered advice in my previous post, thank you!! It truly was appreciated! (: I am going this week for measurements and to put my official down payment!