Post # 1
Oh girls, Im in tears right now, home alone and I cant seem to get ahold of my FI to cry to him so here I am….
I ordred my dress back in Janurary. They told me it would be in at the very very latest April 15. Thats tomorrow. So I called today to make sure everything is all right and the lady looked up my name and I heard someone in the background go “it came in yesterday”. And she told me “Oh it came in yesterday” I was sooo excited! Then she looked at the dress that came in, it was the exact same one from the same manufacturer but to a different girl. And I changed my wedding from May 15 to May 22 but the bridal store still thinks its the 15th because I dont want them now feeling like they have any leanency.
So the lady goes “Well I dont know what happened. I’ll call the manufacturer right now and call you back. Well that was an hour ago and I’m dying in anticipation and crying my eyes out.
We ordered my dress 3 sizes too big because the sample dress fit and it was a 12 but my measurements said I needed an 18. So we ordred an 18 to be safe. And we are adding a train and cap sleaves. So we definety are doing LOTS of alterations.
Plus this dress is being shipped from Texas. Im in michigan……
Oh girls this a nighmare!
Post # 3
hang in there, honey….they can pull strings when they have to and aren’t going to just leave you hanging as long as they are a reputable place. make sure you update us once you they call you back. Hopefully it’ll be with a huge SIGH of RELIEF!!!!! 🙂
Post # 4
You haven’t heard back yet so don’t panic yet….I know it’s super scary and frustrating!!
If all else fails…is it possible to buy the sample…..I hesitated typing that because your dress isn’t officially lost yet! Don’t panic and you’re never alone on the hive! 🙂
Post # 5
okay, this is not fun news, but just hang in there! deep breath! i am sure the bridal shop is going to fix it. if they promised you the dress by april 15th, then they should rush-order another one for you. don’t despair yet. i’m sure this can be worked out!!
Post # 6
Good luck. I would start shopping high end consignment stores in the meantime and be a very squeaky wheel!
Post # 7
Good vibes headed your way.
I hope everything works out for you. If they did indeed “lose” it, I would DEMAND (and I’m not really a “demand-er”) them to remedy the situation ASAP.
Post # 8
I’m crossing my fingers that your dress will come in just fine, and everything will work out! What a headache – you don’t need this sort of stress so close to your wedding! It’s quite a coincidence that another bride ordered the same gown for the same day.
In the meantime, I know it would be awful not to get the dress you originally wanted, but perhaps you can start thinking about a plan B? I don’t know if you’re totally opposed to David’s Bridal, or if that’s where you got your gown in the first place (my experience with them has been great), but they may be able to help you find a different gown on short notice. I know about several brides who have done that.
Hang in there! Go listen to some soothing music. Things will work out.
Post # 9
I know it sucks waiting, especially for one of the most important pieces in the wedding. But you can do it, wait for them to call you and see what they can do. Maybe, they put the dress under the wrong name and it actually is your dress. I hope it all works out for you!! Let us know what happened.
Post # 10
I’m sorry this is happening. Hopefully they will call you and tell you that everything is okay.
Post # 11
UPDATE!!! So I ended up calling the lady since she didnt call me and her excuse was “well I was busy sorry”. Ok whatever, anywho; Then she goes onto saying that she was put on hold by the manufacturer in Texas and the customer service sales rep. said that they havent recived the dress yet. (I was confused by this because its suppose to be being made right there at that company in Texas. How is it not there???) Then the bridal store lady goes on to tell me that she just ended up hanging up on the lady because she had customers in the store but she thinks that it will be another week before the dress gets here. SO CONFUSED I said “I dont think thats going to work for me” This is where she got REALLY ticked off at me and proceeded to say “Its not even the 15th!” I said “I know but I obviously wont get it by the day that YOU said. And that day that it was suppose to be here by, at the LATEST!” Then she tells me that she has to call the manufacturer back and then she will call me back AGAIN!
I finally got ahold of my FI during his lunch break and by this time I was sobbing so hard I could barely tell him what happend. So he tells me to give him the number of the bridal store and he calls the lady. She tells him that she just got off the phone with the manufacturer and my dress is actually made in China (Which I was never told) and the manufacturer in Texas is just the U.S. corp of this China based company. She also told him that they dont think my dress is in China anymore but the wont know because they cant call china since its in the middle of the night there.
So wheres my dress??? I have no clue. China??? Over the ocean in some plane??? Or Texas??? WHO KNOWS!?! She then tells my FI that she will Over night Fedex it once she finds out where it is and I will have it by this weekend and she will do all the alterations for free.
Why is this so shady to me????????
Post # 13
I hope it all works out and at the end of it you gained by getting a lot of alterations for free!
You would think they would have a tracking # or something!
Methinks now I should call the bridal shop and see what’s up with my dress. They said end of April!
Post # 14
Why couldn’t she tell you this herself? Why did it have to take your FI to get this information? That sounds weird to me. But if what she says is true, it sounds like its in the middle of transport and the second they get the exact location, she’ll have overnighted to them. I hope it all works out for you!!! ***HUGS***
ps. I forgt to add in that it’s the 14th, it’s like your calling a week before it’s supposed to come in. Again, i hope your dress arrives safe and sound. On the bright side, at least, you get a free alteration out of this.
Post # 15
What dress did you order? (designer/style #) I live like an hour or so away from Dewitt, Michigan and will help you search on craigslist or at bridal shops in my area if this turns into an emergency dress situation…. that seems so weird that they would ship the dress from China, saying it was manufactured in Texas. This is like a nightmare! 🙁 I’m sorry 🙁
Post # 16
Oh gosh, I really hope it works out just the way she says it would. I don’t necessarily think it sounds shady. I think its her attempt to save her ass. She must of meesed up somewhere, and to make sure there isn’t a huge scene, she’s doing what she SHOULD be doing to make this situation a bit better for you. Try to remain positive!!