Post # 1
I went in for my second fitting to make sure all the alterations were done correctly. Turned out they missed something so a week to go, they need to get back to work. That caused me some stress but I stood there patiently while she pulled the dress in/pinned and cut out the previous sewing. All of a sudden I had this huge pain in my arm! Turns out she missed the dress entirely and stabbed/slashed my wrist with the scissors she was using to cut the stitching! It hurt soo badly and not only that, I looked down and now have LOTS of blood all over the front of my dress!!!
I am trying not to panic and I kept my cool and didn’t lose it on the lady, even though I wanted to, but OMG I’m freaking out inside that my dress is ruined! Is blood really hard to get out? They had me take it off immediately to clean it but I’m so scared that a week before my wedding I’m now out a dress. She said she would call me as soon as they are done cleaning it and assured me it’ll come out but I’m still worried.
Has anyone else had this happen? Did it come out? I need help calming down 🙁
Thanks for listening!
Post # 3
WHAT?!?! Holy crow. I would be stressed as well. How long is it going to take them to clean it?
Post # 4
wow that is extreme!!! I didnt even know that could happen, I always assumed the worst thing that could happen was a pin prick… Lets just pray that they will be able to clean it and alter it to your liking
Post # 5
breathe. blood does come out! they are professionals (i think) and I’m sure they will figure it out!
🙁 awful! But, it’ll be alright!
Post # 6
Ohmygosh was a horror story!! You’re doing a great job staying calm – keep it up!! If she said they can get it out I would imagine they can…. there are some amazing products out there and they know what they’re doing!! Keep us posted!
Post # 7
She said she would call me tonight to give me an update. I don’t know how they clean it or anything she just kind of panicked and kept apologizing and scurried off with my dress. They made sure I was okay, which I am other than the massive bandage on my wrist. But if I don’t hear from them in the next few hours I’ll call back to check. I’m trying to keep myself busy but I’m freaking out. My poor FI was so concerned because I came home just bawling my eyes out. 🙁
Post # 8
@summerbride12: Wow holy shit! I dont even know what to say about this one…. If I were you I would be ALL over them on this though, esp with your wedding around the corner. Not to mention some sort of kick back money wise. Idk if you spoke to them about a back up plan if the blood doesnt come out, but I think you should. Your wedding is in 10 days right?
Post # 9
WHAT? I be they can get it out, but I understand why you are freaking.
Post # 10
@bells: I know, I was prepared for the possible pinprick but she was trying to use the scissors to loosen a thread and then jerked backwards she hit my wrist when the scissors were open and they stabbed me. It’s not a deep stab or anything, but cut pretty good hence the blood mess. (gross sorry!)
Post # 11
((HUGS)) Oh MY that’s over the top!
I wouldn’t worry SO much about her reaction as I found my seamstress to be pretty “stressed” over messing up Wedding Gowns.
Considering she took it off immediately there’s a really good chance that it all came out. Blood DOES come out and is more of a matter of time than anything else.
Definitely let us know and I’m soo praying that she can get it out and that ALL gets worked out for you!
Post # 12
@HardyPooleParty: Yeah I’m praying it will come out but if it isn’t good as new when she calls (and I will be going in to verify this) then I will have to find a back up plan. I’m trying to push that thought out of my head until I know for sure but I will definitely be requiring them to fix the problem if it doesn’t come out.
Post # 13
@summerbride12: Happy thought!: You’re getting married on my daughter’s birthday!!!!! She’ll be five!!!! (can you tell I LOVE your date? 😉 )
Scrub up that cut really good! and use LOTS of ointment on it so there won’t be any chance of a scar (not sure how bad/deep it was, but even a cat scratch can scar…trust me on that one! LOL!)
Also, if treated immediatly, blood can come out of clothing. (again, been there PLENTY of times, lol). Just breathe deep and stay calm and don’t forget that you can threaten them with a lawsuit 😉 (that’s supposed to be a joke, and to hopefully make you smile!).
fingers crossed and so sorry you got hurt while trying on your gown!!! UGH!!!! (maybe they’ll do it for free since they injured you? 😉 )
Post # 14
I am so sorry. That’s terrible! I hope they’re able to take care of it (a fatty discount would be nice too). Glad your arm is ok, though. let us know how it turns out!
Post # 15
No blood but my dress had to be cleaned the week of my wedding and i didnt get it back until 2 days before my wedding! Its definitely stressful but put it this way if your dress is ruined demand the shop refund you your money and give you a sample dress of your choice and they will make it happen in time trust me the owner of the shop i got mine from told me if they didnt get the stains out of my dress they would do that for me but everything worked out great! Good luck!
Post # 16
If they got it off you right away and stuck it in cold water and all the other sorts of magical stain removers, I think they should be able to get it clean.
I’d be pretty upset about the stabbing! Did you need stiches or anything?