Post # 1
Full disclaimer, this is me just being a Bridezilla, so let me have just this one rant. JUST ONE.
I called the bridal store that I bought my dress/am getting alterations done. I actually live three hours away from the salon (it’s where my parents live, and I went shopping with Mom and found the dress), and I was going to be in town this weekend because I’m a bridesmaid in a friend’s wedding. I called last second to see if I could possibly get in for an appointment for my second fitting. PS: After the first fitting, I was told to call “sometime in September” for a second fitting.
Wonderfully, they could schedule me in this weekend and I was very happy. I let them know that I was fully aware that this was last second, but they assured me that the alterations lady had an opening and they could schedule me in for this weekend.
However, about five minutes later, I was called by the woman who is doing my alterations telling me that she would need to cancel my appointment for this weekend. She told me that “scheduling appointments is not a last second over-night kind of thing” and “that when I said September, I meant the end of September.” When I explained my situation, that it’s actually a three-hour drive for me to get to the salon and that’s why I was hoping to get in this weekend, she was like, “So, when are you going to be in town again? Becuase the first week of October would work better. Your wedding is in November, so it’s really not necessary to schedule a second fitting so early.” Her tone was super-condescending and accusatory, like I was a complete dumbass for scheduling the appointment. But… why then would you let me schedule it in the first place, and WHY OH WHY would you tell me September at the first fitting then get mad when I tried to schedule it in September??
Needless to say, I’m irritated. I know it’s a silly thing to be irritated about, but why are you treating me like a child for scheduling an appointment when you told me schedule one in September and when you had an opening anyway? I’m so confused.
Post # 3
@LadyWhiskey: You’re allowed one 😉 We all have a few, no bride is immune!
Post # 4
I hate this. This is very telling on how places are run, and how poorly the employees communicate with one another.
I think you have a right to be irritated. It’s one thing if you live in town, but three hours away?
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley
Bridezilla? No way. She sounds like a betch.
Post # 6
@LadyWhiskey: I would have been really irritated, too. I hate when people speak to me like I’m a child. And are you supposed to read her mind and know that “sometime in September” means “the end of September”?? Some people are so unprofessional.
Post # 7
take your dress and bring it to an alterations place near you. This is BS.
Post # 8
@LadyWhiskey: Blech, I would be annoyed too. She has an opening…. You live 3 hours away and will be in town… whats the problem exactly?? She doesnt have a be a wench about it and talk to you like you’re 5… thats probably the most frustrating part. Bridezilla? no way jose!
Post # 9
It sounds to me like she hasn’t done to work yet and you coming in this weekend doesn’t give her enough time to get it done. She was bitchy because she didn’t do the work yet
Post # 10
what I don’t understand is why does it matter if you do your second fitting appointment thi sweekend as opposed to in early october when she can take the measurements and do the appointment this weekend when you are in town and then wait on actually doing the work until early october if need be? I would be pissed and I would be taking my dress elsewhere. Somewhere local and easy to get to. Screw that woman.
Post # 11
@FutureMrsHallam: Haha, thank you! I feel better just venting… I knew one of these moments would happen eventually.
@vorpalette: Thank you!… I feel like there is slight justification for me being irritated, right? I suspect what is happened is that they fell behind with my dress and it’s not ready for the second fitting. Which is totally fine, but don’t imply that I’m dumb for trying to schedule an appointment at the time you initially told me to schedule an appointment. SIGH. 🙂
@LMD: Her tone of voice was totally betchy. I had actually read reviews online about this shop, and it was a pretty mixed bag of good and bad reviews, so I took my chances. I guess I’m just seeing the bad right now. Oh well.
Post # 12
- Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium
That really sucks. I think I would push her to keep the appointment.
My wedding was in November, and I had my fittings beginning early September. All I needed was the hem, and I ended up having 6 fittings, up until the weekend before my wedding.
Better to be safe than sorry in my book… and really, she has an open appointment! What’s her deal?
Post # 13
@CurlyTop24: Right? I literally wanted to say, “Well, I’m still not completely skilled in the art of mindreading, so that’s probably why I tried to schedule an appointment this weekend. Sorry about that.” UGH.
Post # 14
I’d be pissed that they were like yeah, totally, bring it in, and then 5 minutes later as I’ve already broken my foot jumping up and down in my heels from excitement they say, “No, we don’t do that.”
Post # 15
@Atalanta: I am super tempted to do just that. However, I paid a “flat fee” for all alterations, and I suspect it would a huge pain in the arse to get my money back from this place. So, ugh, I might just leave them a note or two about how irritated I am when I go in for my second fitting – considering it doesn’t get canceled again, haha.
Post # 16
@Glasgowbound: Ding, ding, ding! You are a winner. That’s EXACTLY the situation I think, haha. However, instead of a, “I’m sorry, but I’m not quite finished with altering everything from the first fitting. Would it be possible to schedule at another time?” I got a “You’re an idiot for scheduling at the last second, you silly child.” Not in so many words, but yeah… the delivery is what kind of irritated me. Oh, well…