(Closed) Alfred Angelo Brides – how did they deliver your dress?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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107 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Wow, I’m really sorry you had a bad experience with picking up your dress, especially since it’s such an exciting time. I got my dress at Alfred Angelo, and it looked great when I picked it up. Granted, the fabric doesn’t really wrinkle much, but I still checked it for stains and tears and all that, and didn’t find a thing. My veil was pretty wrinkled though. I wish they had placed it on a hanger instead of in a bag, especially since it’s cathdral length. It’ll need to be steamed.

Post # 6
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301 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Wow, I ordered my dress from AA, and I just picked it up… (haven’t done alterations yet!) But mine looked bad. I was then given the pamplet on alterations which stated in there that upon arriving to the store and when I FIRST pick it up, it will be “lightly steamed” so it is presentable. I have not talked to anyone at the store yet, but I plan too. I’m sorry to hear that this happened to you.

Post # 7
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107 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

No, it wasn’t stuffed. I don’t know what kind of dress you have. Mine’s an A-line, and it has some stiff lining, so maybe that helped. But it was just on a hanger with a garment bag over it.

Post # 8
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284 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My Fiance mother owns a bridal shop and they carry AA dresses, line to line, it shouldn’t matter–when the dresses are first delivered to the shop, they are (gasp) shipped inside out and shoved in a box about 2 feet long by 1 foot deep. They do look a horrid mess. The first thing that she does to them is flip them right side out and let them hang for a few days, then she lightly steams them and calls the bride to come in for her first fitting or to take the dress home and return later for the first fitting. They are still by no means presentable by wedding day standards, but they normally aren’t horrible either. Once they are completely altered, she hangs and steams them, and places in a dress bag. I’ve never seen her “stuff” them with anything, but her brides normally pick up the day before the wedding, so that she can do a final steam that day and they are all ready to go for wedding day…

I would get back in touch with alterations and see what the expectation was for your dress’ condition when it would be handed over to you. I certainly wouldn’t be wanting to do a final steam on my own…what if you scortch the fabric? The final steam should be included in the cost of your alterations. I’ve purchased a wedding gown at Davids Bridal, and my current dress is coming from a different boutique–both places have handed over the gown in a presentable manner BEFORE alterations were completed.

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