(Closed) Alright Girls. . . HELP. . What would you do?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What Would you Do
    I would demand my money now and sue her butt : (49 votes)
    94 %
    I would wait as long as i could then scramble for a dress : (1 votes)
    2 %
    Other : (2 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Yes. Take her advice. This place is screwing you around. Even if they get it in, they’ll take FOREVER altering it. See if this other lady can help you out. I bet she has a hook up somewhere. Don’t play dress games. File a complaing with the BBB. Did you pay with credit card? You can refute the charge. Try to get it in writing from the designer (get your new boutique lady friend) that it’s too late and blah blah blah.

    WHy can’t the designer verify that the dress has been ordered? You should get your current boutique to show you papers certifying that they did indeed take the order and not just take yoru money and run

     

    Post # 4
    Member
    95 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Oh my, I am so sorry you’re going through this drama!

    Do you know any other brides who’ve used this boutique? Can you get the lady there to give you some? I’d be interested to know if anybody else has had similar issues with this shop. If so, it’s definitely a call to action.

    Second … I’d set a deadline with her — say, two weeks — and tell her that if the dress isn’t in your hands, you’re going to demand a refund AND report her to the BBB. Did you pay for the dress with a credit card? If so, you can also call the credit card company and dispute the charge to get your money back if she gives you grief about it.

    Sounds like it’s time to get tough with this woman! I hope you have your dress soon!!!

    Post # 5
    Member
    359 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I would definitely send them a certified letter demanding your money back. Also report them to the Better Business Bureau. I agree with the designer and all the stores. 8 months is waaaay too long for a dress to come in!

    Post # 6
    Member
    2470 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I agree with the above posts… she is stringing you along! Definitely confront her, get it in writing and contact the BBB and local police.

    Post # 7
    Member
    118 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    I would be super pissed with the boutique as well. I ordered extra fabric for my dress back in early Feb. from the same place where I bougth my dress and was told it was going to take 6-8 weeks. I called the shop over a month ago and they said they didn’t know anything about it and they ended up calling the company where the material was coming from and said they "ran out" of fabric and didn’t know when I would get it. Keep in mind that I paid in full. Still no response or update from my boutique, so I called the company myself and they wouldn’t tell me anything either, saying that I had to deal with the boutique. I tried to explain to them that I wasn’t getting anywhere with the boutique and they still didn’t tell me anything. I’m just glad I’m fighting over fabric and not over a whole dress.

    Post # 8
    Member
    1045 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2008

    Ugh- that’s so frustrating!  Can you go to the dress salon and not leave until the owner calls the dress company in front of you, so you can hear what they say?  That is ridiculous!  Have her put the delivery promise of next week in writing, with financial consequences if it does not arrive.  I’d call back the other dress shop, and ask her if she is sure she can rush your dress in time, also.  Good luck!

    Post # 9
    Member
    275 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2009 - Harbison Chapel & The Maple Lane Farm

    I would be so pissed!!  You’ve been more patient that I could have been. I’d definitely take the other boutique’s advice.  You don’t want to wait forever and end up with no dress. I like jhphi’s idea of making them call in front of you.  The I’d let the boutique know what your doing (suing) so if she did order the dress maybe she can scramble to get it in before you get too far along in the suing process. Good luck with everything. Keep us updated. 

    Post # 10
    Member
    2641 posts
    Sugar bee

    Some really good advice here.  I would probably be in the camp of, telling her what you’ve learned, and giving her the ulitmatum of having your dress in your hands in week, or you’ll go to the poice, BBB and demand your money back.

    Post # 12
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    193 posts
    Blushing bee

    I definitely second jhphi’s advice of demanding that she call the company in front of you and have a guarantee of the dress delivery date in writing. She’ll definitely know you mean business, plus it will help immensely if you do have to take her to court.

    Gah… what an awful situation! Do keep us posted.

    Post # 13
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    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    At least you have a paper trail then. It shows that she paid cash and she has NOTHING to confirm an order has been shipped. Or placed?

    Who doesn’t get some sort of receipt when they place an order? Something is up, girl. If she doesn’t give you your money back, she’s basically stolen it by not providing an item you paid for and is asking for it. 

    Post # 16
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    2470 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Congrats! I was curious to know what your status was with this! Make sure you continue to be very persistent with getting your refund!

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