- 5 years ago
- Wedding: March 2013
I think I’m just about ready to face anything! These past few weeks have been quite the challenge. 5 weeks ago my mom was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. The happiest time of my life was now the saddest. Between worrying about my mom and the stresses of the wedding – today was the icing on the cake! Dress nightmare!
I ordered the dress (Maggie Sottero Bernadette) LAST January, and it took a whopping 11 months to arrive. I was concerned with the size because when it was ordered in Jan 2012, I was 18 pounds heavier. I was assured the dress would be fine and easily altered since it was being taken down 2 or three sizes. Today was my second fitting and the chest area was still a MAJOR problem. I was not pleased with the overall look of the dress after the first round of alterations either. I was asked to leave and come back in 2 hours while the seamstress worked on it some more. Went back 2 hours later and the chest area was slightly better but still not great but now the back of the dress wouldnt even zip!!!!!! I was done! I told the woman that I no longer wanted the dress and demanded a refund!!!
In my 2 hour window, I called another salon and explained the story. They asked me to come in right away which I did and the atmosphere and level of service was completely different. They were able to order the SAME dress for me, brand new, in my size and color! They assured me because it was a priority dress I would have it in ONE WEEK and alterations could be done and made well before my wedding date. I NEVER expected this to happen, but it did and HOPEFULLY all will work out in the end. Keeping my fingers crossed for the delivery date on Monday. Is that insane or what?