- 4 years ago
- Wedding: March 2014
When we went to pick out dresses I selected 2 by the same designer and told my bridesmaids that they could pick whichever the liked best. 3 got the same dress and my maid of honour chose the other option. I loved the way they looked together and was even a little excited that she was the only one to pick the other dress, that way she would stand out from the other 3.
Fast forward to the beginning of this month and the bridesmaids dresses have arrived. My maid of honour went to pick hers up today and called me in a panic. Turns out they ordered her the wrong dress! Somehow the salon ordered her the same dress as the other girls will be wearing. The funny thing about it is that they sent me swatches from BOTH of the dresses we had chosen so I’m unsure how this happened. I called the other girls to have them triple check their dresses to make sure they hadn’t accidentally picked hers up by mistake and, sure enough, no one has it.
When she told me this all I could do was laugh. She was so afraid to stress me out 6 weeks before the wedding but I really found it funny. No idea why. The salon says that they will call her Tuesday and try to make it right by trying to get the right dress in and I will absolutely go to bat for her and insist that the salon pay the rush fee and delivery as it was their mistake and my maid of honour paid in full the day she ordered it. I know she ordered the one she wanted cause myself and 2 other people were with her. If they are unable to get the dress I’ll insist that they compensate her somehow, perhaps free alterations?
Anyway, long story short. They ordered the wrong dress and while I feel awful for her and want them to make it right as she did pay for the dress she preferred, but if they can’t fix it I’m not going to be upset over it. The way I look at it is the dress is the right size and the right colour, but the wrong dress. Its still the same dress that the other girls are wearing so what is there to stress about? I’m really at a bit of a loss over it, should I be stressed? I told my mom and she flipped out, my maid of honour is freaking out and when I told some other friends they acted like it was the end of the world…. I just don’t see it that way. I guess its true, in the end the little things just don’t matter.