- 10 years ago
- Wedding: July 2009
I just read this story about a St. Louis bridal shop, Ultimate Bride, that pulled an incredibly mean bait-and-switch on a bridesmaid who ordered her dressthere. From the article:
"When she got the gown, she looked at the tag and noticed that it wasn’t by the designer that she thought she’d chosen. When she asked the store what was up with the dress, they told her that the store ordered another dress because they thought the one she’d chosen wouldn’t ‘work for somebody of her size.’"
Wow. I don’t know this poor bridesmaid from Eve, but I am so offended on her behalf! The bridal salon did something completely unethical when they deliberately ordered the wrong gown, but to explain their dishonesty by saying "well, you were too fat for the other one"? That’s just icky. (BTW, her original gown was a Bill Levkoff, and I Googled their size chart — they go up to size 28.)
The bridesmaid very reasonably requested 50% of her money back, but all the store is offering is $75. In my opinion she should be demanding 100% of her money back — 50% for getting the wrong dress, and 50% for the horrible way she’s been treated. What do you think?