Post # 1
Title says it all really. I got home yesterday to a letter informing me I had been registered as a creditor for the money spent on bridesmaid dresses and that due to ‘undercutting prices on the internet’ the business – after 24 years I might add – had gone bust. No money to fulfil orders or refund me. Sob
I was FURIOUS yesterday. Now am more resigned to just having to find something from the high street which is fine fine fine but not what we picked way back in January, argh! Ah well. Let’s hope this is the one bit of bad luck and the girls find something they love and our insurance covers it!
Anyone else get let down by a vendor/supplier at the last minute?
Post # 2
If you paid with credit card, no need to wait for insurance. Just dispute the charge and let the credit card company handle it from there.
Post # 3
I didn’t unfortunately. Was bank card and full payment. So annoying
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2014 - San Francisco, CA
If you’re in America, Target has a lot of pretty decent bridesmaids dresses for not a lot of money. I got a last-minute replacement from their website once. Good luck!
Post # 6
When did you order? Is it possible they already ordered from the designer and you could work with them to get your order?
Many debit cards in the US have protections as well. You might as well try contacting the bank.
Post # 7
That’s a great idea! We ordered in January so it may well be sat there waiting right? I’ll try and get contact details for Dessy uk or Europe as that’s the dress we chose and see whether we can just get them directly. Thanks!! X
Post # 8
Misstiptoes: Jcrew is always an option. You might spend a little more, but there’s no risk of not getting them in time. They run true to size, making alterations easier.
Also call your bank anyway. They still may be able to help in some fashion.
Post # 9
Misstiptoes: It doesn’t quite work that way. The dresses become property of the administrator and they rank creditors for who gets paid first. As a cash creditor you would be at the bottom of the list. If they do have the dresses then they will probably sell/auction them and the money will go to higher ranked creditors (like the tax man, banks, utilities companies etc).
Also the dress manufacturer may not have been paid so if they still have the dresses you can bet they won’t be handing them over to you without being paid in full. Worth a shot but I think you are really out of luck.
Best to focus on finding new dresses.
It sucks when companies go bust because it is usually the little guy that loses out.
Post # 10
Whoop! Dessy uk are amazing. Turns out the dresses were ordered from the now defunct company and they’re happy to sell them to me for the same price. The Dessy lady was so lovely and our wedding insurance is covering the cost less £50 excess. So relieved 🙂
Post # 11
- Wedding: Either Philadelphia City Hall or a small chapel.
Misstiptoes: Glad to hear.
Post # 12
Misstiptoes: Ugh how horrible!!!
We were in a similar situation for my moms wedding. The company didn’t go bankrupt, but we were left with no bridesmaids dresses just a few weeks before the wedding. My mom pulled me and my sister out of school for the day (yay!) and we got to rush around to stores trying to find a certain color available in all the sizes we needed.
We luckily found one and we picked up our altered dresses the day before the wedding! It was nuts, but it worked out. I am sure you will work it out too. Fingers crossed xx
just saw ur update. that is awesome!!!