(Closed) Bridesmaid dress shop shenanigans??

posted 10 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
5822 posts
Bee Keeper

OMG, I would prolly kill the shop owner.

I guess you can try to negotiate a reduced price for the delay.  Maybe free fittings, alterations etc?  Otherwise, just remember that busy is ok and it will all be over soon (I tell myself everyday).

By The Way kudos for spelling out shenanigans!

Post # 5
1238 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Luckily alterations should only take a few days, so even if you get the dresses the week of the wedding you should be okay.  Also, the estimated ship time (in MOST cases, not all) is overestimated, so you could get them much sooner.  It is very easy when planning your wedding to let things get to you, no doubt I sure did, but look on the bright side of things.  2 months to do alterations is more than enough time, and things could go wrong under any timeline. 

The last wedding I was a bm for the dresses arrived from the seamstress the morning of the wedding and mine didn’t fit — I had to be pinned in!  It hurt like hell, but the wedding went on without anyone but the bm’s and the bride knowing that there had been a major snafu!

Post # 6
398 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

I would ask the owner about the delay.  It is likely true that she did not order them until you reminded her. I would push for a discount or freebies for the inconvenience to you.

As far as the logistics, I wouldn’t sweat it! You and the gals have plenty of time to get the dresses altered.  I know my girls have head their dresses since September and with only 4 weeks left, none of them have had them altered yet  

If you are still worried about getting the real deal in from the original shop I would continue ahead with a plan B. 

Good Luck! 

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