Post # 1
So I ordered my dress back in February (from David’s), they told me it’ll come sometime in June. But I kept reading how other bees had their dress come in really early (like in a month). So I called yesterday and asked if my dress had come in yet, if not, when can I expect it. The lady put me on hold for like 5 min then ran my name and order date, and said, “It just came in yesterday — they’re doing a final check to see if everything looks fine. She was supposed to send you an email as soon as it came in, but was busy. You’ll receive an email in the next 24 hours and can come and pick it up on Friday.”
I’m wondering why I can’t just go pick it up today or even tomorrow — why are they making me wait a whole week to come pick it up? They don’t carry my size at the stores in this area (it’s a size 2 but they had to special order it for some reason), so I was wondering if they are keeping it at the store and let other shoppers try it on while they have it there? I know I’m being all paranoid but the thought of it is really bothering me… any thoughts? Thanks, bees!
Post # 3
I highly doubt they keep your dress just so other people can try it on. I bet it’s because they have 5,000 dresses that just arrive and they ALL need a final check. They have to check to make sure everything comes in right! Check the size, the paperwork, make sure it goes to the right person, etc
Post # 4
They definitely dont let other brides try on your dress. They’re probably all booked up with other appointments, and the first available time they have for you to come in and try it on is Friday. Remember, when you pick up you’re dress, they dont just hand it to you and you walk out. You’ve got to try it on, check it over yourself, and if you’re having alterations done there, have the seamstress come measure for those. All that takes time.
No need to worry 🙂
Post # 5
I agree with ejs, I doubt they are letting others try on the dress! They probably want to make sure all of the beading is correct and there aren’t any holes and stuff like that!
Post # 6
Okay, whew! Sorry for being all paranoid, haha! Thanks, ladies 🙂
Post # 7
I don’t blame you — I wouldn’t want that happening either!
Post # 8
hmmmm not to alarm you, but i’ve read and heard of david’s doing this…
ive heard that they’ll “order” your dress only to get the sample from a nearby davids if they forget to order it, or are on a time crunch or if they cock up.
it sounds weird….but i would thoroughly check your dress before you leave davids when u pick it up to make sure there’s no funny business =)
but i’m a natural cynic too….so dont mind me 😉
Post # 9
sctigergirl81, I’m already alarmed after reading your post. Unlike the lady said how I should be receiving an email re: my dress in the next 24hrs, I haven’t recieved a thing from them. I’m really bothered/paranoid. I’m just gonna go pick it up tomorrow. Funny thing is, when she said I should come in “on Friday or so” it didn’t sound like a fitting appointment. She really just put it as if I’m coming in to pick it up.
So I did some research and read that some girls found a size 2 at DB, which is very rare (I called 3 stores in the area and none of them had size 0 or 2), and wanted to purchase the gown on the spot after trying it on b/c it was a “brand new dress” but they didn’t allow it. Would it be b/c it’s for someone else? GAAH I’m so paranoid, but I can’t help it! If I find out that they’ve been keeping my dress in the store for a while and made it a sample off the rack, I’m gonna be PISSED.
Post # 10
I understand your concern, I am a little paranoid and all myself /giggles Not quite sure what I’d do in this situation though. Do you know of other places who sell this particular dress, that you maybe could call and check to see whether they could order one in for you in time for the wedding still? Then you have a backup plan in case you find your dress HAS been made a sample of the rack for a while. Did you pay upfront for your dress or just a downpayment? Good luck and keep us posted!
Post # 11
If you have a size 2 girlfriend, have her go into the store and request if they happen to have style _______ in her size to try on.
Post # 12
Maybe in the cases that someone had found a size two – it HAD been ordered for someone but they had changed their minds and ordered something else and that store still ended up with the dress. I’m pretty sure Davids has an exchange policy (that you can exchange your dress for up to a certain period of time).
It could be that the store wanted to keep that particular style of dress in a size 2 because they get a lot of requests for it but aren’t normally supplied with a sample size 2. I wouldn’t freak out too much about it, but definitely check it for makeup etc.