Post # 1
Is this strange to anyone:
I went shopping for a dress on May 22 for my wedding in mid-Sept of this year. While shopping I was told multiple times that I was "cutting it close" or that I had "waited too long." They basically got me into a panic about whether I could receive my dress in time. I tried on a size 8 and it fit perfectly, but they talked me into ordering a size 10 because it would arrive in August, where as the 8 would not arrive until Sept 2 or 3.
So I get a call this past weekend that my dress has arrived! We are still in June, and now I have a dress that is guaranteed to need alterations because they told me that the one in my size wouldn’t come in time. To me this smells like them trying to milk more money out of me, am I just being paranoid? Or do I have a right to be upset? Should I insist that they now order the dress in my size or let me buy the one that I tried on (their sample)?
I have someone who can do the work, outside of the bridal shop, I am just mad that I was misled about this >.<
Post # 3
Ugh. That sounds really sketchy. I don’t think it would be out of line to talk to the bridal shop about fixing the situation. I hope they work with you and I’m sorry I don’t have specific advice!
Post # 4
I agree with the aboive post- definitely take up the situation with them. There really shouldnt be a reason that a 10 would arrive before an 8 as far as I know. I would approach them calmly about it, explain your case, and see what they come back with. IF all esle fails, take it elsewhere for alterations, and tell them that. If they were really trying to milk money, they’re losing it either way now so they may try to smend the situation. good luck!
Post # 5
That is kind of frustrating that you had to order a size larger- however, purchasing a dress 4 months before you wedding is kind of cutting it close- especially with how busy wedding season is this year- so you can’t really blame them for wanting you to get your dress earlier….
Post # 6
I don’t know much about ordering dresses so I don’t really know why a size 10 would arrive before a size 8 (anyone have an answer to that?) but I’ve heard from countless brides that they are told that a dress will arrive at such and such a date and it ends up arriving months earlier. I don’t know if a differnt arrival date means they were trying to get more money out of you. If no one else can explain it, ask them why the size 10 would have arrived before the size 8. If there reason is legitimate, let it go. If it still seems a little fishy, I’d just not give them any more of your money and have it altered elsewhere. Do you really want to worry about fighting with a company to give you a differnt size dress when you agreed and ordered the size 10 yourself?
Also, they may have told you to get a size 10 to be on the safe side because the sample size 8 you tried on may have been stretched out from so many women trying it on and they wanted to make sure your dress wasn’t too small. I know a lot of shops that do that. Sometimes the size up ends up being too big, but it’s better to be too big than too small.
Post # 7
I don’t think I am going to fight about it, I am just a little disappointed with how it has worked out because I did have a good experience there that day. I told them over the phone that I would be having it altered elsewhere, they didn’t seem to care. I imagine they may be over-compensating with the delivery dates because they fear bridezillas taking their heads off if the dress arrives a couple weeks ahead of the wedding instead of a couple months! Last thing they need is me yelling at them for getting the dress too early ha!
Thanks for the comments, I think I just needed to get my frustration out. Its probably better to rant here than yell there. I can’t seem to make people in the wedding racket believe me when I say I am not going to hold them responsible for some freak act of God that could possibly delay my precious plans, and this just frustrates me. All these vendors atart panicking at me and it makes me stress more than I would normally. I got engaged exactly five months before our wedding date, and I guess I am wedding illiterate because I just didn’t KNOW how early people usually plan these things!!
Maybe I should just pack on a couple pounds!! Just kidding ^__~