- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2012
So… dispite all of my better since I fell in love with a dress at Davids Bridal. My mom and I went to an appointment after I had gone and tried it on by myself(because I live 2 hours away from my mom). We had an awesome consultant who was super accomidating and supportive. He was great with my mom who is quite a handful. When I tried on the dress I loved my mom burst into tears. And we knew it was the one.
The consultant said that since it was a corset back I should order it in 1 size down. We did. After weeks and weeks of waiting my dress finially came in! I was so excited. I drove the 2 hours to my moms town to pick it up.
When we went to pick it up I went in the little room to try it on and waited for the consultant ( a differant one from before) to come and lace me and before she even started she was scolding me for ordering the wrong size. I told her that I ordered what the consultant told me to. There was no way it was going to lace up. I felt like a sausage stuffed in that dress.
The original consultant was called over and seemed to not care less that my dress was the wrong size! He said that he thought I should just have it altered a bunch and have the panel moved over a few inches so it would do up.
After feeling like a hidouse spectacle, standing in this dress that didnt fit, being oggled by all the consultants in the store and 2 ladies from alterations, they decideed the best thing to do would be to order it in 1 size larger (which would be my normal street size)
So I sucked it up, but on my big girl panties and agreed to the reorder.
Fast forward to yesterday. I drove back down to pick up the reoder and try it on yesterday. I get back in the little room with a consultant (yet again a differant one) that had no idea how to lace up a corset back. She made me go sit in a chair and wait for the alterations lady to come back from lunch.
As soon as she did she came out to see me. As soon as she started to lace me up she asked who sized me. I had a pit in my stomach.
I told her about the last disaster and she said that this one was to small as well. They should have ordered it 2 sizes bigger!!!
I started balling! I couldnt belive it! She had me put on the sample dress which was the same freaking dress I tried on in the first visit! that was the right size!!!!
The 2 consultants I worked with before were there and didnt even act like they gave a crap.
I was so upset. I was all red faced and balling. The manager came to help me and tried to calm me down. I felt like the biggest idoit ever. There were serveral other customers standing around staring at me shaking thier heads. Just thinking about it now makes me want to cry.
Eventually the manager said that she would order me another dress. We talked to the alterations manager and i started to feel a bit better.
When we went to go order it, she told me there was no way she could get the dress in my size in extra length in time for my wedding. I am 5’9 and NEED the extra length. The regular lenght I tried on in the store is over 3 inches to short!!!!
My whole wedding was planned with a vintage theme around this vintage trumpet lace dress.
At this point with my wedding being less then 3 months away I dont think I have time (or budget) to start shopping all over for a whole new dress.
I dont know what to do. My wedding is September 2nd. What was suppossed to be the most important garment purchase of my life has turned into a nightmare. At this point I am ready to throw in the towel and elope in blue jeans and chucks.
I really dont know what to do. Do any bee’s out there have any advice?
Sorry this is so long.