(Closed) Dress sorrow :(

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

MrsPierce2014:  lol “I don’t care what your opinion is except I care enough to reply to and get worked up over everyone’s reaction to my douchebagery”

 

its hilarious when people who claim that they are entitled to their own opinions use that as a means to be a miserable cow get upset when other people form opinions about them 🙂

 

oops, I think I stepped in some of your hypocrisy.

Post # 17
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Worker bee

Douchebagery!

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 12 months ago by  Jen67.
Post # 18
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Busy bee

Not worked up. dont really care 🙂

Post # 20
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Busy bee

*eye roll*

Drama! I didn’t call you stupid. You all need to learn how to read.

Post # 22
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Worker bee

OP, I’m sorry, unfortunately a keyboard-warrior appears to have hijacked your thread. There are supportive bees out there who don’t need to be nasty to others to get an Internet kick. Bizarre behaviour from that lady, not entirely sure what she hopes to achieve from it?!

Post # 25
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Worker bee

Well I hope it all works out and you can look forward to your big day, every bride deserves that. I just get ticked off by people who think that being behind a computer screen gives you carte Blanch to be downright rude, claiming that they’re “straight-talking”. I’m a straight-talking person but I wouldn’t dream of being so nasty to a complete stranger. But maybe I’m just soft!

Post # 26
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Helper bee

Warhol_Girl89:  wishing you lots of luck today I am pretty confident they will be able to find the right size somewhere.  I have found that not all the local branches are as clued up as they should be about their wedding range so get onto their james street wedding flagship shop if you have problems.  All this talk of stretching really doesn’t apply to the samples in the same way as designer dresses do.  You should be able to prove its got the wrong label in by measuring it to another dress and look in their evening wear collection to find one to measure up if necessary as they have some identical ones to the wedding range.  For instance the louisa dress in wedding range is also available in the evening range in burgundy.  Worst case scenario demand your money back and start over but I think you have time to find this dress somewhere.  Best of luck!

Post # 27
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Warhol_Girl89:  Sucks that it’s becoming such a headache for you. I hope that it works out in one way or another and look forward to an update.

MrsPierce2014:  I agree you’re entitled to your opinion and it is an open forum. You did, however, mention that you don’t have time to offer sympathy unless the person deserves it… perhaps you should have saved yourself all this time and just not said anything at all.

Post # 28
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189 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

You all can stop highjacking this poor girl’s thread now, message each other in private.

Warhol_Girl89 Did they take your measurements or anything? Most stores wouldn’t have anything but the one sample size in a larger size to fit all, then they take your measurements and order based on your largest measurement knowing that you will most likely require alterations, and when in doubt, they go up a size because it’s easier to take it then to give more room. And the size options the designers gift are usually just general, not even dress specific, so a dress consultant should understand how a dress fits and where you may need to be most particular with measurements and where you can afford to be a little more off in size, strange they didn’t consider any of this.

So the sample fit you well then? Maybe they only skipped taking measurements because the sample actually fit, could it be that even the sample was labelled incorrectly? Could’ve stretched but you’re right, that sounds like a LOT.

Your wedding is in May, do you have any reason to think you COULD lose weight and go down 2 dress sizes a month before the wedding? Could be a good fitness goal to strive for but you don’t want to set an unrealistic goal and have that stress you out too much, there’s too many other things to worry about. 

If you do go back to the store to complain, I would suggest going in with a “please can you help me out in any way” before you start accusing or saying anything negative (even if it happens to be true). They may be willing to help you out if it’s not all on the defense but helping to make a bride happy, that IS their job!  A consultant may just get cranky if what you say implies she didn’t do their job right.  So if the first person gives you a hard time, try talking to a manager or owner with the same strategy, they’d be most willing to “help” you. Try not to take any blame yourself by saying “I should’ve tried it on sooner”. Ask what they would suggest, enquire if the sample size is off (you can both blame the dress maker so they have an “out” even if they ultimatley accept responsibility), just try to get on the same team as them.

And if you do choose the weight loss route I recommend circuit training with weights, and extra cardio if you have any free time, don’t try to change your diet all at once, but make one improvements or change each week). If you work out at least 3 times a week you will be more inspired to change your diet as well.

Also, everyone is different with how they are with food but I found cutting out wheat and sugar to be a huge help. I still eat chicken wings and chips and drink wine (in moderation), but it forced me to find healthier replacements especially for breakast – greek yogurt with berries is great (the higher protein the better). And makes me say no to the really bad culprits – the desserts and such things, but knowing I can still have other “non-healthy” things such as my red wine (again, in moderation!), means I’m not feeling deprived.

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

Warhol_Girl89:  Maybe they still have that very sample you tried on??? Go ahread and try it on and measure it against your dress!!!

Post # 30
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Helper bee

Rose214:  very helpful advice but it doesn’t work like that with these dresses.  They are mass produced and some stores literally will have a whole rail of that dress that you pick your closest size from ie 12 16 20 and buy that there and then.

If the OP is a 14 for instance I have seen four places this morning online she could buy the dress from and have delivered on Monday to her.

the difficulty is going to be proving that the dress isn’t the correctly labelled size if there are none left in stock to measure it up against. Hopefully like a PP mentioned the original sample might still be there!

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