(Closed) Dress store closed..didnt even call!!

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
156 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

To be honest, I’d be super careful about ordering a dress you can’t try on.  You never know how it will look on your body versus the model.  I can’t see the picture (probably because I’m at work), but my advice is if you have enough time to try to find your dress somewhere else.

I’m so sorry you had such rotten luck, but it is great (like you said) that you got your money back.  Good luck!

Post # 4
112 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Firstly calm down.  Im a proud beleiver in everything happens for a reason, so if the store is closed, maybe it wasnt the dress for you.

Take a couple of days and explore all of your local bridal stores, try on dresses in all the stores, im certain you will find something you love maybe even more than the first.  Buying a dress of the internet may be fine but i think you should try on different shapes and styles first so you know that the one you buy online will suit you.

As far as the cost is concerend you should obviously only get what you can afford but if you can afford it go for it – its going to be the best day of your life so why shouldnt you wear an expensive dress.

Post # 6
50 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I don’t want to play sides, but I kinda agree with your mother. I would take it as a sign that I didn’t need that $1500 dress. But I’ve always been a bit on the conservative side as far as spending goes. I got my dress discontinued floor model from David’s Bridal for about $200… but it happened to be the dress I loved! If they told me it was $1500 I would have kept looking, but I do know how you feel about having THE DRESS that you want.
What if there is something similar out there that you can get? At least you have $1500 in your hands to go buy the second best dress of your dreams! By the way if you’re getting married in October, I know you’re feeling impatient, but you still have heaps of time. It would be different if you were getting married next week or even next month. Just relax, and what always helps to settle my mind is making a list of Pros and cons, as goofy as that sounds. The pros of using all $1500 to get that dress, the pros of not using $1500 on that dress. Maybe you could convince yourself to compromise. You can spend $1000 on a dress, and $500 on shoes or something lmao…

Post # 7
472 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010 - Ladder 15 Restaurant

Shannon, I’m so sorry!!  If you can try on the dress before, then it sounds like a fantastic situation!  I do agree with your fi though that things don’t have to be settled RIGHT NOW, but trust me, I get how you feel and share that sentiment on MANY things (aka, I can’t take my own advice sometimes).  

Maybe chill out for tonight, look at other dresses online, and make an appointment to see the other dress for the weekend.  Then you’ll have some time to look around and make sure that there isn’t something out there BETTER than your original or this new one that caught your eye!

Good luck!

Post # 8
42 posts
  • Wedding: April 2010

i think u do what U want. It your day and u wana feel beatiful. I would not listen to anyone else, there is not a nother shot, this is your day for a life time. 1500 its good price i think, or if u wana save some money buy pre owned gown, just furgot about replicas from ebay,i learn my lesson.

Post # 11
112 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Time lines vary from store to store – one will say 10 months before your wedding, some six and others only two.  It depends on where they stock their dresses.  I ordered my dress in Oct for my August wedding and it arrived begining of Feb, so now its just sitting there.

I think as you can try on the dress before you buy what have you got to lose, give it a go. Alternativly is stick by my other comment of taking a few days and trying loads on.

Keep me informed i would love to know how you get on 🙂

Post # 12
3871 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I bought my dress from ebay, but that’s only because I actually tried on the same dres in the store and I fell in love with it but just couldn’t afford a new dress.

The ebay seller actually was the same size as me in street clothes so I was pretty confident that it would fit me.  Plus, it was a maggie sottero dress so it had the lace up in the back so I know I had some wiggle room with the size.  The ebay seller used it for her wedding and she only wore it for a few hours and then got it professionally cleaned afterwards.


Post # 13
7152 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m so sorry that happened to you, but try to be calm. You still have good timing…I have not ordered my dress yet. I say look around at other shops and see if you find anything.

Post # 15
3613 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

7 months is plenty of time, don’t panic. When stores tell you 9-12 months they’re 1) trying to rush you into making a decision, 2) covering their behinds, 3) taking precaution against something unforeseen, like the store closing! I doubt that lightning will strike twice in your case so you should be able to order a new dress with no problem 🙂

If you get to try on the eBay dress and you love it go for it, but otherwise no need to feel guilty about going after (again!) your original dress. $1500 is not that expensive and it is well warranted for a big occasion as your wedding.

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