(Closed) Eva’s Bridal of Oak Lawn Burned Down Today

posted 8 years ago in Chicago
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Oh no, those poor brides…how terrible.

Post # 4
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2011

my dress was there today as it burned down.  It was waiting for alterations, but thank god I have time yet!  I feel sorry for the girl that went to pick hers up today for this weekend while it was on fire!  It is a very unfortunate event, I just hope they take care of it soon and let us brides know what to do about our dresses.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

Oh no!! Good luck to everyone who lost their gowns and have to deal with this headache 🙁

Post # 7
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@iRun2004:

I bought my dress here as well!!  I was told it should take 6-8 months so it should not be close to done yet…but I am still worried.  I have no idea how they’ll handle all this…sorry to ANYONE who lost their gown.  I cannot imagine.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

i just found out about the fire..  they’re storing my dress until my wedding and i paid it off when it came in a few weeks ago. 

i dont know what to do.  in panic mode.  i emailed them, but who knows when they’ll be able to get back to me.  i just dont know what to do.  if i need to order a new dress from the manufacturer i need to do it soon…..  hugs to anyone else in the same predicament.  =(

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

I just saw this on the news. So sorry to the brides with dresses there! I got my dress from them and they were a pain in the ass. Probably a disgruntled bride to be torched the place!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@ms.coffeebean: Oh no, you poor thing. I hope it works out for you 🙁 Keep us posted!

Post # 11
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@iRun2004: thanks

 

@ms.coffeebean:  they were holding my dress until the wedding too, bought and paid for 100%.  I’m more worried that they did everything by papertrail and not much on the computer, all those dresses and all those records…gone.  My friend is also in the same boat as us, and she was hoping that they have a separte storage area for the dresses waiting awhile, but I highly doubt it.  Only time will tell I guess, I hope they post something on their website, get back to our emails or something soon!  This made my stress free day completely stressful!!! 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@blond827: Hopefully they backed up that kind of stuff or had it stored on some server located outside the building…I would like to think that businesses have some kind of contingency in place for if something like this happens! Hope it works out 🙁

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

i just saw the abc 7 news video…  theres a cellphone video of the fire playing.  it looks ridiculous.  there is no way our dresses could have survived that fire…  =(

my heart is breaking for those girls that are supposed to be getting within the next month or two that may have their dresses there.   can you imagine trying to find a dress in less than a month that you love, and in your size?!  at least i have some time.  i feel horrible for any brides that are getting married soon~

Post # 14
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I feel terrible for all the brides that have lost their dress and their weddings are days away.  I truly hope that this place offers you a solution and your money back!  I have an absolutely horrible experinece at this bridal salon – the worst service I’ve ever encountered and the owner/manager was awful and rude.  So to me, this is sweet justice!

 

Post # 15
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Wannabee

I bought my dress here as well!  I found out while I was at work and a patient of mine was watching the news; I about died.  At least my wedding is a while away, but I want to know how they are going to handle refunding the money.  Good luck to all the other girls out there whose dresses were waiting for them in the salon!

Post # 16
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I drove pass Eva’s today at 5:30pm. I had to see it for my own eyes. Gone! My wedding is April 15, 2011, and my dress has been stored there since August.  I have emailed Eva’s, but who knows when they will respond. Hopefully, there is something better in store for all of us.

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