HELP!! Missing rings, favors, and flowers less than a week till wedding

posted 3 years ago in Favors
Post # 2
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Helper bee

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vitamine :  Hello Bee!!!

First of all, I’m very sorry for all of these stressful events! The fact that you’re holding it together enough to type out paragraphs is a good sign!! 

Favors – Have you spoken to someone who is in charge there? If they guaranteed that these items would be delivered by a certain date then it is absolutely their responsibility to upgrade the shipping method if ground will no longer suffice to meet the deadline they agreed to. You should state all of your expectations in an email or by phone. If need be, if you have the funds available (and because the wedding is so close) you may need to have them upgrade the shipping to expedited even if they charge you the extra and then attempt to get reimbursement after the fact (which they definitely owe you). 

 

Rings – It is unacceptable for the seller to go on vacation without communicating with you if they are still working on your ring and have it in their posession. I love Etsy and have used it tons in planning my wedding. I will say that while I love it to death, some sellers do seem to take their time when it comes to sending things out. It’s like they are more relaxed about getting things done and shipped within a certain time frame because you’re the only person they have to answer to. My shoes for my wedding were supposed to be here in time for my first fitting on Janaury 2nd. It’s now almost February and they are still not even finished. I understand it’s 10 times more frightening when they have your ring! I would recommend leaving her a detailed message that she’ll see as soon as she gets back explaining that you’ll need her to overnight them to you or send them whichever way she needs to make sure they arrive. And mention this in your review. In case of emergency I would go to Target or a mall and buy stand in wedding bands! That may not match your vision but you will still have the symbolism of putting a band on each other and no one at the wedding has to know they’re stand ins. Since she has your engagement ring, you can say if anyone asks that you just wanted the band on for the special day or Claire’s in the mall often has wonderful look alike rings that could easily pass for an engagement ring just for a few hours. And you could have your photographer take professional photos of your rings once you have the actual rings for probably next to nothing after the fact if it’s important to you. But that’s just worst case scenario. She most likely has them finished and will get them to you on time!

Flowers – I had the SAME THING happen with my fiances suit. No one could tell me where it was. Just call every single post office, ups, etc in your area. I just called every place in town describing the size of the package, giving my name, tracking number, ect. Until finally one post office said “hey, thats here behind our counter.” Turns out they for some reason tried to deliver it to the front office rather than our mailbox and it got sent back as rejected.

Now, most importantly you are getting married in 6 freaking days to your best friend, congratulations that is so cool!! And remember, you are never alone!!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

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vitamine :  don’t know what to say about the rings or flowers but I’d demand a refund on the favors because you could do that yourself or have a friend do it for about $165 useing boxes of mason jars and pilsbury cookie dough.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1995

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vitamine :  Why are you having to pay the upgrade in shipping???  They said they could deliver for the timeframe you needed.  They are not coming through.  I wouldn’t pay them extra.  That should be on them.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1995

Ground is guaranteed to be there by the time you need them?  

Their reply is pretty rude, but I don’t know what all you said to them.  Maybe they reacted poorly to your email, which is not good for a business owner.

I’m confused by all their shipping dates/times now.   

Post # 11
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1154 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2018 - Fremont, CA

Any updates? Fingers crossed for you!

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