(Closed) Long vent: Horrible fitting.. I'm not a crier but.. I came close..

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1839 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

just pick up your dress and leave/have it altered somewhere else.

Post # 4
370 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Chrysoberyl:  I’m sorry you had such a terrible experience! 

Post # 6
9917 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Chrysoberyl:  Call the store and ask to speak to the owner.  Explain you had an experience that made you question your purchase, and were wondering if they could provide something in the way of a discount veil or alterations package because of your experience.  Pretend you don’t know that the owner was the one who was SO RUDE to you.


Post # 8
1839 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Chrysoberyl:  idk mine was just a seamstress (worked out of her house) that my mom knew who had done some dresses.

Post # 9
2949 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@Chrysoberyl:  I’m really sorry you’ve had such a horrible experience. You did not deserve to be treated like that – that’s just despicable! If you really do not want to go back to that store, I would echo li612’s suggestion of finding someone else to do the alterations. It doesn’t have to someone associated with a bridal shop. You can see if there are any local dressmakers or seamstresses that have experience with working on wedding dresses as well.

I also agree with peachacid about calling or writing to the owner about your experience – though you might want to do after you take your dress from the store so you don’t have to worry about them doing anything to your dress.

Post # 10
774 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Dalhousie Castle

Pick up your dress and take it to a private seamstress that has experience with wedding dresses. It’ll be a much better price too! 

Post # 11
7561 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

I would take your dress home and find someone else to alter it. I’m sure you can find one online by searching for a seamstress.

Post # 12
2076 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

I would leave a Yelp review, if I was in your position. That should hopefully be anonymous enough.

I also agree with PPs to have your dress fitted/altered elsewhere.

Post # 13
1048 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

What a bitch! I wouldn’t want that horrible woman to get any more of my money if I were you. Take the dress and get it altered elsewhere. 

Post # 14
2003 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

@Chrysoberyl:   Sometimes, the gown fits different with the sample dress because it has been tried on by many women. That being said, I would have it altered somewhere else if I were you. The woman who is going to be altering mine is lady who goes to church with of one of my bridesmaids who does it for a living out of her home. If I didn’t have her do it, I would use the one in the town my parents live in (15 minutes from my house) who did my prom dresses.


Post # 15
658 posts
Busy bee

Yep, do yelp, also do a google review (on their “places” page – the reviews will come up when anyone googles them so it’s very prominent), and any other review sites that they show up on. That sounds like a horrible experience for you and I’m sure many others would want to avoid a place like that.


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