(Closed) If my bustle broke can I get my money back?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: should I say anything to them?
    No just let it be water under the bridge and hide the hole when the dress gets shadow boxed : (20 votes)
    67 %
    Say something - it might protect another bride : (9 votes)
    30 %
    other. : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
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    2385 posts
    Buzzing bee

    It’s worth trying. 

    Post # 4
    Member
    542 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I think bustles break from time to time, unfortunately. It’s a reason I got a light dress without much of a train. I don’t really trust it! I know women who have tied the train around their leg for dancing.

    Post # 5
    Member
    6824 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I highly doubt you will get your money back.  Bustles break all the time.  Over bustles tend to break a heck of lot eaiser then under bustles. 

    Post # 6
    Member
    2018 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Well, that sucks. But they will probably not give your money back.  You wore the dress and hopefully had an awesome wedding.  But you should ask that they repair the damage, nonetheless.  Then you can at least preserve the dress without the hole.

    Good luck:)

    Post # 9
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    542 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @alishaloo:  I think it was a lacey/lighter fabric, so perhaps that’s how! Who knows, brides be crazy.

    Post # 10
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    2104 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Dresses get stepped on and torn at weddings fairly frequently, so they probably won’t take any blame.  They’ll figure that your dress got stepped on and that’s what caused the tear, so I don’t think it’s worth your time to address it with them.  

    Post # 11
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    353 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Probably not.  Mine broke too.  They use pretty delicate thread so that its not visible – they’ll probably just say someone may have stepped on it and they’re not responsible once it leaves the store.

    Post # 12
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    6824 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @alishaloo:  the lady who altered my dress told me that and so did the lady who owns the shop I bought my dress from told me that over bustles break so much easier than under bustles. Under bustles can be done with a loop system (which is what mine was, though I still had 1 of the 8 point bustle beak) luckily my Maid/Matron of Honor just looped the broken one to a differ loop and the dress didn’t look any different.

    Post # 13
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    1186 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Bustles almost always break.  They’re just for looks.  The dress was designed to be worn with the train down.  A bustle can’t hold the weight for long.

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