(Closed) IMPORTANT Dress Tip for Those About to Place an Order!!

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
2385 posts
Buzzing bee

good advice!

Post # 5
284 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We found this out the hard way. My dress fit like a glove when we got it, but my bridesmaids and mom’s dresses were way too small, like 3 sizes too small. We looked at the measurements, and they were so off from reality. Well we now have dresses that do not fit at all, and we had to buy dresses from Nordstrom because we don’t have time to order more and alter them.

Post # 7
627 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

yeah, its kind of weird how they make you order a size bigger and then you lose weight and have to alter it. it seems like its better to just order the size you currently are or a bit smaller if you know you can lose the weight.

Post # 8
284 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Swoontobee Mrs.G: They won’t give us a refund. Luckily we bought the dresses for them, so they are not out money. It was really bad when one of my bridesmaids said, “but I have dropped a pant size since our measurements”. I don’t know how the store could have messed up that big.

Post # 9
1486 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Gosh! Glad you got it fixed!!! I would have freaked. 

Post # 10
80 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

That’s very good advice. Not that this was the deal in your case, but my Future Sister-In-Law had something similar happen where the shop ordered a size too big and added extra length. It became apparent during the fittings that they had done that just so they could charge her extra for alterations. In the end, she got charged an extra $75 for the extra length, and then charged around $50 to have it taken off! It was insane.

She was too stressed to really confront them about it, but she should have gotten her money back. So, even though there are tons and tons of wonderful, trustworthy shop owners out there, unfortunately you do have to protect yourself from a few of the less trustworthy ones.

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