- 7 years ago
- Wedding: August 2011
I am having my dress custom made by a dressmaker in Greece who I found through etsy and has great reviews. She does great work and has been very quick to respond to my messages and very communicative throughout the whole process. Originally, we decided on a completion date for my dress of July 10th, but she told me she builds in a buffer and would likely have it done by the end of June. So around the beginning of July with no dress I emailed her to check up on things and she said she has been swamped and would have it by the 10th.
Last week, we were out of town Thursday-Sunday because we were house hunting in Virginia, where we are moving in three weeks. I emailed her to let her know to please not ship it if it would arrive during that time because we wouldn’t be here. She replied that she would not ship it and it should be ready on the 11th. Yesterday was the 12th and no news or pictures, so I sent her a quick message letting her know we were home and she could ship it this week since we’d be here to get it. No response yet, although up until this point she has ALWAYS responded within 12 hours at a maximum to any message I’ve sent her.
I don’t think she’s trying to rip me off and not send the dress (she is very nice and none of her reviews indicate any shenanigans on her part, even the two out of 130 that were slightly negative) but I’m worried that she’s fallen behind on my dress and it won’t be completed when she said it would. My wedding is August 20th, and although the dress was custom made to my measurements, I’d still like to have it at least a few weeks before then in case any last minute alterations need to be made. Plus, we are moving at the end of July and I’d really like to have it before then since I’m worried there’s a bigger chance of it getting lost in transit if we have it sent to our new address and it gets there before we do, or have it sent to our current one and it gets here after we leave! Ahhhhh! It’s just stressful. I am really hoping she responds to my message at some point today and at least has some pictures of the finalized dress or can give me an exact day she will for sure be shipping it. I’m 38 days out, I need my dress!!