Post # 1
Hi.. I am new to wedding bee but I need some advice from fellow brides.
I chose a sweet pea theme for my wedding and had all the girls order custom chiffon dresses off of Etsy – the same style, just different colours each. I ordered samples of the colours before we ordered and we picked them all together.
My Maid/Matron of Honor and one bridesmaid ordered them together because they live in the same city and my other two bridesmaid ordered and had theirs shipped together as they live in the same city.
They got delivered today – but it turns out my Maid/Matron of Honor ordered the wrong colour dress for my other bridesmaid. They originally all had shades of purple but the colour that arrived for one girl was a BRIGHT luminous pink. I checked the ordered and it turns out she ordered the colour wrong because she thought that the colour was a 3 not a 5 – even though I messaged her to tell her it was a 5 not a 3 incase there was any problem.
Now I am torn between keeping the bright highlighter pink colour and have the other girls wear shades or purple. Or ordering a new dress in the correct colour. If I order a new dress should I pay for it myself or ask the Maid/Matron of Honor who made the mistake to pay? The girl whose dress is wrong cannot afford to pay for another dress either. Either way she never apologised for the mistake and just said we would have to make it work.
<br />I don’t know what to do – I know it is just a colour and at the end of the day it doesn’t really matter – but this is BARBIE pink!!
Post # 2
If you can afford it and have enough time, I would just buy the dress in the correct color. Ask the bridesmaid for the pink dress and see if you can sell it. That’s really crummy that your Maid/Matron of Honor didn’t apologize. I think most people would be mortified and would be falling all over themselves to correct the problem.
Post # 3
emsie0903: It may be a long shot but have you contacted the Etsy seller to see if you can workout a switch for the correct color?
Post # 4
Ask the etsy seller if you can trade. It was just a mistake.
Post # 5
emsie0903: OOh, thats crappy! Im surprised your Maid/Matron of Honor didn’t apologize! I would probably contact the etsy seller to see if theres anything she can do, and short of that I’d order a new dress in the right color and pay for it myself, then try to sell the wrong one. Hopefully you have enough time for that, otherwise I guess you’ll have to do as your Maid/Matron of Honor said and “make it work”. Sorry that happened, I’d be upset!
Post # 6
thanks for the feedback. I will definitely contact the seller and see if we can do an exchange – although it was our mistake so I don’t know how flexible she will be.
i think when I hear back from her I will then decide whether to pay to order a new one. If I can sell the other dress I don’t mind paying and having my bridesmaid wear the colour she chose.
Post # 7
emsie0903: That sucks! It sounds like Maid/Matron of Honor made a mistake. It’s too bad that she’s not owning it.
I try what the PPs are saying to do to resolve the situation.
However, are you upset with MOH? If you find your feelings about the situation are going unresolved, maybe you could talk with her about it in some way, although I’m not sure how. Or, is this a common thing with her? How is your overall friendship?
Post # 8
- Wedding: December 2014 - Norton Country Club
Is chiffon dye-able? I wonder if a wash of purple could mute it?