Post # 1
I ordered my dress on August 17th. It is the Allure 2667. I was told it would take 4-6 months to come in. Well, I just received an email that it was in. I thought for sure it was a mistake, so I called the bridal shop, and nope, not a mistake. I was under the impression that these dresses were made to order, and now I feel like I got the shaft, that they sent me some random dress that happened to be sitting around. I feel a little ridiculous for being upset, but I am. How do I know I am getting something that is brand new, in good shape? I just feel like I got deprived of that awesome moment (much, much closer to the wedding) where you get the call that the dress is in, and you can’t wait to go try it on! I really don’t want the dress to be sitting around, either in my house or at the bridal shop, for 11 months until the wedding. Not to mention, I am paying for it myself and I am still trying to recover from having to put the 50% deposit down. Now I have to come up with the balance, and they wanted me to pick it up in 2 weeks. My wedding isnt until August 2015.
Post # 2
Maybe go see it before you decide its a disaster?
And sorry, but “deprived of a moment”? I promise, it will still be exciting.
The money thing, I’ll agree with you…maybe you can call and ask about a payment plan?
Post # 3
Krises: I agree with PP about moments……chill pill needed there.
However, I do think it’s ridiculous that you have two weeks to cough up the rest of the payment when they were telling you 4 months. That’s a huge jump. I know my bridal shop requires me to pick it before the wedding date, and the payment is due in full when I pick it up – and my wedding is in a year. I would expect them to at least hold it for you for a couple more months – or allow you to do a payment plan!
Post # 4
- Wedding: November 2014 - 11/15/14-Vineyard
Yes they usually state that “it CAN take up to 6 months”, not that it will be. It can happen if you ordered a standard size that they had some premade and in stock. If it truly was a custom order to your exact measurements and size then it typically takes a lot longer from a designer. Most have to have it delivered months before your wedding anyway as it can take 6-8 weeks or more for alterations. I don’t get your thinking of what you expected.
On the balance, yes definitely ask them. I know mine stipulated it had to be picked up within 2 weeks as well but did offer a “storage fee” if it was going to be after that.
Chill…it is what it is.
Post # 5
I would go try the dress on before you flip out. Sometimes designers have dresses available for various reasons, maybe they had it made for a different order, but then got canceled? It’s still a brand new dress. I understand being upset about having to come up with the other half, but talk to the bridal shop about a payment plan.
Also, the dress won’t get hurt if it’s sitting in your closet for a year. Make sure you have a good garment bag and it will be perfectly fine.
Post # 6
I know some gowns come in quicker bc they are more popular and therefore there is production going on them frequently. Maggie sottero has some ‘priority’ gowns like the Emma that are always being produced bc they are classic and ordered more frequently. Maybe that was the case with your dress?
Post # 7
Mrs.Z.: Could be! I have calmed down now. I talked to the bridal shop and they will not require the full payment right away, so all is good. Thanks for the input everyone.
Post # 8
Krises: I ordered my Allure dress March 2014. I was told the earliest it would be in was July 2014, maybe September 2014. Well, two weeks later I got a phone call saying my dress came in. I had somewhat the same reaction you had (sans being upset at a dashed “moment”). I demanded to know why it had come in so soon. I was incredibly suspicious. We had paid for my dress in full, so there was no worry about coming up with a payment, but I was still irked that my dress came in so soon. To me, that signified they just plucked some sample off some rack somewhere, and that was now my dress. My mother and I went up a few weeks after it came in and we went over it with a fine toothed comb. I wanted to make sure there were no stains, ripped fabric, etc. I know, I was being crazy, but I was suspicious. To be honest, I’m still a little suspicious of why it got here so fast. We opted to take mine home because my bridal consultant (who owns the shop) was incredibly rude and bitchy and my mother HATED HER. So now it’s sitting in my grandmother’s closet until next October.
Post # 9
MrsMeowton: That makes me feel better. I will definitely inspect the dress when I go to try it on. I can’t believe yours came in 2 weeks, that seems crazy to me. I know I sound crazy about the ‘moment’, but really I just felt like it would come in closer to the wedding and it would be exciting because that means that the day is almost here. Since we are no where near my wedding date, it didnt quite have that significance. I wish I had somewhere else to store it since I live in an apartment with just one shared closet so space is pretty tight as it is, but alas, I’ll just have to find room.