- 7 years ago
- Wedding: October 2011
I ordered my dress back in February after having second thoughts about the initial dress I had purchased. I specifically asked my consultant when the dress would be arriving, as I am prone to ‘deadline anxiety’ and wanted to ensure that I wouldn’t be counting down the days until the wedding with no wedding dress. I even brought up expedited shipping, which at the time I would have gladly paid for. But… she assured me that it would be in sometime between August 1 – August 15, no speeding necessary.
Here we are on August 4, and I decide to call the shop to ‘check’ on my order. Well, sure enough, the receptionist tells me that it should be here ‘at the end of September’. This is when my jaw hits the floor, as I am going to be married on October 22, out of town, and am leaving the week prior (October 17). This leaves me roughly 2-3 weeks to get alterations done, provided there are no major catastrophies. Did I mention that the consultant convinced me to order my Maggie Sottero Kendra in a petite (I’m 5’5 and 1/2) and said that this would be perfect if I wore 3-3.5″ heels? Yeah, I second guess that decision on a daily basis… I’m nervous that I’ll end up in flats! I’m waiting to buy my shoes (which I am having dyed) until this dress comes in because I’m hesitant, even though they pinned up the dress 4″ to show me what a petite would look like with heels.
I called the shop back after the shock wore off and told the receptionist that this is just not OK with me. I explained to her that I was told August, and that this new ‘due’ date is going to give me a mega panic attack. I asked her to expedite the order. The end of the story is, the owner is supposed to call me back tomorrow morning (when I’m in dozens of meetings at work…) to discuss this. I live in fear that she’s going to tell me there’s nothing she can do. If they won’t ship the dress sooner, I am pretty sure I am going to turn all bride-zilla, which says a lot because I’m a non-confrontational (and generally happy) person to the core. I cried a little before I called the receptionist back to tell her I was unhappy with the delivery date! Wedding planning has been so enjoyable, until today. I know that worse could (and has) happened to others, and that this is just a speed bump. I am trying to maintain perspective, and I guess I could use some cheering up and some advice about how to proceed… do I request that they pay to expedite my dress or do I offer to pay, do I ask for free alterations, do I just cry and give up and learn to deal with it and buy my shoes anyhow (with crossed fingers that I’m getting the right heel?!?) Sigh.