Post # 1
I went to pick up my dress. It was done at a local shop that does a lot of dresses and clothing alterations, and came recommended by a local bridal shop that sends their dresses to them.
The alterations are perfect. The thing fits like a glove. I was worried because I have been *bad* and eating not so healthy.. So, Yay for that!!
Anyways.. My worst fear about having anyone touch my dress and having it be out of my home- the hem is filthy, in many spots. Surprisingly, I didn’t get upset at her. I remained calm, I pointed it out and she was nice about it. She offered to clean it. I said it wasn’t that way when I brought it in. I know for fact that it wasn’t. We had to look at the hem in order to get it set up for alterations. She says “It must have been that way and we just didn’t notice it.” Yeah.. okay. I think that the floor is not the cleanest. It’s carpet. It looks okay but how can you really tell, right?!
There was a small dot on the sash of my dress, but I didn’t say anything about that because it’s tiny and may have been there. Even if it wasn’t, that is in the middle of my dress and I do not want to risk anything happening to that because of trying to clean it.
I am just hoping for the best. I will pick it up in a week or two because she leaves for vacation on the 25th of Aug. I need it by the end of August because my wedding is Sept 18th and I have to ship it 1600 miles away. She didn’t seem too happy about the whole thing even though she was nice about it. Probably because she has a lot to do before her vacation. Well, I truly believe it wasn’t my fault so I feel like it is her responsibility to clean it. But, I could tell her tone changed a little.. Just hoping for the best..
Post # 3
Hm, I think your trying too much to keep everything under control. Don’t turn into bridezilla!
Even if she won’t clean it, nobody will ever notice these minor stains or what on the hem of your dress.
Post # 4
I think that you have a right to be not so pleased, considering the cost of wedding gowns! I think you handled it fine, since they are cleaning it for you. I probably would have skipped the sash if the dot is tiny, but I’m sure it will be fine!
Post # 5
Thanks ladies. I did not mention the spot on the sash at all.
@Natilia- I definitely won’t be a bridezilla. If I was going to be then the situations that have occurred would have already sent me that way!
I didn’t even ask her to clean it- she offered.. Maybe it was something I said in my post, but I am not sure how this means I am trying too much to keep things under control. I went to pick up my dress and it had black spots all over the hem.. the woman offered to clean it and I accepted that offer?
And the spots were bad enough that people would notice, especially in my photos. Photoshop or not- I don’t want to have unnecessary stains on my dress before I even walk down the aisle.
Post # 6
I think you have a right to be upset – this is your wedding dress!
But don’t worry everything will be cleaned and will be perfect for your day!
Post # 7
Maybe natalia was reacting a little to your tone or post title. I’m definitely sorry that your dress is dirty and I really hope the seamstress fixes it, but I hope you’re not worrying too much if a little dirt on your hem is your “worst fear.” I’d be much more afraid of some irreversible alteration – but your dress fits like a glove, which is the most important part! (for the dress anyway . . .)
Post # 8
I would have been upset about that too! Your dress should not be dirty before you wear it! I think that you dealt with it well. And I am glad that she offered to clean it-even if her demeanor changed a bit-oh well, she probably didn’t want to, but probably knew it WAS her fault! I hope everything works out well for you. 🙂
Post # 9
I can’t lie. I probably would have gone bridezilla. When I take my gown for alterations, it had better be just the same amount of cleanness when I pick it up as when I bring it in.
You handled yourself very well. You should be proud of yourself
Post # 10
That sucks!!! At least she is going to fix the issue:) Good on you for staying clam, although if you had gotten upset I think it would have been justified. I mean you brought her a clean dress and when you picked it up it was dirty. I don’t see why people throw around the word bridezilla just because you stick up for yourself. If it were a normal dress you took in and she gave it back dirty would you not expect her to clean it? Good luck!!!!!
Post # 11
@bmore: I guess “worst fear” could be a little exaggeration. It certainly was a fear though. I kept wondering/worrying about it having stains when I got it back because I have read posts where this has happened- and in some cases when the seamstress got it cleaned, the dress got ruined
I definitely stayed calm and was super nice to her. Somehow I have remained quite calm through this whole wedding thing. Stuff has happened that has increased my stress/frustration but it all passed and didn’t get to me too much. Weird.. because I really thought I would be a wreck this whole time.. losing sleep.. freaking out about every little issue, etc. But I haven’t. I am proud of myself hehe
Now… on THE wedding day.. we will see how calm I stay. This will be the first time I am seeing everything come together, and I am only getting to see the ceremony, reception place and all of my items and decor I have purchased a few days before the wedding. Oh, the joys of planning from afar!