(Closed) Picked up my dress last night, crying all night and not for a good reason! HELP!

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
3773 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

I think you need to go back in and talk with a manager, they should order you the size 14 and have it rushed. If they won’t take your dress from that store and speak with another seamstress, they can do pretty amazing things. Good luck!

Post # 4
3522 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I’d talk to a local seamstress and ask how long it would take and how much it would cost to have your dress altered. It shouldn’t be impossible, and it’s very rude of the consultant to tell you that no one will help you–esp. when it’s probably not true. 

Post # 5
6998 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

i would def try escalating to a manager but if that doesnt work i would find a seamstress that will do the work – there IS a seamstress out there that will do it….i do not believe a seamstress (whose job it is to alter clothing) would refuse to do the work because its “too hard” – either way i wouldnt want their seemstress working on my dress at this point if she is complaining about difficulty. ITS HER JOB!

Post # 6
4676 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

If you can’t get them to fix the ordering mistake I would talk to another seamstress and take your dress to someone willing to work.  

Post # 7
48 posts
  • Wedding: January 2013

omigoodness… poor you….

Definitely talk to the manager about reordering the dress in a 14!

If not, there is definitely a seamstress who can alter it for you so that it fits perfectly. I have a friend who is a size 2 and she bought a size 10 wedding gown off the rack and had a seamstress alter it to fit her body. She looked wonderful on her wedding day, so if that’s possible, then I think your dress should be no problems for any seamstress!!


Post # 8
1488 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I honestly wouldn’t even feel comfortable having this company do the work on your dress just based on their answer. Your dress can absolutely be altered to fit you perfectly. I had a similar bad experience with David’s Bridal. Take it to another seamstress and hang in there hun! Everything will be fine!

Post # 10
341 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Like other bees have suggested I’d demand to see the manager and show her what you mean.  I’d also ask them to pull the sample so you can compare.  If they don’t help you come up with a conculsion you’re happy with, take it to a professional seamstress.  They will certainly be able to get you the look you want.  That’s crazy!  Sorry you have to deal with this!!

Post # 11
521 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012 - Salvage One, Chicago

You can definitely get your dress to look how you imagine it!  Either confront the shop about reordering the 14 or find a seamstress to alter it for you- I can’t believe they told you no one would do the work!

I do hate how they put on the bottom as a disclaimer, “our staff will assist in determining your size, but you, the customer are ultimately responsible for the size we order”  I mean, how many brides have experience ordering a wedding dress before? Not many!  And they give the the contract AFTER you’ve decided to purchase the dress and put down the size, etc.  I regret letting them order a size up because my bust measurement was 1/2 inch over the smaller size.  I was in a strapless bra!  grr

Post # 12
459 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

From my experience I hated the seamstress that the dress store used.  She refused to take the dress in at certain places because it was too much work.  And she stiched my bustle (that had to be redone 3 times) all the way though all the linings so my dress was all jacked up the day before the wedding.  My mom and dad had to undo the stitches and fix the bustle.  And I paid a TON for the alterations because she’s the “store’s seamstress.”  I would talk to the manager, but other wise I’d get my money back for alterations and find someone else.

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