Post # 1
I am disappointed and a little nervous so I wanted your opinion if I have any grounds to feel this way… I ordered my wedding dress from a store (“A nite on the town”) in San Diego back in February 2012, and I was instructed my dress will be delivered to the store on 6/22. Since I have not heard from them, on 6/23 I emailed them with an inquiry, and was advised my dress has been shipped and will be delivered to THEM on 6/27, however at this point I leant (I was SURPRISED!!!!!) that the store has CLOSED, and they only had their warehouse in Los Angeles, so once the dress gets delivered to them, they will have to ship it to me!!!
I was hoping once the dress is delivered to them, I would go to the store, put it on, and do some alterations on the spot. They also promised me a free veil since the dress was really pricey. I was shocked to find out the store is closed… Has this happedned to anybody?
I called and spoke to the owner, and he offered to meet with me to give me the dress to minimize the possibility of the dress being damaged during the delivery… It’s nice what he’s offering, but I feel abandoned… I wish I was told about this in advance!
Am I making a big deal out of this? PLease, tell me your opinion…
Post # 3
Oh no, that’s terrible!
It sounds like the owner is being co-operative at least, and I hope that everything works out!
Post # 4
Personally I would wait and see how it turns out. If it all comes out fine then there is nothing to worry about, if there is a problem, you can’t fix it till it happens anyway. I would just wait patiently (anxiously maybe) for the delivery and go from there.
FWIW, I choose to have my dress altered by a private seamstress instead of in the store. I have found that she is much more personable and I feel like her most important client. (not to mention that she is much much much less expensive)
Post # 5
Oh man, that would freak me out but it sounds like the owner is going to work with you and make sure things go smoothly. I’m sorry this happened =( and I hope you still get your veil. Did you talk to him about that?
Post # 6
It sucks that this has happened, but I’ve heard of worse. Brides who ordered dresses, then the store went out of business and they didn’t hear anything. They had to go through the legal system to try to get their money back.
I’d start looking for an independent seamstress now to bring the dress to for alterations once you get it in your possession.