(Closed) So disappointed- first dress fitting

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 17
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2553 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@BooRadley:  Oh thank you for your comment lol. My first fitting is in a week and I’m already nervous and worried about it. 

Post # 18
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197 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m thankful to the PP who started this thread and all of you who have replied.  I ordered my dress 2 days ago and while it may not change anything, I feel better that I am aware of the BS involved when I ordered it.   

It is beyond rational thinking that it takes 4 – 6 months to make a stock size dress, in your choice of 2 colors.  For that amount of time and the money spent they should be fitted to you.  If I had a longer engagement,  I definately would have gone the China dress route and at least get the dress made closer to my size. 

Even though I ordered the dress fully aware of what will be instore for me when it comes in…. in 4 or so months, I can’t help but feel ripped off once again by the wedding industry when I will need to pay for alterations.

Post # 18
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176 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Also had a disappointing first fitting… the way they clamped the too-big sample looked soooooo different from the dress that came in in my size. And I had the picture to prove it! The seamstress kept trying to take away my phone to put it in my purse but I want the dress that I thought I was getting!! They also took the rest of the money for the dress, in cash, as soon as I arrived which I guess is because upset brides sometimes will refuse to pay or complain to the managers rather than seamstress if they feel like they didn’t get the dress they paid for… I felt ignored as I was clearly expressing displeasure in earshot of the women who took my money and they did NOTHING – didn’t come over to where I was in the dress – nothing. And the seamstress did not seem to want to listen to what I felt looked wrong. I THINK, after reflecting on the whole appointment, that the seamstress may just know this is how first fittings go and that she felt confident that at my second appointment things would be looking better so there was no reason to go through my grievances with me, because she’ll be able to fix everything, but I would have felt a LOT better had she explained that more, actually looked at the picture of me in the dress last time and told me it will look like that by the time she is done, rather than just say that my suggestions on how to fix it wouldnt work with the fabric and that itll look better when it’s pressed. Why didn’t they steam it before the appointment? Ugh… Can’t go back for my next one for 5 weeks!!!

Post # 19
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323 posts
Helper bee

Eeek, my dress has just arrived in store, but I’m not picking it up until the end of July, mainly to give myself more time to lose weight as I ordered my dress one size smaller than the sample I tried on(UK 12, ordered UK 10)despite the sales assistants embarassing me in front of an entire store and trying to convince me to order the sample size(which was too loose), I had to tell them several times I was happy to accept responsibilty if the dress I order doesn’t fit(I’ve lost 14lbs since then and can lose another 10lbs by end July so I’m sure it will)but will be reeeeally embarassed if it doesn’t even go over my a** , why are fittings so stressful!?

Post # 20
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56 posts
Worker bee

Some dress shops will order the dress a size bigger than they measured you so you’ll have to pay to get alterations done. It’s awful, but it is what it is. I had one shop suggest I pay $100 extra to have the designer leave the hem off the dress, then pay them $200 to sew it on. I’m 5’6″ and the standard length was just fine …if it was a little off, I told them I could wear higher or lower shoes. But they insisted…so I left without the dress. They won’t be getting ANY of my money.

Post # 21
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787 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

peanut88:  You might find you get more responses starting a new thread than reviving an old one, since the OP is long gone and unlikely to notice the commiseration. Just sayin’

Post # 22
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176 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

 

LudaRae:  Why don’t dress shops ever want to listen to their customers??

Congrats on the 14 pounds! I’m trying to lose weight so they can alter my dress to fit more like the sample. I’ve lost maybe 5 since they called about a month ago to say my dress was in. I’d love to lose another 5 before my second fitting, but that’s in 11 days.

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