(Closed) Wedding dress goes missing, 31 days before my wedding :(

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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1765 posts
Buzzing bee

Hi,

What Mia Solano gown is it?  Maybe the bees can help?  We will be on your mission!

Post # 4
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86 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I am so sorry! That’s messed up. I don’t even know what to suggest in this situation. I’m thinking sample dresses (Kleinfelds just had a sample sale so maybe there are some dresses still at sale price) or pre-owned gowns on Craigslist?

You’re focusing on the most important part of your day — marrying your man — so just take a deep breath and be open-minded with whatever dress the universe brings you. =)

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

i feel so bad for you. but think that maybe i wasnt meant to be. now you have a new opportunity to find a new dress.

i wish you luck

Post # 6
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640 posts
Busy bee

I am so sorry they lost your dress! Are they going to be able to rush order it?

 I know this isn’t a perfect solution, but I have a David’s Bridal dress that I would give to you for $150 (regularly $300) if you want. Its new & unaltered. I ended up getting a short dress for a Justice of the Peace ceremony and DB wouldn’t let me return this long one. 

http://classifieds.weddingbee.com/topic/davids-bridal-style-t8076-200

Post # 8
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Busy bee

You may be able to find something off the rack at David’s Bridal or Alfred Angelo. You are in NYC so I would think you have a lot of places to try if you have a few crazy rushed dress shopping days!

Post # 9
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Worker bee
Post # 10
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804 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Oh I’m so sorry that’s happened to you. A friend of mine went to a wedding where the bride (who was like, 6 months pregnant) had ordered a dress months in advance and was told a WEEK before the wedding that her dress hadn’t come in. How awful!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

O no! I am so sorry, I would be sick to my stomach. I truly hope everything works out for the better and how awful to hear that about that store. I sincerely feel for you. Look at the bright side, you have a completely clean and new opportunity to find a new dress. I suggest trying to browse around on some wedding dress sites such as

http://www.preownedweddingdresses.com/

http://www.bravobride.com/

http://www.oncewed.com/

http://www.recycledbride.com/

I really hope that helps. Please keep us posted.

Post # 12
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2867 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

If it’s THE dress could they sell you the sample for a deep deep discount (or for your deposit alone)? Or is it not your size?

I’d tell them I want them to have the sample professionally cleaned and altered free of charge and that I’m not giving them any more money. It’s the only way they could turn around this terrible situation.

Post # 13
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1641 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I don’t think I’d trust them with any situation. The dress cleaning/altering is a good idea but they might say they’ll do it and then not. You don’t have time to fool around with them. I would suggest if they give you any flack whatsoever about returning your money that you will report them to the BBB AND relay your story to every online wedding site and yellowpages that you can find (I’ll help you with this- I’m an online marketer). They WILL give you your money.

Did you happen to pay by credit card? If so, you may have some protection there. I’d give the cc co. a call, too.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

OMG. I am so so sorry. I can’t believe they can/will/did do something like that to a bride!!!! That is so horirble.

There has been so many horrible dress missing stories lately I feel the need to call about my dress arrival time. And when it gets in to go look at it ASAP.

Thank you so much for sharing your story. I truly hope it works.

Going on a search fury for you!!!

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

That really sucks but I think you are right for focusing on the fact that you will walk down the isle to the man you love no matter what dress you are wearing.

I just want to put my thoughts in here though.  You seem to be very upset at them for “screwing you over”.  Do you know for sure that they tried to sell you the sample dress?  It sounds like it very easily could have been an honest mistake by the store.  Maybe they recently had a bride in there who was going to buy the sample and they instead gave her your new dress (ie, the got switched somehow).  Please just do some research to understand the situation before trying to put someone out of business over what might be an honest mistake. 

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