(Closed) Wedding Dress Preservation turned Disaster

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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129 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Personally, and this is just me, I would plan a TTD photo session if it can’t be fixed. At least you would have some fun and some pretty interesting photos to boot.

 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Loreleis_Song: good way to turn lemons in to lemonade – i second this!

i wouldn’t sue over it (but i’m not a litigious person), but i would see what other compensation options they would offer – bring in the receipt of the dress (showing that you paid $4700) and tell them that because of their careless actions the dress is worthless. $200 certainly doesn’t come close to recouping the cost of their mistake, see what they can do. oh and REVIEW REVIEW REVIEW them so no one else has to go through your heartache!

Post # 9
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190 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@elliestan: Are you talking about a photo session where you ruin the dress?? I’m getting stressed just thinking about it..

Post # 10
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129 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Yes, a TTD is a photo shoot in which you can totally destroy the sress or even just grunge it up. It kinda symbolizes finality. I am doing this shoot myself and I am actually making my own dress, so there’s emotional attachment too. Hehe.

 

Post # 11
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187 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I think you could definately sue over the damages to you dress, even if they refund the cost of services.. It might not be the $4700 you paid for it, probably an adjusted amount considering it is no longer “new”… but you would also have to consider the legal fees and court costs, etc… it might not be worth it..

 

I like the idea about TTD shoot though! 🙂

Post # 12
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3314 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I like the TTD idea… maybe see if you can get the place that “preserved” your dress to pay for the session?  That way it’s not the $4,700 for the dress, but you get some fun photos with it…. 

Post # 14
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2854 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My first thought was to file a small claims case (or whatever the appropriate process is in your state), but it might not be worth what you can get. I like the idea of getting them to compensate with a TTD session.

What was your plan after preservation? Just storage for sentiment? Resell? This might affect how you want to proceed..

Post # 15
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4771 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Loreleis_Song:

I was gonna say this too, it’s already half way there, Do it! TTD!

Let’s be honest here, we can be 99.9% certain that neither your daughter or your future daughter-in-law would wear it (you bought a new dress didn’t you?) and look on the bright side this just saved you heartache 30 years down the line when you would have that conversation with her.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Name the place that destroyed in this post so it shows up in searches in the future.

 

It didn’t happen to be Imperial in Fairfax, VA, did it?  They have horrible reviews online, but some wedding gown manufacturers recommend them.  Some even sew info about the place into the dress.

 

Not all Trash the Dress sessions result in the gown being destroyed.  For some, it just means you are doing the shoot in places where the dress might get dirty.

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