Post # 1
I ordered my dress in July. Because of my height, the dress needed hollow to hem measurements. I was measured by both my consultant and the manager of the bridal shoppe. The call that finally came in December seemed to take forever, but I just kept remembering that the dress was being made for my body.
Then the nightmare began…
I went for my first fitting, so excited with my Maid/Matron of Honor and my mom. My wonderful consultant was getting me situated with my dress. The length was perfect, but she could not close the dress. I went weak in the knees when the words,”It doesn’t fit” came from her mouth.
How could this be? I had lost almost 15lbs. since we ordered the dress. My consultant checked the measurements that both her and her manager had gotten, and the one’s that were on the tags of the dress. The dress should have been big on me.
I was assured that it would be fixed and the dress was being remade me for. The phone call came in a few days later saying that my dress would be in by the end of March. I am getting married the first week of April. You can not imagine the thoughts that are running through my mind.
What if it doesn’t fit?
It is amazing what designers can do for movie stars that need dresses within days, even hours.
I really hope that Pronovias steps up, and gets my dress to me sooner than they say. Even more importantly, I HOPE IT FITS!!!!
Even though I believe my dress is beautiful, I would not recommend Pronovias to anyone.
Post # 3
Oh my goodness! Talk about one of those things you just pray doesn’t happen…
I’m sure it’ll be fine, though. Chances are, they’re probably scared as heck to mess up a second time – hell hath no fury like a bride scorned. 😀
Post # 4
I sure hope so! My consultant thanked me as I walked out for keeping my compusure. She said other consultants had brides break the mirrors, rip the dress, etc. I hoping that b/c I kept my cool, & that everything works out.
Post # 5
I tend to think so. Good karma and all that.
Plus, that means that you’re memorable, so they’re less likely to forget/mess up again.
It’ll all turn out fantastic. 😀
Post # 6
Well it’s not the end of the world, I have heard of many alterations people adding a “corset” to the back which opens up the gown and makes it fit easier and also expands it by quite a bit. So if the designer cannot help they certainly can.
Good for you on keeping your composure, it must feel heart breaking.
Post # 7
wow, i’m sorry this happened to you.
i think i’ve recently read another post about another bride experiencing the same thing: her Pronovias dress was made too small when the right size was ordered!
what happend to Pronovias? shouldn’t they have cut paper patterns for each dress in each size?
Post # 8
I would definitely check if the provonias dress has been made correctly for sure!
Cant hurt for you to give them a call. Sorry you had to go through this. You must be stressing out!
Post # 9
Yikes! I’m certainly keeping my fingers crossed that this will end with you super happy with your wedding gown.
Post # 10
I am really sorry this happened to you. I too am a Pronovias bride and reading this just made me nervous. Sick to my stomach actually…
What style did you order if I may ask? Do you think it was Pronovias who screwed up or the place that took your measurements? I luckily have about 5 months to re-order once my Pronovias dress arrives in March in case it doesn’t fit but I will seriously cry if it doesn’t fit! 🙁
Post # 11
AzinAugust, it kind of is a BIG deal. When you pay thousands and thousands of dollars for the perfect dress, that is being “made for you” who wants to add something to the dress? It doesn’t make it “the dress” that you picked out.
I appreciate everyone else’s comments. It is difficult just playing the waiting game, questioning whether or not they will correct what they did. The dress designer did claim the fault saying that they had used the wrong measurement guide. How they did that, who knows?
I plan on calling Pronovias to see how the dress is coming along. My goal was to enjoy the planning, and stay calm, but in this situation it has been difficult.
Davis is the style of the dress. (I hope all works out well for you!)
Post # 12
Aww sweetie Im so so sorry :(. I really hope they fix this for you. I also got measured (The owner of the Salon and Lazaro Perez himself did my measurements) so Im hoping once I get my dress it will fit as well.
Post # 13
Oh, that really stinks. Is that with them rushing the dress? It sounds like you definately handled the situation with class. Good luck!
Post # 14
Yup, that is them rushing the dress. I am trying to stay positive, but it is hard. I really appreciate everyone’s kind words. :o)
Post # 15
Oh dear, this is making me very nervous, especially since I ordered a Pronovias dress in January and the wedding is in July. I really, really hope that they don’t get it wrong–I don’t have time for wiggle room to send it back or get it dramatically altered!
Post # 16
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
Wow – so stressful! I wouldn’t worry too much about it, though – I’m sure that they wouldn’t just leave you with a dress that doesn’t fit. I bet they’ll figure out a way to make it work, no matter what!