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#1 jenvh

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    Posted 13 February 2008 - 10:36 PM

    I will try to make this as breif as I can...
    I bought my dress in october and paid to have it rushed and ready in 3 months. It was supposed to be ready at the end of January, then the store has to ship it to me still (i bought the dress in a city other than the one I live in). I called and they said it would be in around Feb 6. That date passes and I call again. They say the manufacturer has it ready and it should be on the way to the store. Yesterday they called and said they made a mistake, the manufacturer just called and they don't have it yet. It was delayed by the chinese new year (i guess it's made in china?) and they hope it will be ready by the end of feb but they won't be able to tell me for sure until next week. AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!
    Now...my wedding is March 26!!! What do I do? Do I hope for the best or shop for an alternate "just in case" dress?

    #2 *JillD*

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      Posted 13 February 2008 - 10:40 PM

      Oh that sucks! I'm sure you don't want to worry about this right now. I would wait to see what they say, they should know next week right?

      If they don't have an answer next week I'd tell them you want your money back and then you could see if you could find some trunk shows, bridal shops that sell off the rack, or try Davids bridal.

      My dress came in 4 weeks before my wedding and I was stressing! But it all worked out, good luck!

      #3 JUSTUSTWO

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        Posted 13 February 2008 - 10:41 PM

        That totally sucks. I understand why you'd be stressed out. I heard the same thing about BM dresses, that due to Chinese New Year, none of the designers would be able to rush ship a dress to me. Anyway, why don't you see what they say next week & then if they can't give you a specific date, then look at possible alternatives. I wouldn't buy anything else just yet. Just try to wait it out another week. Do you think you're gonna need a lot of alterations? Do you have a place in mind for where you're getting alterations done if you do need them? If so, why don't you contact them & ask them if they'd be able to alter your dress in a short time frame just so you know what you're dealing with.

        #4 Yari

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          Posted 13 February 2008 - 10:45 PM

          Gosh, that really blows!

          I believe someone on the forum had the same exact problem.

          I don't have any sage advice, but I will keep my fingers crossed for you.

          #5 Jenn

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            Posted 13 February 2008 - 10:45 PM

            I wouldn't go looking for an alternative yet... I would call the manager and make a big stink about paying extra to rush it, that your wedding is coming up, etc. I would also talk to whoever is supposed to do your alterations... most places can do it quickly. But, I would definitely make sure I had it lined up and that they are expecting it to be a quick alteration job. Even if they get the dress March 1st (hopefully much sooner!), you should be able to have it done in time. I hate that you are going through this, but it will be okay. Don't freak out yet...

            #6 jenvh

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              Posted 13 February 2008 - 11:02 PM

              Unfortunately, I wasn't able to try the dress on in my size so I don't know yet the extent of the alterations.

              I will wait and see what they say next week. I am definitely going to make them give me the rush charge back.

              I guess everything was going too smoothly. I needed something to make me crazy, right?

              Maybe I will focus my attention on finding shoes so I don't think about it too much.

              #7 Jenn

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                Posted 13 February 2008 - 11:06 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by jenvh
                Unfortunately, I wasn't able to try the dress on in my size so I don't know yet the extent of the alterations.

                I will wait and see what they say next week. I am definitely going to make them give me the rush charge back.

                I guess everything was going too smoothly. I needed something to make me crazy, right?

                Maybe I will focus my attention on finding shoes so I don't think about it too much.
                Unless you are super tall, you will probably need the dress hemmed, right? Do you know who you're going to use? If not, I would start talking to dress shops/seamstresses. Tell them the situation and see what they say... at least you won't have to stress about that once the dress comes in.

                #8 happyone

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                  Posted 13 February 2008 - 11:07 PM

                  What a pain in the butt! I would wait one more week and then get an alternate if necessary. Who is this company? Good Luck!

                  #9 TATrisha

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                  Posted 14 February 2008 - 07:24 PM

                  Alright. I had this happen... only I had more time than you... but I still freaked out none the less. Now, I did the "just in case" shopping. I highly DON'T recommend this until you are ready to truly purchase a second dress. Because when I just went looking for possible options, I feel in LOVE with a dress. And wouldn't you know it. I buy the back up dress and the next day my first dress came.
                  So... I wouldn't go emergency shopping quite yet. But, I would find a seamstress that knows your situation and is willing to do any needed alterations very quickly.

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                  #10 cheese_diva

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                    Posted 14 February 2008 - 07:31 PM

                    Can you post a picture of your dress? We might be able to find an alternative that looks very close to your original choice... although let's wait until next week.

                    Believe me.. you have "bride-power" here and we'll help you get through pretty much anything. :) Fingers are crossed that you hear good news.
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