How does the rest of the top look? Is it allright?
I would ask the vendor for a refund. Take the dress to a trusted seamstress and see if they can fix it, and how much it would cost. Hopefully, there is enough fabric at the bottom to save the skirt. When you received the package did you write on the delivery slip that the box was crushed? If you didn't note damage to the box on delivery, you might be out of luck for the tiara.
If you can find someone that will guarantee that another dress will be complete and shipped out within the next two weeks, you shouldn't have any trouble getting a new one delivered before your wedding. But be prepared for a lot of stress. I ordered a new dress two months before our wedding, I am a whatever happens, I'll deal, type of person and it was damn stressful! They kept delaying shipment and I ended up getting my dress a week before we left. I had to rush around trying to find a seamstress to get alterations done in two days.
Originally Posted by FutureMrsLewis
Ladies, I received my dress today from Fabulous U and as soon as I saw it I cried my heart out... But unfortunately they weren't happy tears... I bought my dress from this site because of a great recommendation from a co-worker of FMIL. She was so happy with the dress she received and told me to buy my dress there as well. I had such high hopes, now I just hope someone can fix the problems!
Just as a reminder, here is the original gown:
The embroidery was very well done, and the gown is MOSTLY well made (has boning in the breast area and through the sides) but it's torn!! And it was obviously torn before it left the factory because it was shipped in a plastic bag inside a box and the plastic bag didn't even have a single puncture or tear. Here are some pics I took:
The tear goes right along the lowest "wrinkle" in the dress. They tried to hide it behind said "wrinkle", but it keeps popping out on my right side (left side of the pic above). Plus, those "wrinkles look like they're just that, wrinkles! It was supposed to be gathered on one side and then just let fall on the other side, but this looks like I've got a belly like a wrinkly dog.
Now I'm an emotional person, I'm a sook, I know. But I honestly was devastated when I saw this rip in my gown. I cried my heart out And I ordered a tiara with my gown, they packaged it inside my gown and the box was completely crushed when it got here (which would be okay if it weren't for the tiara!). So my tiara was destroyed beyond repair and my dress had a rip in it... I wish momma had told me exactly HOW many of these days I was gonna have....
What should I do ladies? I'm getting married on September 26th, do I even have enough time for another gown? Can this one be salvaged?