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#61 ChocoTaco7568

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    Posted 30 September 2012 - 04:43 PM

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    Giiiiirrrrrl you are making me all misty-eyed!!! I am so flattered and happy that I can inspire someone else. And your wedding is far enough after mine that I'm happy to help with any DIY. Just shoot me a PM and we can chat. It's funny how my crafty/DIY bug was pulled out of a funk by wedding stuff. 

     

    And yeah, two toppers. You can always have one at the wedding, and just save the mud cards one for home (to keep it from getting broken). One of my friend gave me a gorgeous glass bell jar to display the topper when we get home, so I can't imagine NOT having that personal one. 

     

    I picked up my dress yesterday, and had all of my accessories with me. I'll post pictures in a bit. But I just realized they took off a whole layer of my train, probably 6-8". I'm absolutely crushed...

     

    Ugh.. so sorry Allie, what a bummer. Hopefully there's a remedy that will make everything okay when you speak to the owner on Tuesday.  Keep us posted.

     

    Good call with the mudcards topper. I'm actually okay with not using it at the wedding. I just think it would be a great momento and keepsake.



    #62 AllieH

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    Posted 30 September 2012 - 07:21 PM

    fortunately it still has a train, just not as long as it should be. it was a chapel train, but not it's maybe half that - it's a dramatic difference. and to be honest, yes, a chapel train IS long for the beach. but that was my dress, the way it was and I was happy with it. the train was 3 ruffled layers below a layer of lace, to get the chapel length. it's now 2 ruffled layers. the fact that it's changed so dramatically really has me upset. She tried to tell me that they did not cut off a layer, only raised up the dress as the hem due to the layers - total lie. I have a picture from the day I bought the dress and then what it is now. She then tried to tell me that she did a "standard hem" for my type of dress, and anything different would have cost more. Never, in 2 fittings did she mention that the hem would cause the train to be shorter. She pinned the hem, pinned the bustle, but never pinned the train. Her next argument was to tell me she couldn't explain all of the changes that would happen with the dress in alterations - total BS! that's your JOB. from our conversation it sounded like she could fix it, but she wanted more $$ for it. And that would be the absolute LAST thing I would do - pay her more to hope it'd be fixed?? nope. 

     

    anyway, I am going in beyond furious with the whole situation. she has a chance to fix it - ideally to repair it at no charge to me. or she can refund me the cost of the hem. Unfortunately I didn't buy the dress from her shop, so I don't think I have recourse to force her to buy me another dress and make me whole again. Not to mention we're only 4 weeks from my wedding... 

     

    I will live with the shorter train if I have to, but not without some money coming back to me. And I will never be happy about it. 

     

    sorry for the rant, clearly it's still a very sore subject and I'm super emotional about it. Imagine that... 

    Originally Posted by Speckles121 

    Yeah its definately not like guys get that way with their suits..they definately don't understand!! Did they completely take off the train?? is there any way to repair and reattach??? Please keep us updated!!

     


     

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    AllieH's EDR 11-5-2012 Planning Thread <--because it was so awesome


    #63 AllieH

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    Posted 30 September 2012 - 07:23 PM

    It's from Keren at

    Where did you order your topper from - I LOVE it!

     


     

    Official El Dorado Royale/El Dorado Casitas Royale Thread <---check here for all info about EDR/EDCR

    Wright Travel Agency <--for all your Destination Wedding needs! Contact the experts and reduce your stress. 

    El Dorado Royale Brides Thread <---come chat with other EDR brides

    AllieH's EDR 11-5-2012 Planning Thread <--because it was so awesome


    #64 kisha311

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      Posted 01 October 2012 - 12:00 AM

      Be firm and stand your ground with her when you meet. I would also do some research on alterations and fittings and then ask her pointed questions about the work done. Tell her you have nothing but time and a good understanding of the terminology so she can explain every painstaking step she took with your dress. Also if you signed a contract, take that with you and point out key things that pertain to the work that she did on her dress. Once she gets a clear picture of you and your knowledge I'm sure she will back off and probably say she will fix it at no cost to you. Or I would even take another seamstress to the meeting with me and have hr there to ask questions! You gotta hit them hard with facts so they don't try to treat you like an idiot.
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      #65 mrsnova

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        Posted 01 October 2012 - 02:25 PM

        Originally Posted by kisha311 

        Be firm and stand your ground with her when you meet. I would also do some research on alterations and fittings and then ask her pointed questions about the work done. Tell her you have nothing but time and a good understanding of the terminology so she can explain every painstaking step she took with your dress. Also if you signed a contract, take that with you and point out key things that pertain to the work that she did on her dress. Once she gets a clear picture of you and your knowledge I'm sure she will back off and probably say she will fix it at no cost to you. Or I would even take another seamstress to the meeting with me and have hr there to ask questions! You gotta hit them hard with facts so they don't try to treat you like an idiot.

        Great advice Kisha! So sorry that happened to you Allie:( I hope everything works out in your favor!


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        #66 AllieH

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        Posted 02 October 2012 - 04:59 PM

        well I met with her this evening, and we talked through it. she's going to make changes to it, at no cost to me. She had no idea I was as distressed as I was...

         

        I will go back on the 13th to try it again, and hopefully for the last time. It was actually good that I put it back on, because we realized they didn't put in the gel cups they were supposed to (and I paid for). I wondered if all the weight I lost was in my boobs!!! phew...

         

        My mom took all of my chair sashes, table runners, table decorations and paper lanterns back with her, so she can bring them to Mexico for us. So that's officially 1 suitcase packed! 


         

        Official El Dorado Royale/El Dorado Casitas Royale Thread <---check here for all info about EDR/EDCR

        Wright Travel Agency <--for all your Destination Wedding needs! Contact the experts and reduce your stress. 

        El Dorado Royale Brides Thread <---come chat with other EDR brides

        AllieH's EDR 11-5-2012 Planning Thread <--because it was so awesome


        #67 Speckles121

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          Posted 02 October 2012 - 05:06 PM

          Originally Posted by AllieH 

          well I met with her this evening, and we talked through it. she's going to make changes to it, at no cost to me. She had no idea I was as distressed as I was...

           

          I will go back on the 13th to try it again, and hopefully for the last time. It was actually good that I put it back on, because we realized they didn't put in the gel cups they were supposed to (and I paid for). I wondered if all the weight I lost was in my boobs!!! phew...

           

          My mom took all of my chair sashes, table runners, table decorations and paper lanterns back with her, so she can bring them to Mexico for us. So that's officially 1 suitcase packed! 

           

           

          Yayy i'm so glad it worked out and that they are going to fix it for you..I hope that it comes out the way you want!



          #68 Dazeydawl

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            Posted 02 October 2012 - 05:26 PM

            Allie I absolutely LOVE you planning thread. SO much detail and sooo many DIY projects its sooo great and everything looks wonderful



            #69 kisha311

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              Posted 02 October 2012 - 06:01 PM

              Allie I'm so happy for you. Glad everything worked out and things are back to running smoothly!


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              #70 ChocoTaco7568

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                Posted 02 October 2012 - 07:18 PM

                well I met with her this evening, and we talked through it. she's going to make changes to it, at no cost to me. She had no idea I was as distressed as I was... I will go back on the 13th to try it again, and hopefully for the last time. It was actually good that I put it back on, because we realized they didn't put in the gel cups they were supposed to (and I paid for). I wondered if all the weight I lost was in my boobs!!! phew... My mom took all of my chair sashes, table runners, table decorations and paper lanterns back with her, so she can bring them to Mexico for us. So that's officially 1 suitcase packed! 

                Great news, now you can breath again. You're going to look fabulous and I can't wait to see pics!




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