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#1 cheese_diva

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    Posted 03 October 2007 - 06:36 PM

    Anybody else want to kill their alterations person during this process? I took my dress in September 6th as requested by the lady doing my alterations (Cleaner/Tailor). She said to call her on the 24th to confirm it's ok to come back on the 26th.. That would be three weeks. All she did on the 6th was mark my dress for hemming (double layer because it's Organza). We also pinned a possible bustle and we were going to finalize on my next visit & possibly take it in.

    It has beads on top and would need to remove zipper, remove some beads, and then rebead after taking it in.

    I call on the 24th and she says this week isn't good how about next week. So I made an appointment for today at 6:00 and two of my bridesmaids are joining me.

    I got a call from her around 1:00 saying she wasn't ready and how about I come in tomorrow. I told her we were coming in tonight because my girlfriends had to make arrangements with their kids to even make it there. She said ok but just so I'm not disappointed when I see it isn't done..I have to be ok with that.

    I don't think she's started on it and she's had 4 weeks!!!! Not only that but if she has to do all the rest of the stuff, I only have 2.5 weeks before I leave for Cabo.

    Now what!? Our meeting should be interesting tonight. I told her I was really worried and of course she said to not worry and it will be fine.

    I told myself I didn't want to be one of those brides that had to run around last minute to go get my dress, etc. I'm going to have enough to do. (Like our Legal marriage is the day before we leave!)
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    #2 *JillD*

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      Posted 03 October 2007 - 07:43 PM

      I'm so sorry, but thats bullshit!! I'd be pissed!

      I went in two weeks ago to try my dress, she did all of the pinning and I went back tonight to try it on, its 99% perfect, she had one little thing she wanted to fix on the bustle, I'm picking it up next friday after they steam it.

      I can't believe your woman hadn't even started it! I would lose it on her, its almost showtime!

      #3 A10CalGal

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        Posted 03 October 2007 - 08:20 PM

        Angela, that sucks. I would be ultra pissed. Doesn't she know she's dealing with a bride? A bride that needs her dress to be PERFECT. A bride who is leaving to get married in 3 weeks! ACK!

        My seamstress was awesome. I was a little skeptical when she said to come in a month before we left. But, she did an excellent job. We did 3 fittings. I actually left it at her place until the day we left so I didn't have to hide it.

        Kick her in the ass!

        #4 StephanieMN

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          Posted 03 October 2007 - 09:25 PM

          How unprofessional! Sorry you are having to deal with this stress. IF only this was something someone else could go do for you but no one else has your smokin' bod! :) Hope it goes well.

          #5 cheese_diva

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            Posted 03 October 2007 - 10:46 PM

            HA! She must have feared my bridezillaness because my dress was ready at 6:00 when I got there! She just has to move a hook over and clean it.. it will be ready next Wednesday or so...

            Geesh.. why do people feel the need to stress me out.

            Just goes to show she didn't need very much time to do the work!
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            #6 JulieG

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              Posted 03 October 2007 - 10:52 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by cheese_diva
              HA! She must have feared my bridezillaness because my dress was ready at 6:00 when I got there! She just has to move a hook over and clean it.. it will be ready next Wednesday or so...

              Geesh.. why do people feel the need to stress me out.

              Just goes to show she didn't need very much time to do the work!
              I was going to tell you not to worry because if she knows what she is doing she will not need much time at all. I dropped my dress off with my Seamstress like a month ago and I called her 1 week before my appt and asked her if she started working on it yet cause I changed my shoes. She said no, so I went in with the new shoes and she fixed the spot for the hem. When I went in a week later it was all done. So, its not a big deal, if they are good, they don't need much time at all and can usually guess how long it will take them.

              With all that said, you found that out on your own. lol Glad to hear it worked out for you. That is very exciting. BUT, WHERE ARE THE PICS

              #7 Christine

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              Posted 03 October 2007 - 10:53 PM

              glad it was done Angela, you are getting so close
              Christine + Will (married 7/20/07) + Ainsleigh (born 6/25/08) + Nolan (born 11/9/10) + Delaney (born 12/31/13) = One Very Happy Family!

              #8 cheese_diva

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                Posted 03 October 2007 - 11:00 PM

                A-HA! I knew you'd ask!!


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                Now I fully realized that my great grandmother's necklace is not going to work with my dress. I know that's terrible but here's my compromise. I'm going to wear it to our courthouse ceremony. I'm going to create a small bag from the leftover organza on my gown and put the necklace into it and either pin it inside my dress or onto my bouquet. I was going to have a photo of my late grandpa on my bouquet so I might do it inside my dress, then give it to my grandma the next morning. I'm sad because I even had earrings made using the gold and pearl and I really hope grandma isn't offended.. her mom wore it on her wedding day, grandma wore it and so did my aunt (dad's sister). I felt so excited when she asked me to wear it.

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                I think I decided, no necklace, semi-dangle earrings (because I usually only wear studs) and a bracelet... man now I have to jewelry shopping again! lol
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                #9 amyh

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                  Posted 03 October 2007 - 11:00 PM

                  How annoying, but good think it worked out in the end. Have we seen pics of your dress Angela?

                  #10 JulieG

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                    Posted 03 October 2007 - 11:08 PM

                    Angela, you look amazing in your dress. Its beautiful.

                    I think a neckalce would look good though, but if you want long dangly earings, then you are night, no necklace.

                    I can't wait to see your pics, they are going to be awesome.




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