Elisha on Wedding Wire
13 years ago
07/28/2007, 13:56 PM
When it comes to prices for wedding dresses - this is the place to go.
My original consultant was very helpful and the lady helping me try on the dresses was great too. I would pick out a dress to try on and they would show me what veils and jewelry went best with it.
When I went back with a different bridesmaid to have her try on a couple bridesmaid dresses, we fell in love the the lady helping us. It was like playing dress up and she was just so happy and cheerful the whole time...not like we were being a bother for wanting to do so much.
Unfortunately, this woman and my original consultant left this store...as a result, no one picked up my bridal party's paperwork to keep track of who has their dress, what the deadlines are and so forth.
One of my bridesmaids was pregnant at the time so we were waiting as long as possible to get her dress so it didn't have to be altered 500 times. When she finally did go in they told her they no longer carried my bridesmaids dresses (they were discontinued) and that the following day was the last day to order for the dress to be here on time.
Naturally, being the bride, I went nuts.
Turned out they had all the information wrong on the dresses, the one she went in for was indeed still in production and in stock, but the next day was still the last day to order. The associate helping her ordered her a size 22 (she may be pregnant, but she's normally like a size 3), then when the dress came in they wanted to charge twice what the dress cost to alter it to fit her. When we confronted the store manager about everything she apologized and said something like "they should have ordered a dress that was the right size and then a second dress for the extra fabric needed". Anyone who knows anything about sizing clothes is that you size down, not up. Of course, either way none of us had the money at the time to help her pay for the alterations and we were definitely running out of time because we "fell through the cracks" as the manager put it. After some arguing we returned the dress and drove up to Indianapolis and found a dress for my pregnant friend (we were so lucky to find one the exact same color and hue!) all 9 days before the wedding.
Another up side to the experience is that since my wedding dress had not been altered I was able to exchange it for a different size (I had my son two months before the wedding and needed the next size up.) with no problems.