Thursday, May 22, 2008

Oh, hey, you know what sucks?

Going to try on my wedding dress, all purty and just delivered to the store, and finding that it's kind of... the wrong dress. I think.

Each dress is made to order, designed to fit your measurements and specifications. The first thing I noticed when the dress came out of the bag was that it had a train. I had requested no train. Then it wouldn't zip, which sucked, because I have been working really, really hard to stay the same size. We took it off, measured me again, double-checked the purchase order, and found my measurements are exactly the same. (breathes sigh of relief). Then we measured the dress and found the circumference of the bustline was five inches smaller than my measuremant and the number on the purchase order.

HA! HA HA HA- hurk! *splat.*


The ladies at the store got on the phone and went very politely but firmly BANANAS on my behalf. The most likely scenario is that there is a woman in a dressing room somewhere going, "Wow! I lost a lot of weight in my boobs! That's weird, my bra size is the, wasn't this supposed to have a chapel-length train?!?!"

The sales rep for the designer swore on a stack of Bibles that there would be a replacement dress at the store in two weeks.

So... that was fun!


Kelly said...

Sucky for sure! Hang in there--you still have time for WIC to get it all straightened out for you.

Amanda Gaul said...

Oh Ang, I'm so, so sorry. Kudos to the bridal shop for dropping the hammer! You will be spectacular walking down the aisle/arbor, I promise. Congrats on the measurements, though!


shannon said...

Ack! Not good at all! They'll get it sorted out in time, I'm sure of it.

Carl said...

Let's just hope they were the right kind of bibles. What if the sales rep swore on the bibles but she's actually Buddhist? But don't worry, I'm sure it'll all work out.

cindy w said...

Carl, those types of jokes generally aren't appreciated by stressed-out brides-to-be.

Angie, I'm sure they'll straighten it out. You're probably right that your dress got flipped with someone else's order, but you have plenty of time for them to sort it out. Try not to fret about it.

Jillian said...

OMG. seriously? Hang in there and try not to stress*, I'm sure it will get figured out in plenty of time. This is the one of the good things about weddings: People are damn sure to make sure you're happy and you've gotten what you want. But it must have been an awful experience for you. I'm sorry you had to go through it.

*this from the girl who was in tears when I thought they couldn't get rid of the train on my dress. I kept muttering, it's a BEACH wedding.. (because it was going to cost a ridiculous amount of money) and nearly threw a hissy fit .... until a phone call was placed to the store that had promised it would be easy to remove the train and they paid for it.

Michelle said...

We got married (as you know!) during the "remnants" of a hurricane. If you don't have a story of something awful that you had to go through, then it's like it was too easy for you to get married, and the gods may not be so nice to you later on. Reading your blog since our wedding has shown me that you (and Joel) can make it through just about anything, and you will make it through this too. Hopefully this will be the last big, awful thing that happens during the rest of the time leading up to our wedding. ***fingers crossed***

Becky said...

Just wanted to echo what's already been said: it'll all get sorted out, and your dress will look perfect. I'm glad the dress shop is taking care of things with the dressmaker. And congrats to you on keeping your measurements the same across these months -- that's really impressive!