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    The wedding dress saga continues - even I'm bored with this now, and it's LONG, sorry :)

    Quick recap - ordered my wedding dress about 6 months ago, went to collect it 3 weeks ago and it had been made 2 sizes too small, and there was no way ot was going to fit! A bit upset, I left the shop with the promise of a new dress made for me within a month.

    Well, it arrived, and my mum and I went to get it yesterday. I went in, tried it on, and it fit like a dream woohoo,

    Went out into the shop, and stood on the podium. Mother tried to straighten a bit of the dress where it was sitting funny. It wouldn't straighten because - there was a faffing great big hole that someone had tried to repair. The shop girl came and checked the dress. There was another faffing great big hole on the other side. Straight into dressing room, dress off. Meanwhile mother's doing her nut in, and all I was thinking was feck I have a meeting with my supervisor in two hours, need to give h2b a lift int work first and I'm getting married next month and I HAVE NO DRESS!!!!

    The shop girls were frantic, phoned the shop owner and the manufacturer, promised a new dress again within 10 days but I said I had no confidence any more, I just wanted my deposit back. I left the shop with my mum, we went to the wedding dress hop over the road, explained to them what had happened and they said they coudl help. the stuck the ugliest wedding dress I have ever seen in my life over my head, and I almost cried, I said to my mum I really can't do this today, I'm getting married in a trouser suit, I just want to go home. While I was in the fitting room, my mum showed them a dress from a wedding book, and surprise surprise, they had it in stock. It was plonked over my head too, but when i looked in the mirror WOW I loved it, even more than my original dress!!

    The lady went and phoned the manufacturer, explained what had happened, and they have saved the day, they have one in my size which they are posting to me now, it will be here next week, and they are not charging me a rush fee.

    Still awake? lol

    Back to the original shop to get my deposit back, and they were fantastic, offering me the original dress for free, they'd even go with me to a dressmaker and have the repairs done (and while I was out they had inspected it, there were a lot of repairs needed) but I said no thanks, I really have gone off the dress now. I got home, and sent a letter to the manufacturer of the original dress, and then off to uni....

    Came home to two phone calls...one from the original wedding dress shop saying they will refund me the money for my bridesmaids' dresses as they want to compensate me for my trouble - £400 woohoo
    Second from the dress manufacturer., I'd had a veil custom made to match my original dress, obviously doesn't match my new one at all, and he says I am to go to the original dress shop, take whatever I need by way of veils jewellery etc and he will pay for it !!

    So, it's been stressful but fingers crossed it's all sorted now - or at least it will be next week when my new dress comes!

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    Good for you hun, hope it all goes smoother from now on x

    Wow!! Glad it's sorted now hun. Fingers crossed for you x x

    Nice to hear such a happy ending ... Good luck with your wedding day too :thumbsup:

    woo hoo quite a productive day, hope all goes well from now on

    good news

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    I was thinking of you last night, when i was watching a programme about the groom organising his wedding!

    He was a complete joker, he did not even know his gf's size!

    He ordered something like a size 16 and she was a size 12!

    DLM;3107639

    I was thinking of you last night, when i was watching a programme about … I was thinking of you last night, when i was watching a programme about the groom organising his wedding!He was a complete joker, he did not even know his gf's size!He ordered something like a size 16 and she was a size 12!



    Hahahaha! I watched that too DLM, what a doofus! Then the poor bridesmaids dress had been altered to 3 sizes (at least) too small & she had to be wired into it....gah!

    Glad you're all sorted now chuck, good luck on the Big Day - ENJOY! :thumbsup:

    glad it's all worked out for you hun xx :thumbsup:

    FATE, you obviously weren't supposed to have that dress in the first shop as there was one that you loved more over the road! I'm a big believer that all things happen for a reason, hopefully you can sleep better now and enjoy your wedding, have a great day!!

    Yay well done you! So pleased for you, hope it all goes smoothly from here on in, and go choose some lovely jewels to go with your new dress...

    Hiya,

    Good luck and fingers crossed for you.

    When I went for my final fitting my dress had a 10" pull in the back of my dress. The material was plain chiffon and was so obvious. Amazingly they managed to fix it and looked like new again.

    The veil I wanted was nearly £200 and I couldn't justify spending that much. I ended up getting one off Ebay (USA wedding site) costing only £20 and it came within the week. It was perfect. I'm so glad I got it as on the day someone stud on it and tore a massive hole in it. Can you imagine if i'd got the expensive one I would have been upset buy I didn't give a damn!!!!

    I'm currently sifting through my wedding photos as they have arrived today (got married 5th July). Have a fabulous day and make sure you have loads of water hidden all over the place. It's really thirsty work talking all day long and lugging a big dress around xxx

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    DLM;3107639

    I was thinking of you last night, when i was watching a programme about … I was thinking of you last night, when i was watching a programme about the groom organising his wedding!He was a complete joker, he did not even know his gf's size!He ordered something like a size 16 and she was a size 12!



    PuppyGirl;3107695

    Hahahaha! I watched that too DLM, what a doofus! Then the poor … Hahahaha! I watched that too DLM, what a doofus! Then the poor bridesmaids dress had been altered to 3 sizes (at least) too small & she had to be wired into it....gah! Glad you're all sorted now chuck, good luck on the Big Day - ENJOY! :thumbsup:




    Did either of you see the one a few weeks ago with the girl who REFUSED to wear a pink dress, but boyf got her one...then she got a horse ride in Cinderella stylee...she was happy in the end like but my god that guy was useless...he got totally lucky she liked it

    to be fair though I'd marry her she was WELL fit!

    Great news, full steam ahead now,! Enjoy.:)

    Great news-thats all the hassle out of the way now-get set for a great day !

    Original Poster

    I really hope this next dress will be perfect, I can't be that unlucky, nobody is!!!

    Jellybaby maybe you should get a dress made, I haven't seen that many in pink either

    ODB_69;3108089

    Did either of you see the one a few weeks ago with the girl who REFUSED … Did either of you see the one a few weeks ago with the girl who REFUSED to wear a pink dress, but boyf got her one...then she got a horse ride in Cinderella stylee...she was happy in the end like but my god that guy was useless...he got totally lucky she liked itto be fair though I'd marry her she was WELL fit!



    Lol. Somehow that doesn't surprise me! First time I've ever seen the prog, was highly entertaining, must keep an eye out for future episodes, I laughed. A LOT. Esp when it cut to her saying "I hope he doesn't go for anything tacky" enter chain mailed jousters stage left....
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