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Wedding dress hunt!

By Glores - 16 October 2014 12

I have been asked to be a bridesmaid for the first time Yay! Along with this great honour comes (insert DA DA DA DAAAAA impending doom sound) the hunt for the perfect dress. After what has felt like an eternity for the gorgeous bride and myself after trying on a hundred different dresses and trawling the interweb we found her a dress at ‘Rosey’s bridal warehouse’.

Definitely not great but ok. Well fast forward 3 days and the bride to be dosnt feel right in it and we’ve asked to bring it back and upgrade (not refund, not replace to a lesser value – UPGRADE )- they won’t have a bar of it, ‘nothing they can do’, ‘don’t have to do anything’, ‘not our issue’, ‘ sell it online’. So the wedding is in 3 weeks and it looks like this gorgeous woman will have to walk down the isle in something she feels uncomfortable in. Can anyone give some advice on where to go and what we can do?

Many thanks

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12 Responses to
Wedding dress hunt!
Catty 10:48 pm 20 Oct 14

Your bride could try this site, Glores. It is for people to advertise wedding dresses. She could maybe pick up something she likes better, and could also try selling hers. Just click on the ACT link at the bottom and you will find several pages of them. Good luck. http://www.idogowns.com.au/

Pointofview99 6:24 pm 20 Oct 14

Is there anything wrong with the dress at all??
If not then nothing has been done wrong and they are
Only doing there job, also if it is such a huge issue why are u telling the story and not the bride herself?
So I ask questions for you
– was the dress damaged or dirty in anyway
– was the staff rude, or not professional on any way??
Sometimes bridal shops get a bad name when in fact it’s the changing of mind of the bride or family so therefor they should not have to lose money because of it.

Deborah 12:09 pm 19 Oct 14

Assuming the dress wasn’t altered in any way to fit the bride I cant see any reason the dress couldn’t be resold. I’m sure if you spoke to the owner of Rosey’s she would make a fair decision. No-one wants an unhappy bride!

voytek3 11:37 am 19 Oct 14

Check the date and see that its 2014. Then tell your friend that marriage is meaningless and long obsolete.

carnardly 4:59 pm 18 Oct 14

so, for whatever reason, the bride bought it and 3 days later changed her mind.

the shop probably can’t resell it. They are under no obligation to fix anything if nothing is wrong with it. If it’s just ‘don’t like it now’ she’s probably stuck with it. She must’ve liked it enough to buy it in the first place though…

Alderney 6:56 am 18 Oct 14

justin heywood said :

It has been pointed out to me that I have a few irrational obsessions of my own.

We all have our quirks, but I’m not sure that many of them can be labelled irrational.

Hell, I think it’s a little irrational the things that impressed my wife when we were courting just seem to p@ss her off now.

She’s such a sexy lass when she’s angry…

Deborah 11:47 pm 17 Oct 14

I feel for the bride. Unfortunately there’s nothing much she can do if there’s nothing wrong with the dress and it’s a case of she changed her mind. If there was a fault with the dress e.g. stitching had come apart or embellishments were falling off then she would be able to return it for a full refund as it would not be ‘fit for purpose’. It’s disappointing that Rosey’s weren’t more sympathetic… it would be easy for them to check the date of the wedding and that the dress hadn’t been worn.

They have a Facebook page.

justin heywood 7:15 pm 17 Oct 14

fabforty said :

….Weddings these days are getting too lost on the ‘window dressing’ and not on what the ceremony is about. Your friend should look forward to marrying the person she loves in front of their family and friends and just be happy. Its not just about the dress.

While I share that view I still understand that a bride would want the big day to be as perfect as possible. On that day, she will be the absolute centre of attention for ALL her friends and family. She will know what she wore that day for the rest of her life.

I long ago ceased to wonder at some women’s obsession with clothes/shoes/weddings etc. It has been pointed out to me that I have a few irrational obsessions of my own.

fabforty 9:23 am 17 Oct 14

Do you mean uncomfortable as in ‘it doesn’t fit properly’ or as in ‘its not the right dress’ ? I assumed it was because she was unhappy with the dress, not that the fit isn’t right.

Assuming the bride clearly really liked the dress enough to buy it in the first place, I think perhaps it might be just a case of indecision. There will always be a better dress out there. She can’t keep changing her mind right up to the day. My advice is to stick with the dress she has and stop stressing.

Weddings these days are getting too lost on the ‘window dressing’ and not on what the ceremony is about. Your friend should look forward to marrying the person she loves in front of their family and friends and just be happy. Its not just about the dress.

pink little birdie 1:25 pm 16 Oct 14

you could also try hiring a wedding dress.

pink little birdie 11:29 am 16 Oct 14

Best bet is a coture dressmaker.

3 weeks isn’t a lot of time to do anything. I’d suggest the L’Enchate place in Canberra Outlet Centre or that Bridal and Fomal place just up from Wollongong st? in Fyshwick to buy an almost perfect off the rack dress and then find a dressmaker.

The dressmaker will be reasonably expensive because Wedding dress and 3 weeks isn’t a lot of time in Dress maker time.

3 weeks it will be off the rack only.
Without know what exactly the bride wants that’s the best advice I can give.
Maybe try Australian Designer bridal and Formal.

Raging Tempest 10:09 am 16 Oct 14

See if they can recommend a dressmaker who can adjust it. The store is under no obligation to take a return (especially given they are made to order) for change of mind.

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