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Bridesmaids' BluesPosted Thursday, April 17, 2008, at 6:33 AM
In the continuing wedding saga, I must report that like all plans, things have gone a bit off course with the bridesmaids' dresses. Now these dresses are cute, tea length navy dresses. Nothing so complicated that it would take months to get.
The maid of honor had the same dress. Hers was ordered a week after the other girls and it is already here. It was also ordered from the same store as the bridal gown.
Now, the other dresses were ordered in K-town because that is where the bridesmaid are. They were ordered on January 16, the girls were charged half the purchase price and told they would be in mid-April.
Thank goodness the girls checked because someone at the store did not order the dresses. Now the hitch in the get-a-long so to speak is college will be out and the bridesmaids will be going on to their summer activities and they were told the dresses would not be in until June. Okay wedding - late June - mild to serious panic is starting to set in with the Bride and her Bridesmaids - and justifiably so.
When the K-town store was pressed as to a reason - the girls got several hems and haws but the absolutely best (NOT) excuse was they didn't get ordered before the Chinese New Year and that causes a back order situation. Just think about that one for a minute. (Five years from now that might just be one of the "better" excuses but right now - not seeing too much humor.)
So, the girls were handling it but MOB decided to do a little research and in contacting another bridal gown store - I learned the following - ALWAYS get an order confirmation number and confirmation of a ship date. In addition there is very rarely any type of back-order situation with the specialty bridesmaid dresses.
MOB got on the phone but the owner/manager of the K-town store was "out of town." However, I did leave a message, stating who I was, what I was calling about and that there will be a resolution to this. Stay tuned. We may be having to order the dresses elsewhere or go to plan B.
Bride and Bridesmaid - just take a breath... things will work out!
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