Sunday, August 31, 2008

That Melodramatic Bride

Well I feel like a ninny. So many of you have been so supportive, leaving comments and chatting with me to tell me how you hope things get figured out (and I didn't even write that post a full day ago!). Thanks so much you guys! The ninny factor became apparent when I went back to inspect the dress in the light of day and realized it wasn't as bad as I previously thought. I think the stress due to not having my invitations made a mere 41 days before the wedding is getting to me (Say what That Groom, you think it is as well?)

So to address many of your comments, it is not as simple as taking the dress back and demanding they fix it because "they" are located 10 hours away from me. As you will see the problems aren't significant enough that they would be willing to pay to have the dress shipped down, fix it, and ship it back up.

For what I paid, the quality should be higher. Enough said. On to the pictures.

A few of the buttons look like this. Hanging on just by a thread. I do not want a run to the grocery store for an emergency sewing kit to be a part of my wedding day.

This is the most frustrating part as I am not sure how to fix it. If it came to the bridal shop from the manufacturer that way, they should have fixed it. If the seamstress broke it, she should have figured out a way to replace it.

Lessons learned today:
1. I love you all
2. I am kind of melodramtic
3. When you buy something, don't get so wrapped up in the excitement of the purchase that you forget to inspect it for quality
4. When something goes wrong, take a day before you blog about it, let things settle in a little bit before you cause a stink


Anonymous said...

Hey,do not feel bad for skipping a day when making a post.Heck,I had to devote a whole page (titled "Special note")to explain why I might not update frequently.

Do not let a few setbacks ruin your day.When you find these things getting down sit back and remind yourself what the purpose of the day is,to spend your life with the man you love!I'm sure your wedding day will be special and that you will be a beautiful bride.

The Raybould Family said...

I understand your frustration. Is there anyone around you that has sewing experience that would be willing to lend a helping hand? Wait, who am I kidding. Your Aunt J. can help! Right? I mean, she helped me fix my Sleeping Beauty Halloween costume a few years ago. I'm sure she can do wedding dresses ;)

Didn't she make Aub's?

Guilty Secret said...

Sometimes live blogging is great, we get to know about your real feelings, but we appreciate that those feelings change when you get a little more perspective, so don't worry, we don't think you're a ninny, we love you too±!

(Woah, long sentence.)

Peonies and Polaroids said...

What a pain in the bum. I had the same problem, getting my dress altered wasn't a comfortable experience so I was desperate to get out of the shop as fast as I could. When I got home I realised that they hadn't taken up the lining and I was tripping over it. Actually, The Boy noticed they hadn't taken up the lining, I just noticed that I was falling over a lot. We had to get out the sewing machine and fix it the night before leaving for the wedding. The Boy pinned it up for me, I sewed. It was infuriating, the alterations cost a fortune and were rubbish! We also had to put new bustle ribbons in it because the ones that were there were far too low, cue more tripping over.

My point, don't feel like a ninny, you've got every right to be upset about it and every right to feel a bit better about it later!

Erica said...

Even if you can't take it back, I still think you should send them the pictures and let them know that you aren't happy.

And no, you're not being a ninny. Good luck!

EthidiumBromide said...

No advice on the dress situation but I can relate to not having invitations done in time. Seriously, I totally believe that there must be wedding elves or something because miraculously somehow everything gets done in time... honest! Don't stress too much!

Riley (aka Rachel) said...

Awww.... I'm sending a hug your way!
Well, like you said, these dresses and alterations are not cheap, so I don't think it's weird to expect better quality. And don't feel bad for getting so wrapped up in the dress! We all do.

I'm glad it's all small fixable things. I know Evelyn will be beautiful!

Jenna said...

raybould-Aunt Janelle did make Aubree's dress. I think that the divorce kind of soured the experience for her though :(

Peonies-The boy is so helpful, always so helpful.