Happy Wednesday everyone!
38 friggin’ Days!
The days are getting so small now! The countdown is truly on. It really is hard to go a day without any wedding related things getting done. I feel very productive though! Work is in full swing, we’ve started our summer meal plan and wedding items are getting checked off my to-do list.
I have to say, for the most part, wedding plans have gone relatively smoothly. There has been a few stressers and problems but not things that I haven’t been able to deal with. (Knock on wood!)
There has been one particular item that has caused stress, my sister in laws dress.
My sister in law, Holly, had a birthday in November. For her birthday, I had someone watch her kids for her while she and I went shopping for a dress for the wedding and lunch.
It was a fun morning/early afternoon visiting and shopping till we dropped! We even found the perfect dress for her! Most importantly, she loved it!
I paid for the dress and we were expecting it to arrive by the end of February. By the middle of February I still hadn’t heard from the bridal salon about Holly’s dress so I decided to take it upon myself and start calling.
Day 1 – No answer
Day 2- No answer
Day 3- Still no answer.
Now, I am really nervous so by day 4 I decide to take it a step further and call the municipal hall to make sure the business name and phone number is still listed.
Me – Hi there, I’m looking to see if “ABC bridal salon’s” phone number and address is still listed in your business directory?
Municipal worker – No, I’m sorry “ABC bridal salon” went bankrupt and closed their doors a month ago.
OH NO! So, not only is there no more business but the dress has been paid in FULL with no way to get it.
I was very mad and as someone who is not very patient I was DESPERATLY trying to find out who the owner was who took my money knowing she was closing! I wanted to give her a piece of my mind.
My mother thankfully calmed me down and I began the search for Holly’s dress at another salon (all the while not letting Holly know about the issue!).
Thankfully, another salon over 1 hour away carries the same designer. I called them and they informed me that I am the THIRD bride to call about this issue with “ABC salon”. Apparently, “ABC salon” has known they were shutting their doors for over a year. One woman called being a bride herself, who was 1 month away from her wedding with out a dress!
The new (and wonderful) salon informed me that Holly’s dress could be ordered and here before the wedding! We are expecting it to arrive any day.
I still get a little worked up, thinking about the women who let me give her my money for a dress she knew I was never going to receive.
However, when I have a moment of anger I just stop and think that all that matters is my wonderful sister-in-law will have a beautiful dress that she loves for the wedding!