After about 3 months of trying on dresses, I found my dress and veil today! I love my Mori Lee Go...
You wont ever guess what I had to deal with recently.
I had taken my dress to a small alterations shop. She seemed young (early 30's) but when she started pinning my dress and talking about the alterations she sounded very professional and like she knew what she was doing. Well that was all fine and dandy until she began to tell me all about her personal life- her boyfriend, her how they broke up, how they are back together, how he has a crazy drug addict ex girlfriend
Anyways, I was pretty uncomfortable with this, but since I needed my dress altered sooner than later I felt like I was kind of stuck,
I told myself that as long as she got the job done and she got it done right and on time then I could deal with her craziness.
So she gave me an appointment card and told me to come back 3 weeks later.
So I show up at her shop with my mom, FMIL, and sister who is also my MOH, on the day that she had made my second appointment for.
When I walked in it was like she didnt even recognize me...so I said "Is my dress ready?"
she looks at me surprised and realizing who I was said "No....no not at all...I havent even started it."
So my sister pipes up and says "What do you mean its not started?"
seamstress: "Its a huge dress, its going to be a big process. theres no way I would have started it already"
(that doesnt make any sense at all)
So I said "Well If you havent even started it then why would you make an appointment for me to come in today?"
she says "did i? I dont have you written down in my book...do you have an appointment card?
me: yes right here... (show her the card)
she got all flustered bc she realized she was in the wrong and started stuttering and shaking said "oh...well..umm....I made that for your initial fitting"
me: "you already have the dress pinned, we did that the last time I was here, so why would I come today and be pinned again?"
her: "well why dont you go ahead and try the dress on so your family members can see where I put the pins and make sure they like how we are going to change it"
I was so upset and shaken up I didnt know what to do or say, so I went into the fitting room with my dress and my sister (MOH) came following in after me.
Once we had the curtain closed my sister goes "No way. uh uh, you are NOT leaving your dress with this girl again. It was supposed to be started already adn this is so unprofessional! We are leaving right now."
So my sister exited the change room and said to the seamstress "Theres been a change in plans. We expected that the dress would at least be started by now and its not. So we're gunna leave and we're taking the dress with us We'll find somewhere else to go."
I was SOOOO relieved and happy with my sister. What a GREAT MOH!
The seamstress's jaw dropped and she quietly said "Im so sorry that this is causing you to not get your dress done here."
she then packed up my dress and we were outta there!
So then I panicked bc I didnt have a seamstress and my wedding was 2 months away adn I needed my whole dress taken apart pretty much and put back together! But I ended up going to a seamstress I was refered to by a co-worker and she does it out of her home. She owned a bridal shop for over 20 years and did all the alterations herself, so shes VERY professional and knows exactly what shes doing!
CRISIS AVERTED!!! lol
thanks God for my sister!