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    • RuthP1978
      CommentAuthorRuthP1978
      Posted: Apr 30th 2014
     
    I have read loads of stories from brides who haven't received their dress by the date promised by the supplier, but am I the first to complain that it's been made too early?? I bought my dress in June last year, our wedding is in August 2015. Very organised! I'm so indecisive and still shocked that I managed to pick a dress in the first shop 2 years before the event! I was told by the supplier that production on my dress would start around January 2015. More recently I've started to wonder if I really love the dress as much as I thought as the only picture I can find is one on there website and it doesn't look as gorgeous as I remember. I thought I had until December to try it on again and possibly pick another in the same store if I do change my mind, and pay the difference. Well I received a call yesterday to say my dress was ready!!! 15 months before the big day. I wasn't given an option to hold it at the shop but to collect it and store at home. 15 months hanging in my Mam's home in newcastle (I live in Sydney) and I dread to think how it will survive. Mould? Discolouration? The store told me they had changed their policy and now make dresses 12 weeks after final payment is made. I was obviously not informed of this change. Have they broken the contract? Can I insist they store at their shop in case of any damage so they would be liable? What if they then go into liquidation in the next 15 months and I'm stuck without a dress?!! Any advice would be gratefully received! Ruth
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    • Velcro
      CommentAuthorVelcro
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Apr 30th 2014
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    is it in the contract when it would be made? im not sure where you'd stand on that tbh.... its an unusual one!

    the dress should store ok though, ive had mine hung since last january and it was fine when i got it out the other week

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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Apr 30th 2014
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    Well I don't know much about the rights and contractual things, but ive had my dress in my spare room since march and I get married April 2015. They gave me a breathable bag and told me to store it in a dry place so it should be absolutely fine. I wouldn't really worry about keeping it at home, the shop would only store it the same?

    If they went into liquidation why would you be without a dress if it's already made and ready for collection?

    They should have definitely told you about the change of policy though

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    • RuthP1978
      CommentAuthorRuthP1978
      Posted: Apr 30th 2014
     
    Thanks for the replies! Puts my mind at ease a bit if I do have to store it at home. It doesn't mention in the contract when they said it would be made, but does have my wedding date on. There was a shop in Sydney which closed down recently having gone into liquidation. Those brides who were getting married very soon after were not able to retrieve their dresses as they had sold them on in order to reduce their debt. It's a very well known shop where I bought mine that has been around for years so I'm sure they still will be next year, but it's hard to know in the current climate. Cheers ladies!
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    • RachelE118
      CommentAuthorRachelE118
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Apr 30th 2014
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    Hi Ruth, I'm no expert but would have thought that once you've paid in full (which I assume you did?) you have therefore entered into a legally binding contract and therefore have no control over when they actually make the dress unless you wrote a clause in the contract saying it should not be made and delivered until a certain date. But at least this way you don't have to worry about it coming back on time!! I agree with the others, as long as it's kept in a dry place it'll be fine....just think of how many clothes we all (well I do!!) keep in the wardrobe for years and never wear lol!! However I completely get your worries about whether you'll like it again...mine is due back this week and I'm really getting into a tizz about it. I've lost 2 stone and although it can be taken in my biggest concern is whether it'll still suit me!!
    Good luck xx
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    • RuthP1978
      CommentAuthorRuthP1978
      Posted: Apr 30th 2014
     
    Thanks Rachel! Yes dress was paid in full last September. That's so true of the clothes we keep for years which never ruin so why should a wedding dress. When they initially told me I could store it there for a couple of months before the wedding (when originally told it will be ready next July) they mentioned about having a dry dark storage room which will keep the dress in pristine condition. Part of the reason I was worried about keeping it at home. Well I am excited about seeing it in December when I'm next home! Just hope it still fits and I still love it. Good luck with yours too! X
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    • lala "mod" bunni
      CommentAuthorlala "mod" bunni
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Apr 30th 2014
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    sorry but you dont have any recourse as nothing was stated in the contract , however they should have informed you about a change of policy as a matter of courtesy

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    • Showgirl
      CommentAuthorShowgirl
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Apr 30th 2014
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    On the plus side, at least you won't have to make an appointment each time you want to quickly try it on if its at your Mum's. Will the shop still do alterations closer to the date if any are required?
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    • Becky1608
      CommentAuthorBecky1608
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Apr 30th 2014
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    I had to pick mine up in January and it's hanging in a family friend's spare room. Hoping it keep ok! The shop closed down unfortunately xxx

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