The Perils of Online Shopping
Good news: my wedding shoes arrived and the picture didn’t do it justice. They look more beautiful in person and I just want to spend every day in them till the wedding day, well I would like to. For now they sit high up in my wardrobe so not to distract me, until my dress fitting, only seven more days… Not that I’m counting!
The bridesmaids’ dresses also arrived and I was so excited for their arrival that I rushed to the post office right on opening time just to pick it up. Yes, I was (clearly) super keen to see these dresses. On opening the package I was a little disappointed, more by how the dresses were packaged than the dresses themselves. Each dress had obviously not been ironed and had been folded into a small bag, further distorting their actual shape. Then they were wrapped up all together into a cube shape for travel.
Now, I looked past that for the moment and pulled each dress out for inspection. The first thing I noticed was that all the dresses were beautifully made, the craftsmanship was really spot on, however though the sizes of the dresses were way off. All of them looked so big and all my girls are so small.
I thought to myself “let me try the smallest size on and see if it’s just my eyes playing tricks or are they really that big”. Ok, my eyes are alright, the dresses are that big everywhere… bust, hips and in length. It appears that the sizes we ordered are not what we received, in fact each dress is a size to big. Needless to say I am disappointed.
Luckily, a few of my girlfriends have ordered their dresses from the same place and they found that their dresses were also big. I found some comfort in knowing that I didn’t make a mistake. Now what to do with all this extra fabric? I’m hoping that the company will exchange the dresses for smaller sizes, limiting how much adjusting needs to be done. If not, well, I’ll have a to find a good seamstress or my girls will need to start eating more.
The moral of my blog is to be careful with online purchasing, though I saved money initially, it may cost just as much to resize them all. I’ll keep you all posted on the outcome of the dresses.
Till next time.
Have you purchased any of your wedding items online? Did you have a good experience? Or can you relate to Julie?
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