As I mentioned in my dress meltdown post a couple weeks ago, I ordered my new Alfred Angelo gown late in February, and it wasn’t even scheduled to arrive until after May 7. If that weren’t already cause enough for a freak-out, the Alfred Angelo shop then told me they wouldn’t be able to start my alterations until May 20 – nine days before the trip out to California!
Well, when I got the call that the gown was finally in, I started hustling to see what other options there might be. I guess the stars aligned for me, because with a little research, I was able to find a fantastic local custom-gown designer willing to meet with me for alterations within the next couple days. Score!
My first two fittings, within a week of each other, went well, with not a lot of work needed, other than adding a bustle, plus taking the dress in a couple inches in the back and at the bust. And my dilemma of not having enough time to ship the gown to California before I leave town? Well, I’m taking a pass on shipping altogether by carrying the gown onto the plane with me, which I already cleared with the airline.
My gown will spend the flight hanging peacefully in the first class closet at the front of the plane, and I can take a load off knowing it will arrive on time, hand delivered by none other than the bride herself. Whew! Crisis averted, big time!
What’s the biggest “crisis” that’s thrown a wrench into your wedding plans?
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