Dress coming in early and Shop demanding payment and pick up?
So I ordered my dress in July, and gorgeous Maggie Storetto, which I was told would take at least 6 Months to be delivered, so I would be looking at end of January for delivery.
I explained to the shop at the time that i lived abroad at the time, an am also pregnant - due in November, so it would suit me fine. I can't try it on until January anyway, an would probably not be back in the UK until late December.
I paid a 50% deposit, with the final balance to be paid on delivery.
So last week my Mother in law gets a phone call from the shop stating the dress has arrived and I need to come into pay for it and take it away as they will not store it.
It was never mentioned that they would not store the dress until the wedding.
So I rang them back today to see what the situation is and was told that I needed to pay ASAP as they are on a credit system with the dress makers, I tried to explain that as I thought I wouldn't be paying until January I don't have the cash spare right away. But she states that it was agreed that I would pay the balance when the dress arrived so I need to sort that out....
Also in regards to picking it up, I explained that I can't even try the dress on at the moment, as I had made her aware at the time of ordering that I am pregnant and not in the area. Also she had never once said that they would not store the dress. Her solution was that I could pay for them to 'Fed Ex' it to my parents house, when I stated that I would not be arranging to remove the dress until I had at least seen it to ensure it was the right dress/ size and no issues with it, an this would not be possible in the next week or so, for the reasons stated above, she became quite rude and started saying about insurance issues
I can only store the dress at my Mam's house, which is 2 hours away from the dress shop- The dress shop is in the town where my MIL lives, but she can't store my dress as she doesn't have space. So if I take the dress to my Mam's i will not be returning to the dress shop for alterations.
Has anyone else had these issues?