Bride sues over ‘used’ wedding dress

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SEATTLE — A Snohomish County bride filed a lawsuit against a Redmond wedding boutique, claiming she was sold an ill-fitting, used wedding dress that nearly ruined her big day, the Seattle Post Intelligencer reported.

Nicole Tombley accuses Amanda’s Bridal Boutique of giving her a used wedding gown in August 2012, after she paid the shop more than $2,000 for a new dress.

In the lawsuit, Trombley claims she opened the dress bag a week before her wedding and found a gown with “stains, rips, frays” and parts missing, the P.I. reported. To further support the claim that the dress was used, the designer later confirmed Amanda’s Bridal had not purchased any dresses from them in the prior year.

Trombley was promised a refund and the boutique agreed to allow her to take any dress in the shop for free, the P.I. reported. An attorney for the bride said Trombley has yet to receive that refund. She did get a new dress, but it reportedly required days of alterations.

Read more from the P.I. story here.

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  • Lisa Jackson

    Hmmmm..would you NOT look at your wedding dress when you receive it…finished…to ohhh and ahhh over??? One week before the wedding she decides to take a peek??? I am not condoning Amanda's Bridal for their actions or in actions however it is also the Brides responsibility to make sure she is getting what she purchased!

    • Chealsea

      The article says nothing about the bride "waiting until a week before to look at it". How do you know that Amanda's didn't get the dress to her until a week before? I experienced almost identically what happened to this bride after I bought my dress at Amanda's. Amanda's had promised me that my dress would arrive three months before the wedding and it ended up arriving 1 month before the wedding day – after multiple panicked phone calls and emails went unanswered by Amanda's. To make matters worse, I live out of state and so by that time my mom had to spend $$$ to rush ship it down to me. And what do you know, when the dress arrived it was about 3 sizes to big and it had rips and tears EVERYWHERE. The veil was also the wrong veil – not the one I had ordered. Awesome. So we ended up spending tons of extra money on alterations fixing Amanda's mistakes, not to mention the added stress of dealing with all of this just weeks before the wedding day. Did Amanda's offer to reimburse us for the extra cost? Yeah – half of it. And it's now six month's later and we haven't received a dime. I hope Amanda's learns a lesson from this. It's sure good to know that I wasn't the only bride that had this experience with this god-awful place.

  • bride

    I had a similar issue. My dress supposedly did not arrive till the day before the wedding. Was also used except I was so tired of the hassle they put me through that I never pressed charges. I suspect she had the same issue where her dress did not arrive till a week before. These bridal shops are scammers. Including Elegant Bride in Tacoma. They gave me my dress literally the minute their store closed. And next day was the wedding.

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