A series of emails I received regarding my wedding dress:
I checked on your dress, and it should be shipping out the 1st week in August. Our production is running a couple of days behind and that is the reason for the slight delay.
I just wanted to let you know that I am checking with New York to see if they can give me a more specific ship date for you. I will get back to you as soon as I hear (hopefully by this afternoon). Thank you for being so patient. I will talk to you soon.
Sorry I didn’t get back to you sooner, I know you are anxious about your wedding dress. I spoke with New York and they are hoping to have your dress from the factory by the end of next week. Because we don’t guarantee a specific ship date they couldn’t really give me more information than that. I am sorry if that is vague for you. They know and are expecting your dress soon. I will call you as soon as I hear that it is shipping.
I again, thank you, you have been more than patient on this subject and I know how stressful this time can be for Brides. Please let me know if there is anything else that I can do. Please give me a call if there is.
The dress did, finally, arrive on August 18, averting a massive Bridezille-style crisis involving tears, lawsuits, and last minute shopping. I have modeled it for several coworkers (they came with me to pick it up), Sandy, my friend Julie, and my parents. But you, internet? You can’t see it until the wedding. That would be bad luck.