Considering all the other issues I and most people and the world are going through and current events that are awful, it's almost nice to have a first world problem to complain about lol. So this rant is just a silly rant.
Two of my three bridesmaids came along to a bridesmaid dress store a few weeks ago, the service was fine, nothing to complain about. They loved the dresses they chose (I'm doing mismatched, different shades of blue). So my BM's decided to wait a week or so before ordering, just to be sure they felt the same way about the dresses. One BM felt like the size they recommended was too large, so we went back to make sure and had it changed. They told her to sign off the change as proof that she authorized it. In the entirety of speaking to this shop I've mentioned many times that I wanted to pay for the difference so that each BM won't pay more than $200. They said they'd make a separate invoice for me. They also mentioned to us that the BM's just need to call in whenever they're ready to order. Seemed easy enough.
Anyway yesterday I get an email telling me to confirm the order by Monday (Today). with the incorrect dress size. So I emailed them back and corrected them and asked to make sure they weren't ordering without confirming with the BM's.
Hours later last night I get a text in our group message from a bridesmaid asking if I ordered the dresses and I replied "No, you just call them whenever you're ready. Why?", "umm apparently they placed the order for me" They charged her card and sent a receipt with the full dress price -_-. Same with the 2nd BM, with the wrong dress size. I felt so bad. So I emailed back because it was too late to call. They never responded so I called them today. They apologized and fixed the size, but that's about it. They'll refund the difference to them that I agreed to pay.
I don't like that other people were inconvenienced on my behalf, especially my BM's who don't even need to buy a dress and are nice enough to participate in my and fiance's day. I don't know what was going through their heads to make them think it's ok to charge someone without asking or to send an order without a confirmation. Even if the bride said so, the bride does not own the BM or her money. I just don't get it. Is it just me? Or is this normal in the bridal industry?
Anyway! Maybe this can be a rant thread so it's not pointless :P rant away.