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Can they do that?

all of my bridesmaids have their dresses paid for and measured, except two. Today I receieved a call from the place we are getting them from and they informed me that now it will be an extra $25 for each dress because they are going to have to put a rush on them...this would be fine if we had known that the next order date was june 18th. The place has known my wedding date since January, and when I asked them when we had to have the dresses ordered they said whenever we wanted but at least two months before the wedding,
so my question is, how can they tell us that now they have to be rush ordered and we have to pay extra because they never told us a date when they had to be ordered....

by the way this is the only bridal place in our town  

Re: Can they do that?

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    This happens all the time with shops.  They weren't lying when they said that you can order up until 2 months before, they just didn't mention the rush fee.  I would have questioned the timeframe with only two months before the wedding (plus time for alterations).  I would have questioned about extra charges but a lot of people don't know about the rush fees.  Unfortunately they didn't do anything wrong.  You can talk to them and explain the slight miscommunication but I don't think that there's much you can do but pay the fee.
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    I agree with jagore. You normally don't have a contract with the bridal dress place. Sorry about the extra fee. It's just something to suck up and pay though.
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    Thank you for the input, yeah we live in a small town (25,000 people) so I guess I just really didn't think about it. Everyone shops at this bridal shop and i've never heard of them doing this, but what do you do I guess. I didn't think about asking about any other fees or for a contract. 

    Thanks guys for the help, I have no idea how any of this stuff goes :)
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    The rush fee probably isn't their fee anyways. In order to get it from the dress maker/manufacturer, they have to pay extra too. So, this is why they're charging you the rush fee, so they can get it to you in time.  After 2 months, I wouldn't even think they could get the dresses made/delivered in time, so this shouldn't be that much of a surprise.  Dresses always seem to surprise people with how long they take to order/receive.  
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    We have 2 months and 2 weeks until the wedding day :)

    And quotequeen, I would get them ordered somewhere else but all of my bridesmaids but two have already paid for their dresses, so if we switched they would not get their money back, unfortunately my sister and sister in law are the ones dragging their feet on getting their dresses (which is driving me insane of course) but what do you do?
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    Just let the two who are running behind try to order from somewhere else.  Dye lots are controlled by computer these days, so the dresses will still look the same no matter where you order them from.  Unless you're getting a significant discount by ordering together, there's really no reason to do so.
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