Felt so disappointed after a fashion designer failed us!
I was the best man of my uncle for his wedding a few months ago and I never really believed that a fashion designer could effectively shatter all the trust I and my uncle had in him. Its a bitter story, but the lessons has been learned - especially by my uncle.
A wedding event is always one of the biggest moments of one's life. And my uncle is this kind of individual that always go for the best. When he told me he want me to be his best man for the event, I was equally excited. The day we went to the market to purchase the cloth material for our suit, we took our time. Of course, we got a very expensive suit material of choice (NGN 15,000 per yard). We went with his fashion designer whom he has always spoken so highly of. He took the material we had bought since he will make the suit for us.
When we returned from the market, the fashion designer came to my office a day later and took my measurements. This happened 3 months before the wedding date. My uncle will always tell me he has the best fashion designer that makes all his cloths and he is always dependable. He will always speak well of the designer anytime I asked him about the suit - whether it was ready. Well, we were in for a big, shocking surprise.
1 month to the wedding date, I called to ask if the suits were ready so I can test mine and be sure everything is fine. Well, I always have doubts about fashion designers in my area because many of them are known to fail deadlines. So when my uncle told me that the suit was not ready yet, I was already beginning to confirm my fears. But my uncle was full of confidence and asked me not worry because he has known his designer for years.
I called again 2 weeks to wedding date. Again to my biggest surprise, my uncle said the designer will bring the suits in 3 days time. I almost faired up , but my uncle always full of trust for this designer asked me not to worry. I was already upset. He has failed the delivery date by more than 1 month. I need to wear my suit and if there are areas to retouch, he will have time. Now we have 14 days to go, but the suit is not ready yet.
The days flew really fast and 6 days to the wedding date, I visited my uncle and the suit was not ready. What surprised us was that this designer said he will deliver it the next day, that is 5 days to the time. I then asked my uncle to visit his shop and try to know what is happening. Why will it take 90 days to make 2 suits. My uncle was reluctant. Since he does not seem that worried, I relaxed as he suggested.
2 days to wedding day, the suit was on the way to us. The designer LIED that he was held in traffic. Alas! We later discovered he was lying. 24 hours to the date the suit was not ready. If not that I know my uncle for years, I will say that he was under some influence. He normally do not tolerate this kind of irresponsibility. But what kept him cool and always believing this guy, is something I have not understood yet.
So on that Saturday morning the actual wedding day, we were at the hotel. Yes, without the suits. I have to tell a friend to take us there. I took things into my hands. We went to this designers shop and I never felt so angry all my life. He was still joining my trousers. The inner jacks of the suit was still being ironed. My uncle literally roared at him. The whole people at the shop gathered and couldn't believe our story. I was shocked.
The bride and everyone was at wedding venue. The time to start the wedding was 11am. But we were still waiting for our suits by 12 noon. Calls were coming in and everyone was worried. I felt so bitter. I was burning with anger. The disappointment made me speechless. eventually by 12.40pm, the suit and trousers were ready, but the tie was not. We had to leave the tie. We went to a fashion shop, bought black ties and pocket fillers. We rushed back to the hotel, took shower and dressed so hurriedly.
We arrived the wedding hall by 2 p.m. It was so embarrassing to my uncle. We was shocked to the bone. I was so bitter too because I warned him severally when we had time to do something. Well it was his happy day and we somehow put up smiling faces. The wedding talk was done. When we returned to the hotel to prepare for the wedding reception, the designer brought the ties. My uncle did not speak to him at all.
The lesson: Please while you get ready for an important event, do not leave anything to chance. Follow up all arrangements. And if you have a fashion designer you trust so much like my uncle, please do not stay far from them. Continue to visit their shop and make sure you personally follow up the stages of your cloth design. I will never wish my enemy the type of disappointment I felt on his wedding day. I will share a few pictures of the wedding event.
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I like this your shoe ooo, please borrow me .and tailors are good when it comes to disappointing their customers but thank God the tailor later delivered.
If the shoe will size you, I will give it to you.
This is an honest confession. I really wish they can change how they do things
Hahahhha worry not, if the shoe did not size me, I will put shoulder pad to support it ooo.
No mind tailors ooo, sometimes we can be sincere and often time, tailors will sew the heart together after cutting it into rags with their scissors. Lol
Ha all this designers can be something else some time ooo if they are occpy with work they won't tell you so you can look for someone else oo they will still collect the material and disappoint at the end of the day. As for me oo I won't even give them a room for such nonsense on my big day but if anyone tries it I will arrest that person oo
Honestly the young man needed to be shown some lesson. He almost ruined our happiness.
My uncle didnt take further action though. But it was such a sick behavior on the part of the designer
Ha nobody will try such nonsense with me oo.
My wedding suit must be ready 2 weeks to the time. I wouldn't leave anything to last minute chance
Yes oo it's very necessary ooo my own self everything must be ready a month to the main day.
The earlier the better. Its very important. One cannot add to the stress of that say
Not at all.
I don't know why they're in live with disappointment. While reading this post, my anger flared up and my BP also rised as if am there with the tailor. I don't think I can exercise such selfcontrol over such tailor. God forbid! Your uncle should learn his lessons
I am sure my uncle learnt his lessons. It was such a terrible experience. I really wonder till today, how it did not end in fight. He really disappointed big time!
Goodness, and what's the reason that the designer gave to you as ro why it happened? Good thing everything end up okay, still that kind of act is seriously unacceptable. The designer has a lot of time to sew it, so whyyyy. By the way best wishes to your uncle.
He did not offer any reasons. There should be none. Its pure negligence I suppose. They usually take more cloths than they can finish. So they put everyone of their customers on their toes.
For me, I wont even allow things to get to that point before I take decisive action. I think how my uncle trusted him too much gave room for the sad situation. Just happy that it didnt get worse than the disappointment we felt
Goodness, they should just get the amount yhat they can do not like that. I hope they learn they lesson next time. They just lost customer because of their negligence.
While reading your post, I felt like punching the fashion designer but I realized I was reading a post 😝😂
Seriously, that was a big fuck up and disappointment. Even on the day of wedding, clothes hasn't been ready. Haaa.
That was so bad and I am angry in me with this kind of attitude from the designer.
No one would want to go to him after witnessing this and it is gradually chasing good customers away. Some people do not know what it means to get things done on time, even if there would be adjustment, there would still be time for amendment.
Thank God for the lessons shared and it's important one adheres to them not to encounter such.
Thank you for sharing this with us.
We had to hold my uncle back, he was really roaring. Punches could have been thrown. The designer was just inhumane to us.
This is the point. He did an excellent work just as my Uncle will always tell me. But then, its worth the kind of heartbreak he gave us that day. I wont give him my cloth for any reason. If he delivered in time, I would have been his next customer.
I know tailors could do this. But I never saw it happening to us. It was terrible
Haa this is so annoying, thesame tin happened in my wedding my husband has to make his dress from another designer. But you two shouldn't have waited till 1week before taking action those fashion designers can't be trusted. This is painful I must say.
Really, that was really worse. Seems your husband took action earlier right? I keep on wondering why someone will handle an important business like that.
It was a terrible lesson. I kept on reminding my uncle, but he has so much trust and confidence in that young man. Well, he learnt his lessons and I did too.
Hmmm, your uncle really tried. Like how can he trust a designer 3 days to his wedding and his clothes aren't ready? Ha no way. We go fallout seriously and that will be the end of my business with you.
If he has the same trust for his wife, like the one he had for this guy, they will live happily forever. Honestly, all the time I reminded him, he always assured me that the guy will deliver. Even till friday evening. Thats a lot of misplaced trust
Hello @fokusnow 👋🏻
Welcome to the community. Wow, what a story! Those things that happen before and during weddings sometimes just add to the stress. I had something like that happen to me but the suit was ready very late the day before my wedding. You guys look so happy at the wedding. Congrats to your uncle and his wife.
Just a suggestion. If the photos are your own, taken with your phone, you should indicate that in the post. Example: photos of my property taken with my phone (phone model). It is something very simple that you can attach to your post when you use your own pictures. Thank you. Regards 😃
Thanks for the warm welcome. I took the images myself and will indicate that now.
The experience was really a sad one, but ended happily. So sorry about yours too, though you got your suit earlier than us. The stress that day was something else
Exactly what you should have done; follow up the process when the sewing is happening. I hope your uncle eventually understood, although it was partially your fault. Tailors are not trustworthy one bit.