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Shop Comes To Bride's Rescue

Thursday July 11 2013

Laura with her original dress Laura with her original dress

A BARNSLEY bridal shop came to the rescue as a bride-to-be was left without a dress.

Laura Ridings had seen advice on a money-saving website to search for dresses on eBay to help cut costs.

She ordered two bridesmaid dresses from Hong Kong for her fiancé Christopher's daughters Becky, 14, and Bethany, 12, which arrived without problem.

But her made-to-measure, white, strapless wedding dress did not. She received an email saying that the all-important dress wouldn't be ready until August.

Laura, from Dodworth, said: "I could have cried, it was an awful feeling. I was upset with it being so close and thought it might be left without a dress.

"I was mad - we'd sent the wedding date. That's the last thing you want to be worrying about. I'll never order anything so important off eBay again.

After receiving the email three weeks before the big day, she went to Olivia's not expecting to be able to afford a dress.

But they found her an ivory discontinued dress which had been customised with sequins, chiffon and diamante.

Laura has not received her money back for the eBay dress and has opened a case with the auction website.

Laura, 24, wore her new dress and married Christopher, 37, at Barnsley Register Office on July 6.

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Reply Posted by Ryeboy on Thursday July 11 2013 at 15:39
Thats a discrace that the supplyer in hong kong culd do that ive never ordered from there i use ebay al the time but will never order from hong kong and its nice t know theres nice ppl out there t help other ppl

Reply Posted by Kerry on Thursday July 11 2013 at 16:15
Never had a problem that wasn't resolved with Hong Kong suppliers or places alike you should keep good communication after your order

Reply Posted by maxine on Thursday July 11 2013 at 16:57
happy ending at least :)

Reply Posted by Brian on Thursday July 11 2013 at 17:33
Hhahahahahha, buying stuff off the internet?
Honk Kong suppliers?
You couldn't make it up!

Reply Posted by Dellydaze on Thursday July 11 2013 at 17:54
There are dodgy sellers in the uk as well as Hong Kong... Don't tar all sellers as bad ones.... Glad is sorted!

Reply Posted by Dinky on Thursday July 11 2013 at 17:57
I have used eBay many many times and have ordered from Hong Kong suppliers. Not only are the products good the delivery times are fantastic. I feel so sorry for Laura that you were let down so badly by them for something so special, honestly you ordered in plenty of time. Glad you had your beautiful day. Well done Olivia's for saving the day!

Reply Posted by Paul c on Sunday July 14 2013 at 04:20
As previously stated......There are good and bad online sellers everywhere

Reply Posted by laura on Monday July 15 2013 at 22:21
It was china brides dress and Hong Kong bridesmaids did keep communication but they kept saying on its way and be here In time. lesson learnt all come good in end :) x