It’s a bride’s worst nightmare. Weeks before Mashaell Abedy was set to walk down the aisle, her gorgeous Zuhair Murad wedding dress still had yet to be delivered to her home.
The elementary school teacher, who’s based in Virginia, originally purchased the designer piece on sale after coming across it randomly in a California boutique. Abedy purchased it on the spot and the store agreed to make alterations before shipping it to her home.
“I never imagined I would find a dress like this,” the future bride told Washington, D.C.’s local NBC affiliate. “I’ve been obsessed with this designer since I was an undergrad.”
Only the gown didn’t arrive. For one month, Abedy tracked her package online, seeing it go from its origin in California on November 9 to Virginia 11 days later. Then, UPS declared it was lost. The piece was somehow shipped back to California, and the gown eventually made its way over to Maryland. On December 4, the package somehow landed in Illinois.
The bride-to-be, who claims she spent two hours a day attempting to find the gown, called UPS to say she would fly out to pick up the gown herself. “I’ll go pick it up. I’ll do your job for you,” she told NBC.
Of course the gown itself was insured. However, Abedy was unable to find the Murad piece for its original sale cost of $5,500. “I’d been getting the runaround,” she told News4.
This past week, Abedy finally got the gown. After NBC called the shipping service about the gaffe, Abedy received a call from a manager who apologized. The same employee told the bride that the dress would be delivered to her home that night.
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