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Howard helps bride whose wedding dress wasn’t properly altered

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GARFIELD, N.J. (PIX11) -- Every bride has a vision of a picture perfect wedding. But for Christy Meizinger, her upcoming wedding last year looked like an awful picture. She hated the alterations on her wedding dress. She says Sisters Bridal in Garfield couldn’t get it right.

“When I went back a week before my wedding. I started crying in the store,” Christy confessed to me. "I tried the dress on and it was not okay. I told them that one side was very bunchy. I don’t understand why it was still laying like that. They said: Nothing could be done! They talked to the seamstress. It was the design of the dress. There were no more alterations that could be made.”

So Christie went to another nearby shop, Michael Wade Bridal – also known in the area as Sophie’s Bridal, and they managed to save the day and get things done just right. Her wedding was a smash.

Christy says Sister Bridal agreed to refund her $350. But when that didn’t happen she went to court and got a judgment for $657. Now the problem was collecting and she came to us.

We brought Christy over to Sisters Bridal. We went around on the phone with co-owner Christina Stec. She even called the Garfield police (who, by the way, were very nice and professional). In the end, the owner saw the wisdom of settling things amicably. Her partner presented us with a check.

Christina and Christy settled their differences.