For the majority of brides the most significant part of their big day is the vitally important wedding dress.
But for Cheryl Tucker, that particular garment continues to haunt her following a nightmare experience at one bridal parlour.
Almost a year has passed since the experience began, when Cheryl was essentially jilted at the altar – by her dress – but thankfully a local lucky charm was there to save the day.
Westgate Bridal Studio in Halifax came to the rescue after Cheryl, 29, became victim to a huge scam – recently televised by BBC’s Rogue Traders.
The hairdresser, of Keighley Road, had just nine days to sort a new dress after the one she bought from Dewsbury-based The Wedding Dress Store, featured in the programme, “fell to bits”.
Cheryl said: “I had to go and choose another dress because when I picked it up from the other wedding dress shop it just fell to bits.”
She added that the Halifax store worked around the clock to offer her a quick fix to her wedding nightmare.
She said: “From a seamstress point of view they were able to see how wrong it was, it had been altered completely wrong.”