The wedding dress of a woman was “held hostage” because of unpaid bills.
Wedding dresses are important to brides because they remind them of their big day. After the wedding, many women keep their dresses safe instead of selling them.
CNN says that Jesse Moltenbrey got a kit at Bed Bath & Beyond and sent her wedding dress to Memories Wedding Gown Preservation to be kept safe.
The 40-year-old woman from New Hampshire, US, got married in 2018 and wanted to keep her dress safe because she wasn’t going to wear it again soon.
But the preservation company chose to hold all customers’ wedding dresses because of a billing dispute with the now-bankrupt Bed Bath & Beyond. It said it would only give the dresses back when Bed Bath & Beyond paid.
“This is a bride’s worst nightmare,” Moltenbrey wrote on Facebook as her black and white floral dress was stuck in an unknown place.
The woman said she sent her dress to be preserved at the beginning of March and bought a $120 kit from Bed Bath & Beyond.
“Then why did I get an email on April 24 saying they are holding my dress for ransom because a company is going out of business?” Moltenbrey asked on Facebook.
Because of unpaid bills, a woman’s wedding dress is being held hostage.
MemoriesGP sent her an email saying that it had started keeping the dresses from kits bought at Bed Bath & Beyond as of March 11. It also said that the bankrupt company owed them more than $40,000.
Moltenbrey told CNN that she felt sick to her stomach because she couldn’t do anything. But the woman said that after she emailed the small company’s vice president, her dress was being sent back to her.