i received the following email from my dear pal laura at netbride today:
Hello Stephanie,Thank you for your message.Your dresses are in transit to us, and we are expecting to receive them on Monday. Upon arrival, we will be shipping them to you to ensure delivery by August 3rd.
While it does not appear that the order will be early, as we had previously hoped, it will be on time.
so oh well, not early, but on time, which is FINE with me!