(Closed) Dress Disagreement! Need opinions!

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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18646 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Hmm I do like the sample coloring better myself as well.  I’m suprised that they changed the colors for your dress!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I was also going to suggest buying the sample, but if it’s not in great shape then that is up to you, depending on how worn the dress looks.  It can probably be cleaned, etc.  Another thing that is a possibility is that because the sample is older, that could be why the detailing looks different.  I do think the dress you have looks beautiful, and only you will notice that it’s different from what you wanted, but if it’s worth it to you, then fight for what you want.  I don’t have any advice about how to get it done, but I wish you the best of luck!

Post # 6
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Blushing bee

from what I can see in the photos, it looks like the embellishment is an applique of sorts.  is it possible to have them remove the applique on the sample and swap it with the one you ordered (assuming they won’t just exchange the sample with the one you bought)? 

 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Well, it’s probably worth contacting the manufacturer and seeing if they can re-do the embroidery, or even add a darker color thread over top of what’s already there to achieve the color you want.  If they can’t, i think that you shouldn’t worry about it and here’s why.  

1. in the two pics there isn’t any obvious difference between the embroidery colors

2. at the end of the day it’s the overall silhouette and fit that make the lasting impression of your dress to other people, the details are just icing on the cake

So don’t over-stress over a slight color difference 🙂  As long as the fit is good and the silhouette is beautiful that is all that matters and you will look amazing!  It’s not worth bugging yourself over the small details you can’t control.  Did you make a big deal about the embroidery when you were shopping and trying it on?  If you did then yes, your consultant should have mentioned that they are using a different colored thread now, but maybe she didn’t know.  Definitely look into trying to change it but all I can recommend is don’t let yourself get too stressed about it.  If it doesn’t work out it’s still a beautiful dress and looks amazing on you!  And that’s what people are going to notice 🙂

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper

Wait, what’s different? I don’t see a difference…..is it the thread that holds the beads on?

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

When I look back at the photos I can see the difference, but I totally didn’t notice before I read your post.  I think it is beautiful and I wouldn’t worry about it too much.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

I don’t think that makes you a crazy bridezilla at all.  I had a similar experience.  The store sample was labeled as off white with threading similar to your picture number two.  I ordered the same dress as my sample.  I had purchased darker ivory shoes that matched the threading because when warn with the sample it had a warm, romantic vintage feel.  When my dress came in the threading looked more silver than the sample (and this wasn’t a dress where you had separate material color and threading options).  The threading looked so different than the in store sample that even the sales associate said, “oh I haven’t seen this dress in this color, only in the ivory we have in store”.  After explaining this dress should be the same as the sample, she brought the sample over and we checked the label to make sure that it in fact matched what was delivered.  They explained that the difference must be because the sample has been exposed to sun and dirt for a while.  So either the sample was labeled wrong or the sample was old (but old enough for the thread to have such a drastically different color?!? and why would they be showing a dress in such an old state?!).  By that point I barely had enough time to hem the dress, let alone get a new one so I just had to live with it, but I am disapointed I wasn’t getting what I was expected.  I think you should make an effort to try again with the store and see if they’ll do anything for you…sounds like they’ve already admitted the dress you got isn’t the one they sold.  A lot of wedding shop business is based on reputation so I’d hope they’d want to try to make things right.  I actually walked out of a wedding boutique once after hearing the way they were treating a disatisified customer.  Is the sample beyond a good cleaning and alteration?  If not, I hope you can maybe work out a deal that way.  You’ve got nothing more to lose by trying at this point, right?  Best of luck.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

You have to at least try and ask for them to change it.  The worst that can happen is they say no, but you paid a lot of money for a dress that in the end is not the same, regardless to if the dress is beautiful or not, it’s not what you wanted.  If a bride ordered white and got ivory would they tell her it was beautiful and to move on?  I think not, go back to the store immediately and in a firm but nice way tell them that you are unhappy and want to know what your options are.  Maybe at the very least they can discount the dress since it’s not the right one.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Yes, thread and fabric will change over time (meaning 50 years) and exposure (direct sunlight daily).  Not that significantly over the possible couple years this shop has had the sample.  It is obvious that the vendor’s production materials are different than those used for the sample dresses.

You need to be happy with your dress as I am reasonably sure that you paid a lot of money for it and that it wasn’t free.  As Zaylee suggested, if the beading is indeed an applique, the shop could swap it out for you (at their expense), if the sample beading is in good shape.  Taking the sample (that has been cleaned and repaired at their expense, plus a signifiant amount of your purchase price refunded to you) is also another option.

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper

ooooh I totally see a difference in this picture! And a pretty substantial one too.

Glad you got this resolved to your satisfaction 🙂

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper

Oops, double post; sorry!

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