- 5 years ago
- Wedding: December 2012
TL;DR – Hate my current dress. Cost of altering current dress = cost of new dress. Get new dress, or stick with the current?
First post, so apologies if this is in the wrong place or anything.
A bit about myself/wedding – I’m a *very* plus-sized lady. We can’t afford a huge wedding to accommodate his huge family, so we are basically getting a dress, getting it fixed up, getting plane tickets to a decent beach somewhere (Hawaii, Virgin Islands are our top contenders), and having a ceremony with the two of us, on the sandy beaches.
I bought a dress in June and just got it last week. The dress is very fitted, rouched top, with like a mermaid/trumpet flair at the bottom. And absolutely zero sparkle. The dress is really tight – like, I split the back of the dress when trying it on. I regretted the purchase almost immediately – it just wasn’t quite the style I’d always envisioned. However, it felt like the dress worked for a beach wedding.
Here’s a photo of what I ended up with: Link
I spent a bit under 1000 on the dress itself. After going in for my first fitting, alterations are going to be nearly 75% the cost of the original dress! Do I proceed with this dress, which I like but certainly do not love? It *never* gave me “the moment” or “the feeling”. For the cost of the alterations, I feel like I can go out, buy another dress that will be a better cut and fit me a bit better, and have fewer alterations.
I always envisioned a puffy, sparkly A-line, strapless sweatheart neckline, corset back. Since the regret sank in, I started looking online and found a dress which I like a lot more – Maggie Sottero’s Jenna (Link).
Folks, what’s your vote? Stay with what I’ve got, or screw it and start shopping again?