Post # 1
I recently got my wedding dress at David’s Bridal, and now I’m seriously regretting it. I’m not sure if it’s because it actually isn’t the dress for me or because it happened so fast and I wasn’t ready to stop looking. (I bought my dress after being engaged for only a month, it was my first store I looked at and I only tried on about 6 dresses.) I feel like I could live with the dress EXCEPT the pick ups. Does anyone know if it is possible to remove pick ups or change the bottom of a dress without spending a lot of money (like more than a $500).
I’m thinking about possibly selling the dress (can’t return it b/c it was on sale) and buying a new one altogether if it’s not possible, but my mom who doesn’t have a lot of money bought it for me as a gift and I would feel very guilty (bridezilla) telling her I don’t want it anymore. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! A picture of the dress is below:
Post # 3
Wear it to your wedding reception and within 30 minutes they will all be removed from guests stepping on your dress.
In all honesty, it’s probably very simple since its like a tiny bustle without the loop and button, but keep in mind that removing the pickups will cause little holes to form all over the dress. The skirt may also be too big as well, which will need to be modified.
I wouldn’t buy a pickup dress if you don’t want pickups and plan to have them removed. It’s more work than its worth, I imagine.
Post # 4
The one downside to trying to remove pickups is the material. It will leave holes and pulls where the fabric was sewn up.
Post # 5
If I was in your situation, and willing to spend $500 just to alter the skirt, I’d try to sell the original dress and buy something I really love!
Post # 6
Crisis averted, Davids Bridal is letting me exchange my dress for another of equal or greater value, and I’ve found a few I like
Post # 7
I might try to sell it myself…and then go to a private boutique. I was NOT impressed with David’s Bridal……I tried on a dozen dresses there and didn’t like any! But then again, it took 5 dress shops, multiple trips, and trying on like 30 to 40 dresses……and only liked 2!
Post # 9
Wow, that is awesome. So glad it worked out for you.
Post # 10
Great news – can’t wait to see your new dress
Post # 11
I don’t know much about pick ups, but I did the EXACT same thing. My mom and I went to David’s Bridal. I tried on 3 dresses, my mom cried and bought me a dress that I loved. I had been engaged all of a week or two. I truly did love that dress but I didn’t love it intensely and passionately. It is an overwhelming experience and I understand why they say to never purchase the first time you try on dresses. Anyway, I am selling my dress and have purchased another one. My mom just wants me to be happy, even though I felt kind of selfish, but if you can get a reasonable amount back by selling it then I say get something you LOVE. Talk to your mom. I bet she just wants you to be happy too 🙂