Post # 1
I just received my Jasmine Couture T440 wedding dress and I do not like it. When I tried it on before placing my order. The consultant pinned the dress as if it was a tight form fitting mermaid dress. Now that it is here, it is more of a trumpet dress. In order to now fix it to what I asked for, It will cost me another $500. The Crumb catcher top is also something that I was never in love with, but was willing to deal with it. I am so bummed that I will not; like other brides, walk down the aisle in my dream dress. I so upset:(
Post # 3
@redsksincheer: So sorry that you don’t like your dress. Could you post some pics so we can see what is wrong with it?
Post # 4
Maybe sell it and find one you really love?
Post # 5
Sorry to hear you don’t like you dress….500.00 is a lot for alterations! I suggest taking it for a second opinion to see if you can have it fixed to be more mermaid. 500.00 is pretty insane for alterations….you could almost prob buy another dress for that amount!
Post # 6
@redsksincheer: Sorry to hear you don’t like your dress. FWIW, I think it’s beautiful!
Post # 7
Clipping a dress that is too big is one thing, but pinning the skirt into an entirely different shape guarantees that there will be alterations. Even the stock photo shows a trumpet shape. Why did you buy a trumpet dress when you wanted a mermaid? Did you ask about the cost of alterations when you bought it?
I would take your dress to a different seamstress and get another price estimate.
Post # 8
Wow, that’s too bad. I think it’s really pretty, but all that matters is that you like it.
Post # 9
@redsksincheer: Take it to another seamstress. $500 for alterations is insane (and I’m an independent seamstress, so I know). Changing the skirt so it is tighter on something with all those flowers would be a lot of work, but still should NOT be $500 unless you are in a major city or something. Even in a major city, I’m sure you could find a skilled seamstress or tailor who would do a good job for less.
Also, by “crumb-catcher top,” do you mean the split at the cleavage? How about finding some pretty lace and putting it across there to make the neckline look different? A good seamstress/tailor would find that easy. Also, changing the line of the rest of the neckline to a different curve, like more sweetheart, would not be that hard, but that split would have to be taken care of by adding new fabric somehow.
If you really hate it, sell it– on the classifieds here or some other used wedding dress website. Or Ebay. Or a second hand shop. Or will they take it back???
It’s OK to hate the dress and get rid of it if it can’t be altered so you like it! You need to feel beautiful on your wedding day, and if you have to get another dress. . . so be it.
Post # 10
Take it to another seamestress. $500 seems ridiculous.
Post # 11
Thank you girls for all your suggestions. i have decided to try and sell the dress within the next two weeks. If not, I will try to find another seamstress to make alterations to the dress. With less than four months to the wedding, I can not order another dress. I will have to try and find something used, sample etc… and that is not going to be easy.