- 3 years ago
- Wedding: September 2014
Hi Bees, newbee here.
I just bought my dress last week, after trying on dozens and not finding anything that even made me go “Hm, maybe”. My mom even flew out all the way from the UK to help me find/buy it (FI and I were determined to pay for the entire wedding, but she was so forceful that she wanted to buy the dress that I gave in).
So I scheduled 2 days worth of appointments, took a Friday off work, and at the last boutique on the first day I found one I liked. It had straps, which I didn’t want – but the boutique was certain they could remove them and have it look natural. The straps are tucked in for the photos. I loved the front shape, the detailing and especially how it *ahem* gave me a little help up top!
I bought it, MOB reimbursed me the base cost (so, so sweet of her), cancelled the bridal appointments for the second day, enjoyed the week with my mom… and now I have severe ARGH feelings about the damn dress.
One, it needs $800 worth of alterations just for the top (that wasn’t an official quote, but the store manager’s educated guess):
-Adjusting the lacy detail at the bust so it’s not random scraps sticking up
-Taking in the waist
-Adjusting the back so that it still has that lovely V shape at the top and you can see the corset ribbons.
So that’s one thing.
The other is that the dress was from a “Private collection” i.e not online. Bear in mind the boutique is very reputable and carries some gorgeous, well-known designers, and I double checked they were official stockists of said – the dress I liked just happened to be PC.
So that meant no photos unless you bought the dress, and so I couldn’t see the back properly until then – just in a hand-held mirror. And I really don’t like the pick ups in the train =(
We had to order the same size as in the photo to fit my hips, but my waist is teeny (thank you, genetics, cause it’s certainly not effort on my part) so there will be a lot of adjustment there.
I also always wanted lace in the train, overlay or sewn to it, and am feeling like not having it is something I’ll regret.
I am very laidback about the whole wedding usually, so it’s odd that I’m thinking so much over this.
1.Just alter the straps and back
2.The above, and alter the pick-ups (is this even possible??)
3.#2, plus add some lace to train
4.Buy a new dress Shepherd, for pete’s sake. (Would seriously offend MOB, ladies, since this was a Mom-daughter moment she really wanted)
HHoo boy, love how much it helps the girls though!