Post # 1
I’m really unsure about my wedding dress. I live overseas and bought it back home with my mum (I thought it would be nice to do it together) but looking back I feel like I really rushed through the process and just picked one to get it over and done with. My main worries are:
– I don’t love the design (I don’t hate it, I feel like it’s okay. I could probably make it work, but I’m not excited about it.)
– I’m SUPER worried about alterations. The shop I bought it from does not do custom lengths so I will have to alter it from the standard, which will probably be miles too long. From pics online, the style also isn’t as fitted as I’d like it to be, which means I might have to try and bring it in during alterations and I don’t know if that’s possible. Also because I’m an overseas bride, they said they can try to rush the alterations in 1 week when I’m down but I’m not sure if that’s the best idea…
– The fit isn’t as good as other dresses I’ve tried. I don’t know if the saleslady just didn’t pin it right – she was in a huge rush – but the fit around the body isn’t that nice and the train falls really flat. I might have to go and add something underneath during alterations, or find a mermaid slip, but I really don’t know!
– Wait it out till Jan when it arrives and hope the alterations go well.
– Cut my losses and forfeit the deposit and try and find a new dress.
I really don’t know what to do and am yo-yo-ing between cancelling my dress or just trying to suck it up and make the most of it now. Would really appreciate any advice!
Here’s my dress on me (it’s a Stella York), front & back:
And just for comparison, another dress I tried which looking back at the photos now, I think fits much more nicely:
Post # 2
Both are gorgeous dresses. I slightly favour your dress because I’m a sucker for long trains .. your dress was only clipped with two clips, not five as in the second lot of pics so that will certainly make a difference. Your dress doesn’t seem to fit so well around the bust but I’m certain it will after alterations. Plus a mermaid slip will definitely liven up the hem and train.
When it’s all said and done though, if you don’t think you can be happy in this dress, you’ll almost certainly be able to sell it for a good price.
Either way, you’ll look beautiful! Best of luck with your decision 🙂
Post # 3
I love the dress that you brought. It still looks raw in the shape and form and alterations will make a world of a differences when it comes to fitting your form and shaping your sillouette. I will think you will love it more than the second one when all is done and to me is more bridal. I like the bright ivory on your skin also.
Post # 4
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
Laurelbee: I also like your dress better! Add a fluffy thing and find an alterations place that you’re confident in!
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2015 - Contemporary Art Center of Peoria
Your dress is gorg!! I think a mermaid slip would give you the look you want, too.
And like janereaction said, you only have 2 clips vs. 5. Look how low the clips go down the back, that’s what’s giving it the more “severe” mermaid look. 🙂
Post # 6
Thanks to everyone for making me calmer… I was really freaking out for the last few weeks. Even though I’m not sure that it would be the dress I’d pick if I went shopping today I feel miles better about it.
janereaction: Thank you for your advice! You’re right, good point about the clips… and the bust area didn’t fit well – the “cups” were very hard and not flexible. Hopefully alterations can help.
AngelineRose: Thank you! I really hope alterations will work well. I was apprehensive cos the other day my fiance’s mum kept saying alterations can’t do much and the dress should be “perfect” already… but her daughter bought a couture designer gown so I think her expectaions are very different. Really helpful to hear that most of you think alterations will make it work!
MissCoupon: mchitt329: looks like I’ll be researching fluffy mermaid slips! I’ll try and post before and after alterations / slip photos!