Post # 1
So I have bought a David’s Bridal WG9888. It has this flower detail on the shoulder that I would like to replace with something else to make it more of a one of a kind than off the rack.
Suggestions? I have looked around on etsy to see i there was something but no luck so far. I’m thinking something dramatic like something adapted from Carrie’s sex in the city wedding veil with the bird.
Post # 3
I actually think you should keep the flowers, and take advantage of them! If you think you can recreate them yourself, make several more and embellish your dress and hair with them. Here’s one idea:
Post # 4
I like the original flowers too, but if you wanted them different, is there a way to detach them from the strap? you would have to do this if you wanted to replace the flowers with etsy ones, so maybe you can take off the originals and dye them, depending on what type of fabric they are made of…
I actually don’t think this dress looks very cookie cutter at all… I have always been surprised that it has come from david’s bridal….
Post # 5
Also, if you want something more “carrie” check out mjtrim.com
they have these feather patches that you can maybe attach…
… but they also have lots of fun, unique trims!
Post # 6
I don’t think it’s cookie cutter… but then I’m from Canada and we don’t have David’s Bridal. I think it’s a beautiful dress!
Um, you only have 10 days until your wedding, is that right? I think it’s a little risky to be replacing what is essentially the focal point of your dress, unless you can easily change it back if it doesn’t work. I would recommend only changing it if you actually don’t like it, not just because you think it’s too ‘cookie cutter’ and want to be different for the sake of being different.
I would just go with some unique accessories instead of potentially ruining your dress.
Post # 7
I agree that it is an unique dress even though it’s from David’s Bridal! Don’t worry about that!
But if you want to add a little something you could add some beading to the flowers…
something like this below. You could look on etsy for some inspiration…
Post # 8
Maybe replace the flowers with colorful flowers? Or turn the one strap into a halter?
Post # 9
i agree with everyone else, i LOVE the flowers. it was actually those flowers that made me want to try on this dress.
after i put it on, one thing that bothered me was that it’s got no waist! so i improvised and took a ribbon that they had in the store and tie it right below my bust. see my pic below:
Post # 10
Looks so much better! It was totally the no-waist that was the problem. I like the flowers.
Post # 11
I would look around for a good seamstress and tlak to her about doing a different strap for your dress. Maybe she can find a way to take the strap off and you could belt it or replace the strap with something a little more you. Personally I would find a cute sparkely belt that I liked and have my seamstress replace the strap with the belt and have the belt wrap around the top edge of the dress as trimming. Like a really pretty belt like this:
Post # 12
What about just “tucking” some of those cute feathers (in white) in between the flowers? BTW, that dress is gorgeous!
Post # 13
I agree that there are lots of different beaded “straps” that you could use to replace it with. I could start at the top of the shoulder and drape down onto the bodice, or you could start it at the back, and end it at the top of the dress.
Talk so a seamstress… I’m sure there are a million things they could do.
Post # 14
I think it will depend on your taste and your wedding style. You could add a bit of color to the strap/flowers if you really want to pop. I agree with other bees though – I dont’ think it looks cookie-cutter at all. Of course, if you do – then you have to fix it!