(Closed) My dress DISASTER!!!

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: To dye or not to dye?
    Leave the shoes ivory- anything else will stick out too much : (8 votes)
    16 %
    Dye them coral- it will look cool : (39 votes)
    76 %
    Other- please explain : (4 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    If the dress is short and very easily noticed – lower the hem. I was actually told by numerous photographers that bright coloured shoes ‘pop’ in pictures and look great in the finished product (pictures that is) my shoes will be bright pink for photos and i have a pair of crystal encrusted shoes for the ceremony. (please note both were cheap as i got them off of the internet) so i say do both! lower the hem and dye the shoes!

    Post # 5
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    well I think coulourful shoes look great – I am fairly outgoing and so I have bright pink sparkly shoes lol it might just be an Australian trend but it looks awesome if your photographer edits a pic so that it is black and white and your shoes are coloured and the flowers are also a similar colour to the shoes. (hope this makes sense). I cant stand bland and boring bridal shoes. Anyways my wedding is about fun and family so Pink it is for me πŸ™‚ xxx

    Post # 6
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @LollyQ:  P.S people will then think you wanted to show off your hot heels! ans women love shoes so they will all love them!

    Post # 8
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    1330 posts
    Bumble bee

    You could dye a crinoline and have a pop of coral to match the shoes.

    You could make your dress off the shoulder or strapless to gain a few inches.

    You could chop it into a high-low look.

     

    Post # 9
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    217 posts
    Helper bee

    @Edelweiss:  

    Is there a waist seam for your dress?  Can you show a picture of your dress or the original photo?  It would be faster to let out some more fabrics at the waist seam, and then cover the let-out fabric with lace appliques or a sash.  Lowering the hem takes a few hours, it shouldn’t be a huge deal though.  How much is your seamstress trying to charge you?

    I think lowering the hem would be the safest option, then you don’t need to worry about the color of the shoes nor if your shoes show πŸ™‚

    Post # 10
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    282 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I think you should still dye them coral, it doesn’t matter if guests get a flash of colour, it will be a surprise (a good one though!) I love colour pop shoes, I’m not a huge fan of pale coloured wedding shoes and I think it will look fabulous. Plus, you can wear them again and again and remember your wedding day whenever you do. Go for it!

    Post # 13
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    141 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    Stunning dress πŸ™‚ Doesn’t look like you can add anything to the dress. I went for a strapless because I hadn’t seen many dresses I liked with sleeves, now I am finding so many of them and I kind of wish I had tried some on. I am thinking of buying a bolero just to wear around dinner.

    Annnywayy. I think you have already made your mind up. Dye those shoes, I think coloured shoes look hot. I bought some gorgeous Ivory lace shoes with a big heel and lace up on the side ankle but now I am finding them a tad boring, as all my accessories are ivory, so now I am on the hunt for some sparkley aqua heels to match my bridesmaids dresses. So hard to find ones I like.

    Just do it. πŸ˜‰

    Post # 14
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    How “too short” is the dress? Honestly, just get another pair of shoes that are flat in the color that you want. You can’t make alterations to the dress to make it longer (although, as a bridal salon, they should have f—ing known that the dress was going to be too short, and should have addressed this situation when the dress came in and they had you try it on).

    I had my shoes dyed (supposed to be dark grey), but they didn’t turn out like I wanted so I ended up painting them glitter pink instead. They’ll probably show when I walk–your dress is supposed to sit up off the floor with just enough room to pass your hand between the hem and the floor.

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I pruposefully picked colored shoes for a bit of excitement, so I say dye them coral!

    Post # 16
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Hmmmm… could you not just buy a cheap pair of flat ballet pumps & wear them under the dress? They would have the added bonus of not sinking in to the ground like heels do if you’re having an outdoor wedding. You could sell your heels new & unworn & get a better price for them, or keep them and wear them to your rehearsal dinner/after party (if you’re having either)? (And if you dye them, the coral would be a nice reference to your wedding colours).

    Sorry, but the length thing would just really bug the hell out of me, I just couldn’t have the dress flapping around my ankles when it should have been full length. JMO of course. Hope you get it sorted!

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