My dress was a disaster!!

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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211 posts
Helper bee

Mangomosa:  I’m sorry. That sucks. Can we see a picture?

Post # 3
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290 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I’m so sorry for you!! I wonder if there is anything you can do to follow up the crappy workmanship.  They shouldn’t be allowed to get away with it.  Could you do a vow renewal on your anniversary in a simple white dress (maybe cheap and cheerful), with beautiful hair and make up and get some new photos that you are happy with? My heart goes out to you!!! I am sure you still looked beautiful.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper

Mangomosa:  Do you have any pics of the dress? How did it get burnt??

At this point, I don’t think there is much that you can do. Maybe on your one year anniversary you could buy one off the rack and take some new photos?

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

That sucks 🙁 Can you leave a review for the company somewhere?? They shouldn’t be allowed to get away with that!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Mangomosa:  wow, poor you.  Apart from anything else, it SUCKS that you were uncomfortable on your wedding day 🙁  Can you complain directly to the company that did the alterations?

Post # 8
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290 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Thanks for posting pictures.  I was expecting so much worse!! I completely see what you are saying about the dress – it does look too big up top – but, really, truly, what I noticed was how pretty and happy you look.  Sure it’s a crap alterations job and you definitely deserved better, and it would be so disappointing not to have a perfect fit after all the money spent and expectation,  but you are still a beautiful bride. I am not just saying that to make you feel better!! Does your hubby think you looked gorgeous? And your family?

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

Mangomosa:  I can see what you mean about the fit. Honestly though, if you hadn’t pointed it out, I don’t think I would have noticed. Did you get any before pics of the burned part? I’d maybe ask for a partial refund on the alterations. 

At this point, I think you should just focus on your new life as a wife. When it gets close to your anniversary, maybe revisit the idea of a new photo shoot.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I was expecting worse, too. I see what you mean about the gaping top, but I don’t think your stomach looks fat. The dress does look too large, and the broken parts are unacceptable. I think if I were you I would take those pics back to the alterations place, state my case, explain the safety pins situation, and ask for a refund. And not leave until I got something back for their  shoddy workmanship. Because this is a principle thing, too. It’s one thing to have dress regret and hate something everyone else sees as perfect and beautiful – it’s another to pay a lot of money for something and not have it delivered.

that said, the first thing I saw when I looked at your pic was your smiling face, then nice makeup, then pretty hair and hair comb. Only then did I even look for the dress. dress-polarized eyes like on all of us soon-to-be/recent brides will notice where the dress doesn’t fit you well, but I bet 90% of people won’t notice it at all unless you mention it.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

I can see that the dress wasn’t right, but honestly– what I was struck with upon first seeing the pics (and this is KNOWING there was a dress issue) was how gorgeous and happy you look! 

I don’t know what I’d do, frankly. Your best bet is to focus on the good things about that day and on the rest of your married life.

Post # 12
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441 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Mangomosa:  Seeing the photos I get what you mean about the dress not fitting as well as it could have BUT you still look gorgeous and that make-up and hair? Stunning!  Your eyebrows are to die for by the way! The dress may have not been altered as it should have been but you looked beautiful anyway and in the future when you can afford it, you could do a more intimate vow renewal and get a better fitting dress. 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Mangomosa: you signed the release forms? Oh honey, you can try to talk to the shop, but they have a form saying that you said you received the dress in perfect condition (even if it wasn’t). 

i would let it go personally (hug). So sorry that happened to you!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Valparaiso, IN

I mean the dress is beautiful, but yea. It doesn’t fit you. I’m so sorry this happened. You looked beautiful and so happy dispite the dress.

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