Post # 1
Ok Ladies here is my issue.
I think after planning this wedding I need to go see a therapist because I really feel bi-polar. I got my dress a few weeks ago and was happy. My mother saw the dress and was like ok we are done looking now. the more I put on the dress the more I loved her. Here is my dilemna.
I got my dres at David’s and the way the treated me after I purchased the dress left a bad taste in my mouth.
I was telling a friend how I need to get the dress altered and put a corset back, make it a one strap and hem it. She tells me why would I buy a dres that needs to be completely altered in that way. I think David’s bridal might charge me $400 for the dam alterations all together.
Do you think I should just return the dress and a get a store credit n go to a small dress shop. The only reason I want to go to boutique is becaue I want to be treated like the brides to be do on “say yes to the dress.
By The Way I am operating on like 4 hours of sleep and you think I would go to bed. Nope, I am no here stalking away because the wedding has completely taken over my life. tear tear
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country
A tailor should honor your wishes for alterations if they are possible and wouldn’t compromise the gown…that’s very rude for her to question your intentions for your dress! I think a lot of brides want to make dresses “their own” via alterations. It’s one thing if the alterations you’re suggesting aren’t possible, or simply won’t work, but if they are possible, she should be graceful in doing them. However, the price for that amount of gown work does sound reasonable (unfortunately)…$400 is a typical amount of money to pay (in my area) for that much work on a dress.
I’d say if you don’t want to pay that amount, either stick with the dress as is, or return it for store credit. You should love your dress…you only get one! (Hopefully!)
Post # 4
@penguin: Thank you…this friend is very rude indeed. I am trying to slowly not associatd with her but its so hard. When I got my ring all she could think of saying is “when are you getting your nails done”. She is in a bad marriage and tells me everyday not to get married. Ugh…I am still debating what I should do.