Post # 1
I had posted a picture of me in my dress at the store a while ago. Well, I’ve lost about 30lbs and even though I tried to maintain the current weight between picking up the dress and my day, my dress was still too big. But all in all, it was a good dress for the price point and how quickly I needed it (6 month engagement). I’ve learned a lot about wedding dresses – avoid a long train or have an insanely secure bustle. mine didn’t hold, and eventually each one ripped out and my dress is now pretty ruined. We’re going to try to get it fixed to sell it, but not sure it’s worth it.
If you’d like to see some pics, visit the recap thread I started:
Our big-fat Jewish-Marine Corps wedding (non-pro pic heavy)
Post # 3
Beautiful pictures! Maybe if your dress ends up costing too much to fix in order to sell it, you could save part of the fabric (I’ve seen dress fabric used at future christenings, for a daughter’s hanky or ring bearer pillow at a future wedding – a long time down the road, or you could make something for your house.) Just an idea. I had a couple spots and tears on mine and sold it “as is” with a full description of the damage (of course the price was low, but it was better than paying to get it cleaned and fixed).
Post # 4
If it can’t be fixed, I don’t think we’re going to save it – we have the veil which I’ll save for something in the future!