Post # 1
I am shopping on a budget, since my engagement is only 3.5 months and I’m poor.
I found this ad in our local classifieds
It’s a nice dress for the price, for sure. I just am not sure about a few things.
A)It’s about 2 hours away. Worth it if it works, if not, sadness.
B)It’s a bit small. I am going to diet hardcore, but would need to lose about 3 inches in the hips and a couple in the waist, if the sizing chart applies.
C)I prefer a bit longer sleeves myself…I just think I look better in sleeves since my arms are quite…ahem…plump.
Do I go check it out? What are the chances of being able to find matching fabric for the sleeves or be able to take some from the bottom? I am thinking of taking off the sash/bow thing since I want a colored sash instead. Maybe that?
Post # 3
If you need to lose 3 inches, I would say it wouldn’t work. Planning a wedding on a short timeframe is stressful enough without having a dress that doesn’t fit.
Post # 4
Oh, hmm. Yeah. I was just thinking I could resell it if it didn’t work out. This is going to be a wild few months – working, starting a community garden, and planning a wedding. Whee!
Thanks. I still might go see, just in case the sizing chart is different than the actual dress. It doesn’t seem to be on their site any more.
Post # 5
If you do buy it, keep in mind that it isn’t always easy to sell a dress, and that money will be tied up in a dress you can’t wear rather than being available to buy a dress you can wear. Plus, I don’t get the impression you love that dress. Check out some of the other used wedding dress sites.
You might be able to find something like better.
Post # 6
Ooh – thanks so much for the websites! I do like it and I don’t. Just have too many worries. It’s hard finding my size at the price I hope to pay. Off to sort through the dresses there 😀
Post # 7
I am going to agree with Loribeth. Three inches is a lot in that short of time. Trying to match the fabric would be almost impossible. She is right, re-selling a dress is difficult–I’ve had mine for sale for months. In addition to the sites she listed, check out Craigslist, local consignment shops and local bridal shops for sample sales. If you have a David’s Bridal local, they often have $99 dress sales (also check on-line). Even unadvertised, they usually have a number of sale dresses in their store.