- 3 years ago
- Wedding: September 2014
New to wedding bee- first post and I need your help!!
I recently purchased a jim hjelm 8303 wedding dress for my upcoming wedding (9/20/2014). The gown was accidently purchased in ivory with champagne underlay, instead of ivory lace with ivory underlay. (I will get into that in a separate thread… really just need to focus on fixing this now…)
I have been speaking to my dress retailer to see what my options are for a new gown and they bascially gave me these two.
1. Buy the new gown in ivory ivory. If this was the case that would be my 2nd dress so I would need to sell my existing jh3808 (size 2).
2. Alter the existing dress and have the seamstres at the dress retailer change the underlay from champagne to ivory. This would be an additional $700 to do this for the fabric and labor (**Note I already paid a flat rate of $500 for alterations, apparently this is on top of that and I really dont have an additioanl $700 in my budget). I am hesitant of this because I am scared it will compromise the quality of the gown. as you can assume from this story my interactions with my retailer have been less than pleasant.
Appreciate all of your advice on a few things 1. am I getting ripped off by the $700 for fabric and alterations 2. Is this a simple job or something that would actually compromise the quality of the gown 3. how much do you think I could sell a brand new dress for online and would it make more sense to just do that and take my business somewhere completely new. 4. is there anything else I need to consider or do in order to help fix the issue?? 5. Do I just suck it up and wear the champagne?
Your help is greatly appreciated. I can post pics if needed. Thanks!