(Closed) AHHH still hate my dress1

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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@summer_1981:  This is exactly what I was going to say!

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I think it looks beautiful.

Post # 21
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

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@app523:  Honestly, I really love the top part.  I would switch out the sash probably, and ask the seamstress if she can take out the pickups. I think you might have a hard time selling because it’s a style that was popular just lke 2-3 years ago (my friend wore a pickup dress at her wedding in 2010), but the pickups have kinda moved out and the all lace dresses have moved in.  Not to say that you can’t sell it!  I’m sure for the right price, you will have a buyer.  That said – I think going to the owner of the store and asking to exchange it for another dress is a good idea.  Beg, cry, whatever it takes.  And if that doesn’t work, see if you can’t find some extra money somewhere else in your wedding budget and find a new dress you like (consider samples, preowned, etc to save money to get the dress you want).  Good luck!

Post # 22
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I guess it depends if you can justify spending money on another dress, as I doubt you’ll cover the outlay by selling it. If its just the skirt that you don’t like, then I’d take a second opinion on what can be done. If you really don’t like the dress at all (though try remembering what you originally loved about it) then I don’t think you have many options apart from buying another dress. 

Post # 23
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I guess it depends if you can justify spending money on another dress, as I doubt you’ll cover the outlay by selling it. If its just the skirt that you don’t like, then I’d take a second opinion on what can be done. If you really don’t like the dress at all (though try remembering what you originally loved about it) then I don’t think you have many options apart from buying another dress. 

Post # 25
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

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@app523:  Actually,
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@summer_1981  might have an idea – take it to another seamstress and see what they can do to switch out the skirt.  Perhaps buying another skirt would be cheaper?  I’m pretty sure wtoo sells just skirts, maybe that might work for you?  Like this:  http://wtoo.com/Product/WtooBrides/18773

Post # 26
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

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@app523:  You have plenty of time, girl!!!

Post # 27
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I know people are suggesting to change the bottom half completely, but I would advise you to be very cautious that you’re not just throwing money at a dress that you’re only going to like. Wedding dress alterations are really expensive. For the amount of money it would take to swap out the skirt, you may be able to get a new dress from David’s Bridal or something that you *love*. I was able to get an (older season) high-end designer gown from Church Street Bridal (http://churchstreetbridal.blogspot.com) that I adore for $500. What about, rather than trying to get your money back from this investment, finding a much less expensive dress that you love (shouldn’t be hard to find a $500-$800 dress) and selling your dress at a large discount?

Post # 29
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

I would go to Vows. It’s in Watertown, just outside Boston. Great deals…and I think they’ll sell your dress for you, too.

Post # 30
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I had major dress regret as well- went back to the dress shop a couple days before my first dress was due to be shipped in and bought a new dress. They gave me 20% off the first dress when I bought it, and agreed to give me 20% off the new dress. I lost the deposit on the first dress, but I have the dress of my dreams now. It sucked losing the money, but I’m glad I bit the bullet and did it. I hope it all works out for you- maybe you can negotiate something with the store and say you will give them positive feedback on Facebook or other social media? Word of mouth is huge in the wedding world, so maybe that will be an incentive for them to work with you? Just an idea- will have fingers crossed for you. You are smiling so nicely in the pic-would never know you hated it!!

Post # 31
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

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@app523:  i think its beautiful and i love the way it fits you but its all about how you feel in the dress. i hope you sell it soon if thats what you want.

good luck!

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