- 7 years ago
- Wedding: October 2011
My wedding is three weeks away and I hate, absolutely HATE, my wedding dress.
I’m not a “wedding girl” to begin with – I’ve never looked at bridal magazines, I never even thought about what style of dress I’d want to wear. All I knew is I wanted straps (I have a big chest). And because I’m not a wedding girl, I went to David’s Bridal.
I tried on a limited selection of dresses because when you want straps you don’t get much choice. So I bought the one I hated the least, which is the one below.
The problem was I had to buy a dress that was a size too big because it was all they had. In retrospect, It was probably about 3 sizes too big, but that’s not the point.
Then I brought it for alterations. A LOT of work had to be done because it was so big around my waist & top. I don’t think you can see it in the picture, but those straps are solid pieces that start under the bustline, come up in a twist, and then attach in the back. Guess what they did? THEY CUT THE STRAPS IN HALF. Now I have a seam right in the middle of the twists, which, of course, makes the twists crooked. It’s so bad that the left strap on the back is a good inch thinner than the one on the right because of how they sewed it together.
They were supposed to reshape the arm holes, which they didn’t do because now the dress stabs me right in the armpit and leaves a huge red welt. I asked if this can be fixed and I was told that they couldn’t bring it down any more because of “boob fat” (direct quote!) I’m going to pit it out in like 2 minutes on the day of the wedding, which will be so attractive!
Plus, the waist band no longer matches up at the seams, the hooks for the underbustle have left giant white strips of thread on the skirt, and the bow (there’s a giant ass bow on the back of the dress that trails to the floor) has silver hooks sewn on the back. This means if I move, you can see them.
And, finally, my friend came over last night to see the dress. She took one look at it and said – “It’s crooked.” And it is. They took more in on one side than on the other.
My wedding is in 3 weeks. I have never, ever, ever been beautiful a day in my life and my wedding day was the only day I was ever going to have to wear something nice and be beautiful. Now I’ll never get that. I honestly want to call the wedding off until I can afford another dress because I know I’ll be miserable all day and never able to look at the pictures.
Is there anything I can do to salvage this? Any words of wisdom that will help put this into perspective?