Post # 16
Thank you all so much for your input!
zl27 : I was able to get them to forgive the $600 alteration fee. They still didn’t admit that they had bought the wrong size, but at least they’re not charging me for alterations. Thanks to everyone who helped me identify the issues and construct a solid argument!
I pick up the dress this weekend and have to decide whether I attempt to find a tailor who can basically reconstruct the top to fit properly or look for something else. I’m hitting up a couple of sample sales this week just in case. I was already able to find this:
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Post # 17
Girrrrrl, NEW DRESS!! You look amazing in that one!
I know nothing about alterations and was basically just lurking. And you look beautiful in the first dress too, though I agree that it should be altered to fit you better. You have a very lovely figure and it is not doing you justice.
But….. NEW DRESS. Omg. I am honestly in love with how you look in that one, haha! I am not sure if it is in your budget, or if you personally like it as much/more than your original dress but. It looks incredible on you. Please start another thread to ask the other bees what they think! I am biased and you definitely have to go with what *you* love, but yeah. Just wow!!!!!
Post # 18
New dress!! You look incredible!
Post # 19
If you have to spend that much in alterations (equivalent to a new dress), then why not just get the new dress and try to sell off the original dress?
Post # 20
First off, you look stunning in both dresses! Honestly, I think if you do your research you can find someone who can fix the dress for you, though I don’t know at what cost. I didn’t think the dress looked bad except for the hip area, but it’s all about how you feel in it.
With that said, depending on how much it’s going to cost, that new dress is STUNNING on you!! It fits you like a glove and your silhouette is to die for. I’m not a big fan of buying a new dress normally (because I’m frugal), but if you really don’t feel comfortable in the other one and it’s going to cost a lot to get it altered, that new dress is definitely a winner too! It hugs your frame beautifully and totally goes with your forest wedding. I’m in favour of new dress, BUT your original dress is gorgeous too so either way you will look amazing on your wedding day! Let us know how it goes!! Glad you got them to agree not to charge you the $600, you go girl!
Post # 21
Oh my gosh, thank you everyone! This is also the feedback I’ve gotten from my mom and Maid/Matron of Honor. I tried to ask my fiancé (I’m pretty non-traditional and don’t care if he sees my dress), and he said that he can’t possibly see my dress before the wedding because we’d be “cursed” and would either “get divorced or murder each other.” LOL. So it looks like I’m relying on internet strangers—I appreciate all of you!
I’m fairly frugal too and would wind up attempting to sell both dresses if I picked up a second one, but at this point it looks like I’m going to be out a good amount of money regardless. I planned for something to blow up around the wedding, so we can financially swing it as long as I pick a less expensive dress with that sweet sample discount.
I wish New Dress didn’t have a blush underlay and had floral lace rather than that Victorian print, but I can’t deny that it looks really good. I just want to make sure it still has that forest feel. I’ll probably post a poll after I hit up the other sample sales this weekend.
Thann you all!!
Post # 22
That new dress is stunning on you!
Post # 23
So sorry that you are faced with this dilemma and extra expense but on the upside the “new dress” is breathtakingly gorgeous! Maybe this is the universe connecting you with the perfect dress (but in a shitty, stressful way 🙂)
Post # 24
Yay for getting the fee back!!!
The new dress is gorgeous, but I would chop off the sleeves. They just kind of hang there.
But I also think you could fix your current dress for the $600 you already budgeted.
Post # 25
New dress, new dress, NEW DRESS!!! It’s so beautiful on you!!
Post # 26
themountainsarecalling : Have you made any decisions on your dress?!
Post # 27
New dress all the way! You have the perfect hourglass figure for it.
Post # 28
Team NEW DRESS! here. Your body looks killer in it. The first dress is pretty but this dress is stunning.
Post # 29
New dress!! I love the blush underlay.
Post # 30
Hi! So I wanted to give all you helpful bees an update. I stuck with my original dress, partly for budgetary and partly for sentimental reasons.
The new seamstress was able to alter it, and I do think it looks better. The only issue now is a slight puckering in the bodice. Do you think I need to ask for it to be let out, or do you have any other suggestions? I think it looks good in the middle picture but sags a little with movement. She’ll also be hemming it another half inch.
Also, please tell me it doesn’t look terrible! I’m getting so close to the day.