Post # 1
I posted a little while back about my dress coming in multiple shades darker than I anticipated. While the dress looks lighter in the sunlight (I have an outdoor wedding), it still just looks more champagney than I want and I honestly hate it. 🙁
I took it in for an alterations appointment and the seamtress told me that she could replace the entire underlay and rebuild the dress to my body, but that it would cost $600 just to replace the underlay. So I’m looking at about $1000 in alterations while the dress was $3300. She told me I could think it over before committing. Well for $1000, I’m wondering if it’s just better for me to buy a whole new dress altogether and try to sell my old dress. My current dress is more form fitting and to be completely honest, I’m a little self conscious with how much of body it shows! I keep looking at more ballgown styles.
My problem with selling it is that my grandmother bought me my dress and it was a lot of money for her, so I have an immense amount of guilt. It is also a small size (size 0) and I’m wondering if I even have good chances of selling. I’ve been so stressed over this for the last few months I have no clue what to do and time is running out fast 🙁
Post # 2
The 3300 is a sunk cost. For 1000 you can get the dress altered to be just right, or you can find another dress within that price range. I’m not going to advise you on which to do, because that’s your decision. But remember why you love this dress, and why you chose it. I know you’re looking at lots of faults in it now, but if it weren’t so dark would you still feel the same?
My understanding is that there isn’t much of a market for wedding dresses.Super small or super big dresses make that even harder.
If I were in your shoes, I would get the alterations done and stick with my original dress.
Post # 3
I’d never be able to forgive myself if my grandmother had spent $3300 on my dress and I didn’t wear it. I think you have psyched yourself out about the dress, but as the PP said, remember why you bought it in the first place. It is likely that anyone who sees you in it will think it is gorgeous.
Post # 4
I found the original thread and your dress seriously looks amazing on you. Perfectly figure flattering and the shade of ivory compliments your blonde hair and deep tan and doesn’t look champagne at all. Calm down and don’t mess with your beautiful dress.
Post # 5
I think Isabelle is totally right. Your dress doesnt look yellow at all to me. The lace really pops and all the rest is said above me. Dont worry!!
Post # 6
is_a_belle : agree.
Bee, your dress is very flattering to your figure. It’s a pleasing color. It was an expensive dress to start. Don’t have your seamstress rip it apart.
Post # 7
Can we see a picture of you wearing your dress? Honestly though, in a photograher’s picture, your dress will probably look more white and plain than it does in real life, unless you’re looking at a close up shot. I would try not to worry. i went back to look at your previous post, and your dress is so amazingly stunning!
Post # 8
Google “sunk cost fallacy.” And then pay the $1k for the alterations. No brand new $1000 dress will come close to a customized $3300+ gown.
Post # 9
I looked at the dress and honestly snap out of it ITS PERFECT and you look amazing. Everyone will see how pretty you look they sure as heck won’t see any yellow and say omg her dress wasn’t stark white ! Come on home stretch here !!
Post # 10
I’m very picky about yellowy dresses and it doesn’t look yellow on you. I think you’re overthinking it. Since I don’t want my dress to come across yellowy, I’m planning to get a tan so it looks more white. Maybe you could try that.
Post # 11
I’m joining the chorous of people telling you that you are over thinking this one.
Post # 12
I looked at your old post and the dress looks beautiful and perfect on you.
I understand how easy it is to get sucked into wedding planning and become fixated on everything being exactly perfect. I don’t blame you for that, but I do think that’s where you are now.
I honestly think you’ll be happier if you donate $500 to charity, wear the beautiful dress as it is, and move on.
Post # 13
It’s gorgeous. I had a champagne dress and from what I can see in the photographer’s sneak peek it looks white.
Post # 14
Thank you for all the kind replies! I think everyone is right about me psyching myself out. I need to have faith in my seamstress and hopefully will feel better about the dress once it’s altered to fit my body! I’ve decided to pay the extra cash and replace the underlay with a lighter color because the color simply bothers me too much (the first thing I said when I saw it was “it looks kind of dark”). I go back in to see my seamstress next week!
Post # 15
Whether it will sell quickly or not depends on the style of the dress. If it’s very generic design with a generic brand, it’ll take longer. I’m a size 0 as well 🙂 it’s pretty hard tbh to find a preowned dress that I don’t have to size down.