(Closed) Dress came in…and it's too short

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 16
11050 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

kimmo416: Hey, sorry you’re frustrated, I know it’s a comedown as there’s always so much hope when it comes to anything to do with your wedding especially your dress! I remember the picture of you from trying it on and saying how beautiful it all looks. It’s hard to say if I prefer it with or without as the first picture isn’t as much as a full frontal as the second picture. Really the salon should return the dress as it’s not right or what you paid for.

Post # 17
3371 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

How horrible for you…how did they even let this happen?! No way on stretching the lace, I’ve never heard of such a thing and you don’t want to put yourself through the stress and anxiety of seeing how that comes out. Given you have ample time, I would order a new dress. I don’t think the petticoat makes much of a difference to be honest…but if I were you, I’d want the option of wearing it and also want the option of wearing heels too.

Post # 18
180 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Wow georgous dress! You look amazing, that dress was made for you! 

I cant tell between with/without the petticoat. What about a hoop skirt, the ones with the hoop on the bottom giving you a sort of cone of freedom? (Or do petticoats mean the already are hoops on the bottom then tulle on the outside?). that would give the space to walk (and air!) While still giving poof. 

I would definately insist on a new dress, its not your fault so why should you be the one to pay? 

Post # 19
2684 posts
Sugar bee

Same exact thing happened to me.  When my dress first arrived, it was 2 inches shorter than what the salon had specified (mine was also a custom length).  The designer made a new dress for me and rushed it to the store.  It actually just arrived a week ago but I haven’t had time to go in and see it.  We tried working with the petticoat to see if the first dress could work, but I decided that I’d just rather have the size I originally ordered.  If the salon is giving you trouble, I’d go straight to the designer and explain the situation.

Post # 20
79 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2016 - The Fox Hollow

I think it will look great with our without the peticoat, I don’t see too big of a difference in these pics anyway… I would suggest not letting them bully you into stretching the lace! God only knows how that would look.. it could totally alter the look of the lace you fell in love with in your dress.  Demand that a new dress be ordered to correct THEIR mistake.  It’s BRIDEZILLA time!

Post # 21
413 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014 - Windstar on Naples bay

Go to another salon and order a new petticoat. They make them in different shapes. Maybe they have you a fit and flare instead of a mermaid or whatever. Go to like a David’s bridal and ask to see different petticoats. In the price scheme of things this would be the cheapest thing to alter I think if shoes are a no go to change. 

Post # 22
16 posts
  • Wedding: April 2014

Oh dear! Sorry to hear that!

The petticoat is relatively easy thing to fix as theyre easy to come by and inexpensive. Id just be a bit weary of the salon stretching the lace of the dress. Have they ever done something like that before to other dresses and can they maybe show you before and after photos? 

Dont panic though, theres still time for the salon to fix things so that youre 100% happy with it by the time of your wedding! 🙂 

Post # 23
5221 posts
Bee Keeper

kimmo416:  This is a good reason to invest in a really kick ass pair of wedding shoes! 

The dress is beautiful. You can’t go wrong either way you wear it. No one will notice its too short….you are wearing the dress, its not wearing you! All anyone is going to notice is your gorgeous figure!

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