- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
I didn’t think I’d be in this position, just to start. I was a happy go-lucky-bride who stumbled across the dress of my dreams just by chance in a local store. Just to put things into perspective, where I’m from we don’t really have bridal salons, just very few stores that sell bridal things at a very, very high markup.
Anyway, I saw the dress of my dreams at a store, and proceeded to furiously do research online to find it (all I was told was that it was a Sophia Tolli dress.) I know it isn’t the priciest gown, in the US for example, but its quite a pretty penny here, and one of the higher priced gowns generally. When I say this is my dream dress – this is it. I’ve never had dress regret or anything. If I had to get married every day of the year, I would wear this dress every. single. time. This is my be all and end all of dresses.
Anyway, after talking it over with my parents we decided to try one of the Chinese tailors (Dressilyme was my choice after a lot of research) to see if they can replicate it. So I placed my order and sat on nails till I got my first pictures. I was sooo excited. Needless to say the dress wasn’t perfect (I posted my the pictures here) and I replied with my comments, what I thought should be added etc. One of my main concerns was that the bodice was too short, so I asked for the length. They told me dont worry, its just the mannequin and that it was made to my measurements.
The second set of pictures were sent, and everything that I asked for was done beautifully. Except… the bodice still looked short. I even showed it to my Maid/Matron of Honor, who I took to the store when I was trying on the dress and she also thought the bodice looked really short. A huge part of what won me over with the Sophia Tolli dress was the length of the bodice – I have larger proportioned hips and because the bodice stopped about 2-3 inches under my hips it didn’t make me look too pear shaped.
I then asked Dressilyme for the measurement of the bodice, and they sent back pictures with the length. It was indeed 2-3 inches too short. I was absolutely devastated, because I spent a lot of time detailing what I wanted to them, and everything else about the dress is beautiful. When I told them my problem with the bodice, they said that there was nothing they could do about it because it was already attached to the skirt.
Now, I can still order my dress from the store, but it takes 4-6 months to get here. My wedding is in June. My mom is adamant that I should wait for the Dressilyme dress just to see how it fits. I am scared that if I do wait, it will be too late to order my Sophia Tolli dress. I will also have to deal with a lot of flack from my dad because, he’s one of those men that would be like ‘what is wrong with the dress? it looks the same to me,’ and I’d just get upset.
I can include pics, if you want to see them.
Thank you bees. Your opinions mean a lot to me.