(Closed) Dress Disaster- Please Help!!

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Dress 1 or Dress 2 (scroll down to see)
    dress 1 : (17 votes)
    50 %
    dress 2 (dont mind the tan line and i AM losing weight, so it will look better =) : (16 votes)
    47 %
    a dress maybe like dress 2 but not dress 2 : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    610 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Post a pic of the dress if you can.  You might get some suggestions on how to tailor it to your wedding setting.  If you sell it, you’ll likely get half the value.

    Post # 4
    5822 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Yeah, that happened to me too.  I bought a dress FIRST but then planned a wedding that didn’t match the dress AT ALL.  So I asked the store if I could apply my deposit toward another dress or alterations and they were very accomodating.

    Post # 5
    1254 posts
    Bumble bee

    Hey we are date twins!!! I’m a two-dress bride because I bought the first one before I finalized our theme and realized it didn’t fit. Luckily I bought it cheap ($110) so it wasn’t much of a loss and I will be using it for my TTD session.

    As for your concern about being too formal, it is your wedding and you cannot be too formal for your own event. If you are concerned about comfort, maybe you can change into a reception dress. Those are considerably cheaper than getting a new wedding gown. Worse comes to worst, it is early and you can try selling your dress and getting a new one. I was told at most bridal stores that beginning of December is the latest I should order to have enough time to deliver and alter.

    P.S. I’ve seen some DB bride posts here about being able to swap out their dresses for another at the store. I guess it depends on the location or person you speak with.

    Post # 6
    2195 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    Meh.  You’re the bride.  I say you can never really look too dressy.  I’ve seen photos of women who, for example, got married outside near a barn and did a really causal/rustic wedding, but wore a heavilyy beaded ballgown dress and still looked amazing and beautiful.  I don’t think most people will think twice about the formality.  The comfort level might be something you should worry about however.  What particularly are you worried about?

    Post # 10
    4419 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    If I’m understanding correctly, your reception is the only part that is less formal. Is that right?  If that’s the case, I don’t see any reason why you shouldn’t continue to wear the dress you fell in love with.  Just change your accessories for the reception… Change into a more simple hair piece, exchange your ceremony jewelry for simple pearls.

    If you’re having a formal ceremony and a less formal reception, I don’t think you have to make your dress less formal to fit in. Everyone expects you to be over-dressed for the entire affair!

    You love the dress–WEAR IT!!!!!  🙂

    Post # 12
    4419 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    @cllyons:  Ahhhh… Well that is entirely a different thing, isn’t it? 

    You look gorgeous in both dresses. I don’t see the “cone” boobs…

    Are you not having your dress bussled?


    Post # 13
    3068 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    The first dress is beautiful. I tried both dresses on as well and prefered the first one. I also think the first one looks better on you.

    Post # 14
    1079 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    It is your dress. If you love it who cares how formal it is? You’re the bride!

    Post # 15
    253 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I think the second dress is so much prettier on you and also would work better for a casual wedding.  Try seeing if you can sell the first one and then you could get the other one!

    Post # 16
    216 posts
    Helper bee

    It’s a bit ballroom-like….but brides do it! If you really love the dress just wear it. You’re allowed to be the fanciest person at the party!

    I was in the same situation. However, my first dress was a lot cheaper than yours. I bought it for $370 and I sold it on preownedweddingdresses for $270. I think as a brand new, unworn, unaltered dress you can probably make more than half reselling it. You will surely have some loss–but it may be your only option if the bridal shop won’t help out.


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