(Closed) dress emergency

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
Bee
94 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Hunter's Ridge, Princeton, IL

I had a dress crisis, too, but you know what? I discovered it’s best to go with your GUT. Do you want to make your Stephanie James dress work because you truly love it? Then you can make it work–even if it ends up costing $500 for the whole shebang, that is still one hell of a bargain.

And if you really want to drop it in favor of a JCrew dress? Then you should definitely go for it…but more than anything, make sure you’re happy with the frock you’re wearing on the big day. You don’t want to look at the pictures and wish you would have worn a different dress!!!

Best of luck, lady! 🙂

Post # 4
Member
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

If he can let it out a bit from $100 then you should do that. the nicer dresses at Jcrew are actually quite pricey to be honest.

Post # 5
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1048 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I wonder if the cleaner’s shrunk the dress with their cleaning method.  I’ve hear of it happening.  Also, is the tailor experienced in wedding dress alterations?  If not, call around to your local bridal shops and find out who they recommend.  I’m paying way more than I ever thought I would have to for my alterations because I went with a woman who worked out of her home and wasn’t experienced with  heavy beading and lace.  Luckily I got my dress out fo there and to a reputable and experienced wedding dress seamstress. 

Post # 6
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1048 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Also, if need be, they should be able to put in a corset.

You’ll pay more than $100 for a J Crew dress (most likely). 

Post # 7
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383 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Could a corset be added to the back? that would give you a lot more room to play with. Might be more pricy…but could be worth it if you love the dress!

Post # 8
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624 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

A corset is what I was going to reccomend, that way it can be adjusted either way.

Post # 9
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1181 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

You poor thing. I had something similar happen. Then you feel awful because not only does it not fit, but there went your savings right out the window. I would suggest you don’t order a JCrew dress or any dress without going in to the store and trying it on. That way you know your mind is at ease because you can order a dress that will fit fine and arrive on time. Call JCrew and try on their dresses in store, and then ask them how their standard dresses compare to their regular dresses. Ditto for a shop like The Limited, which also sells wedding dresses. 🙂 Good luck.

Post # 10
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2550 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

If he can let out the seams, I would allow the tailor to handle it.  You will spend more than $100 on a JCrew dress. 

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