(Closed) Dress meltdown/vent

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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3774 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2004

Can you post a picture of the dress?

 

Post # 4
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967 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I would love to see a pic of it….you can see about getting alterations/adding bling/adding colour…..you CAN likely make it unique to you!  I would go to a seamstress and see what can be done!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Good old dress regret, I think I cried for days myself. You do have time can you find a sample dress or an off the rack dress that would make you happy or can you modify your dress? By modify I mean possibly hack it up to the point no one would recognise it? If you have a model name maybe we can find it online and see how it looks.

Post # 6
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3697 posts
Sugar bee

Do you have plans for what you would like to do next?

If you aren’t able to return the dress, you could try selling it, or you could think about making a donation of it to an organization like Brides Against Breast Cancer, Church Street Bridal, etc. They might even be able to help you find a different gown that is more suited to what you’re looking for. I got my gown at a BABC event, and they had a wider range of style options, particularly vintage dresses, compared with what you find in contemporary bridal shops. I don’t know if they would ever allow you to do something like a gown swap/trade-in where you could apply the value of your donation to the purchase of a different gown, but it certainly couldn’t hurt to look into it!

Best of luck finding something that is more what you are looking for!

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Hm. I’d say make a firm decision to keep or not then stick to it. I’m usually on the keep side since I’m kinda cheap and you’ve already got the dress. In that case I would do what you can to modify the dress so it is more to your liking but I would also actively try to not stress about it and let yourself think about how awful you think it is. Because it’s probably not really all that awful. Use your close friends and family to give you some perspective. Do they think it’s awful?

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Is there any way you can make it more you?  I agree with PP, ask your friends and family what they think about it.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@TankGirl:  What do you hate about it? That it’s white? Is that what’s too traditional? If you hate it, you hate it. If you can find something else in time, go for it. It is a great silhouette, like you said.  No matter what happens (you wear this or you wear something else) everything will be ok!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

For what it’s worth, I think that’s a beautiful dress.  You could always spice it up with jewelry/accessories/hair.

Post # 13
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3697 posts
Sugar bee

I’m sure you will find something that suits you, hang in there.

A day or two ago I saw a thread from a Bee who got a really cute, flapper-style dress from http://www.unique-vintage.com. (They have wedding gowns, but her dress came from the non-wedding-gown section and was only $158). Maybe check out some of their options? I was poking around on there, just out of curiosity, and was drooling over about a half-dozen really fun dresses, all of them below $500 and most of them below $300.

If you are looking for something more low-key, try the Shabby Apple website (you can search by color for white dresses), they have some cute, very relaxed options that would work as an understated wedding dress, and they are extremely affordable.

http://www.shabbyapple.com/c-105-White.aspx

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