Post # 1
I went in for my first fitting today. It was the first time I saw my dress in the ivory color I ordered in. I had previously tried on in champagne but never got to see ivory before ordering. After seeing it in person I’m not sure I love it…it was more blah than I expected. It also didn’t fit right so I’m trying to give the alterations person a chance to fix it so that it is more flattering. The sample definitley fit me better. I just feel like it makes me look bigger than I am and I’ve worked hard to lose 10 lbs for the wedding.
I’m wondering if I should try to resell this dress and buy a sample of a new one. Is this crazy? I just want to be happy! Wedding in 6 weeks…YIKES! 🙁
Any advice or support would be great….
Post # 3
From someone suffering from her own unique bout of dress regret, I say you’re doing the right thing! Giving your seamstress the chance to get it fitting right is a good decision. You never know, it might be amazing. Plus with all of your accessories added, I’m sure the way you feel IN the dress will change.
You loved it once! It just has to become YOUR dress again.
Post # 4
I had dress regret, so I sold my dress and bought another one that I loved! I would recommend the same thing to anyone, brides are under so much pressure to find “the dress” early to allow time for it to be made, etc, then when you have more time to research and look, other ideas seem better! I’m glad I got a new dress!
Post # 5
@Chelwilly: completly agree, i did the same!!
Post # 6
@happilyengaged4: I know the feeling, I’ve been there, with added pressure. Don’t worry, it will look perfect with your makeup done (sometimes, without bridal make up, you tend to look paler with the overpowering bright dress without realizing what’s wrong – we had the problem at my friend’s wedding where I was Maid/Matron of Honor and makeup artist at the same time), with your shoes and accessories.
My dress was 3 sizes too big. And the seamstress managed to fit it. Don’t pressure yourself. There’s a reason why you fell in love with it in the first place and why you chose to wear this exact dress. Try to remember 🙂
Post # 7
A dress that doesn’t fit- will always look really bad!. Give the dressmaker time to make the dress fit you. You will be surprised how much better it will look!. Also, think back to why you choose the ivory?,
I know when I make important decisions, there are usually value reasons behind these decisions. So when I questioned these decisions, I think back on these reasons.
After all in the big rainbow of colours- there is only a few shades between ivory and champagne. I think that I would save my money for the moneymoon!!!
Post # 8
THanks all. Looking back at the photos I’m starting to get used to the color. And I like hte fit from the side and back but from the front I think it makes me look wide, whereas the sample really pulled my waist in. The bust is actually too big too, which I tink makes me look bigger than I am on top. I’m hoping that with alterations it will look better. I’m going to give it another shot and see how it looks at 2nd fitting. After all, I spent a lot of money on it and it’s so last minute, I don’t want to just throw it down the drain. I’ll keep you posted!
Post # 9
@katepoppy: Thanks for your advice. You were right. The second fitting was MUCH better and I found a great corset to add even more shape to it and make it fit the way I like. They did a great job with alterations and only needs a few tweaks now. When I put it on I got “that feeling” again. I’m starting to get used to the color more, looking at pictures and I’m glad I went with it. It is really beautiful.
@moiraine: You are right, I think make up makes a big difference and can really throw you off. It’s so hard to picture it with hair and make up – I think it will look so different with the whole package together that day. Thanks for your encouragement!