Post # 16
Can you try taking it to another location? I have had a really good experience with DB; they have been great with my mom (she’s very sick) and they even let me exchange my gown after having taken it out of the store. If you go to another location and say “x location had really poor CS, and I have heard great things about your company. Can you help me?”, the manager might step in because it’s a competitor location. At any rate, I would at least bring the dress to a tailor and get a wrist strap. They could do that in an afternoon.
Post # 17
I think it’s the last minute jitters …. you look stunning! Seriously! Sorry for the bad experience and stress though. Good luck and have a lovely wedding!
Post # 18
You look amazing! Many would kill to have your looks and body! It’s a stunning dress and you will look just perfect on your special day 🙂
Post # 20
Do the bustle, tuck in under the butt. If you don’t think they can do it in 2 weeks call another DB as another bee suggested then take it there if they can help you. You’ll be okay!! P.S. We’re wedding weekend twins, mine is 5/29! <3
Post # 21
First, you look stunning!
Not that you really need this but I too felt the same way in my dress regarding my backside so I got a pair of padded underwear (lovemybubbles) for my mermaid. Nothing crazy thick just gave me a little more confidence in my appearance, like fake eyelashes.
Post # 22
You look beautiful!!
I think they can make the alterations to make it fit more to your liking. They should be able to add the bustle.
I’d ask them again to adjust the alterations pricing because you agreed on different pricing and because they damaged the dress and tulle cannot exactly be repaired. Worst they can say is no.
Post # 23
You seriously look gorgeous. I would not change a thing. I am pretty sure my dress looked about 50 per cent as good as yours and I LOVED my dress. Yours is 150% awesome. Try not to stress, your day is going to be perfect.
Post # 24
- Wedding: September 2016 - Little Chapel of Flowers
I think your dress looks beautiful. But if you are not happy with it, I agree with musket 87, take it to another seamstress and see if they can fix it how you would like it to be.
Post # 25
I also PM’d you something.
Post # 26
You look gorgeous. if you are not 100% happy with the fit, you could take it to a seamstress for some minor tweaks. If you feel self conscious about the profile of your butt in the dress you should look into some padded panties…I’ve never worn them, but supposedly they work! There was a rumor that they were the secret behind Pippa Middleton’s curves at the royal wedding.
Post # 27
I think it’s a gorgeous dress. You look beautiful! My dress is also tulle only on bottom and lacy up top.
I do see how its a bit loose right above your butt. So while your butt looks great, if it were a bit fitted there it’d be more of a curve hugging silhouette. I would take it to a seamstress and see if she can take it in a bit! And I definitely would get a bustle of you plan to dance. Good luck!
Post # 28
OMG I hate you. You’re effing stunning and complaining about it. I’m dying to have your body by the time my wedding comes around. Shut your beautiful face! (were all the compliments what you wanted to hear? 😉
Post # 29
may16bride: ok let’s get the you look Amazing out the way – you look amazing..
Secondly 2 weeks ample time for seamstress if you realllly want to take it in a bit and have the money
thirdly they need to sort the hole – they should have insurance – when its in their shop it’s their responsibility – my dress is insured in the shop right until I take it which will be day before wedding – ask them about this – if you paid they need to sort it or give you Some $$
Post # 30
Yep, I see the issues you describe, and unfortunately I dont think theres much you can do. Sorry to deflate you. Here’s why.
The top: it looks like the cups of the dress are just too big. I guess youre not even close to filling them out. Its just the cut of the dress. And why I dont think there is much to do is because of the lace over the top, if you change the cup size you will put a seam in the lace. Not much to do there, sorry.
The butt thing, is a similar cause, however, I want to say that you have such a beautiful curve in the lower back that gives you a butt that you dont need to bring the dress in under the butt. If you did it would be so tight you wouldnt walk. Again, because of the lace, unless there is a side seam that you can easily curve, there isnt much you can do, it is supposed to be straight like it is. Honestly, the lower back curve is way more elegant than a ballooning butt. I wouldnt even try to fix this one, it is beautiful as is.
The top of the dress is what you should focus on. Maybe an excellent seamstress will be able to take off the top layer of lace, fix the dress then re-lay the lace. But if the straps are all one continuous piece, then it will move too because the position of the lace would change, and thus need some kind of seam. If it was me (I have sewing experience) this is what I would do. I would cut the straps at the top, fix the top and relay the lace, then reattach the straps with maybe some beading or something over the seam to make it look natural instead of seamed. It could be fixed if you are willing and able to find a new seamstress.
I had similar issues with my dress and the problem area had to be totally deconstructed to reconstruct it properly. 3 seamstresses later. If you had seen what the first one tried to pass off…