Post # 1
I purchased a champagne wedding dress aluure style 9106. I bought it in champagne because my fiancée told me the color is better for me. This dress does not make me feel like a bride due to shape and color. I would have to spend $500 to have some lace added to the top part. Also I wanted to change the neck line because it is just so high and close to my neck. Basically I am changing the whole look and feel of the dress.
or, should I just trash it a buy another dress? I am only 90 days away from date.
Thank you for the advise
Post # 2
I like it in its simplicity. I would not change it.
Post # 3
- Wedding: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Leajon: I would try to do what I can to save the dress but only if I can live with the champagne color. If the color is unacceptable then you’ll probably want to buy a new dress. There is just too many thing that need to be changed. If you can afford a new dress then try to sell the one you have so that you’re not out of a lot of money.
Post # 4
If you added lace to the top it would look like a bib. I wouldn’t change a thing to it- it’s so elegant and simple.
Post # 5
I am thinking that I may just suck it up. It is a bit different and my bridesmaid think it is very elegant. I am wearing an ivory veil. I do love the low back and the fit of it. It is just not what I was dreaming of when I was a little girl. Being short waisted was not in my favor when it came to puffy, ball gown type dresses. I am going to get a second dress for the reception and that one will be ivory and more flowing.
I am looking on preowned dress.com.
Post # 6
Leajon: If you check ebay for sample gowns you’ll find some there also
Post # 7
Leajon: I wore a champagne, quite simple/elegant style dress on my wedding day too. It is a personal thing (and I had never dreamed of a ball gown etc) but I really did feel like a bride on the day and the dress got lots of compliments. A bouquet and veil definitely do help! I guess just remember why you did buy it in the first place? If you really decide you can’t live with it then maybe you can get a pre-owned one cheap in the time you have left!
Post # 8
Oh no, I love that dress! I think it’s so elegant & classy. I definitely wouldn’t add lace to it. Have you tried it with a cathedral veil with maybe some lace on the edge? I don’t know how you couldn’t feel bridal in that dress with a beautiful cathedral veil. I also happen to love the high neck. But it is about your happiness. What about doing something to the neck like this?
Post # 9
Leajon: Change the top. Get it altered into a different neckline such as Sweetheart, with some boning if necessary.
Add an illusion neckline so you still get the shape of the original dress.
Post # 10
Peanut-Sue: that is what I was thinking. Due to the back being so open. I would have to add lace or some see thru material to make sure the back stays put. the cost would be $500 to modify. And adding white over the champagne color at the top will make it more bridal. I really like the bottom. That is what sold me on the dress plus the sales person said it made my butt look nice! we all want to hear that!
Post # 11
I think the dress is beautiful! Instead of altering it, I like your idea of getting a preowned reception gown. With only 90 days to go if the alterations suck you wouldn’t have time to find another gown…..