(Closed) dress remorse…what to do?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I really didn’t think about how hot my dress was on the day of the wedding.  Thankfully, you are getting married in the spring so it won’t be as hot.  It looks gorgeous on you, don’t worry!

Post # 4
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825 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I like the dress looks great on you! I’d say keep it because you love it and it looks great on you. When I went for my first fitting, sweat was literally dripping down inbetween my thighs and I was like ewwwww gross! However, there’s not much you can do about that. As long as you can sit and dance fairly well you should be fine. I think having them take out a layer of tulle will help.

Post # 5
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3255 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Personally, I really like it. Remember that it is JULY and your wedding is in the spring, so you are definitely right when you say it won’t be as hot when you wear your gown. Talk to whoever is altering your dress. Once it is tailored to you, I think you will feel differently.

HOWEVER, if you don’t, sites like oncewed.com do exist where you can sell your dress to a budget-conscious bride who will buy it from you at a discounted rate so you could buy one you are in love with.

Just don’t make any rash decisions. 🙂

Post # 6
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581 posts
Busy bee

It looks beautiful on you.  With nine months to go until your wedding, you may be thinking too much about this.  So many ladies post such gorgeous gowns on here, and it is understandable that you may second-guess your choice.  I think that with the alterations you have in mind, you will feel better once they are finalized.  You will look lovely!

Post # 8
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612 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

A slip might help the dress feel better on your skin.  Also with how many times those dresses get tried on I’m sure the it changes a lot about the dress.  When you get it cleaned and pressed I’m sure the fabric will feel a lot softer and more like you remember.  Also, if that is you in the picture you look great!  I don’t think you need to lose any lbs!!!

Post # 9
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3316 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I was really surprised at how hot my dress was when I tried it on before the wedding.  However, our wedding was in October, and I was perfectly comfortable in it all day.

Post # 10
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1020 posts
Bumble bee

my seamstress let me tried on one of his under skirts to poof out the bottom of my dress and it’s the type that has a “hoop” sewn on to the bottom of the under skirt rather than having layers of tulls. that “hoop” thing kept my dress away from my legs and thus makes it cooler inside the skirt. maybe you can try something like that?

Post # 12
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18 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010

If it helps, I just had my first fitting on Saturday afternoon.  It was about 90 degrees and I not only sweat between my thighs, but when I finally took off the undergarment shaper, it was covered with sweat marks.  My dress is a lot heavier than I remembered it being back in March when I first bought it.  And my wedding is in 3 weeks.  Ugh.  I plan to suffer through as much as I can and am hoping to buy a short white dress off the rack to slip into when I can’t take it anymore.  I love my dress, but I too have had thoughts of why didn’t I plan better when chosing it.

Post # 13
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2030 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

My dress was very hot and heavy with many layers, but I didn’t even notice except for once on my wedding day. It was only when I sat down to eat dinner that I thought, Wow, It’s pretty hot under this dress! So I hiked the skirt up to my thighs under the tablecloth and nobody was the wiser LOL!

Post # 14
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380 posts
Helper bee

Wow, that is a beautiful dress.  Love it!

I know you’ve already posted that you’re going to see how the dress works for now… but just wanted to tell you that you look great.

And that I was also sweating a lot during my fitting (in fact, I made a post freaking out about potentially making sweat stains on my dress).  I’ve had my second fitting, and at the second one she made measurements to shorten the inner layer of tulle so that it goes OVER my shoes, and to leave the very outer layer longer.  When she had it pinned up, it was a lot easier to walk around.  So maybe if you pin up some layers, you’ll feel better about moving around in it?

I haven’t gotten married yet, so I’m not sure what it’s like to wear the dress all day yet, though.

Post # 15
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18 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2011

You look great in the dress. Don’t worry too much! I plan on wearing a body shaper under my dress, and I’m sure it will feel uncomfortable, but I don’t care as long as I look great! 😉

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