- 8 years ago
- Wedding: June 2010
After warning my daughter about not buying up in size in her wedding gown, I myself fell into the trap of buying two sizes up. I wasn’t thinking the store would pull the same trick on the MOB as they do the bride. Silly me. I bought a $500 Jade Couture, assured that alterations would be $35. What was not said though, was that it would be $35 each time they breathed on the dress. Separate charge for hem… separate charge for side seams, separate charge for tucks… etc. etc. So in the end, I have an $800 dress. Now, I went in early enough that I could have easily gotten a dress in my size in time for the wedding, but they gave me a $75 discount on the sample, which I eventually spent on the longline bra my alterationist told me was a must because of my lack of boobage’. It is a gorgeous dress though- easily the most expensive dress I’ve ever bought- even before it was nipped and tucked. Too bad I don’t have another daughter to use this newfound wisdom with… but thought I’d pass it on. If you don’t fluctuate too much in your weight as a general rule, buy close to your normal size.