(Closed) HATE my dress!

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1157 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@redsksincheer:  So sorry that you don’t like your dress.  Could you post some pics so we can see what is wrong with it?

Post # 4
2840 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Maybe sell it and find one you really love?

Post # 5
8422 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

Sorry to hear you don’t like you dress….500.00 is a lot for alterations! I suggest taking it for a second opinion to see if you can have it fixed to be more mermaid. 500.00 is pretty insane for alterations….you could almost prob buy another dress for that amount!

Post # 6
23597 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@redsksincheer:  Sorry to hear you don’t like your dress. FWIW, I think it’s beautiful!

Post # 7
2335 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Clipping a dress that is too big is one thing, but pinning the skirt into an entirely different shape guarantees that there will be alterations.  Even the stock photo shows a trumpet shape.  Why did you buy a trumpet dress when you wanted a mermaid?  Did you ask about the cost of alterations when you bought it?

I would take your dress to a different seamstress and get another price estimate.

Post # 8
1073 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Wow, that’s too bad. I think it’s really pretty, but all that matters is that you like it.

Post # 9
3246 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@redsksincheer: Take it to another seamstress. $500 for alterations is insane (and I’m an independent seamstress, so I know). Changing the skirt so it is tighter on something with all those flowers would be a lot of work, but still should NOT be $500 unless you are in a major city or something. Even in a major city, I’m sure you could find a skilled seamstress or tailor who would do a good job for less.

Also, by “crumb-catcher top,” do you mean the split at the cleavage? How about finding some pretty lace and putting it across there to make the neckline look different? A good seamstress/tailor would find that easy. Also, changing the line of the rest of the neckline to a different curve, like more sweetheart, would not be that hard, but that split would have to be taken care of by adding new fabric somehow.

If you really hate it, sell it– on the classifieds here or some other used wedding dress website. Or Ebay. Or a second hand shop. Or will they take it back??? 

It’s OK to hate the dress and get rid of it if it can’t be altered so you like it! You need to feel beautiful on your wedding day, and if you have to get another dress. . . so be it.

Good luck!

Post # 10
2286 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

Take it to another seamestress. $500 seems ridiculous. 

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