(Closed) HELP! Preowned wedding dress dilemma

posted 4 years ago in Engagement
Post # 2
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Busy bee

That is all so stressful!! I want to send you hugs!! In the picture you posted here, the color appears fine to me, but I also don’t have an eye for noticing those things.  Maybe if you were wearing the dress and posted pictures of it in different lightings?  I am so so sorry about what happened with your payment and the stain… and the cost to fix the stain.  Even with the added stress, you’ll still have your dream dress for far less than the retail price, so I hope that helps you feel a bit better.  You can also sell it yourself afterwards to help make up for the cost.  

Post # 4
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Helper bee

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biancalowe8 :  Colour looks lovely – I wouldn’t worry, different lighting changes the colours of things hugely, we just don’t notice as much on things that are ‘coloured’ like red or blue. When you expect a pure ivory a little variation in lighting can seem like a lot. 

As for the stain, do you have long hair? Could you do an asymmetric style, prehaps with some extensions in a braid or curls? I think that would cover it perfectly. Failing that, could you ask the cleaner to try again ‘at all costs’ to get it out? They may have been gentle the first time. Or try a cleaner who uses different brand products? If this still does not work or damages the fabric I’d use the alterations option – but 900 bucks seems a lot for patching. Could you shop around for different seamstresses? 

Post # 5
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Busy bee

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biancalowe8 :  I just sold my wedding dress on Oncewed.com and I video chatted with the buyer via Facebook so she can see the dress herself. I’m so sorry that you didn’t have an honest seller. I hope you can safe the dress and won’t have to get a new one. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

have you thought of getting it professionally cleaned, it would be alot less than the alteration cost surely ?? Its beautiful and the color looks lovely but i would def want it cleaned thoroughly good luck

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

Get it fully cleaned and I actually would remove the belt and sew beading onto the stained areas.  When it is obscured by glinting jewels, you will hardly notice the stain.

Post # 8
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Helper bee

I would consider scrapping it altogether and purchasing a brand new dress from BHLDN or somewhere comparable. You can find beautiful ones for $1000. You will always feel less than perfect if you wear this used dress. This woman gypped you bigtime! People are real jerks.

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