(Closed) I don’t know why, but I’m starting to have dress regret. =/

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think you look amazing but if it is that big of a deal could you get the sides taken in to make it more of a fit and flare maybe?

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

It looks fabulous and remember you went with it for a reason!! I think everyone has that moment of regret because it is such a big decision!! I think it looks beautiful!! The fit and flare is a good idea too if you wanted to switch it up! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think it looks really beautiful on you!  I am having the same issue and just posted about it the other day

Dress fitting…not what I was hoping for!

I think that in your case (and mine) it will look better when it is fitted properly.  You’re remembering how it looked when you tried it on, and the dress that’s not altered right yet is underwhelming you.

I honestly think that it looks totally awesome, especially in the first pic!  I agree with you that it’s not fitting completely right in the second one.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I think the dress looks really great on you! I’m sure it will fit tighter after alterations!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

The dress looks great on you.  It really does.  You look so pretty!  I almost bought that same dress actually, but ended up with a similar style by Allure.  Have you thought about a different sash?  A friend of mine wore that dress with a simple ivory sash and it was a great alternative.  To give it more of that mermaid silhouette, can you get one of those fit and flair petticoats?  I think I tried one on with it and it def gave it a different shape.

As for the alterations, if you’re unhappy with the fit, tell them.  They should do whatever you want.  It’s your dress.  It should fit you exactly how you want it to. 

Good luck with your fitting.  Every time I think I’m having regrets, I put my dress on and they fade away. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think you look extremely beautiful in your dress, but I can TOTALLY relate. I am a 2 dress bride. My first was Ella Bridals 5436. I loved it in the boutique and I still really love it but it’s more of an a-line and I think I really really wanted a mermaid. I was sick to my stomach wondering if the seamstress would be able to alter the shape and make it more fitted, and if so how much this would cost. I was looking at dresses on this site and I came across an older blog by Mrs.Cheese and I fell in love with her gown. It was actually from David’s Bridal so I looked it up and it was for sale – FOR $299 no less!!!! It’s a trumpet and I absolutely LOVE it. I picked it up today. My first dress hasn’t even come in yet and it’s already for sale =:(

In my case, even if I don’t sell my first dress and I’m out $800, I feel that my story still has a happy ending. I LOVE, LOVE my 2nd inexpensive trumpet David’s Bridal gown and now instead of constantly obsessing over how my first dress can be altered to make me happy, I am ECSTATIC and I can’t wait for my guy to see me walk down the aisle. 

It’s P9345 and it’s still on sale for $299 I think, just in case. Good luck and I hope you feel as beautiful as ever on your wedding day no matter what dress you’re wearing!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think it’s beautiful and it looks great on you. You can probably have it altered to fit a little further down, more like a fit and flare. It looks beautiful the way it is though.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

It is beautiful. I’m not an expert, but it does look like you can get it taken in, and that would flatter your figure.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

It may not actually be that expensive to give it more of a mermaid shape, because it could be an alteration that is easily done.  I’d ask. 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I just wanted to say that your dress is the one that i reallllly wanted when I saw it online and I was heartbroken that it didnt flatter me at all.  I am jealous that it looks so good on you! 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Beautiful dress! If you want them to take special notice to certain alterations you’re concerned about, speak up and let them know! Don’t let anyone talk you into going with something if you feel you want it tailored differently. Once it’s fitted properly (and to your specifications) I think it will be the amazing/gorgeous dress you’re hoping for. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

it is definitely worth the question to ask about a quote on making it a fit-and-flare… as a pp suggested, it might be cheaper than you think?

also, i think that dress is amazing on you!!! love the shape, and your figure is definitely accentuated by the dress! ๐Ÿ™‚ no dress regret needed!!! 

as far as alterations, don’t be afraid to be firm with them! i’m having quite the time with my lady, and it’s going to come down to me just laying it on the line for her during my next fitting–saying “this is what i want, i don’t care what you think about it, just do it…” (i want the lower back tighter on my corset dress, and she thinks it’s going to bunch up, which it won’t because there’s boning in the bodice to prevent that…)

anyway, good luck with everything and let us know how it goes! (with pics!) heehee…

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Honestly I think your dress is beautiful.  If you’re wanting more of a mermaid shape can you add more crinoline to make the bottom fuller? I know you already have a skirt but it there a fuller one you could try? But even if you did nothing to the dress its so pretty on you!!

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