Post # 1
The wedding is in two and a half weeks and I hate my dress. I bought it months and months ago but when I finally picked it up after alterations… I feel horrible it it. It’s definitely not what I envisioned "the perfect" dress for me to look like. The bottom is much wider and poof-ier than I had expected. The bust area is a little too big. I’m sure I can live with it and make due. Is this going to haunt me forever? Will I look back at pictures and just get angry and sad? What else can I do? It’s probably too late to get a new dress. Please help! Has anyone else been in this situation? What did you do?
Post # 3
why not see if you can get this one altered more? (get the bust area to fit better and take some of that puffiness out…
Post # 4
I agree with superstar…a good seamstress may be able to do magic on the dress. But…if it really won’t work, try some local bridal shops to see if any of them are having trunk or sample sales. I would also check ebay or craigslist to see what might be available in your area. You could get something quickly and hopefully cheaply enough that it wouldn’t totally blow your budget to have two dresses.
Anyone else need a dress at the last minute? What did you do?
Post # 5
Definitely check with a seamstress. You’ll have to pay for a rush job, but it will be worth it to have the dress fit you better – it is important that you feel good in it.
Post # 6
Are you unhappy with the dress or unhappy with the alterations? A good fit makes all the difference. If the original seamstress didn’t give you a perfect fit, try another.
A seamstress can also take out some of the poofiness on the bottom… it’s easy to take in the side seam along both sides of the skirt.
Post # 7
You sound like me 3 months before my (non)-wedding. I hated and DESPISED my dress. It was so bulky up top, making me look like I had football padding on, and the bust was HUGELY huge on me…so big that if someone had lightly nudged into my chest, the whole top would’ve caved in. I knew I hated it so much that I would’ve been MISERABLE wearing it. That is ONE day you should feel like a more gorgeous version of yourself, and if you don’t feel 100% comfr
Soooo…I splurged. I ran to David’s Bridal, tried on ONE dress, it fit like a glove and I bought it on the spot. I loved it so much more and I felt so much prettier in it.
If that’s not an option, I vote to get those alterations done. You probably will have a hard time having fun and focusing on the positive of the day if you are feeling uncomfortable in your dress.
Post # 8
If you like the dress except for the fit, then I definitely suggest you go to the best alterations person in your city (check out the local knot board or maybe call a shop that custom makes dresses) and get a professional opinion whether your concerns about the dress can be fixed. If not, it may be worth it to check out some more dress shops or look online — it’s peak wedding season and I’ve heard of dress shops being left with extra dresses b/c of brides changing their minds (or cancelled weddings)…GOOD LUCK!