- 5 years ago
- Wedding: May 2017 - Hawaii beach wedding
Today, I have had a pretty epic meltdown. I picked up my dress from the seamstress and I feel like she barely BARELY did anything I asked for. She did the bustle, and took it in a bit at the chest. My waist and hips? UGH. I told her/showed her I wanted it really fitted. As it was/is, it just hangs off of me. The dress is a size 8, and in wedding dresses I’m more like 4/6. It needed taken in, but nothing crazy.
When I tried it on at the seamstress’, I know I had a look on my face, like, “I hate this.” She asked me what alterations she had done because she’d ‘forgotten’. I told her, and she said, “I also did the hem.” Actually, no. The hem was fine because I ordered it shorter, so she can’t take credit for that–the one good thing. Then she told me how hard it was to work on the dress because the lace was thick. Uh, ok. Then why agree to work on it at all? I could’ve taken it to someone else a month ago.
I said I didn’t feel like it was taken in except in the chest. She said it looked lovely, fine, blah-blah-blah. I took it home. I tried it on again, and I really hated it, so I called her back. I said it really was still too big and I needed it taken in more. I asked to come back in. She said she was booked. I asked when she had another opening, she said, “sometime after two weeks”. I asked for an appointment, and she said to call her back in two weeks. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! The problem is I’m 4 1/2 weeks away from my wedding and I haven’t found another seamstress to do alterations (I’ve called around all day–as well as seamstresses within 1-2 hours from where I live) with this short turn-around. I’m feeling sick–what do I do now? I know if I wear this, I’ll hate the way I look, and I have no doubt it’ll ruin the day for me.
This is my dress: http://www.allurebridals.com/products/9072. It’s pretty–form-fitting, lacy. Everything I wanted. In the store, I felt so pretty! Not now. I feel elephantine, which is dramatic, yes. But who wants to look bigger than they are on their wedding day? My fiance and Mom both said it made me look about 30 pounds heavier. I took it in to the bridal store (they don’t do alterations there) to see if I could salvage it with a sash, and the attendents both asked if I’d had it altered yet–they were astonished that it was so big on me. So, yeah. That just solidified the fact that indeed, the dress is not flattering, and it’s way too big, and I want to cry. A lot.
So with all that– I need advice. Should I just suck it up and go to David’s Bridal and see if they have an off-the-rack dress that fits?