(Closed) La Sposa Dress arrived and disappointment……

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1041 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

It doesn’t sound like anything that a talented seamstress can’t fix.  Take a deep breath!  BREATHE!  It’ll be fine!

Post # 4
344 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Take a step back and don’t worry!  I have faith in every seamtress after seeing what one lady did for my BFF’s dress that came from the designer nearly completely opposite of the sample.


It will all be fine!

Post # 6
505 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

they made the mistake they will fix it, you might have to give them heck to make them fix it but they owe you a dress that fits if worst comes to worst they will have to order you a new dress thats fitted properly at their expense

everything will be fine 🙂

i bought my dress right from the store (floor model with 50% off) the size fit and it has a corset back so i feel like i have more flexibility with any possible figure changes lol but its sitting at my parents house and i haven’t put it on since so now im afraid since i didn’t really think of the length in the store i was just bedazzled by the dress lol

Post # 8
1068 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I swear, dress shops screw up measurements on purpose so they can charge more for tailoring. My dress shop tried to get me to order a size too big. I had to be really pushy and refuse so that they would order my correct size. Now I barely need any alterations to bring it in at the waist. It would need a ton of alterations if I got the size they recommended! Some stores won’t even LET you choose the size you order. It’s a racket.

Post # 10
157 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’m so sorry to hear!! I really did feel for you because although I haven’t tried on my dress yet, I’m also extremely concerned about whether they took my measurements correctly. when I tried on dresses, every shop was consistent wiht my measurements ; EXCEPT the shop I ordered from (who said my breast was one inch smaller, waist half an inch smaller, and hips one inch smaller). And they ordered a dress EXACTLY my size; which made me worry as it left no room for error.


They reassured me saying they could take it out if need be, but still, it does worry me…


Now the good news for you is that of the 3 problems 2 are relating to it being bigger/longer, and the 1 that seems to be a case of it being tighter, I do think that a seamstress can take out quite easily!

So if they say they can fix it; don’t worry, they’ll make you lose beautiful!!


Out of curiosity, it’s not a shop in South Florida by any chance is it?

Post # 12
5011 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@snaphappy:  It shouldn’t be a problem to take it out a little at the bust. Honestly, they should be able to take it out at least a couple of inches without causing havoc.

The length I’d be furious about too. Have they offered to sort it for free? (You can shorten a lace hem like that, but it takes a lot of skill.)

Post # 13
157 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@snaphappy:  hahhaha unfortunately your sister is probably right… but like you, I too hate wedding dramas!!


And also like you; I live in the UK (london)! Small world huh? I got my dress in florida as I’m getting married there (mum lives there now).

Will keep you my fingers crossed for you but I know it’ll go great!!!

If you could let me know how it goes that’d be brilliant – it’ll help to calm some of my own nerves hehehehe

and show us a few pics too if you don’t mind – Denia looks GORGEOUS!

Post # 15
157 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@snaphappy:  Thanks so much for the recent update; I loved reading it. Obviously, I didn’t love the fact that it still like they are a way away from making things right, but your sense of perspective and how you’re feeling about getting married.

Truth is; we so badly just want to look SO perfect for our other halves on that one special day that we put so much pressure on ourselves for everything to look so perfect and right. But on the actual day, he and you will probably be so caught up with emotion that he may not even notice what you’re wearing!

I can only imagine how you must feel and think it’s admirable how you’re trying to keep the sense of perspective. Like you said though; the hard part to deal is that after spending all this money, you’d think they’d be able to do what they were paid for!

Are they paying back any of hte money you paid for having it custom made? It’s the very least they can do.

I LOVE the idea of hte blue shoes. I have a friend did just that and it looked AMAZING! I was going to do that but decided to wear a champagne/golden sash so I couldn’t find something that matches. But I think it’d be gorgeous with your dress!

I think sawing in cups is a good idea bc if it has a low back , and if you feel it’s coming low, you may be worried all day about pulling the dress up because of your bra all day.

I can’t wait to see pictures though bc somehow I have a feeling that someone as positive as you will somehow manage to make the dress look gorgeous despite all the problems!


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