(Closed) married gals: what would you change about your dress?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
3367 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I would have:

Cut the hem on my gown instead of adding more “tucks”.  I knew I would resell it and wanted it to return to the designer’s size, but it wasn’t the look I was originally going for.  It’s so slight, but I see it. 

Used a ton of hairspray!  I am not a hairspray kind of gal, and the stylist tried to convince me, but I wanted to look like “me”.  And I did.  Me, after a jog! 

Used a make-up artist… the one I hired wasn’t available on the day of and I thought I could wing it.  I’m clueless about make-up and my make-up completely faded by the first dance. 

Practiced walking with my veil.  It did things on the longer walk that it never did in the salon.  It was such a beautiful cathedral veil, but in some pics you couldn’t see it.  Or I would have asked my Maid/Matron of Honor to adjust it for me, if I needed it!


Post # 4
3068 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Get a 3 point bustle so the damn thing would have stayed up!

Post # 6
6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I wish I would have chosen a better seamstress. If only :(. But as for advice, I’m glad I picked my dress up the week before the wedding instead of a few days before so I had some time to adjust it.

Post # 7
1077 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Not a thing.  I loved every second that I had it on my body.  The fit, the fabric, the design was all the best I’ve ever worn.  And it was actually comfortable.  I never in a million years thought I’d buy a designer dress.  But it was so absolutely lovely to wear that I’m trying to cook up a reason to go to an opera gala or something so that I can do it again.  Unfortunately, there isn’t as much of a market for second hand non-bridal gowns, so I won’t be able to get my money back like I did for my wedding dress and probably will never actually justify the expense.

Post # 8
7431 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Put in a corset back rather than a zipper. It was a little loose, and I wish it would have hung on me better and showed off my curves

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