(Closed) Mega Dress Doubt :(

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@FutureJessicaMcB: Gosh, I just don’t love the original dress on you, the neckline it sitting a little funny – but I assume that this is something that can be fixed in alterations?  I do think that #2 looks great on you, could you go with that?

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I really like the neckline and the fit of the second one.  Do you have any other pictures of the first one?  It could be the picture throwing me off cause it looks pulled up/out on the right and uneven.  But from these two pictures… I like the second one more.

Post # 5
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1090 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I like the second one a lot more. It looks gorgeous

Post # 6
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2853 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’d be surprised if you couldn’t find an $1800 sample. I would look at the dresses that normally come in around $1000-$1500. That, with the sample discount, will leave plenty of time for alterations.

You could also check out J Crew and The Limited, or white house black market. All of those should have dresses within your range, though I’m not sure if you’ll find a style that works better.

FWIW, I think the dress you chose is very pretty. Get a nice wrap, and it will be perfect for a mountain wedding. 🙂

 

ETA: Can you tell us what you like about the second dress, and what makes it fit your new plan better?

Post # 7
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5827 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

Something about the fit of dress #1 is off. As is I like dress #2 better and it does seem a little more winter appropriate to me. Can you use the 1800 towards a veil or accessories?

Post # 10
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14969 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@FutureJessicaMcB: I wouldnt care or worry about what they think about being difficult or not.  What matters at the end of the day is you loving your dress.  Could you maybe try to sell the credit to the store to another bride and be free to buy the other one you love?

Post # 11
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5524 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2019 - Paris, France

the dress you bought is very pretty.. I love the lace and the details and don’t think at all that it is too much for a winter elopement. However.. I don’t think the dress fits you well.. it doesnt flatter your midsection and the way the dress fits on the top is just wonky. If alterations can make the dress fit you well (like the second pic) , I would say just keep it! Make sure you can sweetheart the neckline though! It really flatters your body!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

You could try to sell the current dress, and even if you don’t make the full amount back, you can put the money towards dress #2 at the other salon!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I honestly think your first dress has potential.  Would you be able to alter the neckline into something more like what you wanted?  If not, I’m willing to bet you can find a sample similar to the private label dress you didn’t get.  Don’t stress over last minute alterations.  I picked up my dress two days before my wedding after they rushed the alterations… those ladies are genuises!  Don’t be too concerned with what anyone thinks… you want to feel confident and that is not asking too much.  🙂

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Check with the salon about an exchange. It sounds like you aren’t happy with the dress, although it is pretty in my opinion. Since you said it’s a Maggie, there are some Maggie dresses that are similiar to the one you posted that you said you liked better. Check out ‘Sylvia’, ‘Aubina’, “Bianca’, ‘Denise’, ‘Harriet’ and ‘Gwyneth’.

Post # 15
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6245 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

To be honest, I like the 2nd dress better on you.  It flatters your figure better, IMO. 

This is going to be your wedding day.  Like pinkshoes said, don’t worry about saving the bridal salon a little bit of work.  Their job is to make you happy.  After all, you’re spending enough money there.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I honestly do like the second one better on you.  I think it’s more flattering.  I am just not crazy about the first dress at all on you and hate that you got pressured into that one!  I totally get where you’re coming from though about not wanting to lose the money you paid by exchanging it for a sample dress that will more than likely be less expensive.  But it’s your one and only wedding so go with a dress that makes you feel the best!!

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