- 4 years ago
- Wedding: July 2014
If you’ve read my previous posts you may have sene that I had some problems with my dress before the wedding, they all appeared to be rectified but on the day it was awful 🙁
I never really felt beautiful, I put it on and was just like, “this is okay, let’s go!”…
The first issue I found was when I hung it up out of the bag, the edges of the lace detailing were burnt, the appliques were on tulle and the edges were crispy and black, I picked off most of the worst.
When I put the dress on I said there was an inner bra strap fastening to do up, there wasn’t. It had been there thorugh allllll of my fittings, even on the Friday when I picked it up I had to retry the dress to make sure the belt was in the right place and everything else was okay, the lady who helped me undress afterwards asked if I would like it any tighter, then looked at the front of me and said, no I think it’s fine like that. She took the dress upstairs to fix the belt and brought it back down. I signed the release forms to say it was in perfect condition etc. and paid my final balance, speaking of which..
When I ordered the dress I was told that the £200 I was going to pay for the altertions was the top price and that I wouldn’t be paying any more, at the till the owner said she hadn’t charged me for the straps, I was a bit bemused and said thank you. My bill was £60 more than I was expecting, I think I have been charged £60 to alter an ivory belt to a gray one. I didn’t question it because I was so beyond it, I was fed up with the amount of fittings that I had had in a two week period due to the dress coming in so late.. and I was on my way to my accomodation for the night, and I was late!
The dress never really felt like a great fit so it didn’t cross my mind that anything was wrong quite early on after the ceremony when the top felt ridiculously baggy, I could grab maybe 3 or 4 inches either side.. and the sweetheart neckline was far higher than it should have been and gaping, in fact when I sat down it was under my chin!! I kept having to rearrange my bust 🙁 and felt like I had no figure whatsoever. It wasn’t until a second bathroom trip (and all of the photos) that I noticed that the back had come undone, when I asked my friend to refasten the hook and eye it had broken off. This is why it was so loose, the zip just wouldn’t stay up without the hook and eye. I ended up with two safety pins holding my dress together 🙁 in an earlier fitting they had replaced the hook and eye.
Oh and a bustle couldn’t be added (apparently) so I was left to just use the loop on the underskirt, which fell off anyway just afer the first dance!
On all of the photos I’ve seen so far I am just fixated on my dress. From the side you can see INTO my dress and from the front I just look about 30lbs heavier than I am. I just don’t know what to do, I wish I had listened to my gut and kicked up more of a fuss and cancelled my order!!! 🙁 I feel like I definitely want to complain, but honestly don’t knowwhere to start or en what would come out of it.
At the end of the day I’ve paid nearly £1500 for a dress that I couldn’t wait to get out of and that I hate in photos!!! 🙁 🙁
What would you do?