(Closed) Only two weeks to go and am hating my dress!

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
10286 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

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jobeanybear:  can you post a picture? This is a horrible feeling to have so close to your wedding. I’m nervous for you! But only if you post a picture can we give feedback and suggestions. 

Post # 5
2287 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I think the dress looks lovely, other than it being a bit bulky around the bust and shoulders. It also looks like it could be taken in more around the waist.

A relatively easy fix to get rid of the bulk and discomfort is to remove the straps altogether and convert to a sweetheart. Alterations people do that all the time. The dress looks like it will stay in place without straps.

You could then add a lace bolero so you have that lace you always wanted.

Post # 6
1221 posts
Bumble bee

The back does look super wonky. The shape is nice, but those folds were not altered correctly or something. Hope they can fix it! If not you still look lovely and will be getting married, which is the important part!

Post # 7
4575 posts
Honey bee

Do you have any room in your budget for a different dress?

Post # 8
559 posts
Busy bee

Could you order another dress, say a sample dress this http://www.honeypieboutique.co.uk get rush shipping and then get rushed alterations. Then after the wedding sell your other dress. If you were going to do the sample route and the sample seems a bit small (larger isn’t a problem most of the time), I would get their strapless dress have it converted into a lace up back then order a lace bolero from wherever you can get one. Keep in mind too, if you call the store and are really nice to them and explain the situation usually they’ll do what they can to find a solution – or at least that’s been my experience. 

Post # 9
2287 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

You know what – I talked about the alterations you could do but I don’t think that even if the dress fitted perfectly you’d be happy. Looks like you were pressured into a dress you didn’t really want and that isn’t really you.

I know what it’s like to feel like you should choose a traditional dress, but also to want something completely different from traditional. I was 38 when I got married, which means I was old enough to say “screw that” and choose a dress that reflected me, not what other people wanted. (I ended up with a long navy ceremony dress and a red tea-length reception dress… two whole dresses of “screw you” LOL.)

At this stage I’d just cut your losses and fork out a couple of hundred for a tea-length dress. If you have to go to a different alternations person you’d be paying that much anyway.

Here are some ideas:



http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/aisle-be-there-dress-in-ivory (not lace, but super flattering and sophisticated)

http://www.unique-vintage.com/stop-staring-mad-style-ivory-cap-sleeve-swing-dress.html (not lace either, but see above)


Post # 10
3106 posts
Sugar bee

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You are obviously very unhappy with your dress, and it seems that no matter how many alterations are done to it, it’s a lost cause.   Take your original vision – tea-length, ivory, lace and just take the plunge and make it yours.  ModCloth has a dress that basically is all you wanted, they have enough sizes in stock, and it’s just $200.00. You do need to act immediately, as there’s not much time!


Post # 13
18 posts
  • Wedding: March 2016

im getting married in 2 weeks as well and i went for my fitting last week and decided i also hated my dress! it gave me back fat.

so I swapped it for another one and i feel so much better for it. alterations will be done 2 days before the wedding but its better than not feeling comfortable and amazing on your wedding day. agree with pp, try modcloth!


Post # 14
1503 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

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jobeanybear:  I think you look absolutely beautiful.  I agree that it can be taken in a bit more, but even if it isn’t it almost looks like the material is supposed to drape like that because of the fabric and the style.  I absolutely love the neckline and back…the train is lovely as is the belt.  It is not as blingy as you think it is; it really emphasizes your gorgeous figure.  Whatever you decide to do you are going to be a beautiful bride.  Hugs.

Post # 15
44 posts
  • Wedding: December 2014

Monsoon are selling a few dresses just like you described you originslly wanted. Maybe try there? They are all about £200-£300 and obviously you don’t need to order if you go to a store who carry the wedding range. here’s a link to one- http://uk.monsoon.co.uk/view/product/uk_catalog/mon_40,mon_40.1/7459574608

for what it’s worth your dress is gorgeous but you should feel happy in what youre wearing. You’ll be a stunning bride either way 🙂 x

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