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

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 31
1282 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I was also expecting a real horror…..but your dress is beautiful. Simple, elegant,  bridal and actually pretty flattering. If you hate the bling, could you remove it and replace it with a plain sash or ribbon or get something like a pearl applique rather than a crystal one. .. whatever is more ‘you’ ?

You really do seem to hate it though so maybe other bees’ suggestions would work better for you. You have to feel like yourself on your big day and I completely understand why you want your husband to be enchanted by you. Let us know what you do. I think your figure will look good in most dresses. 

Post # 32
1308 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - St. John\'s Lutheran Church

I honestly don’t see anything wrong with the dress! Maybe the shoulder straps look a bit wide-set but I never would have noticed had you not said anything. Of course, it’s not good that you don’t feel comfortable in it, but perhaps the seamstress will be able to let out the armholes to your satisfaction. I really think it flatters you and you look gorgeous!

Post # 33
191 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I feel your pain! When are you getting married? I’m 2nd April. I too borderline hate my dress although it is a million times better than it was Last week now the illusion neck line had been taken out.

But I don’t feel it is the best dress for me. It’s a horrible feeling.

All this said… And just my point of view …. I think your dress is beautiful and I think on the day it will look so gorgeous.

BUT dress regret … Is a real thing!

came across this which eased me for a while http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/before-and-afterchanging-room-photos-vs-professional-photos/

and this article….


All the best to you …. no matter what i recon you will look a million dollars on your wedding day


good luck xxxxx





Post # 35
245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2017

I think YOU have a beautiful shape and I don’t think the dress looks unflattering to be clear, I also think the dress itself is very pretty, I think the blame lies with the poor alterations. You can totally put this right with 2 weeks to go though, there are so many options I never knew about until I started looking around. I would say the modcloth dresses are chi chi London and I’ve had a couple of those and they are really nice with a lot more puffyness and tulle than the pictures suggest. They’d definitely work. Go on the Chichi London website, they deliver in like 48 hours. Their sizing is small so I’d size up 1 size if ordering. They have a good returns policy. Good luck. You’ll look gorgeous either way. 

Post # 36
2287 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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jobeanybear:  YOU are the beautiful one. I can’t believe you are 48! You are going to look great, whatever happens.

By The Way, if you were going the Dorothy Perkins option, you may want to get a move on as there are only 2 size 14s left and I think the dress is only available online now, not in stores.

Post # 38
443 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2017


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jobeanybear:  you sound such a lovely person, I must be hormonal as I’ve teared up over this thread! so glad you’re feeling better and have a plan, you’re going to have a  wonderful wedding day 

Post # 39
2981 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: City, State

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jobeanybear:  try debinhams department store. I got a prom dress for £100 that I used as my wedding dress. It’s cheap and of the rack. 

Having said that I do like the dress you have. 

Good luck hun. Massive hugs x

Post # 40
7 posts
  • Wedding: June 2016

I know it is past your wedding date now, I’d love to see how the dress turned out! For what it’s worth, I was expecting something really unflattering when you were describing it and when I saw the pictures, I was shocked… So so beautiful and flattering on you!!

Post # 41
115 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I agree, I’d love to hear an update and see what dress you decided on!

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