- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
Hi bees, I need some words of encouragement 🙁 I apologize in advance for the rant, but there’s so much wrong with my dress I just don’t know what to do. I am starting to think that it might be cheaper to scrap my dress and pick up something that needs less work – which sucks, because I do love my dress.
Let me start by saying that I bought my dress off-the-rack at a fraction of its original cost. Even with that said, it wasn’t an expensive dress to begin with. It’s not a fancy designer gown, it’s made by a smaller, no-name company that I think is based in Canada. It only cost me $200 and my mother, Maid/Matron of Honor and I all loved it the moment I put it on.
Anyway, I still love my dress aesthetically, but I’m starting to get really worried about the cost of all the work that needs to be done. The stomach is too loose and I am literally bursting out of the top. In my wedding shoes (2.5”) the dress is still dragging a lot. I find this odd because I’m 5’6” – not overly short – but with the front layered the way it is, I think it might be tricky (see also: costly) to shorten. I have shorter legs and a longer torso, but one of the things I like about my dress is that I feel like it distracts from that.
Otherwise, though, I feel like my dress sits all wrong on me. I was looking through the pictures and I feel like everywhere there’s folds, creases, and things I want to change, and I’m worried that no amount of tailoring will fix it. Add on to this my anxiety about the bustle (I don’t like bustles, but my train is nearly 2 feet long – and I know asymmetrical dresses can be a pain to bustle) and I’m freaking out a bit over here.
Thanks in advance for your help, guys, I don’t know why I’m so hung up over this. Initially, I thought it was dress regret – then I realized I still love the dress, and it will look great… so long as everything gets fixed.