Ruined wedding dress on day of wedding

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

If I would have been more paranoid, I definitely considered buying a white dress from Nordstrom to have just in case and returned it post wedding.

But my dress was perfect until I spilled fireball on it at the after party lololol

Post # 4
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1958 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

myardley :  on the day, after the ceremony, I spilled gravy and red wine on my dress. Before the ceremony I had my dress trailing behind and it was picking up dirt at the bottom. Then during the photos Darling Husband stood on my dress a lot with his big, muddy feet. Other people stood on the organza top layer and tore it. My skirt also had little beads on it, which my grandma started to pick off thinking it was something I dropped and ruined my dress, fortunately she was stopped in time before she tore the beads fully off. I put my dress into the cleaners and it’s fine. You can’t tell the horror that my dress went through on my wedding day.

If you’re worried, you can create a little emergency pack of things you might need (white thread, needle, safety pins and something for stains depending on your dress material). However, try not to worry too much. They’re pretty sturdy things.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

myardley :  to be perfectly honest it wasn’t a big deal. My bustle also broke, which I forgot to add earlier. By the time the wedding started to happen I just thought to myself that I could move on or I could get upset and there were things going wrong in other areas too, so I just decided not to care and continue on my merry way. Most people were upset than I was. My friend was horrified when her FB stood on my dress and started apologising profusely but he hadn’t sdone any worse damage than Darling Husband so I just shrugged it off.

The only thing I cared about on the day was when I felt ill at the reception and didn’t know if I would be sick. I was crying on the bathroom floor to Darling Husband that he had to save my dress or my hair but ideally both. But I think at any event where I fell ill and had no change of clothes I’d probably be equally upset.

If the emergency kit provides peace of mind, then go for it. Although as you say it’s probably easier and cheaper to make your own. Research things for your specific dress material. Make sure you know where it is exactly, which bag and leave it near the top. Also remember where the bag has been moved to. 

Post # 7
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1983 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - Sussex, UK

The last guest to leave tripped and spilled Raspberry sambuca down the front of my dress. It came out when I sent it to be cleaned. I’m just glad it didn’t happen earlier in the day. I don’t really feel much attachment to my dress. I would happily have sold it if I hadn’t had it altered so much.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2016 - The Great Southern Club

my cousins husband stepped on my train and the back ripped right open on the seem where my zipper was. it was towards the end of my reception so i just wore it, rip n all haha.

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

A lot of people stepped on the train of mine, even after it was bustled. But meh.

Post # 11
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139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

I am also nervous about this as I plan to wear mine again for a Disney park shoot for my 1st anniversary! 

 

A bustle is when your dress has a train and you don’t want to heve people step on it, so it gets lifted up and tacked to the back of your dress (there are many different styles and way to do this) so that it is floor length and not dragging behind you the whole evening!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

My dress was mostly tulle so EVERYTHING got stuck in it. I found bugs stuck in it, sticks, leaves, even a fish hook at one point (we were taking our pictures in a big park with trees and ponds).

Our wedding was at our house, and our puppy was only 4 months old at the time – needless to say he thought the train of my dress was the BEST TOY EVER and sunk his little teeth in it a few times.

My greyhound stepped on the train and then PANICKED so he dug his claws into it as hard is he could – that ripped it a tiny bit.

That’s about it though, nothing too major! I’m hoping to resell my dress after I get it cleaned – if someone shorter than me buys it they can trim the bottom of the tulle (where all the ripped parts are) and it’ll be good as new!

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

myardley :  When I was in the bathroom I bent over to pull up my undies and the hook on the top of my bodice broke off so the top of my dress was a little more loose (i.e. not as fitted to my boobs) as it should have been for basically all of the reception. Didn’t care, still danced all night long. Also, throughout the night my mom stepped on my dress 3 times and it ripped my bustle out on one side. The top layer is silk chiffon so it actually ripped a hole in my dress. Luckily, my dress had “petals” on it so you couldn’t tell. The bottom/underneath of my dress was basically black after the wedding from all the dirt. Didn’t give a crap about any of that LOL. I still haven’t cleaned or repaired it and it doesn’t bother me. I don’t want to sell it and I highly doubt my daughter (if I have one) will want to wear it so I’m not worried about it. I actually might remove the skirt and put the bodice on something different for our vow renewal later down the road.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Nothing happened to my dress except for the bottom getting a little bit dirty during photos. But it wasn’t noticeable!

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