Post # 1
I hated the whole wedding dress shopping experience. I couldn’t wait for it to be over. I was almost hoping someone would hand me a dress and say “that’s your dress”. However, I am not that lucky. Of course I started looking in the middle of the summer last year. I went to one place and found a few dresses that were nice but not the dress. I went to a second place with my mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin, and goddaughter. My mother had a particular price point to stay at which I completely understand since we are having 300 people at this Italian wedding. I tried on dress after dress and they were all really nice but did not match my vision of an all white and bling wedding. In the middle of August, the consultant was stuffing me in, lacing me up and clipping me within an inch of my life and I wanted to be anywhere but there. And finally she brought in the dress. It wasn’t too tight so I can drop it like its hot. It was sparkly and blingy and has these big flowers on it. When she went to get more, we snuck a peek at the price and it was more than double the original budget. The last thing I wanted to do was to keep trying on more dresses. After confronting her, and asking her how could she possibly show us a dress that she knew was above and beyond what we wanted to spend, she said that we could have that one… At 50% off. Still a thousand more dollars than we wanted to spend but since my mother and I love a deal, we couldn’t pass it up. I left happy… Especially knowing that I would never have to try on dresses again. I went back a few months later with my bridesmaids to pick out their dresses and I tried it on. I still loved it but I noticed that my flowers were falling off and it was in desperate need of reviving my wilting flowers. It is now time to go for alterations and I’m putting it off because I’m afraid I’m going to hate it. Anyone experiencing the same thing? I couldn’t have afforded the dress without the sample but I still feel like its a used dress. Someone slap me back into reality.
Post # 3
Your dress is beautiful!
I’m sure that the store’s alterations staff will be able to help fix the problem with the wilting flowers.
As for having buyer’s remorse, so many of us have experienced that. It’s very challenging to be satisfied with anything in a day and age when there are so many options.
I’m sure you will be a stunning bride! 🙂
Post # 4
Wow! That dress is a stunner! You will be able to fix any “wilting” flowers with alterations. Don’t worry!
Post # 5
Your dress is GORGEOUS, wedding-date-twin! Don’t be afraid of going to alterations; the earlier you can get in to do it, the more time you’ll have to make sure the dress looks how you want it to. I think it’s very smart that you bought the sample, and they’ll be able to fix anything you think needs some refreshing!
Post # 7
Is that a Lazaro? It’s a stunning dress. I agree with PP, the earlier you get into alterations, the more time you have to make sure your vision is carried out.
Also, not only can alterations make a sample gown feel like brand new, but there are some magical powers in a simple steam and press, as well! You’d be surprised how those ~wilted~ flowers will perk right up after a trip to the dry cleaners!
Post # 8
That was dream dress. I Would have KILLED to find it half off! Find a good seamstress and they can do wonders. It’s beautiful and you look stunning!
Post # 9
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
I think the sample was a greta idea- Think of all the movie you saved!!! I myself got a sample, and some beads are missing but I don’t give a hoot. No one will notice!
And the dress is GORGEOUS, it probably just needs a steam!!
Post # 10
WOW that dress looks amazing on you. I tried something like that on and it did nothing for my body that it didnt even make it to photo worthy on me. I would kill to have a figure like yours as that dress is GORGEOUS and looks incredible on you! Get the dress cleaned and freshened up so it looks like new and you will love it like its a brand new gown!
Post # 11
Thanks so much guys! I know it was an awesome purchase but I guess everyone has buyers remorse, right? I’ll get in there soon so I can complain about every pull and ‘wilt’ lol.
Post # 12
I bought a sample dress! I am going in on Saturday to have my first alterations visit! I think that it was worth it to get my dream dress… though- Like you- there are at least a COUPLE extra things i will be relying on a good seamstress to fix
Post # 13
Oh good! It sounds like you’re warming back up to your lovely dress! I bought a sample too. Because I procrastinated and didn’t have enough time to order but it never felt used to me. I hope alterations go well.