- 6 years ago
- Wedding: January 2013
I figured I would share my story for other dress regret bees out there looking for solutions!
After much dress drama over the last month, (including scowering e-bay and wedding bee classifieds, almost bought off dressilyme (but they refused to send me lace samples, so I couldn’t bite that bullet), literally crying over this, and being an absolute grump to my Fiance without being able to tell him what was wrong because I would sound like a crazy person… I’ve finally got it all figured out! This is my dress:
I bought a crinoline, which gave my dress a fullness that I didn’t know I wanted, but really amped it up.
I really HATED the cross-weave-basket look in the bodice. So, I took all the stitching in the bodice out myself (after a seamstress was too scared to try it) and brought it in to get reattached to have more of a rouched look and less of a basket look, like this:
I cut off the strap and sewed on hook and eyes to make it removeable.
I commissioned an off-shoulder bolero from a local dress maker. (We picked out the lace last night, and he dyed it to match my dress. It’s gorgeous!) It will look a lot like this:
Strap off, bolero on, crinoline on for ceremony.
Bolero off, strap on, crinoline off for reception.
I am finally excited about my dress again!!! I was sooo depressed and upset about this, and I could not afford to buy another dress. For bees out there feeling dress regret, think of what it is exactly you don’t like about your dress, and try to find a way to fix it! And never be afraid to DIY!
Did you solve your dress regret without buying a new dress? How did you do it??