- 3 months ago
- Wedding: October 2019
I purchased a wedding gown through consignment in January. It wasn’t a great experience. The place had no heat, and I rushed through my appointment and picked a gown, since everyone was freezing. I think the dress is pretty, but I never had “the moment” feeling about it. The dress also has capped sleeves, but they are tight and cut into my arms. The owner promised the seamstress could fix them, but she keeps cancelling my alteration appointment on me. Plus, I just noticed one if the lace appliques is falling off, which then lead me to notice another one is entirely missing altogether. Going to purchase my fiance’s suit – I finally admitted to him I’m not in love with my dress. I decided to go to another bridal salon to look for another dress, since my first experience wasn’t great. I found two dresses I love. One, a more fitted look with a train. The other a more poofy tea length gown. I’m not too keen on trains and kicking them around, but it looks nice elsewhere. All 3 dresses need some sort of alteration. But I just cannot decidedly to keep my original dress and find another seamstress or go with one of the two new ones. I’m leaning towards the tea length, but with alterations it will be $1,000. The more fitted with alteration will be about $500. My original dress was $320, and I’m not sure with alteration the cost. Help!? Which do I choose?