(Closed) 9 weeks till wedding, hate my dress. what do I do?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: which do you like better.
    Alfred Angelo : (29 votes)
    81 %
    Demetrios : (7 votes)
    19 %
  • Post # 3
    11356 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Setting aside which dress you may think you like better, is there really time for you to order and receive the Demetrios gown in your size and have it altered before the wedding, which is in nine weeks?  My bridal salon started doing alterations six weeks out from the wedding.  Even if your alterations could be completed in four weeks, that would still only give you five weeks to order and receive a gown that would normally take four-to-six months or more to order, would it not?

    Post # 4
    341 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I love the AA dress!  You’ll look beautiful and classic in it. 

    Post # 5
    197 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    I think you’re original dress is gorgeous, and you’ll look great!! I know you’re having a little bit of regret, but I think you should stay with Alfred!

    Post # 6
    1093 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I agree with everyone else. Stick with the Alfred Angelo! It’s gorgeous and classic. When you look back at your photos in 30 years, you won’t regret it!

    Post # 7
    23602 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Your dress is going to be gorgeous on you!

    Post # 8
    5 posts
    • Wedding: August 2012

    if you want, maybe you can have your seamstress add some beading or lace details to the skirt. should be doable in 9 weeks no?



    Post # 9
    41 posts
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I think if you really do HATE your dress, maybe you can look at preowned sites for another dress you do like. Having dress regret is one thing but hating your dress is entirely different. I think a lot of brides have dress regret and worry if they made the best decision. Because there are so many beautiful dresses out there. Chances are there will always be a dress you may think is better than the next.  I’m not sure with the time you have if you can rush order a gown. I think every bride should love their dress and feel beautiful on that day. So if you decide to keep looking good luck with your search!

    Post # 10
    63 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I felt the same way. When I bought my dress I fell in love with the back. Then I realized how much I didn’t like the front compared to other dresses I tried on. I loved more detail in the front. I almost ordered a new dress online but my sister convinced me to see what could be done with alterations first. After changing the neckline and adding a belt for more color and detail to the front I fell in love with my dress all over again! Perhaps you could add some beaded or lace trim to the bottom edge. There are some beautiful appliques they may add just what you need to fall in love with it again.


    Post # 12
    17 posts
    • Wedding: November 2012

    The AA has so much pretty detail on top, you WANT the bottom to be more simple.  The Demetrios has too much going on.  It’s better to have one or two details to add interest, not detailed on the entire dress… In my opinion.  I think it’s gorgeous and you’ll look amazing!

    Post # 13
    3364 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    @rosieposie1112:  What a difference, and you look so beautiful!!

    First I think your gown is beautiful and dont change it!

    I think Dress Regret happens to all of us and we have to learn to deal with it. There is a REASON we chose the dress we did, it brought an amazing feeling out of us. Unfortunately we cant just try on our wedding gowns like we do our favorite pair of jeans, but im sure once you put on the gown with all you pretty accessories, jewels,  and shoes, and your all dolled up, your going to feel a world of difference and your going to look perfect!!

    Sometimes simplicity is the best route, leaves room to jazz ourselves up elsewhere.

    Post # 14
    38 posts
    • Wedding: May 2012

    The simpler the better girl. I can’t stand big boofy dresses with pickups at the bottom and what not. This dress is classic and will look classic when you look at the photos in 20 years from now too!

    Post # 16
    233 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    Stick with your dress.  🙂  It’s beautiful and definitely not too plain.

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