(Closed) Yep…dress regret.

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What do I do?!
    Keep it, spend the money on the alterations : (57 votes)
    83 %
    Spend the money to find a new dress : (12 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 3
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    128 posts
    Blushing bee

    Its beautiful and you look great in it!  I say just do the alterations to have it fit.  But if your truly not going to be happy then find another but I think the beading can make it rock and roll, you can wear different accessories to help fit the theme.    

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I would assume a ham is a hem and bringing it into a tea length shouldnt be that much more Cutting out some of crinoline should not be a big job but I can tell unless my head is under that dress really lol. I think it looks rocking but just shop around for alterations till you find something decent.

    Post # 5
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    105 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I love the beading on the dress..so pretty! From listening to your post you sound like you are really bummed out about not picking a dress that would stand out & go with yuor whole theme. I would go dress shopping again & maybe see if you can find a dress that you will be happier with before you start paying for alterations on your dress you already have. I know David’s Bridal always has pretty dresses that are on sale & I’m sure there are other places who have sales on their dresses. You might can find a whole new dress that is cheaper than what you will have to pay in alterations. You can always try to sell the dress that you bought the first time. Sry about the situation you are in. I like the dress you have…but if you are not happy…then keep looking! It never hurts to go try on some more!

    Post # 6
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Do you remember what you loved about it that made you buy the dress in the first place?  Do you still love it?  What if you dyed the crinoline red & black and had a red & black birdcage veil?

    Post # 8
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2015 - Pharmacy Museum

    I think it fits your theme and will blend right in. The bride can look a little fancy without being overdressed. That being said if your vision is something completely different I totally get that and I think you should shop around for a non traditional dress. The cost will be significantly less than shopping for a wedding dress and likely less than extreme alterations. If you don’t find anything or don’t want to spend the money I think just some small alterations such as just depoofing or just removing the train will be low cost and make you feel more comfortable. In any case, you look great. 

    Post # 9
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    39 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Take it to an alterations store and see what it would cost to have the changes you want made. If its equivalent to finding a new dress, or perhaps not feasible, maybe you should consider buying a new one. But the alterations may be much cheaper than you think. But I think the only person who will think your dress doesn’t fit in your theme is you, most people don’t even realize there is a theme going on in a wedding! Good luck!

    Post # 10
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    955 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I don’t know if I would say that this is too formal. The beading is pretty AND unusual/unique. Just like your rock n’ roll theme! You could totally pull it off. Your guests do expect you to look bridal to a certain extent, right? Lol. Good luck.

    Post # 11
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    1361 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I vote for option 3:  Keep the dress, get the alterations it needs to fit, and then just rock it!  Who cares if it doesn’t fit with the venue and is “out of place”?  I say, wear whatever makes you happy even if it doesn’t “go”.

    Post # 12
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    911 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I feel like the brides dress can never be considered to formal for the wedding, whether its back yard, beach or whatever. If you love it you should wear it, but if you hate it you should look for another dress.

    Post # 13
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    911 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    ps I should add that I had my dress for 6 months, didnt love it so I exchanged it for a new dress 😉

    Post # 14
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I am having a destination wedding and I am not doing the typical so-called beachy dress…..I am going for what I feel best in….even thou my hunt is still on…..

    When you got this dress you must have really loved it so go with your heart…..it will all work out!! My thoughts are keep the dress and have your princess moment and no worries abou tthe venue. You are a BRIDE and entitled to wear what your lil heart desires……LIVE your moment and enjoy your day!

    I do love your dress and think you have made a good choice so my vote is keep the dress!!!!

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    1.  Do you have a full length pic we could see?  I’d like to see the entire dress.

    2.  I don’t think you even need alterations.  You can accessorize and make it more of a rock-n-roll bar type of outfit.  Something like red shoes or some other bright color.  Funky shoes, not elegant.  Or better yet cool boots!  Maybe a denim or leather jacket as opposed to a bolero or shawl.  Of course your jewelry can carry out your rock-n-roll theme.  And let’s not forget your hair can be cool, not traditiona, if you wish.

    Actually, I really like the idea of a bride wearing a tradtional dress at a rock-n-roll themed wedding, but making the traditional dress look cool with accessories.  That way, you’ll still stand out as “the bride”.

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