So with only 21 days left to the wedding (and 18 days before I leave) I am having a dress crisis. The alterations went horribly wrong and I now have to take it to another lady to see if she can fix it tomorrow. The hem is not even (too short on one side) and now that the train was mostly taken away, there is too much fabric bunching at the sides and front of the dress. I look preggers in my dress. I wonder how much this will cost me to fix it properly? I am so upset. If it can't be fixed I may have to go buy something off the rack.
Oh no!!! I am so sorry to hear this!! My wedding date is just 4 days before you...so we leave pretty quickly here as well...in 13 days!
My dress, I ordered from a boutique that was supposed to be made to fit. But - when it came in...not only did it come in too big, but it wasn't like the dress I had tried on and ordered in. The boutique was brutal - I will be filing a better business bureau complaint, and may be looking into a small claims case...
I had to drive my dress to a seamstress that my friends use in BC who does phenomenal work. I left it there on the remembrance day long weekend - and won't see it until I'm in Jamaica. I am hoping and praying that she alters everything and makes what was wrong right. If not - I guess I'll have to make do. My mom has suggested I get a back up dress...but I don't know if I can be bothered with trying to find something off the rack.
What I would suggest - is get a quote from the seamstress - see if she thinks it's fixable, and what she would charge you. Thankfully, the seamstress I went to in BC is quite reasonable in prices (better than I could hope to find here in Calgary, I am sure.). If it's salvageable and you think her skills can do it - if it's the dress you love, hope for the best! But, if it's not - or your worried that it won't turn out - and have the time, then maybe go and see if you can find something last minute. I know of some friends who have had to find another dress down to the wire because their original dress was ruined. And in the end, they found something that they loved more and worked out better in the end.
So sorry to hear your story! Hope that everything works out okay!!!