WRONG COLOR DRESS #2
i have 32 days left til my wedding day. My "backup" pleated dress was made in some weird yellowish ivory color rather than the "ivory/old lace" nice off-white. I didn't notice this for the longest time because i thought it was just the lighting inside my house. I took all the dresses to an alterations place today and saw them as if for the first time.
Dress #2 looked realllly...yellow. I flipped over the organza layer of Dress #1 to reveal the off-white duchess satin skirt underneath, compared it with Dress #2, and yeah there's an obvious difference. What the heck?? They either made the first dress in WHITE (even though I asked for ivory/old lace) or they used something different for Dress #2. It's not the pleasing off-white that everyone has gushed about. It's YELLOWISH. If my complimentary color wasn't gray (all the BMs are wearing gray wrap dresses), I might've been able to let that slide.
I wanted to alter and wear Dress #2 because the alterations are a lot less and therefore cheaper. Plus I love the style. WHAT DO I DO NOW? There is absolutely no time...
I'm really regretting ever doing this buying-dresses-abroad thing. They haven't done anything right. The first ruffly dress took so much more additional money to get the ruffles right, and they still aren't right! Organza grade sucks, not soft, the sides look like wings sticking out, I'm even considering ripping out the whole top layer and just leave it the simple duchess satin bottom with a lace top, of which the neckline is uneven. Seamstress said she'd have to take apart the whole dress to take off the organza layer = $$$. Dress #2 - different color entirely. WTF? Otherwise salvageable.. Reception Dress - under-the-bust seam falls a whole inch lower than what I specified with words and diagrams and photos. The waist "band" is .5" too short as well. This whole process has been a complete failure. Sorry to put such a damper on things - I know lots of people have had great experiences and I had such high hopes too. I might just have to go to David's Bridal and get a whole 'nother dress for $549 with such short notice. UGH!!