i know exactly how you feel!
and i feel so sorry for you!
I'm from albany, 400ks south of perth, and me and the bridesmaids took a trip to perth to look at dresses!
My bridesmaids hated everything i liked. They eventually convinced me that i looked stunning in this toilet roll holder dress! i bought it and regretted it right away... i thought i was some sort of bride monster to hate my dress and i pulled it out and tried it on heaps, but every time i hated it more
my wedding is in december and I've just ordered a new dress on rush order! I went by myself and only told everyone after the deal was done! I looked at second hand, there were a few nice ones but none like the one i wanted! I suppose it depends on what size you are as to if you can get one second hand! theres heaps of size 12 dresses around!! some of the bridal stores do lots of off the rack gowns. I went to a store in Joondalup that had heaps of dresses to by off the rack, some at great prices, but the staff weren't very nice... Gumtree, Something blue, and still white also have heaps of dresses for sale
some event been worn either!
If you don't get another dress maybe you can get a dressmaker to change it a little bit, maybe add more fabric and make it bigger, or take away the underskirt to make it smaller? could you add a little jacket or one of those cute belts thats in your style? hope you can figure something out!!