Altering the dress completely AFTER the wedding…?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
Hostess
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@clairelou29:  Yours has such a natural place to cut it off, it might be possible…no idea what it would cost you.  It’s hard to tell from the pictures how much detail there is that would make it ‘bridal’.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I would take it to a seamstress to see! Where the ruffles start would be the perfect length for an anniversary dress! Then maybe do something crafty/decorative with your ruffles as a keepsake!

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I would take it to a seamstress to see! Where the ruffles start would be the perfect length for an anniversary dress! Then maybe do something crafty/decorative with your ruffles as a keepsake!

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2014

My mom did that! After the wedding, she got it altered and basically turned her dress into more of a “party dress,” and wore it to very special occasions (i.e., their 10th anniversary party). The alterations came out great, people didn’t even realize it was her wedding dress, so not too bridal-y. Plus, for sentimental value on my end — I’m considering wearing it to my shower or rehearsal dinner, which I think she would really appreciate, and there was no pressure for me to wear it for the wedding since it was altered.

I also think that your dress lends itself to alterations too – I agree that there is a very natural place to cut it off.

Post # 7
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1103 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I’m not sure, it might still look bridal without the ruffles, with the white and the sparkly areas up top.  With that much sparkle as well, I have no idea if they could dye it another color either.  Maybe someone else has done something similar?

Post # 8
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2057 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

If you cut the train off after the wedding and probably dye it, you could turn it into a special occasion dress!

Post # 8
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242 posts
Helper bee

Yes I think it could definitley be altered by taking the ruffles off. And if you don’t want it white you could think about dying it. Very cool idea!

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