Post # 1
I have my alterations appointment next week. I have my dress hanging safely upstairs out of sight.
I have only ever tried on the sample at the store. I really want to try MY dress on at home before my appointment next week but I am so afraid that I will get something on it….haha
Any of you have this fear? How many of you have tried your dress on at home? I’m not sure what to do…
Post # 3
@MrsJV2be: I never tried my dress on at home — not just because of the fear you mention, but also because I can’t get into it myself and it seemed an awful lot of effort to get all the undergarments and petticoats into place just to look in a mirror for a second, haha.
I loved the idea that fittings and the wedding itself were the only times I got to put on my dress. After it was all altered, I had it shipped cross country and didn’t see it again for months until I was back in town for the wedding. Didn’t put it on again until the actual wedding day. I think it made it more special to me to realize that this wasn’t just some prom dress I can try on and take off whenever I want — this is a special, sacred garment that I only get to wear for that one day!
Plus, it made me EXCITED for my fittings instead of dreading them because the little Korean seamstress would be mean and tell me my boobs were too small for how big my ass is, haha.
Post # 4
I’ve definitely tried my dress on at home – so that I could try out different jewelry options, get an idea about hairstyles, etc. I know some people build it up a lot more than I do, but to me, it’s just a dress. An exceptionally lovely dress and I’m really happy and excited to wear it, but still, not a sacred object or anything.
When I tried it on at a friend’s house because her mom was helping me with the veil, her mom put down some sheets on the floor for me to stand on to keep the hem clean. I thought that was a good idea – you could do that, and then of course be sure not to have any coffee, or red wine, or lipstick, etc., nearby waiting for the right moment to cause an accident.
Post # 5
I definitely tried my dress on at home. It felt so good. But then again, in my mind I’ve justified this by telling myself that I am going to get it cleaned and steamed afterwards anyway.
If you’re tempted, just make sure your floors are clean, there is nothing around to snag it, no food or drink, pets are in a separate room and you have someone helping you.
ETA: Ooh, and take your ring and other jewellery off if they may easily snag the fabric.
Post # 6
No, I have never expressed that fear. I’ve tried on my dress several times.
ETA: I always try it on in my bedroom where it’s kept clean and nothing is around.
Post # 7
I’m afraid I’ll wear it constantly till I walk down the aisle! Luckily I don’t pick it up till next wed and the wedding’s on friday!
Post # 8
Thanks for all your replies ladies! I think I may wait until the alteration appointment next week. This way I don’t have to worry myself about shutting the door on it or dragging it through something.lol
If I change my mind, I will let you know!
Thanks again everyone.