Any Advice for Alterations? Please Share.

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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687 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Hmm, this is a tough one… I can see how altering the neckline like that might be really tricky if you’re not used to dealing with wedding dresses – same thing with the length (since you can’t just chop off the lace). Are there any expat forums you could use to find somebody who has experience with bridal gowns?..

Post # 4
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687 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

buttaflybride:  I honestly think that’s the best way to go. Your current neckline is GORGEOUS, and in my opinion so much prettier and more unique than the sweetheart version! And as for the train… This is coming from someone who really wanted to chop off half of her train, but then had the seamstress talk me out of it. I’m so glad I kept it. It magically became so much prettier after alterations (yours should too, since I’m assuming they will hem all around, and not just up front), and on top of that – when else will I get to wear a dress with a train? 🙂

Post # 5
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560 posts
Busy bee

What if you wear platform shoes instead of taking it up? 

If you’re getting a bustle, do you need to reduce your train? You only need to have the train on view walking down the aisle and then you’re done and can bustle it away.

The sweetheart doesn’t make much difference if it is hidden behind a slight panel. Will the panel retain the horizontal shape of the original neckline? Because then I wouldn’t bother changing the neckline underneath.

I would just get the main fit how you want it and wear high shoes 😉

I think a good seamstress could do the all that work though, especially if you don’t mind an empire-style belt accessory. They could raise the lace under the bust and disguise it with a sewn on belt (in white or bling.

Post # 7
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560 posts
Busy bee

buttaflybride:  I see. Yes for a beach wedding a train on the sand is not optimal and could feel weighty. What if you took out some layers from under the dress? Then even if you use the bustle it might not be heavy. I guess the train is not a problem in the ceremony if you are actually marrying on the beach and are using some kind of carpet for your walkway, between chairs?

Post # 9
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560 posts
Busy bee

buttaflybride:  maybe some little kids would ‘love’ the honor of taking it in turns to hold your train… like.. all day? lol

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I wish I could offer something helpful but I just wanted to poke in and tell you just how beautiful your dress is on you!  I love Rosa clara dresses! 🙂

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