(Closed) Custom ordered length

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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214 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Try calling around. When I sent to pick up my dress last week I got a quote to take in the bust/waist and to add a bustle to it. It would have been around $400 with tax. I jumped on yelp and found a little place 2 blocks from myplace that had amazing reviews, took my dress in, put it on, showed her what I wanted, she had it done in less than 4 days and it cost me HALF of what I was going to pay at the place I bought my dress.

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I did.  Many lace dresses can’t just be hemmed, as you would lose all the detail at the bottom.  There was still a range for the length, I believe it was 1 in.  It was worth it for me!

I still had to pay for a bustle (for the reception), cups, and for it to be taken in a bit, but no alterations were needed for the length.

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@onourway13:  It’s way easier than trying to deconstruct a dress and put it back together.  I think they do charge more than neccessary because people will pay for it, but it’s worth it.  Unless you’re already close to the right height, the dress shop should help with that as I doubt they make much on custom length orders.  If the dress is close to the right length you could try to just see if a different shoe would make it work.  I’m short, so that was not an option!

Post # 9
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14 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Hi, my dress is a Pronovias lace dress. When I ordered it I enquired about hemming and my bridal shop told me that the bottom of many lace dresses is actually I wide strip of lace attached to main body of the dress. This can be removed quite easily in order for dress to be hemmed and then stitched back on. They showed my the underneath of the back of the dress and u can see its a separate piece of material but cant when the dress is the right way round. Check with the shop this is the case with your dress.  x

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