Dress freakout! Need advice ASAP!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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1298 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

didness208:  can you post a picture of you in the dress? that may help people to offer suggestions. .. 

Post # 4
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1298 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

didness208:  Hmmm. That is hard if you can’t afford to get it altered. Do you know someone who is good at sewing? Off the top of my head, maybe you can have soft cups sewn into the dress so that it fills in the space between the dress and the corset . . . 

What type of closure is on the back of the dress? buttons? zipper?

 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

didness208:  Do you have any leeway in your budget to explore a new dress? Dessy.com has some quick delivery dresses. Or some department stores might have something that would work.

Congratulations on losing the weight! I recently lost around 30 lbs as well, so I know the work that you would have put in. 

I’m sorry I don’t have better advice with not being able to do alterations and the timeline. 

Post # 6
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1298 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

didness208:  can you make an appointment with a seamstress to look at your dress and give you an estimate of how much work/$$ it would take to alter it? Maybe it might not be as expensive as you think? 

Or, is there anything from your wedding budget that you could cut/compromise on to allow for the alterations cost? I know that being 4 weeks out, you may have already paid the majority of your big cost items, so I don’t know how realistic that is …

Post # 8
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Newbee

didness208:  I also think a consultation with a seamstress is a must.  Maybe you could post asking bees in your area for suggestions on an affordable seamstress? ask friends and family, too. maybe they know someone who can help and will not charge you a fortune.

My seamstress is a sweet lady who works out of her home since the bridal boutique she was employed by closed a few years ago. I feel like many of these lovely women have big hearts and want to help. remember too that any quote you are given is always negotiable!

Another thought: could you explore having padded cups sewn in which could maybe take up some of the extra room? Cups shouldn’t cost more than 10-15$ and may cut down on how much altering would be needed. 

another option could be looking for a different dress on a preowned dress site that is already closer to your current measurements. You could then sell your dress to offset the costs of a new one? Not an ideal option, just a suggestion. 

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Normally I wouldn’t say this, but you’re almost sure to recieve some cash gifts; I’d get the alterations done, pay with a credit card, and pay the card out of your gifts. The dress really needs to be altered, professionally, and it’s really unlikely you’ll be able to find a replacement that fits perfectly and is cheaper than getting alterations.

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