(Closed) dress hem

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@EleanorRigby:  I paid $250 for mine.  The seamstress couldn’t take it up from the top, because there was lace detail all the way from top to bottom. She had to literally cut the lace hem off the bottom and them hand sew it back on so I didn’t lose the hem detail.

Post # 4
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4137 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

alteration costs are very dependent on your location. if you’re in a big city, expect to pay a big premium!

i was quoted $100 for a dress like that where the lace would have to be removed and reapplied, but i ended up getting my dress from a salon that offers free alterations.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@EleanorRigby: as long as you don’t mind the look of your heels peeking out, it’s better to hem it to the flats. that way you’re not tripping over it and the bottom doesn’t get ruined, which will happen if you’re stepping on it all night!

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@EleanorRigby: A lot of women buy flip flops that have a wedge the same height as their heels so that they can be wearing “flats” but not ruin their hem. You could look into two inch heels for pics/ceremony and then 2 in thick flip flops for the reception.

And, your hem will get wear on it regardless – it’s impossible not to!

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

It’s true!  The hem is going to get dirty no matter what you do.

More importantly is you need to make sure you aren’t going to trip. 

I don’t think I’d recommend wearing heels to avoid hemming your dress if you want to wear flats during the reception any way, unless you can walk in it with flats without walking on the hem.

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