Post # 1
Just got back from my first fitting and it went great but man alterations are EXPENSIVE! I ordered my dress in a 14 and was told that the sample fit pretty well and one size down should be great but it still needs alterations. The quote on the alterations is $400 as they need to take the sides in at the top and it’s heavily beaded.
Still torn on accessories as I feel like it’s a lot of real estate on top and maybe a necklace would be nice?
Here’s my lovely fitting room pic, I have a crinoline on but no shoes so I look really short! (Mori Lee 4910, just heard it was discontinued)
Post # 3
@something_orange: I’m sorry its going to cost so much, but it looks beautiful on you!
Post # 4
@something_orange: wow!! that is crazy- we mine needs shortened & pulled in at the top and it is only going to be about $150
Post # 6
Gorgeous! You look great in it
I’m terrified of my alteration costs. My dress will be in in January and I have no clue what will be needed (other then a beaded belt I want sewn in).
Post # 7
Really nice dress 🙂 Love Mori Lee. I’m wearing one too.
I think a nice pear/tear drop necklace with matching earrings would be simple, yet elegant and would accentuate the sweetheart neckline of the dress.
Post # 9
@something_orange: Whoa. I’m expecting mine to be that expensive as well. 🙁 I bought the sample since the dress was discontinued and it’s a 12. Except, even if we had ordered one in a different style, I probably would have needed it in that size anyways. It’s the only size that fits my hips. HAHA – can’t even recall how many dresses got stuck on my hips during my first dress appointment… AWKWARD. So now I have to have the waist taken in considerably and possibly a bit in the bust but with a corset back, maybe not. And, I need about 6-8 inches hemmed off the front. LOL – short and big butt. 😉
Post # 10
@something_orange: You look so stunning!’
Post # 11
My first fitting is tonight and I’m terrified of the cost! I’m short so I need a lot of length taken off and my dress is basically two. One silk and one that’s completely lace. It’s going to hurt, I just know it.
Post # 12
- Wedding: November 2014 - Philadelphia, PA
@something_orange: You look beautiful and that dress is gorgeous!
Post # 13
Looks beautiful! Are you planning on wearing a veil? Hair up or down? I think a simple necklace would be nice, but it also looks really pretty without anything. I don’t wear any jewelry at all and like the “less is more” approach. I’m not even sure how I’ll be accessorizing my dress!
Post # 14
@javababy87: Thank you for the suggestion, I’ve been toying with the idea of a simple pendant type necklace and I’ve seem earrings similar to that.
@TaraMay_: I was planning for my hair to be up, it’s quite short if you see the little ponytail in the mirror. But I was thinking to have it curled and loosely pinned back so it was more visable around my neck. It’s like a faux updo, I did something similar for my friends wedding and I thought it looked nice.
I have a full length veil from my FSIL, she also gave me the crinoline I’m wearing under my dress. I haven’t decided if I’m using that one or getting a fingertip length. I’m only wearing it for the ceremony so it seems like a waste to buy a new one but there is a lot of detail on the back train of my dress and I’m not sure if the veil would hide it.