Help Please, BM alterations.

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
1250 posts
Bumble bee

is your wedding truly in october? she doesn’t need to get alterations til september. maybe august if you’re wanting things done real early. she has plenty of time to get a pair of shoes

Post # 4
2675 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

I really wouldn’t worry too much about it, I think her plan will be okay. The last wedding I was in I paid $200 for my BM dress and honestly didn’t want to pay more for alterations. So I found shoes that I could wear with the dress to avoid it being hemmed. The skirt had pick ups and detailing on it that made hemming it kind of pricey. It worked out fine. I don’t think the bride or anyone could tell you what our shoes looked like at her wedding with our long dresses. She still has months until your wedding too if your date is accurate, could she wait? Does it have to be hemmed now? I understand she had a lot of time to find shoes, but sometimes life gets in the way and you think you have so much time then all of a sudden you don’t…It’s not an issue I would be too worked up about I guess.

Post # 6
1250 posts
Bumble bee

ah i totally understand. I was MOH in a wedding where the bride is an accountant. It was hectic to say the least! (especially with a 9 month engagement- i would have died!) So, if your dresses are long, can she wear a pair of shoes she already owns that would coordinate with the other girls? Then she wouldn’t have to worry about going out & buying new shoes at all. Otherwise, I dont see it being too much of an issue if shes going to use a heel height she’s used to & would likely buy again.

Post # 8
42994 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I am assuming that you are taking the dresses to be hemmed.

Can you not just let this be her problem? If she doesn’t meet your deadline, give her the dress and she can get it hemmed herself after she does have her shoes.

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