"hollow to hem" alterations?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Casablanca!! They’re amazing with sizing and customizing. I don’t know your definition of petite, but I’m 4’9″ and around 90 lbs. and my dress is Casablanca. There’s no additional fee for that, either. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Allure also offers it. I believe it was a $200 additional fee. I’m 5’1 (wearing 4 inch heels on wedding day), but since the bottom of my Allure Couture dress can be altered without having to cut any delicate fabric, I chose to order the standard length. Good luck, and I hope everything works out with the customization of your dress!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m 5 feet and ordered my Casablanca gown hollow-to-hem. Being shorter than average, I didn’t want to worry about losing detail from the bottom of my dress, especially since I wore flats on my big day.

Post # 6
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Newbee

Romona Keveza does hollow to hem.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Allure does. I believe I paid $150 for the HTH. The bottom of my dress had asymmetrical organza layers … I didn’t want to chance alterations messing it up so to be safe I ordered the exact length straight from the designer. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Pronovias & La Sposa and Demetrios also do hollow to hem measurements! It costs extra though.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I have a casablanca and they do custom but I was told there would be a fee.  Somewhere between $100-200.  I ended up not doing it because I have a pretty average body and would have likely needed aditional alterations after the Casablanca ones had been done.  It was a cheaper route for me not to do it.

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I wore a Casablanca and she never mentioned “hollow to hem” to me :/

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I ordered a Casablanca hollow to hem and didn’t need any alterations at all!

Post # 11
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Newbee

Reviving this thread as a petite bride that has started her dress search! Does anyone have any other designers they know of that offers hollow to hem besides Allure and Casablanca? Sounds like Mori Lee might too depending on the dress. Does anyone know if Stella York offer the hollow to hem option? I’m eyeing a few dresses from their line, but didn’t want to get my hopes up! 

 

 

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Yes, Stella York does offer it. As a five foot nothing bride I was very happy to hear that after I had fallen in love with my dress!

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2015

 

sideofbacon:  I got the 5833. Ordered it in January and still waiting for it to come in. The suspense is killing me! I noticed you posted about the price of another Stella York dress. I can tell you that mine was around 1500, and then an extra 200 for the hem to hollow. I did try on a Stella that was around $1100, so prices vary.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My salon charged $100 to order my Casablanca dress with a custom hollow to hem. Maybe it depends on the salon. Soooo worth it on the lace Casablancas you don’t want to have that lace altered. It’s too gorgeous.

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