(Closed) My Wedding Dress

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I would try talking to someone about alterations to the dress.  It’s very pretty and surely it would be cheaper to get it altered rather than buying a new dress.  This all assuming that you love the dress and that’s the one you want!

Post # 4
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

If you love the dress take it to a seamstress and ask them how hard it would be to alter. If it stays up when tightened all the way, I’d say there is a really good chance that it can be taken in. Seamstresses are amazing people πŸ™‚ 

Post # 5
505 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I would try to find a local seamstress that is not at a bridal shop but has been sewing for 20 years or something, you know, a lot of experience.  My seamstress is charging me $55 for a hem, bustle and steaming.  My daughters both have to have theirs taken in and she is charging $65 each.  I found her on Craigslist, and while yours will probably be more expensive to be taken in because it is a wedding dress and not a bridesmaid/flower girl dress, you can still have a chance of finding someone who will do it for less than $200 I would think.  Good Luck, it is a gorgeous dress.  And think of all the money you have saved already by getting it for free!  πŸ™‚

Post # 6
376 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

It’s very pretty – love the top. From what I can see, you should be able to take it in a good deal. The bead work could be more costly to alter, but I’m not really sure since I can’t really see it. 

I’d also take it to a seamstress sooner rather than later. She’ll be able to give you an estimate on cost (ex. my dress alterations are around $600…. was NOT expecting that and should have looked for a cheaper alterations place than my salon). 


Post # 8
241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

you look like a princess πŸ™‚

Post # 9
4512 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

6 months is plenty of time for alterations. I didn’t even start my alterations till the end of August (my wedding is in Sept.), and the alterations are perfect. It also doesn’t need to cost a ton of money…MUCH less than buying pretty much any dress would cost. 

Post # 11
678 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I want to echo the comments regarding alterations, but I love the dress…good luck with your weight loss!!

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