October Brides: Show me your newly fitted dresses!

posted 3 years ago in October 2013
  • poll: Just For Fun: How are you feeling about the process so far?
    I LOVE wedding planning, it's been fairly stress free : (12 votes)
    15 %
    This is a fun, once in a lifetime thing that I'll be glad to be done with : (43 votes)
    54 %
    There's still two months left? Can this be over already?? : (16 votes)
    20 %
    I am so stressed, I think I'm developing an eye twitch... : (9 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @Equine_Breeder:  Belt needs to be fastened to the dress still (that’s why it looks loose/crooked) and we’re working on the bustle tomorrow at my next fitting!

     

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @Sadiepoo:  Top needed to be let out, and the middle needed to be taken in (weird huh?) plus the bustle and attaching the belt and pressing at the end is going to be $200. But I got the dress (Enzoani Esme) for $400 brand new and it retails for $2300, so I can’t complain about alterations at all!

    Post # 8
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    239 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I haven’t even had a first fitting :/ getting nervous

    Post # 9
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013 - The Down Town Club, Philadelphia

    I go for my first fitting on Monday!

    I feel so far behind! 

    I’ll post it when it’s done. 

     

    Post # 11
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    98 posts
    Worker bee

    @Equine_Breeder:  I think that whole alterations deal is part of the whole bridal racket. My daughters dress is soooooo long.$250 to redo the bottom and $200 for other alterations. It seems like they should at least be able to get the length closer !! I almost fell over when they handed me the bill. 

    Post # 12
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    1560 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @Sadiepoo:  I’m lucky to be 5’8″. Length was perfect on me. You would think they would make petite wedding gowns!?

    Post # 13
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    My first fitting is Tuesday!!

     

    @Sadiepoo:  Totally agree with you. My dress only needs to be hemmed and taken in a couple of inches – nothing else. The first seamstress I spoke with quoted me $700!! I only paid $1100 for the dress, there is no way I’m paying $700 to have it hemmed for crap’s sake!

    Post # 14
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    98 posts
    Worker bee

    They  told us “Well she didnt have the shoes she is going to wear to the wedding on when we measured her.”  What? So you made it 2 feet too long? If they had told us if you wear the shoes you’re wearing for the wedding you can save $250 we would have immediately gone across the street to the mall and bought them! This kind of stuff at the end is very stressful. non-budgeted $$$$$$$$!!!! 

    Post # 15
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    98 posts
    Worker bee

    Plus we went to 3 bridal shops. Before we went they asked our budget. At each place the “chosen” dress was over budget. Not enough where you say forget it but still over. And after trying on a bunch of dresses and picking one out the favorite they probably bank on you saying “OK, I’ll spend a bit more than I planned.” All part of the racket!

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