(Closed) Should I have my mom take my Sabelle dress back to the US after I try it on?

posted 8 years ago in Destination Weddings
  • poll: Would you store your wedding dress at your mother's house across the ocean?
    Yes, it makes more sense that it will be over in America already and you don't have to worry! : (10 votes)
    77 %
    No! The dress needs to be with you so you can pick out earrings, veil, shoes, decide on petticoats. : (3 votes)
    23 %
    Not sure. : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2889 posts
    Sugar bee

    I’m in a similar situation and my dress lives at my parents house. I would suggets trying to order a pair or two of shoes before your mom comes so she can bring them over with the dress and you can try the m on together. I tend to find the shoe selection online to be better than in local stores and most websites ship to the US. Provided that the dress fits, I think you should send it back with your mom for all the reasons you mentioned above and also to know it is safely waiting for you. If the dress is used, does it already have a bustle? Take pictures of yourself in the dress and you should be fine for deciding on necklace, veil, hair style etc. I also find that you can just put on something with a similar neckline to determine hair style. Also, you’ll prob. have lots of various things you will want to bring with you and no excess room to transport a dress as well. We had a long engagement and took stuff over in several trips but you will be suprised what you accumulate and need to fit in your suitcase and most airlines only allow 1 piece of luggage.

    I highly recommend a wedding planning vacation week or two, there are just some things you will feel more comfortable doing in person and while you are visiting/planning you cna take care of all the dress issues (alterations, veil, ets.). From my experience, these planning weeks were so necesary. We lengthened our Christ mas stay and then I flew back alone for a week which coincided with the wedding of a friend and allowed me to finish up some DIY and meet with vendors and get my veil made and try on my dress post alterations.

    Good luck!

    Post # 6
    Member
    2 posts
    Wannabee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    you have to try the dress on a while before your wedding…. i thought i was the right size too, (im 5’9”, and size 2) but my size 2 sabelle has a very short torso, and i need a size 4 now.

    it will give you peace of mind!

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