(Closed) Wedding Dress

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Worker bee

Are you planning to wear an additional petticoat?  If so, definitely plan to forego it and that will help the load be lighter.  I ended up not doing it, but I did have conversations with my seamstress about trimming the train back a little and it was completely doable with my gown.  It all depends on the embellishment on the train and how much you’re willing to spend to have it done! 

Truthfully, the weight of the gown probably comes from the gown material and not the tulle — usually the underpart of the dress is made of lightweight lining materials and netting.  If you really want to cut down the weight of the gown, reducing the tulle may not be the answer. However, if reducing the "poof" factor is what you’re after most, then removing some of the tulle will likely help.  HTH!

Post # 5
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Worker bee

The cost to remove part of the train will depend on how complicated the process is.  If, say, you want to have it shortened but want to keep the pretty beading on it, it might cost a small fortune due to the complex sewing involved to keep the beading intact (they might have to take it up at a waist seam instead of cutting off at the hem, etc. etc.).  If you don’t mind losing the beading and just have the buttons down the back, then I would think it would be cheaper because the seamstress is just hemming off the beaded part, without having to keep it intact.   Either way, your end price will also be affected by the seamstress — every one is different and you’ll likely get different prices quoted from different seamstresses. 

Make sure you really don’t mind losing the beading, though, before you make a decision! =)  I remember my dress was pretty heavy after I’d put on a petticoat, etc. but the day of I didn’t feel it a bit! 

Post # 7
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Blushing bee

go a seamstress and just ask her opinion – or go back to the bridal salon and get your consultant to bring out a seamstress to get an estimate.  that’s what my consultant did at priscilla of boston!

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