- 6 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
I am conflicted. My wedding is 6.5hrs from where I live now. I plan on getting into town a few days before the wedding. I don’t know what to do about alterations/pressing and such. Technically, it is far more convienent for me to get my dress altered where I am at now. Unfortunately, I can’t seem to find many people that are reputable to do it. I can’t do it at the salon I bought the gown bc they don’t offer it and it is half way between where I live and the wedding location. I found one place I trust and was quoted over the phone 250 for bustle, heaming, alterations up to two sizes in, and pressing of the gown if I go with a local bridal shop for convience. I am not sure if my gown needs more than 2 sizes in…I don’t think so but I still want to loose some weight. I do know there is a bit of gapping between the dress and my chest that needs fixed. I guess my concern with it is mainly the pressing aspect. I am clueless about pressing…I know i need it but how do they package the final product? I am not going to be able to hang it up as I have the 6.5 hrs drive to the site….but I’m not sure if that is a problem….because when they say the pressing and all…does that mean? Does it have to be hung up or what? I am thinking that it might be best to just have the dress pressed once I get into town the few days before the wedding but then I loose out on the benefit of pressing included in my pricing at my local shop.
My other option is making several weekend trips out of my alterations appts if I decided to get it altered there, and then once done with alterations, have my parents drop it off at the pressing place and then pick it up ready for me. The alterations, I have no doubt would be cheaper that way because there are far more people to choose from and I have seen what others have been quoted but i don’t know if once you add in the pressing cost if it will still be cheaper.
My question is what do you think I should do? Also, does it matter if you can’t hang the dress up right away after pressing? I guess I am confused about it. Do they just press your gown and hang it back in the bag or is it folded a special way or something? I have a semi cathedral length train so when I have it hanging now, it is all looped up and stuff so it doesn’t scruch completely at the bottom….it doesn’t help prevent wrinkles is all I can say!