(Closed) Anyone Not Altering Length of Gown?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

I left it as it was. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

@Bunny_the_Bride:  Yes, but I just bought shoes that brought the length up to where I wanted it. In fact, one pair of shoes ended up being too high.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

The length of mine was perfect as ordered, and I didn’t order a custom hem-to-hollow

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I had to order a custom length. By seamstress standards your hem should be 2″ from the floor while wearing your shoes. If it drags on the floor your hemline will be filthy by the end of the reception. But if you don’t plan on saving it, then I guess you don’t need to worry about it.

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I didn’t alter (I guess either I run long or my dress runs short?) and for that reason and for height pairing with my Fiance my shoes could only be so high. The dress won’t get stained in the grass at our ceremony but it’s not too short either.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I am 5’10 barefoot and my dress was the perfect length to wear with moderate heels.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

The length of my dress was perfect with flats (which I wanted to wear) when I bought it so I didn’t have to hem.

 

But are you saying that the dress will be on the ground in front of you?  How will you walk without stepping on the dress and tripping?

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m 5’10 and with my 4″ heels I didn’t need to hem mine either!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

If you can walk in your shoes without tripping then leave it. If not, hem it up as the last thing you want is a tumble going down the aisle!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m leaving mine as is and I’m in the same situation! Some of my friends altered their hems and I could see their shoes at the bottom of the dress instead if the dress! If it’s not too terribly long, just stay as is, I was contemplating the same thing! I’m 5″8 and the dress was made for someone 5″9 or 5″10.. Heels it is!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Bunny_the_Bride:  Im leaving mine but only cause Im 5’9″ so its just half an inch from perfect.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I didn’t alter mine. It was a little long, but it didn’t bother me.

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

My friend got married in a dress with too much material in front and I’m sad to say her walk down the aisle was not graceful at all. She had to pause after every tiny step, kicking the skirt as she walked to make room for her foot to come down. It was really obvious. I would urge you to think twice and make sure you can walk in heels in your dress first.

 

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