Post # 1
I love the idea of changing into another dress for the reception…However I do not have the funds, nor do I want to spend additional money on another dress. SO, i finally found a beautiful dress where I can cut it knee length after the ceremony for a “dress change”. I figure that I am not going to wear this dress again and I get to change my look 🙂 I do not imagine myself being in a wedding dress all night either…I wanna party! Anyone else doing this?
Post # 3
Are you going to actually cut it AT the wedding? That’s crazy but kind of fun if you don’t care about it. I’ve actually ended up with more than one dress – but I was thinking of cutting one of the ones I wasn’t going to wear to have for the reception (but I was going to do it ahead of time).
What’s the dress look like?
Post # 4
will you be leaving it hem-less?
Post # 5
Yikes! Yes, I’d be interested in seeing what kind of dress it is. Maybe you could get double-sided or iron-on adhesive to create a hem so it doesn’t have a ragged raw seam. I originally wanted to get a dress with a “tear-away” style skirt so I’d have a fun short dress for the ceremony…but only found like 2 options in all my searching and didn’t like either of them. Good luck!
Post # 6
The dress is dropped waist/mermaid. The dress actually has a lace trim above the knee…the lace overlaps the rest of the dress so I would be cutting undermeath that trim, hence there would be an exsiting hem. I have asked my seamstres to cut and reattach ahead of time so I would have to do it at the reception but she said she wouldnt recommend it; it would be better to just cut after the ceremony or whenever. So thats what I am going to do… I would attach a link of the dress but the skinny ass model doesn’t do the dress justice, lol.
Post # 7
Never heard of such a thing lol… but do it if you want to! 🙂
Post # 8
Wow, I would be totally afraid to do that right before the reception. I hope you can pull it off. I suggest taking a backup dress with you though; just in case.
Post # 9
Did you already purchase your dress? If not, you can consider a convertible gown like this Martina Liana.
Post # 10
Perhaps you ought to take it to a different seamstress. Some dresses lend themselves well to being made into a two part dress, others don’t. It might be cheaper just to have a bustle put in though.