(Closed) Anyone opting to cut their dress instead of buying another dress for the recep?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

will you be leaving it hem-less?

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

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 # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Never heard of such a thing lol… but do it if you want to!  🙂

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Did you already purchase your dress?  If not, you can consider a convertible gown like this Martina Liana.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

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.

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