(Closed) Bridesmaid Dress Alterations Drama

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
Member
3969 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I don’t  know the intensity of the boobaliciousness of your Bridesmaid or Best Man, but is there anyway the V could be pinned higher up? I am nowhere near a seamstress.

Post # 5
Member
679 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

So what is it that your Bridesmaid or Best Man is looking to do here?  She said the dress is too exposing, yet won’t get it altered, won’t order a size up to have it taken in at the waist.  I’m not a seamstress, but I bet money that the dress can be altered with no issue.  ordering a size up and taking it in, is probably the easiest way.

My suggestion is that you’ll have to offer to pay for your seamstress to do it.  If she won’t pay someone else and her grandmother will not do it, you’re most likely going to have to eat the cost.  What is the other alternative, she’s out of the wedding?

Post # 6
Member
3969 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Bichon Frise: If the dress has already been bought, I would maybe suggest to her that since you’re basically stuck with that dress and while it would be wonderful if her grandma could do it, perhaps a second opinion might help? I don’t think it’d be a difficult fix (coming from a non-seamstress) but I would think you could describe the dress situation to multiple seamstresses and get their take on it and approximate costs.

Post # 7
Member
4824 posts
Honey bee

My girls had silk chiffon and they were altered no problem, but it does take experience

Maybe she could wear a white or cream lace tank underneath to give another leather.

Post # 9
Member
4824 posts
Honey bee

I think you could tell her that you did some research and called so and so seamstress (actually call too!) and she said it can be done and that she could do it for $X if her gram doesnt feel comfortable doing the alterations. Then let her make the decision. 

Post # 10
Member
3969 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I would call around and find someone who says they’re experience in that fabric, then you could talk to her and say hey, I know your grandma’s awesome, but I realize you’re concerned…. I know of someone who has a lot of experience with this type of fabric, maybe a day next week we could go get her opinion and weigh options?

Post # 11
Member
2233 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@lefeymw: I agree, I think that’s a good way to go about it. 

I am pretty sure that it can be altered. I can see what she means that it may rip since it is a thin material but it should be lined and the liner is really what’s giving the dress the structure not the chiffon. 

Post # 12
Member
193 posts
Blushing bee

@Ms. Martian: I would go with a little white lie and say that it needs to be done by a bridal shop or something fancy so her grandma wont be offended.

Post # 13
Member
341 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Honestly, I wouldn’t worry about it…if her grandma rips the dress and she has to buy another one or have sever alterations done from a bridal shop, that’s her own fault.  One of my BMs insisted on going to a family friend and I basically told her the same thing…if you don’t want the shop to do it, that’s fine, but if it gets messed up and she has to reorder, that’s her fault.  Call me mean, but I don’t see where it should be something you have to stress over!!  🙂

The topic ‘Bridesmaid Dress Alterations Drama’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors