(Closed) Deciding how to alter dress for heels at ceremony and flats for reception

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
516 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I have the same issue and would also love to hear what other bees did at their weddings!  I have 4″ heels for the ceremony and pictures, but I know that I won’t be able to last all night in heels. 

Post # 4
548 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I wore these heels for our ceremony

and changed to these for our reception.

I also wasnt sure what to do, we decided to make our own pick ups. Here is what my the bottom of my dress looked like before the pick ups: this is how i wore it for the ceremony

I dont have a GREAT picture of it with all the pick ups up, but in the one below you can see one of them, there was three all together in the front scattered:

It was easy for the seamstress, all she did was a loop and tie thing, put the ribbon through the correct hoop and tighten or losen for the correct height. It worked for my dress, hope that helps one of you maybe 🙂

Post # 6
1370 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Great question, I was wondering the same thing!  Mine also has lots of pick ups on the front so I will be asking my seamstress!

I am switching to my cowboy boots for the reception.

Post # 7
3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

You k now the curtains from IKEA that you can hem yourself because they come with the special double sided tape…what about that?


0r putting in snap buttons the to the altered height and then your BMs just have to fold the material over and snap in place?

Post # 8
1253 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

So I had the same issue. I am 5’2 and I was going to wear 4 inch heels during the ceremony and a flat during the reception. But then I found some nice 3 inch satin heels that goes great with the dress. All I did was alter my dress to fit my 3 inch heels and have then raise it to my toes. So at least I won’t trip on the dress and it won’t be to bad when I change to flats. In the end, it didn’t even look noticeable that the dress is raised about quarter of an inch above to my toes. Good luck.

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