(Closed) Eloping brides: who helped you get into your dress?

posted 3 years ago in Elopement
Post # 2
6125 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

mixtapehearts:  My photographer did!  It was a zip and then she knew how to do a square knot with my sash.


You could always ask your male photographer if he can do a corset.  You never know, I bet he’s seeing it a million times!

Post # 3
25 posts

Craigslist gig post?  Offer $20 for someone local.

Post # 4
8016 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013


mixtapehearts:  you might be surprised about your photog.  my male photog followed DH, my bridesmaids,and me up to our room to take some quick pics of the girls bustling my dress.  the girls were having a little bit of trouble.  so photog said “move over girls, i do this all the time.”

they adored our photog. and he bustled my dress perfectly.

Post # 5
2212 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

You can try a local seamstress or wedding shop to see if they offer service/assistance with that. I would also talk to the hotel (assuming you are staying at a hotel and not local – if you are local I would just ask a friend/family member to help dress you even if they don’t come to the wedding) and see if they have any suggestions.

If it is literally a remote location (like a log cabin in the woods or something) maybe ask who ever is marrying you if they know of someone (ie officiants wife?)

Post # 7
383 posts
Helper bee

Maybe you can add a secret zipper on the side seam?

Post # 8
6125 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

There you go, have your FI do it! 

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 5 months ago by  sienna76.
Post # 9
591 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I originally intended FI to do it…so he has seen “the dress” — then i found out i could hire a bridal attendant to do it, so i booked that. 

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