(Closed) Freaking out about my wedding dress…HELP!!!!!

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
403 posts
Helper bee

It’s beautiful and a good professional seamstress will be able to alter it to fiT.  Don’t take the sleeves off you will ruin he whole look.

Post # 3
93 posts
Worker bee

I would recommend taking it into David’s Bridal asap to discuss alteration time frame and costs and if they can even take it in that much.  Knowing that should help you determine what to do. Although, if you still love your dress I would just get it altered now. If you buy a new one, chances are that you will end up having to get that one altered as well anyways.

  • This reply was modified 6 years, 7 months ago by mhood00.
Post # 4
344 posts
Helper bee

Because of all of the beadwork, the more you alter on the dress, the more expensive it’s going to be. Just have the dress taken in and leave the sleeves. Congratulations on losing all that weight btw! I just started dieting and exercising, but I need to get down to your size! 

Post # 5
7103 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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Stephie22: I really like it. Such beautiful lace. I like the sleeves, it looks very elegant. I think it’s more than worth it to get an alterations quote.

Post # 6
395 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I don’t know if it would even be possible to take the sleeves off. The dress doesn’t look like it has the structure to be a strapless dress.

Post # 7
2569 posts
Sugar bee

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Stephie22:  I’d look into a seamstress just not davids bridal unless they can guarantee if for june. I went to buy Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses and the woman told me it could take up to 14 weeks to get altered with it being wedding season. 

Post # 8
10286 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

I’m not seeing cap sleeves, just straps. I feel like I’m missing something. At any rate, this style is so flattering and gives good support for the girls. I would not get rid of the straps. No structure but also the line just might not work with empire waist. That’s a hard look to pull off (strapless empire). It doesn’t work on everyone.


eta you could ask about changing the straps to crystals or something more delicate if that would help.

  • This reply was modified 6 years, 7 months ago by BalletParker.
Post # 9
1949 posts
Buzzing bee

Congrats on your weight loss! When you have a new body all of your clothes will fit you differently.  Your dress is gorgeous! Consider consignment shops in your area.  Not only can you sell your gown to a bride that can fit it better but you may find an amazing dress that is very affordable.  You may be able to find a dress that is brand new or a sample that will fit you like a glove off the rack!  They also have preowned gowns that are clean and gorgeous.  I went to one with a friend and she found a $2500 gown for $850.  even though she didnt get it, the experience changed my mind about preowned wedding gowns.  

Post # 10
1821 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

you don’t really have a lot of time. I would take it to a reaaly good seamstress to see if they can alter it? 

Post # 11
2 posts
  • Wedding: April 2015

I bought my dress 5 years ago… now, i hate the straps and it’s too big. Same situation. I took it to an awesome seamstress in my area about 3 weeks ago, she is removing the straps, turning it in to a sweetheart neckline, and taking it in an inch all over, also adding a bustle, for $325. Hopefully that will give you a good ball park. I thought it was incredibly reasonable. I have very intricate stitching and beading that she will have to redo as well. I should have it back in 2/3 weeks. Getting married April 18th, so I think you still have time, but I’d get it in soon. 

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