Post # 1
Ok, I like to take care of things ahead of time and I know that alteratiions should wait.
but…..I really love my dress and want to see how it will look on top when it’s finished. Right now half of my, um, ample bossom is exposed. It’s not as obvious in the attached picture because I wasn’t wearing a good bra. Now that I have a good supportive bra, my girls fit perfectly, but there is way to much cleavage for my taste!
I find myself looking at other dresses, which is such a bridal sin to begin with but I really do love my dress. I’m just worried about how much of my breast shows!
So, I’m thinking of just getting the top altered now so I can see how it will look on me on the big day and wait until a six weeks before to get the waist and hips taken in (too big now).
Should I do it?
Post # 3
Pretty dress! I think it looks great and once you get it altered to fit, it will be really awesome. 🙂
I think that getting alterations now depends on whether your size (bust, everywhere else) fluctuates at all. If you get it done now you may have to get it done again (the bust area) closer to your wedding date.
I can understand why you’d want to get it done now. I have a dress that I bought in February, 2010 that is too big for me and needs extensive alterations (I’m having the skirt taken in, train chopped off, then just overall “it’s too big” alterations- hurray for a sample sale!) and I was DESPERATE to get it altered…but I was worried about losing/gaining weight (I tend to retain a lot of water at certain times). It’s been difficult to look at shoes, accessories, etc. because I don’t really know what the final product will be- so I get where you’re coming from.
I would still wait though…if only to save having to have it altered twice in the same place.
Post # 4
As a seamstress, my answer is no. You should have everything done at the same time because it will effect the overall way the dress will hang on your body. You should also wait because you never know how much your weight may fluctuate. If you want to get a vague idea of how it might look in the bust, maybe you could just pin it to the desired height at home and check it out.
Post # 5
Girl WAIT! My dress is ordered and has come into the shop, but I am not getting married until next May, so I am waiting until early next year to even begin alterations. I REALLY sucks to wait, I know! But it will be better to get it all done at the same time closer to your date.
Post # 6
A fellow Madison bee! Yay!
Anyway…I also bought my dress super early, more than a year in advance, but I’m waiting to get it altered until at least this winter (Wedding’s in June) in case I lose weight, etc. It’s better to have to wait a little bit than for weight or something else to change and need to get it altered again.
Post # 7
I’d wait. I am just now getting the bust taken in on my dress (Labor Day weekend), and my wedding is in October.
Post # 8
i think you should wait and have everything done at once
Post # 9
I think you should wait… but I just have to say your dress is BEAUTIFUL on you! Congratulations!
Post # 10
Thanks for the advice ladies!
I’ve decided to take an in-between route and not get any actual changes, but meet with my seamstress to discuss what can be done to make my dress more modest.
The main issue is that the top fits perfectly, but just shows way to much. I want to know if extra fabric or something can be added.
Post # 11
that sounds perfect–get some ideas, but don’t do anything now. i know it’s hard, but wait.
Post # 12
Thanks for all the compliments by the way!