(Closed) Gown Alteration Appointment

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

love your dress so much!!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Make sure you have your shoes and undergarmets. Also, keep an open mind about your options for sewing cups into the dress instead of wearing a bra, it can make a difference.

Also, be thinking about what kind of bustle you want.  Some seamstreeses won’t even ask you, they’ll just do a simple bustle and call it a day (and overcharge you for it).  Keep in mind that you’re dress will be bustled most of the night, so it really matters that it compliments the dress.

Having someone on your ‘side’ if you are typically not one to speak up also helps.  Someone who will say ‘that doesn’t look right’ or ‘maybe take in more there’ kind of stuff.

And don’t worry about the beading.  They’ll take it in at the seams and you’ll never know the difference.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

If alterations take more work than usual, then your seamstress will charge more.  Like lace alterations usually cost more than a simple silk dress would because of the way you have to take it apart/put it back together.  They shouldn’t have to do any rebeading or anything, so I wouldn’t expect it to cost too much more for the beading… that being said, it looks like your dress has a few layers, so they may charge more to do multiple layers (or by the layer).

I can’t really tell what the back of your dress looks like because of the veil you have on, so I can’t really tell what kind of bustle would look nice.  Just don’t let them talk you into something you don’t think looks good.  A good seamstress will be able to show you a few different options (at least) for your bustle.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2006

Your gown is just beautiful.  Make sure you bring your bra, undergarments and shoes to your fitting.

 

You can also shop around for a seamstress if you are not comfortable with your bridal shop.  In many cases a local seamstress will be more flexible and cost effective.

 

Best of luck

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