(Closed) Has anyone ever removed “pick ups” from their dress?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What should I do with this dress?
    Try to get the bottom altered/remove the pick ups! : (2 votes)
    8 %
    Sell it and start fresh, this dress isn't cute! : (16 votes)
    67 %
    Leave the dress as it is! : (6 votes)
    25 %
  • Post # 3
    1509 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Wear it to your wedding reception and within 30 minutes they will all be removed from guests stepping on your dress.


    In all honesty, it’s probably very simple since its like a tiny bustle without the loop and button, but keep in mind that removing the pickups will cause little holes to form all over the dress. The skirt may also be too big as well, which will need to be modified. 


    I wouldn’t buy a pickup dress if you don’t want pickups and plan to have them removed.  It’s more work than its worth, I imagine.

    Post # 4
    82 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    The one downside to trying to remove pickups is the material. It will leave holes and pulls where the fabric was sewn up.

    Post # 5
    2476 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    If I was in your situation, and willing to spend $500 just to alter the skirt, I’d try to sell the original dress and buy something I really love! 

    Post # 7
    597 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I might try to sell it myself…and then go to a private boutique. I was NOT impressed with David’s Bridal……I tried on a dozen dresses there and didn’t like any! But then again, it took 5 dress shops, multiple trips, and trying on like 30 to 40 dresses……and only liked 2!

    Post # 8
    420 posts
    Helper bee

    That’s great news!

    Post # 9
    311 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Wow, that is awesome.  So glad it worked out for you.

    Post # 10
    6597 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Great news – can’t wait to see your new dress

    Post # 11
    94 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I don’t know much about pick ups, but I did the EXACT same thing.  My mom and I went to David’s Bridal.  I tried on 3 dresses, my mom cried and bought me a dress that I loved.  I had been engaged all of a week or two.  I truly did love that dress but I didn’t love it intensely and passionately.  It is an overwhelming experience and I understand why they say to never purchase the first time you try on dresses.  Anyway, I am selling my dress and have purchased another one.  My mom just wants me to be happy, even though I felt kind of selfish, but if you can get a reasonable amount back by selling it then I say get something you LOVE.  Talk to your mom.  I bet she just wants you to be happy too 🙂

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