- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
I want to have major alterations done on this gown. Maybe even shorten it to tea length and get a jacket made out of all that extra material on the bottom. I am finally getting married but have had this dress for sometime. It’s been sitting in my closet for years and I got an incredible deal on it from a bridal shop that was closing. It’s a bridal 10, fits like an 6/8 in street clothes.
I love the look of the gown, but just not on me as I am only 5’3 and feel completely overwhelmed in it. It also doesn’t really match the event I am having now (small ceremony at Hartwood Acres Mansion with only 32 guests).
Is there someplace that could do major alterations under $500? It seems wrong to cut up this dress if it is going to be really expensive because I am sure someone would want the gown as is in its full grandness with the train, etc. It also has butterflies on the back train. It really is stunning and I’d love to wear a different version of it, but am afraid I’m out of luck and am not sure who can do this type of work.
Any info you have on where this can be done is most welcome!