Post # 1
I had my fitting on Sunday and realized after some struggle that there’s no possibility that I can step into my dress. Even before alterations, I couldn’t get my booty in there, so after it’s tailored to fit my relatively petite waist it’s definitely not going to work 😛
It then hit me that I’m supposed to get my hair done in the morning, and put my dress on at the venue in the afternoon. Put my dress over my head, which at my fitting managed to muss my hair all over, and I had two people helping me.
So, all past brides, how did you do it? Did you change your schedule and arrive dressed? Did you manage to get the dress over your head without wrecking your hair?
My dress is all lace so I’m thinking I could probably get in the back seat of my car with my legs across the rest of the seat with my skirt up, and could be carefully chauffered to the venue completely dressed 😛
Of all the logistical issues I’ve had in planning a wedding, this is probably the funniest of them all.
Post # 2
- Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN
mademoisellesacha: Hmmm, this is a difficult one as most people would slip into their dress from the bottom up. I have placed pagenat dresses over my girls head once their hair is done but very carefully. You will probably need the assitance of several bridesmaids to do so but it can probably done. Also, is there a way you can wrap your hair in a scarf or something to keep it from getting completely messed up? Make sure you have styling products ready for any touchups.
Post # 3
If you have a large square silk scarf, you put in over your head with two of the points in the center of your neck-front and back.You can even clench one of the points between your teeth, then slip the dress over your head.
Post # 4
MrsUPS: My bridesmaids are all shorter than I am, which is why I assumed I would just step in as they struggle to get it up and over, but with the fit-and-flare shape it’s very tailored and I guess the zipper doesn’t go far enough down the back.
julies1949: That’s definitely an option, I may give it a shot once the dress comes back on the 13th of June, and if I’m not confident in it then I’m going to have myself chauffered there and just get dressed at home.
But I’ll be honest, I’m giggling like a total looney, this was not one of the problems I imagined myself facing as a bride. Ah well, I’d rather ones like this than anything more serious!
Post # 5
I think I’ll be in the same boat as you for my June 20th wedding! I have a booty, and there’s no way my dress will fit over that and my hips. Every time I get in the dress I feel like I’ve run a marathon- this does not bode well for me come wedding day. I hope it works out for you!!
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
Maybe if you kneel they can help you get it over
Post # 7
- Wedding: September 2013 - Pavilion at Rocky Neck State Park
One of my bridesmaids held the top of the dress as I put it on and directed around my hair.
Post # 8
This probably isn’t the smartest thing, but my seamstress said she’s had luck with girls putting a plastic bag over their hair. It’s slippery enough to be able to get the dress over without messing up your hair. I didn’t need to take this route, so i can’t say if it really helps or not.
Post # 9
Maybe the zipper needs to be made longer? I’m in a supertight dress and there is zero chance I could get it over my shoulders, hair, and makeup without creating a mess. My zipper is long enough to expose my whole butt. Unless you put your whole head in a plastic bag (bad idea) or the skirt is very thin and simple, I don’t really get how over the head works for a mermaid dress. it’s especially hard to get shoulders into a tight dress from the bottom. Did you try putting it on over your head at the fitting?
Post # 10
i had three girls pull the dress over me — we manage to get me in my dress two times and my hair wasnt messed up too bag…. i also had my hair half up and half down in curls so it wasnt to much of an issue to fix if the dress messed it up too much