(Closed) Picked up my dress. I think it needs alterations. Opinions?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

It does look like you might need to have it taken it, but cups wouldn’t hurt either.  You could also use double sided tape to help it hold on to your girls and not gape.  But, I would look into altering it in just in the cups area because it looks like the back fits you well.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@piglet_625: Agreed.  The back looks like it fits well but the front could use some alterations.  My bridal store told me I should start the alterations process about 2 months out, but I might wait until 6 weeks instead since I am planning on loosing weight between now and then.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

have it taken in where needed and i think  the dress will look great puffed out a bit. other wise the dress is super cute.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I would probably get the cups sewn in and go from there.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I would start with having cups sewn in. I’m not sure if you were using one of their strapless bras, but the ones they have provide no lift whatsoever and I think actually flatten the girls more. The girls might end up being right where they should and filling out the top with cups.

And I agree…go with a poofy crinoline. That dress is really pretty!

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

the dress is really pretty! I say to def put the cups in.. i can see where it is gaping.. other than that I don’t see anything wrong 🙂

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

LOVE the dress, especially for a fun, Vegas wedding!  I would definitely go with the cups.  I think the pouffiness of it is perfect, but if you want more poof then I say bring on the crinoline!

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I just picked my dress up yesterday, and they told me about 6 weeks out is good for alterations.  Really cute dress!  I love the idea of adding more poof to it!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

You shouldn’t get your alterations too early, but you should make your appointment early!  I waited too long and it was hard to find someone who still had availability.  I found a woman on weddingwire that was great, but I was really upset when my first choice that was a personal reference was already booked up.  I called in January and she was booked for all dresses that needed to be ready through August. 

Post # 13
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Newbee

Book ASAP, but you can have your fitting closer to the date. Cups may help, but a bust alteration may still be needed

 

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