Post # 1
My fiance is 3 inches shorter than I am. Over the years it’s bothered him less and less and recently he said he wouldn’t mind if I wore heels or not. He likes me being tall, he just didn’t like that he was shorter.
As I’ve posted before, we are having a native american/traditional mix ceremony and I was considering wearing mocassins, so my height isn’t too much over my fiance and to stick with the theme. But the dress is a tad bit too long and I don’t know if they could make it shorter or if I would want them to risk messing up the details at the bottom. If I work inch heels this wouldn’t be an issue.
That is the bottom of the dress with me not wearing any shoes. Maybe it wont be too bad?
The shoes I was considering wearing were these (I would have to DIY the details since I can’t find them anywhere online)
Or should I go with something like this
Post # 3
What is the waist of your dress like? Is it possible for the person altering it to shorten it from the top of the waist? For gowns that have ornate bottoms, this is generally how they are altered.
Post # 4
@Brielle: It may be able to be shortened at the waist but I don’t think so. It has bead detail and flowers and lots of detail going from like the rib cage down to mid thigh across the front and back. I would post a pic but I don’t want to put too many details on here since my fiance does know about this site and I don’t want to risk him seeing the dress
Post # 5
I love the mocassin idea – I don’t think it would be too long
Post # 6
I love both of those shoe options!! Could you do the heels for the ceremony and the mocassins for the reception?
Post # 7
@NavyBride16: Now that’s an idea! I didn’t think about changing shoes 🙂
Post # 8
@NavyBride16: +1 a shoe change is always a great idea!
@kris325: both shoe choices are cute
Post # 9
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
@kris325: wedding gowns are made to be altered, so there is almost definitely a way to shorten it. However for 1 inch I think that would be too much money/work. It’s hard to say which shoes, though, without knowing what the dress looks like.
Post # 10
- Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island
Oh crap, I voted for the low heels but I meant to vote for the boots. Those boots are awesome! I actually dislike the low heels, LOL!
I’d say wear the boots and shorten the dress. Unless the seamstress has told you that they cannot hem that dress, it should be fine. I think scalloped hems are the only ones that can’t be hemmed.