Post # 1
The place I am getting alterations done at says I need to tell them soon. It costs $120 because it is a long strip of fabric. I would only get them done to where the skirt starts. I love the look of them all the way down the back, but don’t think it would look right with the poof of my dress. I am leaning towards yes, because I think it would add a lot to the dress. Are they uncomfortable to sit on? What do you bees think?
Here is my dress for reference. I am probably not going to do a sash, which is why I think the buttons may be a nice touch. Also I am planning on wearing either a fingertip or cathedral length raw edge veil, and pearls. Sorry I don’t have a good picture of me in the dress from back. I have also lost some weight.
Here is a picture of the current back I pulled from a used ad.
I might also lower the back a tiny bit but we will see.
Post # 3
@Carley7.6.13: I think buttons down the back will look really beautiful.
Love your dress looks great on you:)
Post # 4
Personally, I love the buttons on my dress, but I don’t know that I love them *enough* that I’d pay extra for them if they weren’t standard. I feel like they’re kind of an easy-to-overlook detail outside of getting-ready pics, you know? I also hadn’t thought about the sitting on them part…yikes! 😛
Anyway, you look amazing in that dress without adding a single thing to it.
Post # 5
Thank you both for the compliments! There was a style me pretty post where a bride who had my dress added button, and there is not one photo where you can see the buttons. I understand that this might be totally an alteration for me and my own lust after buttons. I would make sure to have the photographer get some good photos of my back if I did get them 🙂
Post # 6
My dress is also a trumpet all lace gown that doesnt have any crystal or beading accents. I paid the extra money to have it made with buttons that wll start all the way from the top and will go alll they way down.. I LOVE button accents and purposly stayed away from the corset style dresses so that I could have my buttons.
So, to answer your question, DO IT
Gorgeous dress and amazing figure, btw!
Post # 7
I say yes! It really adds a lot to the dress! Your gown is beautiful either way though 🙂
Post # 8
Yes! I will be adding buttons down my lace mermaid…I think all the way to the tip of the train. It already has some to the end of the zipper but that’s not enough for me! Do it!
Post # 9
I think buttons would be stunning going down it so my vote is yes!
Post # 10
You look awesome in that dress. I don’t think it needs buttons (it is already beautiful), but if you want them go for it!
Post # 11
@Carley7.6.13: I think adding buttons to the back of the dress with give it personality I definitely think you should do it. The dress is beautiful on you!
Post # 12
you look amazing in your dress! … def do th buttons down the back and raw edge cathedral lengh veil perfect ! such a classic look 🙂
what designer is your dress btw ?
Post # 13
Just a thought – are you planning to have your seamstress alter your dress so that you can still shimmy it up to pee or do you want it very fitted (necessitating removal if you need to use the bathroom)?
It’s something that’s playing on my mind with my mermaid dress but mine has a corset back so removal is definitely not convenient – nor would it be with buttons!
Post # 14
Gorgeous dress!!!! You have to do buttons, it’ll be such a nice touch to your dress!
Post # 15
@Hislittlebee: my mermaid is very very tight to my knees and i also have no idea how im going to dance or pee lol
Post # 16
@BeautyBox: The dress is Romona Keveza Legends 192 or “L192” I am leaning towards the catherdral veil as well 😉
@Hislittlebee: I hadn’t really thought of this, but I think I could shimmy it, or I am still going to have the zipper and the buttons are going to just be there for show. There will be no loops to deal with. I don’t really have hips or a butt (I am currently working hard doing squats to create one) so we will see about this.