Post # 1
For any of you who had the VW351011 gown, or any Vera Wang gown with layers like this, how much did your alterations end up costing? I’m really worried as I’m rather short (4’11” but I’ll be wearing 5″ heels for the ceremony) and how they’ll go about shortening it. I tried it on last night with my heels and it still has a good half a foot of extra fabric that I would definitely trip over. I mainly have an issue with the tulle and underskirt though.
Also who did you take it to to have it altered? I keep hearing DB is way overpriced but I don’t want to take it to someone who has never worked with a dress with a lot of layers and detail like this.
I’d add a photo but the photo uploader isn’t working for me right now.
Post # 3
my friend got this gown altered about the same length and because of all the layers/detailing it ran her to about $400.. It’s very expensive to alter the Vera Wang dresses.
Post # 4
i spent just over $600 altering my Vera. I’m not sure how much of it was for hemming. i’m 5’1″ and I wore 3″ heels so we should be the same height with heels. But my dress only required about 1 to 2 inches hemmed and I could have left it if I wore taller heels but I didn’t want to struggle wearing taller heels. I wore Vera Wang Ethel so although it had the silk organza flanges it did not swirl the same way yours does. Just makes sure if you a taking it up so much that the flanges still hits you at the right place. i think it’s a real problem with petite brides altering dresses that were designed with taller women’s proportions. i know these organza flanges are a pain in the a** to alter but even my drop waist melissa sweet gigi was not an easy alteration and costs around $500 to alter. the tailor said there were six layers. i only had the front portion hemmed a few inches and had it taper off to the sides. i then had a size 8 taken in about 7 inches around my hips.
Post # 5
Mine was $350 alterations, but I did a lot to the dress.
The shortened the hem, changed the back from a zipper to a corset, added a sweetheart, added the bustle, and are sewing on my belt.