Wedding dress button opinions (functional buttons vs. decorative!) Dressily Me

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
3300 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@juliamarie32:  can I ask why you would choose functional buttons over decorative ones?

Post # 5
1841 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Ask them for a zipper closure with buttons and elastic loops to close over the zipper.  IMO, you need the zipper to secure the dress, but the elastic loops would allow the buttons to cover the zipper.

Like this:

Post # 7
2808 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Mrs Canuck:  +1

@juliamarie32:  The poster above has the best advice. I had a zipper but I also had decorative buttons with the elastic loop closure. The buttons looked beautiful and since they had the loops they laid flat and completely covered the zipper. Make sure to have a crochet hook on hand when you get back to your hotel room so you new husband can get you out of your dress 😉

Post # 8
1935 posts
Buzzing bee

It depends on how large your dress is. I had a large ball gown and thank goodness I had a zipper with faux buttons over top because let me tell you, going to the bathroom was a nightmare!! I learned that the BEST way to do this was to unzip out of the dress, step out, go, step back in, zip, done! If I had a corset or real buttons, forget it, not peeing alll night!

Not to be too graphic, but what you don’t think about, is sure, you can get your maids to hold it over your head and you can sit down but you can’t really finish off the job because your hands are trapped!! Sorry if Too Much Information, haha

Post # 10
471 posts
Helper bee

Re-opening this thread — has anyone done this, and about how much did it cost?


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