Post # 1
I am in a massive dilemma.. The seamtress I went to didn’t want to hem my dress because of all the tulle and to be honest..I don’t blame her. The dress is huge, heavy and has so much fabric that slipping into it can even be a challenge. She also told me it would be very expensive to hem the bottom and an utter nightmare for her. My heels might be too short for my dress and the wedding is in less than a week. To make this more struggling I’m going to be walking on grass (golf course) out near the lake view. I’m worried I won’t be able to hold a bouquet because I’ll be too busy holding up my dress. I also debated on holding both at the same time but, because the fabric is so heavy it will surely be difficult. What should I do? Too high of heels and I could risk falling.. Ugh..help.. We are incredibly tight with money now as well and the heels I have can’t be taken back because the tags are missing and I can’t find the receipt in my purse. (Paid cash) I thought these would be the perfect heels and they are beautiful, but the dress length makes this now complicated.
Post # 2
My dress was too long. With my heels it was just slightly too long but it was fine, I only had trouble walking up the stairs at the start of the aisle at our ceremony spot. My dad held my bouquet while I walked up the stairs and then handed them to me.
I kicked my heels off right at the end of the ceremony and had zero problems walking in my dress outside for photographs in the mountains. You’ll be absolutely fine on a golf course.
Me in the heels:
Me without the heels:
Post # 3
It depends on the style of dress … mine had a tulle bottom and was an inch or two too long. I got a petticoat with a hoop and it pushed the dress out so it wasn’t dragging around my feet. Could be worth a try!
Post # 4
A hoop petticoat would be my recommendation. It will make your dress slightly shorter but far more manageable.
Post # 5
I second the hoop. My dress was too long and it was awful having to walk and carry it up everywhere I went
Post # 6
hikingbride : Seriously that is incredibly helpful and thanks so much for examples of the on/off heel comparison, also your wedding dress is stunning btw! I know it will be painful to keep the heels on throughout the wedding so I plan to take them off after the ceremony. I also forgot all about the loop petticoat, so I will be adding that under my dress, which should take it off the ground. Thanks everyone for the huge help!
Post # 7
Does your dress have pick ups? My dress was too long and a combo of heels and hoop got me through the ceromony. For the dance my sister safety pinned more pickups into my skirt.