- 5 years ago
- Wedding: October 2014
I’m a new bee, hopefully nearing the end of my wedding dress journey. I’ve tried on a TON of dresses and actually ordered my favorite (back at the 8-month mark; I’m now nearing 6 months) but have had all kinds of second thoughts since then. There are things I dislike about the dress I ordered, and elements of other dresses that I wish it had. At this point I’m wondering if I should just keep my fingers crossed and hope that my seamstress will be able to “tweak” the dress to my satisfaction when it arrives, or if I should take a loss on the purchased dress and work with a custom dressmaker to design my dream Frankendress.
So I’m curious…those of you who bought your dress from a traditional bridal salon: what unique or special alterations did you make to your dress? Beyond the standard hemming for length, taking in or letting out for size, I’m interested in design details that weren’t features of the sample dress, but that you added in order to make it your own?
Did you order covered buttons for the zipper? Add extra scallop lace to the neckline? Sew in a belt or sash? Ask your seamstress to dip a back that was previously staight-across? Change the silhouette of the dress (either slim it down or poof it out)? Or even order your dress in a different color choice than the sample that you tried on?
If you have them, please post pix of what your dress looked like before (either the sample on you or the model sample) and *after you tweaked it!
Also, I’d love to hear any comments you have about the process. Was it worth it? How much did it cost? How long did these changes take? Were they easy or a big ol’ P.I.T.A.?