(Closed) Who laced you up??

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I was planning on having my mum do it. She did it for my SIL and liked that, so she wants to do it for me. 

I guess if she ends up being too busy for some reason, I’ll just get my Fiance to do it. 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I would ask your mom about that one. Mine definitely wanted to be the one to button/zip my dress up. It was a nice moment, and she would’ve been so mad if I had asked someone else to do it!

Post # 5
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730 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My sister/MOH did mine. I’ve been a Maid/Matron of Honor a couple times for friends, and I did theirs as well. I always made sure to go with them for at least one dress fitting so I knew how to do the laces/bustle just right! 

One of the times that I was the Maid/Matron of Honor, the bride’s mom was running around pinning corsages on people while we were doing the dress, so she definitely wouldn’t have had time. When I got married, my mom was right there watching, but my sister/MOH did it.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Yeah, it was my mom. She was probably the only one who could do it, and it was a nice moment to have her do it. She wasn’t busy with anything except helping me get ready.

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

My mom and it was a nightmare. Even after doing it a few times at the bridal salon and WATCHING YOUTUBE TUTORIALS, she still couldn’t do it right. My dress was way too loose and she couldn’t get it any tighter. It kept sliding down all night. I so wish I would have had my Maid/Matron of Honor with me at my final fitting so she could have done it for me. Whoever you have lace you up, make sure they practice at least a few times before your wedding day so that they know exactly how it’s supposed to be done. I couldn’t even wear the shoes I planned to wear because my dress was too long. Epic fail, Mom!

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper

My momma did it. ๐Ÿ™‚ And we got some great pictures of her lacing me up on the wedding day. So glad it was her!

P.S. While my mom was lacing me up, my BMs were straightening out all of the different layers of my dress! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 10
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5892 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I had my Bridesmaid or Best Man do it. She stayed with me at the hotel the night before. We practiced the night before. Make sure you do that. I watched a few Utube videos to see the different methods and we picked the one that seemed to work best for us.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

One of my BMs will do it…She works for a bridal salon, That dress wont budge when shes done with it. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 12
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171 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@UpstateCait:My mum made a mess too, lucky it was a practice and my sister walked in, told her off and took over.

So on the day my sister with the help of my cousin did it and made a great job.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

my mom! she came to all my fittings to learn how to do it correctly. My cousin had to do the hook and eye for the zipper because my mom couldnt see it, but she did the rest ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

My mom wanted to, but I knew she wouldn’t be able to do it tight enough. My dress was very heavy so lacing me up wasn’t that easy. My Maid/Matron of Honor ended up doing it. My mom still wanted to be in the photos though so she tried to pretend to lace me up but only got in the way so we had to ask her to back off.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

my sister is a Bridesmaid or Best Man and she is going to do it for me.  my mom isn’t really into that kind of stuff, plus my sister was a Bridesmaid or Best Man in one of her DH’s cousin’s weddings and has experience cinching a bride into a corset dress.  we’ll still probably have to do it a couple times (since she lives in NYS and i’m in MN) and i might watch a vid or two to give suggestions, but i think experience is the way to go here, lol.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

for my sister’s wedding my mother and i (not a BM) were going to do it… except that I was busy getting my hair done so they started without me. I get to the room where she was getting ready and my mom was super stressed and not making it a fun experience for me, or my sister. She also volonteered for bustling which also didnt work out.

I’m going to have my bridesmaid’s help me, one will specifically be in charge of the corset back because she has a lot of experience with them. Less stress, yes please! 

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