Thursday, June 3, 2010

It fits!

I had my first dress fitting last night! So exciting.

Recently, I've been watching a little too much Say Yes to the Dress. They always end with some sort of drama downstairs in alterations. So now I have a fear of alterations gone wrong. Needless to say, it was a major relief to see that the alterations were really minor.

I'm quite tall, 5'10 give or take, which is tall enough that my dress doesn't even need to be hemmed. In fact, I plan to wear flats (for numerous reasons, my clumsy nature one of them), but if I had wanted to wear heels, they would have had to lengthen my dress when it was being made.

The good news is it doesn't need to be taken in at all. The even better news is that it doesn't need to be let out. They really only have to shorten the halter strap a little bit and add a bustle.

Apparently that bustle is critical for the reception. As the alterations lady said, "you don't want somebody to step on your dress while you're dancing and rip the entire thing right off." Yes, it would be good if we could avoid that scenario.

How many days until Sept 25? I'm getting really excited!


  1. Ah, they do know how to hoodwink you on that bustle--that's exactly what they said to me, and you're like, argh--I didn't want it but okay, no I don't want someone to step on my train...

    I think the alterations drama on SYTTD is only from doofus brides who all of the sudden decide they're not showing enough leg or cleavage or something and they want them to completely change the dress!

  2. I'm getting excited too! woo woo!!

  3. Yay!! How exciting!! Love reading about all your adventures:)

  4. You will be a beautiful bride, since I had the pleasure of being at the fitting and saw for myself.