I have my final dress fitting tonight and I am caught in a tough spot. My dress has lace straps and a keyhole back, and it was pretty “baggy” when I first got it. I went to my first alterations appointment and the seamstress moved the straps in a way that made the whole dress fit better. It was a lot easier and cheaper to just move up the straps than to bring the whole dress in. Well, I went back last week for my final fitting and I didn’t love the way it looked. It still seemed big up top, but I couldn’t express myself well enough for her to really do anything about it.
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She needed to re-do the bustle and I am going back tonight for my final fitting. The whole time she was working on the bustle I was pulling at the top of the dress. She finally said I needed to decide that night if I wanted to do anything about it, but I just let it go. I have not been able to stop thinking about it since. I want it to fit perfectly—is that too much to ask?
Add to this the fact that my mother is a seamstress—a seamstress who lives 1,000 miles away from me. On Sunday I mentioned to her the craziest idea I’ve had in this process: What if she gets to Savannah on Thursday and alters my dress for me two days before my wedding? I would be more comfortable telling her exactly what I want and she would have me there to make small changes as she works. It could be perfect! Or I could end up like Gob Bluth:
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Is this the craziest idea I could have at this point? Should I make a stink at tonight’s fitting to get my dress the way I want it while still in Tallahassee? Should I just accept the dress as it is? Has anyone else done final alterations days before their wedding?