I have my first alterations appointment on Monday (eek, that means we're getting so close!) and she told me to bring the undergarments I'm wearing on my wedding day with me.
Stress and feelings of dread, enter stage right. I'm going to try the dress on again as is this weekend to decide if I want to wear shapewear or not. A part of me doesn't because of comfort, but I also want to look my best and if that means sucking my stomach rolls in for hours, so be it. I also need a strapless bra. I have a Body by Victoria from Victoria's Secret right now and I HATE it. I feel like I'm constantly pulling it up.
SO. Help a girl out! What are your favorite shapewear items? I don't want a full body anything- I think something midrise would be okay because the area that I'm most self conscious of is my "mom pooch." (Can you still call it that when your "baby" is almost 8? Oops.) What are your favorite strapless bras that I don't have to order online? I wear a 36DDD so options are already limited! I'm hoping she can sew cups into the dress and that the strapless bra won't be necessary, but I want to be prepared just in case.
Also on an alterations note, has anyone gotten several estimates from different seamstresses or did you just stick with the first price you got? I ordered my dress from Dillard's so I don't have a bridal shop recommendation. I picked the one with the most/best reviews on Google but the reviews said she's pricier than some others in the area. My philosophy is "you get what you pay for" but I only spent $160 on the dress and don't want to spend an arm and a leg on alterations.