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Beginner July 2021

Wedding belts

Kimberly, on February 24, 2021 at 10:37 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 7
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Hi everyone! When I ordered my wedding dress, the woman helping me showed me some belts, and talked about how they would sew the belt onto the dress during alterations. I'm not sure if I want a belt, but I was thinking that during the reception I might change my look a bit by switching up my accessories. Does anyone know if belts have to be sewn onto the dress, or do they hold up enough if they're just tied? If they are just tied, is it likely the rhinestones or whatever the material is will snag the wedding dress? (Also, if anyone has any other ideas on how to switch up the bridal look during the reception without changing the dress, let me know! So far I'm thinking of changing up my jewelry, hairpieces, etc. I'm not changing out of my dress because I love it so much, and want to wear it all night, but I think it'd be fun to alter the look just a bit!) Thanks all Smiley smile

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Latest activity by Kimberly, on February 25, 2021 at 6:52 PM
  • Michelle
    Rockstar April 2021
    Michelle ·
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    The only thing that I added was a gray, sparkly shawl. Plus a clutch to hold my compact, lipstick etc.
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  • Molly
    Expert May 2022
    Molly ·
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    I was thinking of adding detachable sleeves to my dress for the ceremony. I'll also have a veil on during the ceremony and then changing to a hair piece for the reception.

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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Legend March 2017
    Pirate & 60s Bride ·
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    I had a two-piece dress and I’m kicking myself that I DID NOT have the belt sewn into the skirt. It kept moving around and ruined several photos. I don’t know if you have a one-piece dress if it’s ok to just have the belt tied??
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  • Lydia
    Dedicated December 2021
    Lydia ·
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    I worked in bridal for three years. We typically sewed the belts on so that they would stay centered and not shift around, but it doesn’t have to be sewn on. I would not recommend having it just tied however; I’d be worried it could come undone. If your seamstress would be able to add snaps to the belt so that it snaps closed rather than tying (you could still have a bow, but decorative rather than functional) that might help it stay in place.
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  • Connie
    Dedicated December 2021
    Connie ·
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    In a pinch, maybe you could safety pin the belt in place so it doesnt shift around? Safety pins are super discreet if done correctly
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    Judith ·
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    If you can handle a needle and thread to sew on a button, the easiest thing is to sew it on when you change clothes. Buy monofilament thread, which is clear. Sometime before the wedding, turn your dress inside out and mark the 3 or 4 spots you want it anchored. Practice at least once, with mom or a bridesmaid. Pull the dress down to your waist, while on right side out. find your mark, center front. Leaving a tail of thread, tie a knot. Poke your needle thru from inside to out, go around the belt, poke it back right next to where it came up, underneath, tie a knot , the threads going down with the thread coming up. snip. Do in 4 places. After a practice run or 2, doing 4 should take 2 min. When undressed later, snip each thread, pull from dress. Anyone who has been backstage at a show has seen models and actresses sewn into clothes, hats sewn rather than pinned to hair, flowers fastened to ballet costumes and hair this way. Wedding belts 3

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  • Kimberly
    Beginner July 2021
    Kimberly ·
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    So gorgeous! I'm still looking for my perfect veil Smiley smile

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