ETA: So apparently when you click "Save
Draft" while drafting a New Discussion, it just goes ahead and posts
it...There's nothing I can do about the hem now, it will probably look
great, so I was really just blowing off steam...never mind.
The alterations people at DB said it was fine, tried it on for FI last night (yes, he's seen me in the dress and helped me pick it out) and even he thought it looked perfect, but I'm worried that my dress is now too short :-(
It's a White by Vera Wang from David's Bridal (style VW351000) and I decided to have it both hemmed and also to remove the train completely. Everything at the wedding - ceremony and reception - will be on grass except for the dance floor. I'm wearing Frye cream ballet flats and with shoes on, I'd say the dress is about a half inch above the ground. Alterations and consultants at David's Bridal told me not to worry and that I'll "sink down" in the grass, and if it were any longer, the dress would drag on the ground. But after doing some googling and seeing other people in the dress, it seems like most everyone has the dress altered to fall right to the floor or lying on the floor a bit, not above the floor like mine is now. My shoes match the dress perfectly, I'm just afraid they're going to show too much at the wedding.
How long were your dresses after alterations? Is there anything I can do to make mine seem longer? Obviously I'm wearing flats, so I can't wear lower shoes...