I had a reader question come in recently that I thought I would share with all of you. I frequently get questions emailed to me from readers and I do my absolute best to respond to them. (One of the reason my inbox often gives me anxiety- I hate not responding to people who ask me for help.) But this question in particular stumped me- because her plight is a situation I am not familiar with since I am a Shorty McShortPerson. Here's her question:
I have been following your blog since I got engaged last December. A lot of your ideas I will be using in my wedding and will allow me to stay within my budget, but there are many problems I am facing that have not been addressed on your blog. The reason for this is that my problems are uinique for a bride, I am 6'5″ and my height is hurting my budget in certain areas. Most obviously is my dress adding length and alterations are going to run me about an extra $370. Shoes I don't even want to discuss ($80++ and selection is limited for formal shoes) 🙁 Also my fiance is 6'7″ so his tux and shoes are also a problem. I was wondering if you had any ideas for a tall bride who doesn't want to get punished financially for being a few inches taller than most. 🙂
Your Taller Bride
Being tall myself, when I found the gown I wanted I ordered through Pearl's Place, cost for extra length only $100. Netbride is also about the same. Not to mention the gown was silk and $1000 less than what the local store wanted.
In addition to this advice, I would also recommend checking out ebay or sites like OnceWed.com or PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com. You can search for “extra length” or “added length” (use quotations to find the phrases with words together for better results.) You might be able to find something that way!