Jenna of That Bride posted about her dress and the need for more alterations. Alterations that she may have to take care of herself.
Once David got the veil on, we started looking for the hook to bustle it. Couldn't find it. Soon after that, the entire salon staff was over searching through my very long veil for the hook. Couldn't find it. My bridesmaids came over to search all through the lace and they couldn't find it.
My dress was purchased in Dallas and the seamstress was also in Dallas. My mom picked up the dress on her way to the wedding because she and my Dad live in Dallas. She spoke with the seamstress about the bustles and learned how to take care of everything. I called my mom when we couldn't find the hook and she tried to talk me through it. I told her it was not there and there really wasn't anywhere else to look. Being the wonderful mommy that she is, she said she'd take care of it.
We got to the chapel and started getting ready. My mom got there, pulled out my little emergency sewing kit and the white thread, and got to work. A bridesmaid asked, "What are you using to make a hook?" She said, "Oh.... I cut the hook and eye out of my bra and I'm sewing the hook to the bottom of the veil and the eye to the top." It worked! I hope I can save my daughter's wedding day the same way my mom saved mine!
Someone mentioned how sweet it was that my mom was kissing my head in this picture. She's not kissing my head. We couldn't find scissors so she used her teeth to cut the thread.