Post # 16
hunting_bride : scissorgirl : becks90 : italianbride0508 : winterbride1717 : blackraine04 : emmagreen482017 : jbeebee : ajillity81 : observer : nonablu : lleello : HC_IC721 :
Thank you all so much for your kind words, advice, and reassurance. I feel confident I can get that inch off, plus more!
In answer to the questions about alterations… The dress won’t even be here until at least July because they told me 5-6 months from ordering. If the weight isn’t off by then, it’s not happening, lol! But if it does take that long, I won’t have much of a choice but to get alterations done sort of last minute. They told me to allow 4 weeks for that!
About changing it to a corset back… do you mind if I ask if that was terribly expensive? I could have ordered the dress with a corset closure but I wanted the crystal buttons bc I had never seen those before. Does the corset really make it fit a lot better?
Post # 17
I think it is $200-300, but you definitely need to ask the seamstress, it could be different from region to region.
At least for me, it fits me great. I got my wedding dress around 2 month before wedding, and drop my weight a bit afterwards. The corset is great in adjusting to my body’s change in weight and measurement.
Post # 18
Gorgeous dress! I wore an Essence of Australia as well! And I ordered in the smaller size of the two they said I could and it fit perfectly when it came in and I didn’t even lose any weight!
I wouldn’t change it to a corset back. The buttons are so pretty!
Post # 19
I ordered my dress this weekend (Essense d7174) and actually went through this exact same thing. I’m a street 10 and one store said I measured into a 14 based on my hips. I tried on the 12 at a different store (same dress) and even though it was snug we all agreed it fit me better. She said they can let the hips out up to 1/2″ on each side of the dress, but I’m planning to lose the weight. 🙂
Just wanted to let you know you’re not alone and not to worry!
Post # 20
Crystal buttons sounds beautiful!
Post # 21
Stephanie Beranek : I just saw this comment, thank you! That helps so much! And good news, I’ve lost the inch off my waist:)
hikingbride : thank you!!! So good to know! Definitely feeling like I chose right. I actually went back & tried on the sample & it was wayyyy too big now. It was clipped all the way down the back so I’m glad I got the 12. I think I’ve commented before but when I see your dress pop up in feeds, I always love it!
nonablu : yessss they give me all the heart eyes 😍
Post # 22
- Wedding: May 2017 - Ocean front
itsaylissa : gorgeous dress…. when is your wedding?
Post # 23
itsaylissa : A corset back is much much more forgiving. They can loosen or tighten the laces to customize the fit. A button back must be sewn to fit your perfectly. I lost so much weight before my wedding (not planned, I had a flare-up of an autoimmune issue) that they could not make my top fit without rebuilding it totally. So, she slashed the back and inserted a corset. It was fast and much easier and cost-effective that re-building a highly fitted top with boning.
Post # 24
harleybeachbride6 : thank you! It’s September 9th of this year.
glitterysala : I’m sorry to hear about your flare-up but appreciate the perspective! I’ve been just trying be really balanced so that I don’t lose or gain too much. I follow an 80/20 rule because that’s more realistic for me… I’m not trying to be a bikini model or anything, lol! But I have been lowering proportions, drinking lots of water, & doing my usual workout routine. Doing that I’ve lost an inch off my waist, 1/2″ off my hips since I bought the dress but the scale hasn’t moved! Not even an ounce! I love my buttons on the back & the slight V but I would definitely sacrifice that to do a corset back if I need to. Was it expensive to put in the corset back?
Post # 25
blackraine04 : Yes, this is exactly what I was gonna say.
The sample dresses that brides try on are stretched out by other brides trying them on and their body heat.
Your dress will be brand new and will be tighter, so don’t worry about it!
Post # 26
Adding the corset was about $150 usd. It may be less than some since I had a two piece dress, so they only had to add a corset to the top. The skirt was adjusted with darts.