(Closed) My Mom’s Dress doesn’t fit

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Hi date twin :)!

Has she tried purchasing Spanx. Sometimes that can take her in an inch or two and maybe that is all she needs. I would try that. If that doesn’t work then I hate to say it but she will need another dress.

 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

Can the dress be let out at all?

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Wow. if it barely zips, even 5 pounds could help. I’m not sure what your mom thinks she’ll be able to do to get down an inch in 10 days, but you it definitely sounsd like it’ll have to be let out professionally. IF she’s totally against it all, well, it’s her decision and she has to be the uncomfortable one, not you! She’ll just have to deal with it for the night

Post # 7
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2634 posts
Sugar bee

She can’t realistically lose 20 lbs in that short of time.  Maybe you can sit down with her and gently explain your concerns and then run out to the mall and start looking for a new dress.

Post # 8
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4382 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

Have you tried double spanx?

Also, if she does any of these diets where you lose a lot of water weight, that could work if she did it the week before the wedding.

Neither of these are great solutions, but possibly could work. :-/

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Hmmm, 20lbs is a lot to think she has to lose for a dress that “barely zips.” Now if it didn’t zip at all, I’d be more concerned.  10 days is exactly enough time for the cabbage soup diet, which was developed to result in the maximum amount of weight loss possible over the course of 10 days for people preparing to go into surgery. If she’s committed enough, she could probably lose at least 7lbs on that diet.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

@EngagedToPanda- Good call on the cabbage diet. It’ll most likely work, but warn her her pee will smell like cabbage for about 2 weeks. :p

Post # 11
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1011 posts
Bumble bee

I’m sorry to hear about this.  I’m wondering about her comfort too, though.  Even with double spanx, a really tight dress can be awfully uncomfortable.  Will she really be able to enjoy the day?  I think your seamstress idea is a good one.  I hope you’re successful with the matching fabric.  If you have to talk to her about it, you might emphasize the comfort factor.  Especially if you’re in a warm climate.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Contact the dress company, and have them send the same fabric to the dress shop asap. They do this often. If the dress shop cannot help you with the tailoring find another one. I just dealt with this for a relatives wedding. The dress company was not able to send the fabric to a the public, but was able to sell it to the dress shop.  Good Luck!

Post # 14
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1022 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Well glad that you were able to get the problem solved.  One less thing to worry about before your day!

Post # 15
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4382 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

Glad you got the problem solved! That will save you both a lot of added stress. 🙂

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Glad that she relented and agreed to purchase a new dress! Hopefully you can both relax and enjoy the upcoming nuptuals!

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