Nightmare Coming True – Dress Isn't Going to Fit

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@donna_saur:  Don’t panic!

A bridal 14 can be as small as a street 10. In that case, alterations shouldn’t be a problem!

But if it’s a street 14 going down to a street 4, that could be a problem. Could we see your dress?

Post # 4
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1397 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I know it will be swimming in your head until you actually get to try on the dress and (at least for me) it is hard to distract myself, but try.  There is nothing you can do until you get the dress in and try it on and see what can and needs to be done.  You just have to not go crazy while waiting…that is the hard part.

Post # 5
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732 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Church and University

Just make sure you go to a reputable seamstress and get several quotes!  My shop altered a 12 to a 2 before, so DON’T FREAK OUT.  A professional can make it work.

Post # 6
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652 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

So you went from a street size 10 to a 4? That’s only like 3 sizes I guess? 

Alternations can do wonders!

I needed a size 2 dress for my top, but a size 8 dress for my hips. So they of course had to take in my top from an 8 to a 2. They did it perfectly and it didn’t seem to be an issue for them at all! 

Post # 7
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8425 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@donna_saur:  This happened to me (I lost 35 lbs) and went from a size 12 to a 6 and I ended up getting another dress.  My mom stepped in and offered to pay for my dress.  Since my first dress didn’t cost that much, it was actually going to be more for the alterations, but it could be done.  I recommend going to a good seamstress/dress maker, they can do almost anything.

Post # 8
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615 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

@donna_saur:  Have you ever thought about selling your dress on something like preownedweddingdresses.com? It probably would be cheaper to sell your new dress “never worn” etc and pick up another dress… Alterations can get so expensive! Just a thought.

Post # 9
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851 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013 - The front lawn of our church

I almost bought a dress that they only had an 18. I’m wedding dress size 0. They said that they would be able to cut it down, no problem.

Post # 10
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1158 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@donna_saur:  I needed a size 8 to accommodate my chest. I am a 00 everywhere else. The seamstress took the 8 down no problem. Just make sure to go to someone good with experience with wedding dresses.

Post # 11
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664 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@donna_saur:  First… do not panic! It will all be fine! I am in a very similar situation, ordered a size 14 dress (street size 10), 9 months later I am a street size 6, I went to my alterations lady last week to roughly see what will needed to be done for my dress, so far. (I have until June, still, so I’m expecting even more to come up by the time I begin my actual fittings)

She said it would not be a problem, and that most bridal gowns can be taken in at least 3-4 sizes (EX: Size 14 down to an 8, 3 sizes) before compromising the position of the boning and internal cups, and that some can be altered even smaller with no problems at all!

Don’t quote me, i’m not an expert, just going from experience with my own gown so far.

Post # 13
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11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think a good seamstress should be able to take that in for you!

Post # 14
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1397 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@donna_saur:  waiting is the worst part and having it on your mind all the time sucks too, especially when l you don’t want to be thinking about it.  Distract yourself as best you can.  Work on other wedding projects.  If it makes you feel a little better I had problems with the fitting of my dress and many sleepless nights thinking about it, but it all worked out in the end, with my aunt doing the last alterations at my home.  I also know the need to vent and just get it out there, hopefully venting helped.  Please let us know how it all turns out.  O am sending happy thoughts your way 🙂

Post # 15
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560 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Don’t worry! My dress was a bridal 12, altered down to measurements between a 2 and 4 street size.

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