Post # 1
I had my final fitting last week and my mom could barely zip up my dress. It took us 15 minutes of stuggling to get it to go.
I am 110% certain that it did not gain any weight from the time when the dress was measured and the final fitting.
AND my seamtress said “I thought that I would make the dress a little bit too small because brides always tend to lose weight in the last weeks before the wedding.
OMG! Have any of your seamstresses done this? What if I don’t lose a little weight? What if I can a touch and the dress can’t be zipped?
BTW I wear a size 0 or a 2, so I really don’t think it is cool that I have to deal with this pressure to drop weight so I can fit into my dress. I don’t want to the pressure to do anything unhealthy. And I personally think that if a woman is already a healthly size, she shouldn’t try to lose weight but now I feel like I need to try to diet so that my dress will zip. 🙁
Advice, comments, suggestions? My wedding is in 2 weeks and a few days so I am getting scared.
Post # 3
I would tell her she needs to fix it for FREE since she didn’t ask to do that beforehand. I would be so pissed!
Post # 4
holy crap, thats insane! i think she should do whatever it takes to make your dress fit and charge you nothing! i did lose weight before the wedding and learned that’s what multiple fittings are for! IF your body changes, you alter the dress again, not the other way around!
Post # 5
That’s crazy she did that without your consent, I would be furious, and not wanting to pay her the full agreed upon amount. At size 0 or 2 there is no weight to lose the week before the wedding!
Post # 6
Jesus… are you serious?
That is BS. Did you pay for her services? I would take that dress back and ask her to fix it ASAP! OMG I would be livid. Man Im livid for you!!!!
Post # 7
I have neeevver heard of that, but then again I don’t have much experiences with wedding seamstresses! Would she have time to let it out a little bit? You shouldn’t need to lose weight just to get the dress to zip. Maybe find another seamstress, and quickly.
Post # 8
I’d be super pissed and would honestly demand a little compensation/refund for this. She had no right to do this unless you specifically asked for it, and now it’s going to cause you stress.
That being said, drink tons of water. Tons. Divide your weight in half, and that’s how many ounces you should drink in a day, at least. Walk for 30 minutes each day, fast. Lift some weights if you can. Eat nothing but lean protein and dark leafy greens and a couple good complex carbohydrates. You can do it, it’s just going to be hard! Good luck 🙂
Post # 9
Is there enough seam allowance for her to let it back out a bit? Sorry this happened, that’s really inexcusable. I had to fight to get my dress taken in as much as it was because my seamstress didn’t want me to have any troubles zipping it up on the day; that someone would intentionally make your dress too small with only two weeks to go is appalling to me.
Post # 10
@misssvitanuova: Ewww! That sounds like an awful situation and a horrible stress to have on you right before the wedding! I personally wanted to lose weight and lost all of it before I tried on the dress for that fact alone – so I wouldn’t have to lose it and worry about fitting into my dress.
I know it would be hard to prove it – your word against hers – but she should offer to let it back out a little free of charge AND get it to you ASAP for the problem. I have a feeling she may argue against it, but I’d at least try. If she won’t, I’d consider a second opinion from a recommended seamstress…although I know time is running short. If you don’t have the time or want to spend the money on having it let out, I’d just try to be as careful as possible to not gain any weight before the wedding. Definitely don’t try to lose any…and at least it went up (even though it took awhile)?
Rough situation – I hope the seamstress owns up to the mistake. Bad idea to do that to any bride, no matter what her size is.
Post # 11
That is really awful that she would do that. I would certainly expect her to fix it. You are too small to have weight to lose. How many brides has she seen that are smaller than a 2 or 0?? I could see if you were bigger and told her you were still planning on dropping a few pounds.
Post # 12
I have heard of many places making the alterations on the small side of their markings because brides do tend to lose a little bit in the last 2 weeks because of stress.
However…. if you are that tiny to begin with you don’t have any extra to lose!
She needs to fix it, now, and for free. That’s not something you asked for!
So sorry and good luck!
Post # 13
Thanks for the encouragement!
Unfortunately I have already paid for the alterations and the seamstress is on the other side of the country. I got my dress altered in the state where I finished grad school and then flew out to CA to prepare for my wedding. So I guess I have missed the boat for demanding that I get a refund or that she fix it.
I guess my best bet is to just try to drop a little bit of weight in these two weeks … not exactly what I want to do, but the dress cannot be let out.
Post # 14
Ugh! I’d be pissed if I were you. I am also a size 0-2 and I’m actually trying to gain weight before my wedding. It’s not healthy for you to losing any weight unless you’re just toning up. I don’t know what style your dress is but is there some type of shapewear like spanx or a corset you can wear under your dress to help it fit better?
Post # 15
I know what you are going through. I’m also a size 0/2 and I don’t have weight to lose! I can lose inches….err, centimeters, but no pounds and nothing of huge significance. I would say just start eating clean, drink tons of water, and rev up your workout routine adding in more weight lifting.
BTW, good luck almost date twin!
Post # 16
tell her to let it out so it fits normally. you never asked for it to be too tight, thats just silly