The dress is too big!! Freaking out, need opinions, please!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
Member
2878 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’ve heard that in general any wedding dress can be taken in two sizes.  Anything more and can screw with the structure of the dress.  So it sounds like it is doable, but it might be expensive.  If the dress is new, unworn, and unaltered, they might be willing to swap it, if you have enough time.  You’d just have to call and ask and hope!

ETA: If the measurements of the actual dress are that far off of the stated measurements for that size, you might have more ammunition to make them swap it, regardless of what you signed :-/ as I said, worth a try, but worst case it should still be possible to alter it 🙂

Post # 4
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1102 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@masteritsa:  I say call it can’t hurt to call it really can’t they might even be able to help 

 

side note i think its is totally take in able most things are safer to bring in then bring out … gosh some women will even get smaple dresses on a sale price point to save and get them brought in like way more then you need talk to the person doing ur alterations they will no best 

 

when I was my friends MOH she was freaking about ordering my dress like 9 months early lol so she did … well cause i was a lil bigger then she ordered it adding an inch or 2 to each spot so the whole dress was swimming on me when i lost 15lbs lol it was like a tent lol … but that being said the bride didnt need to have a heart attack yes i had to be sewn into the dress but it fit like a dream and my mom still goes omg i know it wasnt your wedding but they gasped for you to i felt so proud lol so you can have a jaw dropping dress even if it needs to be taken in better needing to be taken in then let out thats much harder offten not even possible 

Post # 6
Hostess
10870 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@masteritsa:Mine was 2 sizes too big at the top as they ordered a 14 for my hip measurement but I was only measuring a 10 at the top. The seamstress was surprised they’d ordered a 14 but as they say it’s easier to take in rather than to let out. 

Post # 9
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1102 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@masteritsa:  thats good glad i could give you a laugh just get someone you have seen teh work of the girl who did mine had a book of dresses she had hand made and she did alterations for the brides grad dress and did great work find someone your confy with 

 

omg omg omg i was begging her not to bring it in more but in my attempt not gain wight i lost another 10lb b4 the wedding so watch that lol dont get it altered to early they will end up bring it in right to the date if u do it to soon lol well i guess that depends on how much work they have to do 

 

my 1st round of alterations the tent my friend ordered me happend months b4  the wedding bc she couldnt wait (again this coast us more) so i say find out when they need u to get it brougth in if u get it to early u might need more done a few weeks b4 the wedding …. poor lady she brougth it in 6 mo nths b4 then wedidnt then again 3 weeks b4 and then i went to pick it up she looked at me u got smaller she said with a hard face i put it on and sure enough she said come back right b4 the wedding i bring it in again lol 

Post # 11
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11379 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@masteritsa:  do you think that you lost any weight after being measured?  don’t worry b/c they can totally alter your dress to make it fit.  your dress will look beautiful.

on another note, a lot of bridal salons actually order dresses in a size or 2 larger so that they can make their money in alterations.  i have heard of this numerous times and one salon that i went to even tried to do it to me.  this is probably why they made you sign something saying that you will take the dress as is so you can’t come back and say that they ordered the wrong size.

Post # 12
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20 posts
Newbee

OP, if your wedding is in June you have plenty of time. You can just exchange that dress for the correct size, since the store’s measurements put you in the wrong size. Have them re-measure you to get you in the proper size. You’ve got so much time it’s not even funny.

My dress actually ended up being too big, but it was 6 weeks before the wedding. What I did? Gained some weight back! Between that and having some of it taken in, it fits more than beautifully.

 

Good luck honey, you will be fine, and a beautiful bride.

Post # 14
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1102 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@masteritsa:  I agree if the people there miss wrote or maybe the ppl making it made a mistake why should you end up paying for it in alterations 

 

def find out what thye can do for you then figure out what you need to do for your self and the time line it will all have to happen on

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