Post # 1
So I have been one of those brides that have not dieted or cut back on what I ate or done anything other than what I normally do…
Well now… I’m screwed.
I went to try my dress on today because my wedding is getting closer (like almost two months!!!) and I knew that I wanted to add like the bra thing to my dress so I will look like a have more up top than I really do and I just wanted to check and make sure it still fit nice and all… well….. I got it zipped but it has buttons down the back that would not button… then the lady tells me that the bridal shop no longer does alterations. They said the lady that use to do their alterations will still do them but you have to take the dress to her. Now that made me feel better but I never thought I was going to get too large for my dress!!!!!!!!!!! Then she tells me that my bridesmaid dresses are not going to come in until September 9th so that makes me extremely mad. My girls have paid their deposit wayyyyyyyy ahead of time and it just does not make sense for their dresses to come in less than a month from my wedding. So now I’m contemplating paying for another dress (which I dont have the money for b/c everything is stressed right now) I had to dip into my wedding money b/c my Mom had two surgeries and I had to be out of work with her and then spent some of my wedding money to fund my stay out of town with her. So I just needed to vent and pray that everything works out!! Any suggestions?!
Post # 3
You could cut down your meal portions and start a small diet and excersize reutine for the 2 months before your wedding and see if that helps? I know it sounds bad but don’t eat as much as normal and when you do eat stick to fruits, veggies, soup, and small portions of carbs.
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Post # 5
I think two months is plenty of time to lose a little bit of weight, especially if it’s just a little bit you have to lose. If that doesn’t work, maybe you could try a different , slightly tighter, corset underneath your dress. And if that fails, maybe you could jsut take it to a different seamstress and see if she could move the buttons closer to the edge of the fabric to help them close?
Post # 6
Portion control works wonders! Limit carbs. Start off your day eating something healthy. That will help you eat healthy throughout the course of the day. You still have time to shed a few with a healthy diet and workouts. Don’t give up hope, girl.
Post # 7
I just went through this! I bought my dress last November. Fit PERFECT! Well my first fitting was beginning of July, and what do you know, it didn’t fit. It wouldn’t zip up a whole 4 inches! I was devastated. So, I started to watch what I ate. Cut out soda, cut my portions in half, and drank tons of water! Went mid July for my second fitting, and after my alterations lady took it out 3 inches, it zipped all the way up. I was soooo happy and thought my stresses were over. Nope, I was wrong. I went back this week on July 25th, and my dress didn’t fit again. It wouldn’t zip up by 2 inches. I left the shop in tears. My wedding is next Saturday, August 6th. She said she had one more seam to go into…which made me feel worse, knowing I had gotten so fricken fat that there wasn’t much else she could do. Well, I went back Tuesday and what do ya know…it zipped up and I had room to spare. It was such a HUGE relief!
Moral of my horror story is, do what you can do to get into your dress. You still have the time to lose the weight. Also, trust your alterations lady…they really do know what they are doing and will do whatever they can to make your dress perfect for your big day. Hang in there! You will be fine (:
Post # 8
I’m so afraid of this now – I’ve gained 7-10lbs since I bought my dress in March, and I have my frist fitting on Monday… Except my wedding is just over a month away….
Post # 9
If you get serious, you can drop way more weight than needed in two months. Plenty of time.
You can drop 10 pounds in a month. It won’t be the healthiest diet, but you can do it. Cut sugar and breads. Lean protein only. If you can, go vegetarian.
Exercise in some way before or after work every day.
Post # 10
No no no no no
Do not buy a new dress.
Your current dress should have at least 2 inches of seam allowance – and it sounds like it needs to be let out less than one inch. Any seamstress should be able to do it. Get on Yelp and find a good one. Take your dress there to get measured and have them give you an estimate. It cost me a little over $100 to get mine let out, and that was downtown Boston. Any way you slice it, it will be cheaper to get it altered than to buy a new dress.
Post # 11
Also, don’t crash diet. It’s unhealthy and will backfire. Adjust the dress to fit you instead of risking your health to fit into a dress.
Post # 12
Just to double check…the dress zips up,but the buttons don’t fasten, right? You probably only need to lose some water weight to get the buttons in line. Just get on a health kick. Eat well, exercise. You’ll be fine.
Post # 13
@crayfish: agree 100% It sounds like the dress is actually really close to fitting… maybe you just were a little bloated. If it’s not PMS or something, you could try cutting way down on salt for a couple days and then trying again. If it’s still a little tight, you can get it altered. It doesn’t need to be by the bridal shop where you bought it… you can find a tailor or seamstress with experience, good ratings, a friend’s referral, etc.
I also don’t see any issue with the bridesmaid dresses getting in a month before the wedding. That’s more than enough time for your bridesmaids to pick them up and get any necessary alterations.
Post # 14
I bought a dress that was too small, probably about the same amount. I counted calories like crazy, did 30 day shred a few times a week (it’s $10)and really cut back on alcohol. I lost plenty of weight. I don’t drink soda nor am I a huge junk food eater, but I never felt deprived either. You can do this without being unhealthy. And save yourself lots of money too!
Post # 15
South beach it! Get rid of the carbs and refined sugars and your dress will fit perfectly. Veggies, lean protein and cardio is the way to go! But becareful and make sure you are eating a lot of the vegetables and lean proteins so you don’t starve yourself.
Post # 16
I started herbalife and lost 15lbs already and it has only been a month.