Post # 1
Let me preface this with saying I love my sister — but she has been the only issue so far in my wedding planning.
She was the last BM to pick up her dress, and I stopped by her house yesterday to see it on her and make sure it looked okay and like all the other ones. My sister is the one who picked out the style of the BM dress (later decided she hates them), and she decided to buy a size smaller than recommended because she was in the middle of losing weight.
So the dress she bought didn’t fit. It’s clearly a size too small (16)…no big deal, because one of my other bridesmaids has a dress that is a size too big (18). Brilliant, they can just trade.
Nope..my sister refuses to wear an 18, and went into the bathroom and finally got the dress to zip, but in the process pulled out a seam in the dress. She was so excited the dress zipped, but while it did zip, it clearly still does not fit her (she can’t sit in it).
She then decided to turn the situation around on me…yes, I have no room to talk because I’m bigger than her (but my dress fits me b/c I got the right size) and she was mad that she had to order the dress in June when the wedding isn’t until October.
We finally came to a compromise and decided on Sept 15th, if the dress doesn’t fit her, she will trade. But, she refuses to fix the torn seam and I will have to pay for it. Awesome! I love sisters!
Post # 3
If the dress doesn’t fit by Sept 15 and you trade the dresses, fix the seam for the sake of the other BM.
If she fits the dress, let her take care of fixing the seam.
You don’t have to take on her problems as your problems.
Post # 4
Wow, I can’t believe her…. For the love of vanity.
Post # 5
Love both my sisters dearly, but if they ruined it they would fix it or they would be sitting next to parents watching me saying my vows instead of beside me. Mine know I’m good for it, lol.
Post # 6
@julies1949: Absolutey, if she ends up trading the dress I will fix it for my BM, but if she keeps the dress, she’s fixing it. My mom said either way my sister will be paying to fix (which is strange b/c my mom is usually Team Sister), but to me it’s not worth the fight. Unfortunately for me, while I hope my sister can fit the 16, she does have six beer fests to attend in the next three months, so while my BM will be happy to (most likely) get the 16, I’ll have to add that to my alterations costs.
Post # 7
Got to love how rediculous family can be. I totally feel your pain as far as dealing with rediculous siblings.
My sister missed the dress shopping/fitting day because she was too hung over to make it. So, now the dress is a bit too small in the arms so she wants to just cut it to make it fit better rather than taking it to a seamstress. Trying to explain than chiffon will fray/rip like crazy if it is left raw like that has been a challenge…