(Closed) Wedding Dress Doesn’t Fit

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I would take to to a person who specializes in wedding dress alterations and see what can be done.  Is it the type of dress where you could add a corset?  Maybe it could be taken out a bit in the top or have something done with fabric taken off when it’s hemmed.  There is always something that can be done.  I say go on wedding wire and find a seamstress with really good reviews and she was they think. 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

The sample you tried on previously was probably a bit stretched out form being tried n so many times. I’m not a seamstress or anything so it’s hard to say whose fault this is, but if it says no refunds/exchanges your best bet is to either directly contact the manufacturer or having a seamstress replace the zipper with a corset.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Well, that really sucks! I’m sorry!

I bet because you signed that waver saying you knew the dress would be too tight they’re going to give you a hard time. However, I think its totally fixable. There should be enough fabric there for a seamstress to let the dress out -or as the above poster suggested put a lace up back into it.

I bought my dress as a sample and it was JUST too small to do up -they were able to take it out easily.

I think its very reasonable for you to talk to the store owner/manager and see if they are willing to budge. I hope they will, but if they don’t get referrals for a good seamstress. I think you’ll still look awesome in your dress with a few fixes.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

Make sure you are trying it on without your bra. Arrange your lady parts so they are up and sitting in the cups before you try to zip it (this makes a biiiiig difference in whether or not something will zip). Have a friend try to zip you and put your hands on your waist with your thumbs pointing towards your back and push back to give the zipper extra material to make it go up easier.

Is it possible you are at a different point in your cycle now than you wre when you tried it on previously? For me that causes a huge change in the shape of my body, specifically in my waist and bust.

If you do decide to contact the bridal salon, I suggest approaching them very nicely. I know you are freaking out and I would be too but if you starting pointing fingers (you measured me incorrectly) or demand that they make an exception to their policies more than likely they won’t do anything for you. However, if you are as sweet as can be and ask for their help more than likely they will go out of their way to make sure you are a happy customer.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

double post

Post # 7
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655 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

i second what @courtney1188: said about the sample dress being stretched out, so it is not really accurate to use that to gauge what size you need. It’s not really about who’s fault it is, you just need to be focused on getting it fixed. And since your contract says you know it will be snug, I don’t think you can get out of it no matter where it wound up being snug.

Just look into getting it let out, no big deal!

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