- Ms. Glitter
- 7 years ago
- Wedding: July 2012
I’m Ms. Glitter and this is my first post! That name has nothing to do with the movie and everything to do with Glitter Eggs- remember how awesome those were in the 80’s, at Easter?
Okay, back to my question. First of all, I’m a normal sized gal. I’m 5’8, normally a size 6-8 (maybe size 10 in the winter months), and I work out a few times a week, not a crazy gym-goer, I just hit it when I can. I am also an incredibly big fan of J. Crew. Their clothes just… fit, you know what I mean? I’ve had my heart set on wearing one of their bridal gowns for years- the price is right, and I love the simplicty of their gowns, plus since I know the brand fits, so I’m thinking minimal alterations (which I hadn’t budgeted for, and I now realize how crazy expensive alterations can be).
Last month, they had a 60% off wedding dress sale. Holy satin and lace, Batman, 60% off! By the time I got wind of it, the dress I wanted, (ahem, let me rephrase: THE dress!!! THE THE THE) the simple, one-shoulder Sloan gown, the only dress I really wanted or will want, had only a size 12 left. And, greedy bridal emotions taking over, I snatched it up.
I suppose what I’m asking is this- would it be crazy to, rather than lose weight, as is the norm, try to expand into the gown instead? Altering a 12 down to an 8 might cost just as much as the dress itself, and I don’t have the budget for that. I also have no problem with the extra bit of weight- I’m tall enough and fairly well-proportioned, and I think I could carry it well. I know this sounds totally backward, but the truth is, with all this wedding planning and a full-time job with crazy deadlines and stress, I won’t have much time for the gym anyway. And I’d only be going up two sizes, no huge deal. I can always work it off after the honeymoon (because I fully plan on enjoying every meal while we’re on it).
Has anyone here gained wait on purpose to fit into their perfect dress? I know this sounds ridiculous, but I’m already less stressed out about this wedding planning knowing I don’t have to fit gym time in while I’m doing it!
I’d love to hear stories of similar situaitons, or advice, if anyone has any!