Almost 2 years since my last fitting….dress questions/concerns!

posted 1 week ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

Schedule an appointment with a seamstress/tailor–she/he will be able to zip you and give you much more information than we will. Fit isn’t just about weight, it’s about where the weight is; if you were more or less athletically toned when you last had it fitted, for instance, the dress would fit differently even at the same weight. Good luck!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

take2bride :  Why not go sooner just to get a better sense of what your options are? You may be stressing for nothing, or you give yourself more time to explore other options, either way the sooner you know the sooner you can deal with it. 

Post # 6
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628 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2019

Can you blindfold your fiancé and make him zip it up? If your the same weight 5lbs shouldn’t make huge difference I wouldn’t worry about it. I think most of my dresses in my closet I couldn’t zip up on my own cause you have to hold it up and pull the zipper straight type of thing. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

Do any of the family members who are invited to the wedding live nearby, e.g. your mom or a trusted aunt or something? If so enlist them to help. If not, I second the recommendation to get to the seamstress as early as you can.

If you don’t go to the seamstress until Feb and the wedding is in April, then you’d have very limited options if you wait till then – you’d pretty much have to go with a dress that can be ordered off the rack. Whereas if you ordered a dress from a bridal salon now,  you could probably get rush shipping and have it in time. 

Post # 8
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792 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

For my best friends bridesmaid gown, I could not zip it up myself and it felt like it wouldn’t fit, but it zipped up with somebody zipping from begins and a good suck in. 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

take2bride :  if your zip is a traditional zip with a hole you might be able to try this hack to get it up by yourself…

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I got over zealous when I ordered my dress and ordered the smaller of the sizes I was between and subsequently gained weight. I had a corset put in, and I’m actually so glad I did. I had a ballgown, and it made the top of my dress so much tighter. The corset basically just was a V shape and didn’t look that bad, but it obviously wasn’t the dress I bought. I also paid a pretty penny for them to put it in, so just a heads up!

My alterations person didn’t bat an eye when I asked for it, so I think it’s a reasonably simple request, albeit not cheap.

Post # 12
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Newbee

If it’s at your parents house, why not ask one of them to help you with it?

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

The other great thing with the corset is the wiggle room it gave me – I knew my body could change a bit either way and still be totally fine. It gave me a lot of peace of mind leading up to the wedding!

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