(Closed) Bought my dress today and I’m upset about size ordered

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Personally, I would keep the current size. It’s much easier to take a dress in than to let it out. Just trust the professionals.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I would keep it in the current size too.  I don’t doubt that you will lose the weight.  But I would trust them.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Fall_In_Love22: I agree. And what if you don’t lose weight? You’d be SOL! Believe me, I’m horrified by the size of the dress that I ordered, but I’m going to try to lose weight and get it altered. My wedding is also in 9 months.

Post # 6
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Busy bee

I agree with pp… I would order the current size. My mom orered my dress 1 size smaller as motivation for me to lose weight and all I did was worry 100% of the time. To top it off my dress is in FL and I live in California. I’ll finally get to try my dress on for the first time in almost a year… I’m TERRIFIED that it won’t fit! Save yourself the worrying. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Stay with what she ordered. I’m at my heaviest too (I gained 20 lbs in 1 year…I guess I should’ve believed my Mom when she said that one day my metobolism would come to a screeching halt ;)) and there’s NO way I’ll be this size for my wedding, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I ordered a dress for the size I was at the time of purchasing a dress after listening to the people in the bridal shop. However, the ‘yeah right’ looks I got just spurred me on more and I lost 30lb before my wedding and taking in the dress was an absolute nightmare. 7 fittings and it just didn’t fit as it should have so I wish I had put my foot down and ordered a smaller size. However, if you don’t want to put the pressure on yourself to lose the weight you want to then keep your current size.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@jackndiane:

I say follow your gut. I wish I followed mine. I know my body and I knew I had extra weight due to sitting around all day doing uni work and not being active and I knew I would change it (I had 15 months to change it) and I kick myself I didn’t stand up for what I thought because in the end, you have to wear the dress and go through the stress of it either fitting or not, not the bridal consultants. Also, I had to pay over $600 in alterations because of all the work.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Do you think maybe you were more upset with her snooty, “Yeah right!” comment and not the dress size? 

I think that was a little rude of her and can think of a better line to say that is far more professional than what she said!

In the end it’s better to go with a larger size because you can take away but you cannot add to it!

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think you should just order your current size, I actually just ordered my dress from a online site and i deliberately gave my sizes 1 inch larger to make sure it won’t come small. It is very easy for a tailor to alter the dress down. But If by any chance the dress comes small, then i guess there is basically no way to alter it up while keeping the dress style, or at least very very difficult!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Does your dress hav a corset back. I felt exactly the same way you did. I had to order my dress in my current size but no I will loose about 30 lbs before the big day. I ordered it in my size now because like the PP said you can always take it in and it will be a pain to do the opposite.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I personally would stick with the size you are now.  I used to work in a bridal shop, and I have sadly seen more than just a few brides order dresses a smaller size because they truly believed they would lose a certain amount of weight and then not be able to for whatever reason.  We then had to let the dresses out, which really hurt the way the dresses looked.  It is so much easier to take a dress in than it is to let it out, especially if you have a good seamstress. I’m not saying this would be the case with you, but to me it just wouldn’t be worth the added stress.  

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

You have to understand they hear that ALL the time – whether its true or not – they hear it, and the brides dont always lose the weight – and they end up dealing with a crying, angry bride with a dress that doesn’t fit – or a popped zipper.   Why don’t you wait another 3 months before you order the dress.  6 months is still more than enough time for the vast majority of dress shops – and that way you can reevaluate where you are with your weight loss closer to the wedding.  Its also not good to put that kind of pressure on yourself for rapid weight loss – if you get to the 1 or 2 month mark and still need to lose more than 10 or 15 pounds to fit in the dress – will you feel tempted to do unhealthy things to get there in time? It just seems like adding an extra thing to be stressed about…

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

crazy. my lady actually was the one who decided on my dress size. I am smaller in my hips then the upper part of my body and she said I should go the size down since the alterations around the hips were more expensive and boobs are usually first to go!  sooooo.. the number scares me. I didnt try my own dress on in that size. I did fit into one of the size i ordered but i am so affraid they are stretched out from being tried on all the time. I am not one to diet. I never really worry about my weight but now i feel like i have to work out hahaha. ooooh man! 🙂 

I say ask for 1 size down, but nothing more – since it is your gut. but give yourself some leaway just in case. I mean I dont know how easily you loose/gain weight but. I would trust them but if you are absolutely sure, then go down only 1. 

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