(Closed) Bridal Shop Tried To Sell Me Dress 3 Sizes Too Big!!

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Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

They could want your money but sample dresses are notoriously stretched so the sample might say for example an 8 but it’s would actually fit someone who should get a size 12. If you think you can lose weight, stick to your guns and get a smaller size.

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman

I’ve heard sometimes the samples can be stretched out a bit, but I don’t know how accurate that is. It depends on style of dress too and how your body is shaped, you may have measured as a 12 but often times you can actually fit a different size depending on the cut/fit, they aren’t necessarily trying to scam you, but just going straight off the measurements. I think a 10 sounds like the safest bet.

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I agree that they are probably going off the chart provided by the dress manufacturer.  And I don’t think that he was trying to be mean about you losing weight, it’s just that most people say they are going to lose weight and it doesn’t happen and then they have a dress that is too small.  The size 10 will probably work out well for you, I was about 140 when I got married and had a size 10 to fit my hips.

Post # 6
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Worker bee

I don’t really get the 3 sizes too big part… The 14 would have been 2 sizes bigger than the 10 that you determined was the correct size. It is common practice in all salons to order a size or two up- I measured below a 0 and they suggested a 0 or 2. I ordered the 0 and it had to be taken in so they got alterations out of me either way. I’m glad you determined the perfect size for you though.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

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melissa809:  Just FYI – your bust measurement is the biggest part of your bust, not your band size.

But either way, as @FutureMrsBH mentioned, it’s standard practice to order a size or two up. I think it’s great you didn’t have to and now won’t have to worry about as many alterations, though. 🙂

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

The bridal salon where I got my dress wanted me to order a petite size 9. I wanted to order a petite size 7 which is basically the same size as a normal size 6. I fit the size 6 perfectly but ended up with the petite size 9 becuase it was easier to be taken in than taken out. I was also 3 months postpartumn with my first child so I didn’t know if I was going to lose weight or not. Low and behold I lost ton of weight and the petite size 9 was way too big. My wedding was about 4 months by this point so if I were to return it I couldn’t get another dress in time since it took over 6 months to come in. 

If I were you I would order one or two sizes bigger. It is easier to take in than let out. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee

I also don’t think they did anything wrong. I’m sure they hear from brides a lot that they will lose weight and then they don’t. It makes sense for them to suggest a size that would fit you now. They also tend to order to fit your largest body part. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

Have to agree with previous posters, it’s pretty standard practice to order a size or two up because dresses are often ordered so far in advance, and honestly EVERYONE says they’re going to lose weight and then they don’t. How pissed would you be if they ordered the exact right size and then you didn’t lose or you gained from stress or something, and now your dress doesn’t fit?

It’s a safety measure for them and for you to order larger. You can take a dress in all day long, but you can’t really make them much larger…you’d get maybe an extra inch max if you’re lucky.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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melissa809:  The jeans and padded bra, unless outrageously padded for a lot of pushup are not going to add that much to your measurement.

As PPs have stated nothing sounds off here.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I think you are overreacting…

To be honest, and obviously I don’t know the shape of your body. I’ve never met someone who weighs 170 and wears a size 8, it does seem like you would wear more of a 12 street size. In addition bridal dresses are usually are 1-2 sizes up.

Also remember they order based on your biggest measurement and alter the rest. I think you’re a bit too caught up on size… I understand you dont want to pay for alterations but whether they take it in 1 inch or 4 it’s virtually the same price…

Post # 14
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Newbee

When I bought my dress,  the sample fit me just about perfectly.  My measurements would have put me a size larger than the sample, and they suggested I order that size.  However,  I just said no thanks, I’ll order the sample size.  It fits exactly like the sample did.  I’m glad I didn’t go with the larger size, because I would have wasted a ton of money on alterations.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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