Post # 1
Okay, so yes I should have tried on my dress sooner to see if it would fit, but I didn’t. My dress was delivered to my Mom’s house while I’ve been living in Florida finishing grad school. I’m now getting married in less than 20 days and my dress doesn’t fit and I’m in a fret on what to do. I don’t have anything going on until the wedding so every day is now dedicated to working out as much as possible. My dress won’t zip all the way and it probably about an inch an a half from zipping all the way. Realistically I know I should take it to try to be altered but I know it’s going to be a huge financial burden to get it altered this late and it’s going to ruin the back of the dress and the way it’s suppose to look.
Any suggestions? Is it realistic to think that if I bust my butt for the next 3 weeks it could fit?
Post # 3
Did you try it one with a different bra than you did the first time? When I tried on my dress origionally the size 4 was too small (I had a strapless bra on), I went back to the store to try the dress on for my Future Mother-In-Law and Maid/Matron of Honor and did not wear a bra and the 4 was almost too big. Apparently a bra can make a big difference.
Post # 4
I had to let me dress out about that same amount, and it only cost about $150 in urban Boston (read: $$$). It’s bound to be way cheaper in North Carolina. I think you should contact a seamstress ASAP – at least then you’ll know what you are up against. Better to go in with all your options!
Post # 5
alterations people can do amazing things… I would take it ASAP to someone (reputable!) and see if they can fix it in the time. DON’T try and rely on “losing weight.”
Post # 6
Is there a local seamstress that can switch the dress to corset? I would @ least search.
How much weight do you think you need to lose? Normal weight loss is 1 lb a wk so I don’t know if this will be realistic or not?