(Closed) Dress is suddenly too big, wedding is in 2 wks – how to proceed?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
187 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@philodendron:  I would call the tailor up and tell them that you tried it on for a family member when you got home & happened to raise your arms and the dress fell.  See if you can bring it back for more alterations.  Also, bring up your concern that you may lose more weight.   What kind of closure does the dress have (zipper/corset/buttons)? 

Post # 5
1649 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2000

have a buger or two! 😉

Post # 6
1358 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Two weeks should be enough time to turn out some quick alterations if you hurry. I only had a month for some major alterations, and two weeks out, my dress was still too big through the bodice.


My tailor took it in at the zipper to take away the bulk of the extra inches and along the side seams to nip it in a bit at the waist. Making sure it’s nice and tight at your waist is actually the most important thing for keeping it from falling. I tried my dress on the weekend before the wedding so she could make a few last nips and tucks and check everything before finishing it up. I picked it up literally the day before the wedding, after getting my nails done and before the rehearsal started.

Post # 7
720 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Wow, a real life How I Met Your Mother Episode – same thing happened to Lily the weeks before her wedding on the show. Just do what she does – eat a lot and stop stressing!

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