You all can stop highjacking this poor girl’s thread now, message each other in private.
Warhol_Girl89 Did they take your measurements or anything? Most stores wouldn’t have anything but the one sample size in a larger size to fit all, then they take your measurements and order based on your largest measurement knowing that you will most likely require alterations, and when in doubt, they go up a size because it’s easier to take it then to give more room. And the size options the designers gift are usually just general, not even dress specific, so a dress consultant should understand how a dress fits and where you may need to be most particular with measurements and where you can afford to be a little more off in size, strange they didn’t consider any of this.
So the sample fit you well then? Maybe they only skipped taking measurements because the sample actually fit, could it be that even the sample was labelled incorrectly? Could’ve stretched but you’re right, that sounds like a LOT.
Your wedding is in May, do you have any reason to think you COULD lose weight and go down 2 dress sizes a month before the wedding? Could be a good fitness goal to strive for but you don’t want to set an unrealistic goal and have that stress you out too much, there’s too many other things to worry about.
If you do go back to the store to complain, I would suggest going in with a “please can you help me out in any way” before you start accusing or saying anything negative (even if it happens to be true). They may be willing to help you out if it’s not all on the defense but helping to make a bride happy, that IS their job! A consultant may just get cranky if what you say implies she didn’t do their job right. So if the first person gives you a hard time, try talking to a manager or owner with the same strategy, they’d be most willing to “help” you. Try not to take any blame yourself by saying “I should’ve tried it on sooner”. Ask what they would suggest, enquire if the sample size is off (you can both blame the dress maker so they have an “out” even if they ultimatley accept responsibility), just try to get on the same team as them.
And if you do choose the weight loss route I recommend circuit training with weights, and extra cardio if you have any free time, don’t try to change your diet all at once, but make one improvements or change each week). If you work out at least 3 times a week you will be more inspired to change your diet as well.
Also, everyone is different with how they are with food but I found cutting out wheat and sugar to be a huge help. I still eat chicken wings and chips and drink wine (in moderation), but it forced me to find healthier replacements especially for breakast – greek yogurt with berries is great (the higher protein the better). And makes me say no to the really bad culprits – the desserts and such things, but knowing I can still have other “non-healthy” things such as my red wine (again, in moderation!), means I’m not feeling deprived.