(Closed) First dress fitting today and it did not go well :(

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Don’t let her add a corset! I loooooove fabric buttons! And if that is what you love the most than I don’t think you should let her do that. Can’t there be some other alternative besides having to loose that much weight or adding a corset? Is there anyway that they could just let it out a little? I guess I don’t really know much about letting dresses out but I just think loosing that much in 5 weeks seems like a lot and alot of pressure and stress for you. (oh duh, you just said there is no seam to let it out. I am sorry.) Hmm I have run out of advice. Keep us informed on what you do. Sorry I am not more help. πŸ™

 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Oh I know, would wearing spanx help at all?

 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I had to lose weight to have my dress fit perfectly so I used Fitness Pal to watch my calorie intake, cut out all alcohol, snacks were only fruit or 100 calorie packs, exercised 3x a wk and made sure to bring my lunch to work everyday. 

You can do it.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Don’t be so hard on yourself. It happens and I’m sure with this motivation you’ll be able to do it! Find a strict diet plan that you can stick to, work out like crazy (use it for stress relief!), I’m sure it’ll look fabulous on you!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

That’s a bummer… I hope you are able to fit into your dress by your next fitting. Just take it easy and don’t push yourself too hard. If you lose more than an average of 2 lbs per week you could cause some serious health risks for yourself. Hopefully a lot of it is water weight and will be easier to lose.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Im sorry to hear that the seamstress was so blunt and cold hearted to tell you to lose 15lbs. I probably would of smacked her…lol. But I wouldnt stress over it….stress will cause you to gain more weight. Try just doing a little more activity during the week and weekend….maybe you and FH can take a walk every night or just got swimming for a half hour. Its not like you are trying to lose massive weight so any light additional activity should take care of those 15lb by your next fitting.  I know how you feel I am in the same boat. So I have decided to do a 30min walk each night….and then cut down on the sweets.

Please however make sure you get a support system….rather here or a close friend. Dont do it alone….most people wont make it if they do it alone!

Good luck my dear….and keep us posted!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Do you have a picture of your dress? Maybe we can get a better idea of how alterations may be able to be made to still keep the buttons you love… Maybe let it out through the sides panels? 

GOOD LUCK! 

Post # 11
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Worker bee

I am so sorry that this happened.  As if Brides aren’t under enough pressure.  I would definitely go with a faithful walk at least once a day.  If you want immediate help, try weight watchers online.  I have lost 13 pounds in 3 weeks and my metabolism is surely older than yours!  I swear by the walking, it’s easy, relieves stress and is a great way to get things moving.  Best of Luck!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

You know what? My bridesmaid wasn’t even able to zip up her dress at all on one day and then just the very next day it zipped all the way so I wonder if it was just a little water bloat on that day. Our bodies seem like they do some weird things. πŸ™‚ I do think you are being too hard on yourself.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Ugh, I really don’t like what your seamstress said. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I would have her let out as much as she can first.  My Paloma Blanca dress was a bit tight, so they are letting it out a little at the top.  I’m assuming Mikaella would also have room to let it out, since they are sister brands.  Then see how much weight you have to lose, if any, to make it fit.

Also, though, I just googled the dress.  I’m usually not a huge fan of corset backs, but I this dress would actually work really well with a corset back!

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

When I got frustrated with my weight I used weight watchers and lost my first 10 pounds very fast!  It really is a great system and is easy to stick to.  Also, don’t forget to drink water and get enough sleep πŸ™‚  Good luck.  My dress was getting a little snug after my last fitting, I better stop with all the mango smoothies I live on in summer πŸ™‚

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