(Closed) fitting sadness / wedding dress fitting experience

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

As long as they can “fix” it, it’s not an issue! that’s their job and you are probably not the only one who needs adjustments.

 

I was lucky that my dress fit me of the rack, but that’s not the norm I think?!

 

Just RELAX and TRUST that everything will be fine!!!! 🙂

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

No, doll. You look beautiful and your dress will be exactly how you envisioned it. Please don’t worry. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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futureMrsHidalgo: I think you’re really overreacting and that you look beautiful! The description you wrote doesn’t at all match the picture! It’s hardly pinned! It’s definitely normal and I’ve seen girls start with WAY BIGGER dresses and they ended up just fine! 

one of my best friends just had a baby when she ordered her dress, and she ended up losing like 30 more pounds than planned, and they had to fix her entire dress and it was fully beaded. Alterations cost her a pretty penny, but she looked incredible! Don’t worry!

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

You look beautiful! Honestly it doesn’t look that big. I’m sure they’ll have it fitting perfectly.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2015

So, I just got married two weeks ago.  My dress that I wore was (prior to alterations) two sizes too big on me.  It was literally a sack of cloth on me and you really couldn’t tell what it was supposed to look like, tbh.  It was like between 4-7 inches too big everywhere, so there was a lot of work to do.  

I had an issue with the original seamstress I had planned to go with (long story short: she was cray-cray).  So, less than a month before my wedding, I had to switch seamstresses.  I was worried that nothing could be done with my dress in time and I was starting to think I wouldn’t have a dress to wear, but my new seamstress was able to alter my dress and it fit like a glove on me.  And let me tell you, my husband thought it looked amazing on.  

So, please don’t worry!  You will see a huge difference after the first alterations are done.  

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Dude!  Be upset if you can’t fit in the dress!  Not  the other way around

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

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futureMrsHidalgo: You look gorgeous!!

Did you get measured before ordering it? My friend had a bad experience with her fitting because initially when she got measured, according to the designer’s references she should have been a size 6 (she knows what she is talking about because she has a degree in fashion design and dress making). The salon assistant insisted she’s a size 8. After much back and forth and some arguing, she was eventually convinced to order the 8 because apparently the salon person is “a professional and would know more than her because bridal sizing is different”. The dress came in and surprise, surprise, it was too big. The 6 would have fit perfectly and not needed any alterations at all. When my friend brought this up with the people at the salon all they could say was, “Well you signed off on the size 8 so it’s your responsibility and not our problem”. She told them off saying, “Well if you hadn’t pressured me into ordering the 8 and made me feel stupid and like I didn’t know what I was talking about and should trust you, I would have signed off on the 6 in the first place!!”. She decided she didn’t want those people to make anymore money off her and took it somewhere else to be altered. The person that ultimately did the work told her that some salons do that on purpose because after outgoings they make very little money off the dresses themselves and rely on income from alterations.

You look great though and I think two months is more than enough time to have it altered.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Don’t worry about it, this was just your first fitting! After all of the alterations are done, you will have a dress custom fit for you. And it could have been much worse than your dress being too big. At my first fitting, it turned out that I had NO DRESS because the salon ordered a size way, way too small. And this was five weeks out from my wedding. 

Now I have a new dress, and I’ve had a few fittings. At each one it comes closer and closer to fitting perfectly, and I fall more in love with my dress each time I see her. 🙂

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Cedar Grove Plantation

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RosaBride:  yeah this dress wasn’t off the rack.. It was ordered from the designer by my measurements- I just didn’t expect it to be this big! I know that’s their job & the seamstress knows what she’s doing, it’s just stressful 😖😪

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Cedar Grove Plantation

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leekissesme:  thank you so much

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Cedar Grove Plantation

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edepp2010:  thank you! That really made me feel better

i felt like she was pinning me all over! Lol! And even after she pinned all the sides up & down  it was still loose 

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Cedar Grove Plantation

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lovemesomelace:  thank you sooooo much!  Sigh of relief 

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Cedar Grove Plantation

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Sukii:  dam that’s crazy! Yeah , they measured me. And I did loose like 7lbs, but I also know 7lbs don’t make that much of a difference on me-& wouldn’t have made the dress fit that different. I guess that’s why they do that- to make more $

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