(Closed) Guys…guys…what am I going to do????

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
3601 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

@Heatherloveskenny: If they gained weight (as opposed to the dresses being ordered in wrong size), it’s their responsibility to make the dress fit.

Maybe if they can’t lose weight/ fix it then a pretty cardi?

Post # 4
248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I saw someone put on here yesterday they got a corset put in their wedding dress for $10! I don’t remember who it was but it was a david’s bridal dress. Get some quotes from people and see if they’ll give you a deal since it’s more than one dress. But don’t stress it’ll work out!

Post # 7
2116 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

It is 100% their responsibility to fix them if they gained weight… I told my BM’s form the beginning to order a size up just in case or keep going to the gym because there was no time for second dresses… sorry this happened- but tell them to figure it out!

Post # 9
2550 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I would have your girls find a local seamstress or even a cleaners and not tell them you need the alterations yesterday.  I believe one Bee from LA indicated that she had a seamstress in Wilmington that handled more than wedding dresses.(Check out the thread alteration thread in LA/OC) Anyone who handles a prom dress would be able to work their magic on the dresses. 

BTW- I had to lose weight for a Bridesmaid or Best Man dress because it was way 2 small when it came in.  I starved myself and wore a corset.  I was soo happy when the wedding was over so I could breathe.

Post # 10
23597 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Oh no!  Hope this all works out!

Post # 11
145 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I recently had a corset back put in a Bridesmaid or Best Man dress I was wearing.  It cost $85, which is definitely more than I wanted to pay, but needed it to fit.  I would imagine depending upon where you’re located that would be an average cost.

Post # 12
1046 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

This might sound really oaky, but if you absolutely cannot afford to get a corset back put in go to a fabric store and buy a pack of grommets (the metal holes corsets lace up with) and a grommet press (usually about $20 altogether) and some lacing (about $2-3 a yard) and make a makeshift corset in their dresses yourself.  I’m sure you could youtube a video on how to install grommets and it doesn’t have to be super amazing- after all it’s their fault they gained weight!

Post # 13
6597 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Depending on how much putting a corset in would cost you could also just try and find coordinating dresses off the rack!?!?!

Post # 14
1359 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

As an alternative to grommets, you could also buy some sort of silk cording, and then simply sew little loops of it to the edge of the dress, and lace the ribbon/cord/whatever you want to use through those loops instead of grommets.

Post # 15
103 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

If you can’t easily get a corset put into the dress, would it help if they got a body slimmer of some sort?  I’ve heard mixed reviews about Spanx slips and tops, and I’m going to try out this to go under my wedding dress.  I don’t know if it would, um, suck in your bridesmaids enough to let their dresses zip, but there might be something out there…? 

Good luck!

Post # 16
1046 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012


Ohh good call, I didn’t even think of that, that would probably be a lot less trouble if you’ve never grommetted something before!

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