- 4 years ago
Hi everyone –
hope your wedding planning is going well, and for those who are right around the corner, hang on! It’s almost here â˜º
Yesterday, I went for my dress fitting. With me, I had the shape wear for my hips, my bra, and my platform pump heels. The first thing the seamstress asked me for was my crinoline slip. Ladies, I’ve never heard of these; when she explained that it’s supposed to make the dress look fuller, and to show the elaborate designs, I told her I would purchase one. So here I am, wearing my spanks, her extra crinoline slip that she has for me to just see what it’s like, my heels, and my dress – which I absolutely adore – however, it’s very heavy.
To give you a quick recap – it’s a Pronovias Barcelona Bia with MANY layers. I absolutely love the dress and could not picture myself in another: https://www.theknot.com/fashion/bia-pronovias-wedding-dress
I walk out and she has me on a small box next to a mirror. Holding up all the front layers, she sits below me, takes each and measures the inches so she knows how to shorten the length, using pins. Due to all the layers, I’m standing up there about 30 minutes. Twice I actually lose my balance – once behind me in the middle of her pinning, and thankfully I grabbed onto the mirror before almost falling – and the other time, I actually fall forward, which I was SO angry out of fear (but thankfully I hid it and laughed it off) because she had told me to take small baby steps off the box (without really holding my hand since I couldn’t see over my dress) but didn’t warn me of how close I was to the end. No big deal, no harm no foul.
Long story short, after the fall, she had me walk back and forth to confirm the hem. Not only am I sweating in this dress, but she tells me that I need a different bra (strapless for my chest, and one that can pull my waste in – like a corset), and also suggests to practice walking in my shoes an hour a day. Ladies, my feet were SO sore after standing there, walking, that I got nervous.
So here are my thoughts and questions:
1. The dress is heavy as is AND HAS a built-in bra – so on top of this, with my shape wear, a corset, and spanks, could I actually faint? Did any bride feel so tighten and not relaxed just as I am picturing myself? Am I panicking over something stupid and this is actually natural?
2. I wear heels but usually they’re only 2 inches or 3 max because I have wide feet. My mother convinced me that since these platforms have that platform under my toes, it won’t feel as high and should be comfortable. I believe they give me 3-4 inches taller (I’m 5’2”). Did I just screw myself since standing there for 40 minutes (and yes, a few scary falls) made my feet hurt?
3. If I buy sandals or flats for the reception – my dress will be too long to dance in. Did any brides find anything to slip into that won’t affect the length of their dress but still feels comfortable?
I have three weeks before my wedding and I don’t know if I am being a whiny brat, or if these are just nerves, but I am so appreciative for any advice that you guys can give. Thank you!!