(Closed) Help! I can’t fit my wedding dress!!!

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
394 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Could you possibly let it out a bit? Or replace the zipper with a corset?

Post # 4
2849 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

3 inches is going to be tough to lose in 9 weeks. I would look into letting it out or the corset back option.

Post # 5
60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

A girl I knew had a similar problem,she dieted (slim fast actually!) like a crazy lady and had a shrink wrap the day before and the dress fit on the day!! Good luck! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
764 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Water, shrink wrap, low sodium.


Though the best guaranteed way to make it work is corset. (I did this for my senior prom dress….)

Post # 7
3360 posts
Sugar bee

Use every opportunity to move ๐Ÿ™‚ Stairs instead or elevator etc.. Work out, water and low sodium (as PP said) 

And definately check and see if you can/want to go the corset route ๐Ÿ™‚ Good luck sweety !!!

Post # 8
774 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Start drinking lots of water, like 2 or more litres a day. Stay away from caffiene, diet sodas, and salt!! Go for runs or walk and do more cardio workouts . Foods like cucumber and ginger help with the bloat (if you feel like you might be).

Did you try your dress with spanx or anything?

Post # 9
5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I would get it let out. with all the stress of the wedding the last thinkg you want to deal with it whether your dress fits or not. Good luck!

Post # 10
11419 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

What are the professional seamstresses at your bridal salon advising you to do? A gown usually can be let out at least and inch or more on each side, so you should at least be able to make up two of those inches in that manner.  However, I would follow the experts’ recommendations regarding whether or not you would want or need to have a corset inserted.

I would STRONGLY ADVISE AGAINST attempting any type of crash dieting. It is not healthy or safe, and you do not want to be starving yourself before the biggest day of your life, when you will need all of the energy and strength you can muster to make it through hours of standing, picture-taking, dancing and greeting people.  I have no idea what size you are, and I am presuming you do NOT really need to lose a single ounce even though the dress is smaller than you are. However, if I am wrong, and you do have a few extra pounds to spare safely, it is generally considered safe for someone to lose only 1-2 pounds per week. 

Best wishes on your wedding!

Post # 11
7606 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Aw, crap!  I fear this for myself.  I would have it let out a little to save you some stress!

Ladies, what the heck is “shrink-wrapping”!?  Tell me more.

Post # 12
2699 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Crap I’d been worrying about this too. I’d look into letting the dress out a little. Then  continue with the healthy eating and exercise, if that’s what you really want to do.

Only diet suggestion I can offer is that my sister has been on the dukin (sp?) diet for 2 months now and has lost 2 stone (28 lbs)…..maybe see if it’s something that would suit you??

Post # 13
2086 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

9 weeks…over two months? Cut the carbs, up the water, and only have lean protein. Get our dear friend Jillian involved and do one of her DVDs religiously. Also work out a plan with the seamstress.

Hope for the best, but plan for otherwise with alterations.

You have time! You don’t have to do anything crazy. You just need to make a plan and execute it!

Post # 14
32 posts
  • Wedding: October 2012

Try the South Beach diet. It’s healthy and safe. Phase 1 lasts about 2 weeks- no sugar and low carb (no bread, no alcohol, no fruit). Phase 2 follows and you gradually reintroduce the healthy carbs, a glass of wine a day if you want, some fruits, but still no sugar. It then moves on to Phase 3 which is more lenient. I know people who have lost about 10 pounds in the first phase, and then a pound or 2 a week in the 2nd phase. Google it- tons of info out there. Lots of delicious South Beach-friendly recipes that even my picky carb loving fiancee likes! Not sure what the pounds-inches equivalencies are, but this might help in addition to exercise and the corset idea! Good luck!

Post # 15
60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2012


Its when you go to the beauty salon and get covered in shrink wrap (I’m not sure if its called that in America!!?? (microwave plastic??) I think it just dehydrates your skin?? and you temporarily lose a few inches- epic! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 16
701 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2004

When i first got my dress i couldnt even begin to zip it up. Now im so close to getting it up all the way. I have now started Ripped in 30. And it is working a treat. but u only get out what you put in. 3 inches is do able. but you have to want it. more than all the jusk food. I have also started the diet she has recommended. I am doing it through an australia company called  lite and easy. they are supplying all my meals up untill the wedding. If you want it work for it. but you need to have a backup plan. mine is to put a corset back into it.but im nearly there. so hopefully i will get into it…

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