- 5 years ago
- Wedding: August 2013
It’s with great excitement that I share my lovely news: I bought my wedding dress! I picked up my Marisa wedding gown at a trunk show over the weekend and am absolutely floored. I do have a question though: How much dress anxiety is normal?
A little history: I’ve been very picky about my dress. I’ve been hunting for “the one” since January and visited over 10 bridal boutiques in my quest. I had narrowed my gown down to a Marisa and had been thinking I’d order one of her dresses for the last month and a half. At the trunk show I fell in love with a different dress I hadn’t yet tried on that just fit like a glove and took my breath away. The sample gown fit me great, but I have a Dirty Delete cup that made the closure around the back a bit tight. I’m normally a dress size 4, but due to my cup size it’s very challenging to find clothes that fit in both the waist and the bust. The consultatnts said that due to my bust, I was between a 12 – 14 – even though I only have a 27″ waist. It’s hard to wrap your head around purchasing a gown in a size that is three times what you normally wear, but I know bridal is different and so I got over it.
Like most brides, i plan to lose weight before the wedding so I figured the 12 was a safe bet. If i drop 10-15 pounds before the ceremony I’m confident the 12 will be a good fit. It made me nervous to order a 14 because I worried the bridal store just wanted the extra money in alterations. They said that each size is 1 ” bigger so I feel like the extra inch in the bust + my upcoming weight loss will be enough for a perfect fit. (Side note: I’m not setting up an unrealistic weight loss goal, but I’ve always dropped a quick 10 lbs even when I’ve just been a bridesmaid in a wedding and know that even 10 pounds can make a huge difference when it comes to clothes zipping up right and looking good around the back.)
Any advice? The last thing I want is that awful fat in the back where it’s all bunched together and gross. Do you guys think it was wise to just get one size up? Quite frankly I originally wanted the sample size because it fit great and when I smoothed the skin on my back it was a perfect fit. I just didn’t want to go too big for fear the alterations would be too costly.
Somebody please reassure me so I don’t have a heart attack! 🙂