Post # 1
I’m sure many of you remember all the crazyness I have gone through with my BM’S. Well, here is another story for ya:
One of my BM’s had started going to the gym twice a day 6 days a week around the time we went looking for Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses in December of 2011. She was dead set on losing 20 pounds for my wedding (her goal, not mine….I couldn’t care less what anyone weighs). Anyway, she INSISTED on ordering her Bridesmaid or Best Man dress 4 sizes smaller than her actual dress size because she just “knew” that she would be down a ton of weight by June. The consultant and I begged my friend to order the appropriate size and just have it taken in if need be…after all, it is much easier to alter a dress to make it smaller than it is to open it up. She finally agreed, but it was not without whinning and complaining.
It is now one month until my wedding. She stopped working out in February, has been eating fast food just about every day and has since gained over 10 pounds since we purchased and ordered the dresses. I haven’t asked her if the dress fits because I don’t want to make her feel stressed or pressured. Plus, this is on her, not me. It’s not my business. She has been crying and upset about her weight gain, and I am not quite sure what to do at this point. I have been sympathetic and offered to work out with her, but she is always “too busy.”
All I can say is never EVER let you bridesmaids order a too small dress!!
Post # 3
@Legallyblondiebride: I was watching a SYTTD BM this weekend, and this happened.. a girl was told by the consultant to order a 10 and she insisted she was not a 10, and ordered a 4!! By some miracle of God it fit when they came in.. I thought she was nuts for ordering not just 1 size smaller, but serveral sizes smaller.. then I didn’t understand how she fit into it.. she never mentioned losing any weight or anything.. it was all very odd…
Post # 4
I’m honestly baffled by people who do this. I’ve lost 45 pounds, semi recently (slow process), and my friend told me to get dresses for all the weddings we have to go to this summer NOW but in a smaller size since I’ll have lost enough weight by then. I told her absolutely no way. I won’t pressure myself to get down and be disappointed if I haven’t lost enough weight. It’s never a good idea to order a smaller size expecting to be smaller, ladies!!
Post # 5
This seems like a pretty obvious case. If she really didn’t want to order the size she fit in, one size down should have been enough of a goal.4 sizes down is a really big jump. i’m surprised they let her do that.
I actually was in the opposite situation. I got measured for my MOH’s wedding about 5 months before it was to take place. They had me order a size that I didn’t think fit me but they told me it would be fine, and I had heard so much about not ordering down a size because you can always take it in. they wouldn’t listen to me. (this was at house of brides, btw). When it came in, it was falling off me, and i hadn’t lost any weight or anything. I had to have it taken in twice just so that it would fit right. The alterations cost almost as much as the dress itself. If i had just been able to order the size i thought i needed, i would have saved a TON of money. i’m also pretty sure that when i ordered it, i ordered a size smaller than what they recommended, but when it came in i saw that it was the original size.
also, it ended up looking goofy just because the proportions were off. i didn’t have the bust to fill that size of a dress, so it just hit me all funny and weird, and the cups looked so big. it was pretty terrible.
Post # 6
@X0JLYNN03: I saw this too and immediately thought of it!
Post # 7
We talked her into ordering the appropriate size. I just posted this as a “OMG can you imagine what would have happened had she ordered that tiny dress”. LOL We really would have been screwed. Thank God I didn’t let her do that!