Post # 1
So…we’re one month out, and two of the girls fit perfectly in their dresses. My sister is now pregnant (yay!!!) but now her dress doesn’t fit at all (boo). My cousin actually ordered an eight, but was given a six, and the bridal shop isn’t willing to work with us at all about it. They say she ordered a six and are refusing to help. I definitely believe her, though, since she’s talked about ordering an eight since when they ordered.
She’s currently on a rice and salad diet to try to fit into it, which makes me feel like such a horrible person! We’re looking for another dress for my sister since she isn’t even close, but I don’t know what to do about my cousin! She doesn’t want to have to spend any money on it (I bought her dress and shoes) and to be honest, I don’t want to spend any more money either (it’s a long story, but basically she’s bought a ton of stuff and cried poor so I bought her dress and shoes from my savings when I was unemployed and then she suddenly was bragging about her extra $6,000 she had and Fiance and I aren’t going on a honeymoon).
Anyway, does anyone have any advice? If so, or if not, I appreciate being able to talk to the bees about this! I’m going crazy here!
Post # 3
What about adding a corset back to the dresses? What do they look like? Post a pic or link.
Also, what are the sizes of the other dresses – can any dress swapping take place?
Post # 4
That’s my sister in the dress (there aren’t straps, lol, that’s just her bra). Actually, that’s great idea. I think maybe we could take material from my sister’s dress to add to my cousin’s? They’re both a size six so unfortunately a direct swap can’t take place.
Post # 5
Or you could add a back panel in any color and give her a wrap or jacket to hide it…
Post # 6
The store can’t take the dress out at all? One size isn’t that much of a difference. they should be able to let it out a little bit
Post # 7
@jo.lee: Take it to a tailor – one unrelated to the bridal store. See if they can let it out. If they can’t, a type of muted corset or other closure in the back is a good suggestion by bridget.sutter.
Also, clearly your cousin shouldn’t starve for this, that’s a bad idea (as you stated), but rice ain’t gonna help.
Post # 8
@jo.lee: Take it to a alterations person and let them work on it.
Post # 9
Does your cousin have her receipt? That should say something about what size she ordered… right? That sucks they won’t do anything :(.
Maybe try looking on craigslist for a seamstress?
Post # 10
- Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ
One word: Spanx.
2 of my 3 BMs don’t fit in their dresses currently because one gained weight, and the other swears she’ll lose weight by the wedding so she ordered the smaller size. *face palm* I’m going to buy the girls Spanx if they still don’t fit 2 weeks prior, and if that doesn’t work, we’ll look at alterations. Ugh.
Post # 11
I have no advice, but I just wanted to say that those dresses are PRETTY! Also, I totally thought it had straps and think it looks really cute like that too! lol.
Post # 12
Perhaps your cousin can take some of the length off the bottem and have it added to the back of the dress? Also Spanx are a great idea in addition.
Post # 13
Is it possible to order extra fabric from the bridal salon to let out both your sister’s dress and your cousin’s dress? That way all BMs will be in the same dress as originally planned.