Post # 17
@pierce8: Awwww, there are so many exciting things happening to you right now!! :)) The gender reveal sounds like a terrific idea. Don’t worry, try to be happy and grateful for what is happening to you and I’m sending out all the love and positive energy that my heart can muster for you, you lucky lady.
Whenever I get crazy about the whole ceremony/reception scenario, I say to myself, “this is a party, relax– it’s a dress up party!” If I think of it that way it takes the palpitations down a notch.
Post # 18
I know it’s a party but it’s hard to be excited when you aren’t convinced you’re going to fit into the dress you love so much. It was comfortably tight now…how is it going to be in 4 weeks?!?!
Post # 19
I think she could either let it out at the seams or add a corset-back. And don’t worry, alterations can be done fast, despite what they are telling you (even if you need go to a different alterations place to get it done quickly).
I know it’s hard when everything is happening so quickly and there are a lot of uncertainties, but what always helps me is picturing what I would like the outcome to be, exactly the way I want it to be (not how I worry it will be). When I’m stressed I tend to go right to the worst-case scenario, but I push myself to remember that in all likelihood, the worst-case scenario actually won’t happen, statistically speaking. So in this case, say to yourself “wouldn’t it be nice if my dress fit perfect (picture in your head your dress looking amazing on you!) and if all the details came together wonderfully!”. And then picture yourself being happy at different points of your wedding day. Sometimes I seriously just have to keep saying to myself “wouldn’t it be nice if…________” when I’m worried. The stressful thoughts will try to squeak in there no doubt, but focus on the calm thoughts of everything coming together as you would like it to be. Keep trying, it gets easier, and it really does help, I swear.
Post # 20
At David’s Bridal they can usually do time crunches (the consultant said that someone walked in and got a dress for that night). So you WILL find a dress – but trust the salon owner or press her to tell you when you get one month out whether or not it will be showing up. As for everything else, I think it will be perfect. Super early but this is all just soo exciting and good — just may be too exciting for you to enjoy it today!
Post # 21
The dress is in. I have to go in on Feb 14 to get it fitted. That gives them 14 days. The little 70 year old seamstress who has been doing alterations for 40 years told me not to worry that she will make it fit. I am just worried about ruining this $1600 dress!!!!
I’m just afraid I will pop even more in the next few weeks.
It just makes me nervous that they are only allowing two weeks…but I guess truly how long does it take to alter a dress? Hours?
Post # 22
Just wishing you luck and sending positive vibes your way!
Post # 23
Thank you….we appreciate the love from internet strangers!!!!