(Closed) The slipper might fit, but the dress doesn't.

posted 6 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 4
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Busy bee

You still have a couple months before your wedding. I would start eating clean and going on walks in the morning or at night. Keep fruit around to snack on. Don’t rely on pills, lose it the healthy way πŸ™‚ I always lose inches in the chest first. I can’t help much in terms of changing the dress. Good luck!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

some can be let out up to 2 dress sizes!! I would try that, it would suck to have too tight of a dress on your wedding day, or to not be comfortable…..

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@HelloNurse13:  

Can u try swimming for some cardio, it will be easier on ure knee.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

Cutting carbs is the easiest way to lose weight. I lost eight pounds my first week. If you do South Beach and stick with it, the dress WILL fit.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Weight loss is mostly through diet so I would look into something like Weight Watchers that is easy to follow, but without a doubt succesful.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

@EffieTrinket:  +1 I LOVE THE SOUTH BEACH DIET.  Honestly, I lost 9.5 lbs my first two weeks on it (and I was 144 to start).  I wasn’t even working out.

If you combine SoBe w/ any sort of workout that you can do (maybe stationary bike if your knee is hurting you?  or elliptical?  or walking?), you will start to shed the weight, pills or not.

I know it’s easier to take in dresses than it is to let out, but I know it can be let out.. just not sure how much.  Good luck!!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

No experience with those sites, but I think they usually take  a decent amount of time though(like several months). 

 

I would start eating clean NOW and also see if they can let the dress out any. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@HelloNurse13:  If you’re talking about Jasmine’s then yes, I’ve heard good things about them.  No personal experience though.  They’ve been mentioned quite a few times on this site though so do a search and see what you find.  It’s highly unlikely that you could have a dress made to order and ready to wear in less than two months before your wedding though.  If you do need a new dress it would have to be off the rack and preferably not need alterations.  I think going on a crash diet isn’t the best idea, but I guess you gotta do what you gotta do.  How much smaller would you need to be for your dress to fit properly?  My concerns are that 1) it’s not healthy and you don’t want health issues like fainting spells or something and 2) you might not make your shoulders/chest any smaller by dieting.  The best thing I can think of is to take your dress to a tailor (the one at DB or an independant seamstress), explain the situation, have them look at the dress and take your measurements, and see if there’s anything they can do to make it fit better.  Either that, or get a whole new dress.  Second hand shops and outlet bridal sections are the only places I can think of where you might find a cheap dress in a hurry.  Other bee’s might have some ideas for that though.  Good luck! πŸ™‚

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

AND as far as I know DB often will trade dresses for the right size have you talked to them about exchanging the dress for the right size?

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@MsPanda:  Good point about trying to exchange the dress for the right size.

@HelloNurse13:  I wouldn’t go with that site.  I’ve never heard of them and I don’t trust companies I’ve never heard of.  Plus, there’s no way they can make you a decent dress and have it at your house within 10 days.  The only possible way they could do that is if they keep a ton in stock, and then you’d probably need to get it altered to fit your body anyway.  Honestly though, I know it’s your wedding and all and you’re excited and it only happens once and all that, but if you can’t afford quality groceries don’t go buy an $800 dress.  Seriously, you’ll end up regretting it later when the money is gone, the wedding day is past, and you’re having trouble paying your bills.  Trust me, I’ve been broker than broke, I know the deal. πŸ˜›  Did the dress fit you when you bought it?  I saw some really cute dresses at Wise Buys ($10) the other day.  They’re not traditional wedding dresses but they’re cute.  I would have bought one if I didn’t already have a dress πŸ™‚  Floor length, sweetheart neckline, etc.  If there’s any near you I’d check it out.  Thrift stores frequently have wedding dresses for under $20 too.  Not to burst your bubble, but you’re not going to be able to find another dress at any bridal shop for a price you can afford unless you’re really really really lucky.  $800 for a wedding dress is on the low end of the scale.  That doesn’t mean you can’t find something cute for less though, you just gotta get creative. πŸ˜‰  My sister wore a vintage 50’s dress that was blue with white polka dots and it was awesome!  You can also try e-bay and craigslist.  Those places are more likely to have traditional wedding dresses for cheap.  You might need to search for a while to find something in your size, but it can’t hurt to try. πŸ™‚  Honestly, I’d rather get married in a hefty bag than put myself in a situation where I couldn’t afford food.  You’re marrying the man of your dreams and at the end of the day that’s what matters.  I know tons of people make a big fuss about their wedding day, but it’s really just a day in the whole scheme of things.  Don’t go broke over a dress.  Worst case scenario, you could get the lace cut off the top and add a corset back.  you won’t have the cap sleeves and it will change the look of the dress a little, but it will fit and hopefully won’t break your bank.  If you’re any good at sewing, you could even add a corset back yourself and save even more money πŸ™‚  You’ll figure something out, just keep telling yourself that it’s more about the man than it is about the dress πŸ™‚

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