(Closed) Trying reeeally hard not to be a bridezilla

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
1513 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

that sucks! has she brought it to a tailor? not sure how small it is, but they can usually let things out a few inches.

i would say make Maid/Matron of Honor pay for both new dresses but i see that ending badly. what if Maid/Matron of Honor just gets another dress in the same color/fabric. it will make her stand apart…


Post # 4
3773 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

Maybe there is some kind of creative alterations that can be done?

Post # 5
286 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Oh no! Wish I could give you a big hug. Definitely not being a bridezilla. I would respond the same way. Get it off or get out. As harsh as that is, she should have taken everything more seriously. That’s very nice of you to buy the dresses in the first place, but if she thinks that you can pull another one out of your butt, she must be crazy! I’m sure you can try to find it on eBay or somewhere! Give her the option to lose the weight or hunt for a bigger size.

Post # 6
94 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Yeah, I think I would have her buy herself a new dress, and it just won’t exactly match the other dress. It’ll still look nice! But you shouldn’t have to pay for that.

Post # 7
1659 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

She needs to take it to a tailor to see what they can do to make it fit better.  You don’t need to buy them new dresses – she might need to buy herself a new dress (same color, diff style, etc) but at this point you’ve done what you said you would and that’s all you can do.

Post # 8
3668 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

That sucks! Can Maid/Matron of Honor just pay for alterations?

Post # 9
5977 posts
Bee Keeper

I agree in taking it to a tailor and having her pay for the alterations. Let her know that your wallet is closed and she needs to figure something out. 

Post # 10
583 posts
Busy bee

Couple options

a) make her eat celery

b) she goes to a tailor and they fix it

c) she pays for her and your Bridesmaid or Best Man to get new dresses since this is 100% her fault

d) punch her in the face (just kidding!)

Post # 11
1583 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think that you could ask her to pay for a new dress that compliments the original dress. It’s not fair for you to have to pay for a new dress for her, but it is also not fair for her to have to pay for another dress for your bridesmaid. If she can get something that coordinates I think that would be a good compromise. Try to have a little compassion- dieting is not easy but she shouldn’t be punished.

Post # 12
142 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@silverbrrlrcr:  Ok this is definitely not Bridezilla attitude. She is really at fault here, it seems she took it lightly because she didn’t pay the dress herself. Maybe she can take it to a seamstress and try taking a few inches out, worst case, she’d have to purchase another one, different styles might not be a big deal since she’s the Maid/Matron of Honor and your other friend is the Bridesmaid or Best Man. Good luck.

Post # 13
864 posts
Busy bee

Wow, I’m sorry to hear what you are going through. My good friend’s bridal shop messed up the sizes of our dresses and long fiasco, we basically had to make do with what we had, all size 2 bridesmaids dresses who can fit those? Oh and her wedding was on national television for a Wedding Story, no pressure. We literally all fasted for two weeks prior to her wedding and squeezed into two pairs of Spanx each. It was not a healthy way to do this but my point is sometimes a girl’s gotta do what she’s gotta do. Celery it is. Best of luck!

Post # 15
9551 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@hotpinkbride:  +1. Seems like the best option to me.

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