Post # 1
Wedding Dress shopping=FUN!
Wedding Dress ordering=CONFUSING!
My measurements were in between a 10-12. I felt I should have gone with a 10, but everyone convinced me to order a 12. I wear a street size 6-8. So, now I will need to have the dress altered, I’m sure.
I’m nervous as heck about getting it altered as I don’t feel it will be tight enough. This is a form fitting dress and I need it to fit like a glove. I had gastric bypass to show off this new body, not hide it in a moo-moo of a loose fitting dress. And, because of the gastric, I now have no boobies to fill a size 12 – I should have ordered the 10. UGH!!!
So, what do girls do if their dresses get screwed up and don’t fit right?
Yes, I’m that anxious that I really would like to order another dress altogether, but I don’t have another $3K to do that!!!
Oh, and By The Way, my dress won’t be in until October and I’m leaving for Montego Bay around Christmas… is this going to be enough time?
Post # 3
that should be plenty of time to alter the gown down. I was also told that a gown can be altered down a max of 4 sizes so i am sure you will be fine.
Post # 4
First off, I’m sure you know this, but wedding dress sizes are pretty much totally unrelated to street sizes, and you probably did good by ordering up. Think of it this way: it’s pretty simple to alter it to be smaller, but very hard to alter it to be larger. Alterations, as I understand it, are almost unavoidable no matter how close you are to the size measurements given.
My dress is coming in next week and my waist is, for some reason, slightly larger than it was when I ordered, so I’m a little worried about that. I wish I’d ordered up a size!
And yes, that should be plenty of time for alterations.
Post # 5
It’s much easier to take a dress in then take it out. So ordering a 12 was probably the right move. They will be able to make your dress fit like a glove, so don’t worry about it. My dress was 2 sizes too big and now it fits me perfectly.
Call to make your first alterations appt for right after your dress arrives. They usually request 4-6 weeks so you have time.
Seamstresses are magicians when it comes to alterating wedding gowns. It will look like it was made for your body!
Post # 6
Keep in mind that it is much, MUCH easier to take a dress in than it is to let it out. If you were between a 10 and a 12, there’s a chance the 10 might actually be a bit too small, and that would probably be much more stressful. Don’t worry, just find a good seamstress and your dress will look like it was made for you 🙂