(Closed) Wedding dress doesn't fit with one month to go! Consultant help? (PICS)

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

DCFDanielle:  no doubt! you have worked SO hard!! 

Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I’m a consultant. Depending on the designer there should be enough seam allowance to let it out an inch or so, and surprisingly an inch on each side makes a world of a difference for fit. I would ask your seamstress if she thinks she can do that for you before the wedding. Make sure you don’t push it too hard on trying to drop weight too quickly though, you don’t want to be feeling sickly and tired from not eating for a month! 

Post # 18
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

DCFDanielle:  Do you mind if I ask how long it took for your dress to come in? I was told 5 months for my David Tutera.

Post # 19
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Rustic barn/ pavilion

DCFDanielle:  You do look stunning by the way. Have you tried any shapewear under the dress like SPANX ( you can actually get really cheap shapewear at Walmart like Cupid for less than $20. ) Get something made out of a sliky satiney material so your dress slides right over it. It’s suppose to reduce your measurements 1 – 2 inches and you can get some that starts under the bra line. My other suggestion…. and I think you can do this even being diabetic is drink drink drink LOTS of water – like 2 liters to a gallon or as much as you can stand – everyday up until 3 days before the wedding. Then cut your water intake in half and then the day before just drink a little water. My trainer says it will tighten your skin, make you look and feel slimmer, reduces bloat because if your body thinks it’s getting hydrated you won’t retain water and the 2 days before your wedding your body will still be flushing the excess out because it won’t adjust to your cutting back which reduces bloat more. I’ve actually done this water trick years ago and it really did work. Congratulations June bride!! I’m getting married June 6th. You will be beautiful.

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015 - The Victorian

 

DCFDanielle:  I think with the Spanx, it’s gonna be perfect. Jsut wait as long as you can to get it taken out, because you might not have too. But the fact that your dress even ZIPS is huge. I totally get the panic and fear, but I think you’re going to be just fine. I tried on this dress and it is gorgeous. I ended up with a David Tutera myself!

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015 - The Victorian

futuremrsrcb:  I ordered my David Tutera at the end of February and it’s scheduled to be in in early July. My shop told me 4-5 months for David Tutera.

Post # 23
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

princesserbear:  I ordered in early March and I was told late August 🙁 I need it to come sooner so I have time for bridal portraits! 

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015 - The Victorian

futuremrsrcb:  Booo! I ‘m sorry! I’m not in any real rush to get mine, so I’d happily switch timelines with you if that were a thing, haha. Maybe it will come sooner?

Post # 25
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Helper bee

DCFDanielle:  Your dress is really beautiful. Maybe you could add a corset as the first alteration, that way if you lose weight it could be taken in without having to be re altered. It may not take too long to order additional fabric. Or if it needs hemmed maybe you could use fabric from the bottom to make the panel. 

Also, where did you get your necklace? I love it. 

Post # 26
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I’m sorry to hear you’re having dress fit issues.  But WOW, that is gorgeous on you!

Post # 27
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

Like PP said that is a beautiful dress. If interested, look up IIFYM (if it fits your macros) and really focus on your eating. You cannot out train, out run, out cardio a bad diet at all. And do not be afraid to lift some weights girl! you got this! 

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I am so sorry this has happened to you. At my wedding I had a major dress drama due to the fact that the tailor would not *listen* to me! I have ginormous breasts, so had to buy a dress to fit them and then take it in at the waist and hips. The tailor didn’t seem to understand what taking a dress in meant, so I had to keep returning and telling her to take it in more. So I sympathise.

I think a corset or panel back would be the way to go for this. You actually look lovely in the dress, but I understand wanting to be able to breathe!

Post # 29
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Sorry I am not much help, but I just wanted to tell you that you look STUNNING in that dress!! Holy cow!! It’s just beautiful 🙂

Post # 30
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

DCFDanielle:  the seamstresses that bridal salons use are notorious for over charging. If they won’t pay for the additional alterations, I would take it to an experienced independent seamstress. Make sure to read reviews beforehand!

example: bridal shop quoted my friend $800. Independent got it done (well!) for $200. 

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