Yesterday was my first dress fitting. All should have been well with this portion of the wedding planning. My dress had been tucked away in the back of my closet, guarded in its pastic packaging for about 8 weeks now. I was happy when I arrived at my fitting and unwrapped it for the first time since picking it up.
All I have to say is …
And no, its not because I gained 20lbs in 8 weeks. The shop ordered the dress in the wrong size!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I ordered a bigger 16 which is perfect for tailoring, but what I had stashed in my closed was actually a size 12. Stupid me for not double checking the tag before leaving that day.
Lets just say I spent all yesterday evening in a hysterical tizzy. With only 7 weeks to go I technically don’t have a wedding dress. My options were to crash diet my way into a size 12 wedding dress (which is actually more like a size 8 in real life) or try to somehow get my hands on a size 14 dress and hope it fit. I’m in no mental condition to attempt losing over 25lbs in 6 weeks. Thank goodnes another David’s Bridal only 20 minutes away had a sample size 14 I could try on. It Fit …. perrrrrrfectly. However, its a sample size. The manager warned me of the risk of the actual 14 that arrives at the shop might still be too snug. Those dresses are tried on by dozens of bodies, stretching out the fabric.
Well, you know what, lady? I ordered this dress 16 weeks ago. You told me my first fitting needs to be scheuled 8 weeks before my wedding day to allow for alterations. Now I need a new dress that will arrive no earlier than 10 days before my wedding and you think I’m not going to order this 14? I refuse to order a 16 and risk not having it altered in time. Losing 10 lbs is more realistic than losing 25 lbs at this point. Why is this so complicated and why does it take a year to get a wedding dress?? I’ll take THIS dress.
Bridezilla-ish? Absolutely. Somewhat relieved? A lttle bit.
My NEW dress will be a size 14 and will be here by September 15 (hopefully before). They “garuntee” me that because of “the situation” they will be able to take the dress out OR in, in the back if its a bit snug or too lose AND have it ready in time for my wedding since I don’t need a hemming and its a “minor adjustment”. Now I have more motivation than ever to get these 10lbs off.
Diet Starting …. NOW.
I’m sure I will look back at this post later this year and just laugh ….