I had my first dress fitting nearly a week ago on the 30th. I just took my momma cuz' no one can see my dress now! That's also why I have no pictures!
Long story short: I'm pissed at Nebraska Bridal Outlet!!!
When I tried on my dress back in November I was minimally stressed (compared to NOW! lol!) and at a healthy weight. Since the 2-month point my body has been letting me know it is past the stress threshold that keeps me healthy: I dropped 10% of my body weight.
I'm not happy about it, but my hair isn't falling out; so I'll increase my butter/fats intake, stay calm and hopefully it won't fall out at all.
Basically when I ordered the dress, the ladies told me I should buy the size I tried on. It fit "well enough" and they'd "seen brides balloon with stress 100 times." I insisted on ordering the correct size only to be shot down because my "hips are large."
I shut up, partially appalled, and they ordered the damn big dress. Now a dress that fit me off the rack is no longer; I have to have side seams taken in as well as the pre-planned alterations. After a few stress-sighs and innappropriate mutterings about the outlet, the alteration lady (who is brilliance) said "Well, this is the dress that you have. Let's just fix it."
|In the words of Tim Gunn, "MAKE IT WORK!"|
She's taking it in on the sides so I can actually look like I have a lace up dress. Currently when laced as tight as possible, it's loose as hell and looks like a tiny braid down my back.
She's also hemming the front walkway to echo the style of a hi/lo hem dress that I dreamed of since I started looking at bridal gowns.
The doily bunnies I made look simply stunning on the train. I can't wait to show you. She's also making a bustle that helps to showcase the bunnies. It's AH-MAZING.
Can't wait to update you all... in the meantime, did you check out my Weddzilla?