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#11 ErinB

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    Posted 10 April 2008 - 09:43 PM

    Bridal wear is ridiculously TINY! I have some vent thread somewhere about that.

    The first time I tried on wedding dresses I was a tad heavier than I am now. My street clothes were a 12-14. I am extremely busty, no matter how fat or thin I am. Some of the dresses I had to try on to get them to zip were 20 and 22! I honestly think was why I waited to long to buy a dress! I was terrified of the number! I ended up ordering a 16 but the last time I went to the store to try on the sample the 14 zipped! I'm sure I'll have to drop another grand on alterations! I think I've blow my budget on this dress!

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      Posted 10 April 2008 - 09:49 PM

      Honestly Glenda, I stop looking at labels. They just depres me. Just tear if off when it comes in! Its so funny, when I was trying on Bridal dresses, all these skinny girls had to get pinned in their dress. Since sample dresses are ordered "big" if fit into most, lol. The dress I bought was a 12, I'm a street size 8.

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        Posted 10 April 2008 - 09:49 PM

        Honestly Glenda, I stop looking at labels. They just depress me. Just tear if off when it comes in! Its so funny, when I was trying on Bridal dresses, all these skinny girls had to get pinned in their dress. Since sample dresses are ordered "big" if fit into most, lol. The dress I bought was a 12, I'm a street size 8.

        #14 Nrvsbride

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          Posted 11 April 2008 - 09:47 AM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by JamaicaBride062108
          Bridal wear is ridiculously TINY! I have some vent thread somewhere about that.

          The first time I tried on wedding dresses I was a tad heavier than I am now. My street clothes were a 12-14. I am extremely busty, no matter how fat or thin I am. Some of the dresses I had to try on to get them to zip were 20 and 22! I honestly think was why I waited to long to buy a dress! I was terrified of the number! I ended up ordering a 16 but the last time I went to the store to try on the sample the 14 zipped! I'm sure I'll have to drop another grand on alterations! I think I've blow my budget on this dress!
          Yeah I was a 12-14 in street clothes at the time I ordered the dress. They ended up ordering an 18 for me. It just made me really depressed. That's awesome that the 14 zipped I would have been deliriously happy!

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          Honestly Glenda, I stop looking at labels. They just depres me. Just tear if off when it comes in! Its so funny, when I was trying on Bridal dresses, all these skinny girls had to get pinned in their dress. Since sample dresses are ordered "big" if fit into most, lol. The dress I bought was a 12, I'm a street size 8.
          Normally I don't care about sizes. I'm fat so I'm used to not being a small size. I think it upest me more b/c for whatever reason the bride (NEMESIS) wants all of us to do the first fitting together. Most of the BM's are zero's or two's and I know my dress will look ginormous next to theirs'. I want to at least be smaller than the size they ordered for me. Uggh I am not looking forward to this at all!

          #15 Duchess

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            Posted 11 April 2008 - 10:58 AM

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            Most of the BM's are zero's or two's and I know my dress will look ginormous next to theirs'. I want to at least be smaller than the size they ordered for me. Uggh I am not looking forward to this at all!
            When you guys go in for the dresses, wont they be in plastic dress bags? Inside the bag, they will all look the same, right? Then you can go into the dressing room, get the dress on, and look just as stunning, if not more stunning than some size 0 sticks. Let them be jealous of your curves!

            No offense to size 0's, just the ones that are making her nervous!

            #16 Nrvsbride

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              Posted 11 April 2008 - 11:03 AM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by Duchess
              When you guys go in for the dresses, wont they be in plastic dress bags? Inside the bag, they will all look the same, right? Then you can go into the dressing room, get the dress on, and look just as stunning, if not more stunning than some size 0 sticks. Let them be jealous of your curves!

              No offense to size 0's, just the ones that are making her nervous!
              Jamie thanks for the confidence boost! That was super nice of you. I hope they come in those plastic dress bags and they call them out by name and not size! Okay now I feel much better. Thanks.

              #17 jajajaja

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                Posted 11 April 2008 - 11:16 AM

                My BMs dresses just had a plastic bag over them- much like the dry cleaners. However, they did have their names on them- not their sizes. Could you imagine- "We got a size 18 dress. Who's the 18?" I would seriously hide in the corner.

                No worries Glenda. I had to order my dress in a 16. I wanted to cry myself to sleep every night. It came in and it was too big. The day of the wedding I had a hard time getting it to fit on the top since it was a corset back. My sister had to lace me up so the sides touched eachother. If I had lost more weight there would have been no way to make it fit since it was as tight as it could go!

                Fortunately (ha!) I gained four pounds on the honeymoon. It probably fits perfect now.
                Happily married since 2008

                #18 Nrvsbride

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                  Posted 14 April 2008 - 01:59 PM

                  You know people want to look perfect on their wedding day? Well my sick in the head dream is to be so emaciated (we're talking Mary-Kate Olsen skinny) that the dress just drapes on me like I'm a hanger. I would love for it to be so huge that it looks like a tent. Yes I am demented but when your fat these are the things you think about. LOL.




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