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Bridesmaid Horror Story

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My niece is in a wedding for her best friend tomorrow.  We were over at the house last night for a family birthday dinner and asked to see her dress.  Little did I know the can of worms I was opening!  Apparently there had been some major drama all day about the dress because it all of a sudden doesn't fit! 

 

She hadn't tried the dress on until that morning since ordering it and it didn't fit! She had spent the day buying various undergarments trying to get everything sucked in better to get this dress on. Ladies, you all know what I am talking about! Unfortunately, nothing was working.  It's a very pretty dress but she is a rather busty girl that has put on some serious weight in the last year and the zipper was a good 2 inches from closing. My idea was to get a corset and lace it up really tight. Off she went to the mall with the dress to visit Fredrick's of Hollywood. Didn't work. She called crying while we were eating dinner. She came home and we started looking at the dress. It is lined, so there is some extra fabric, but nobody in the family is a good enough seamstress to deal with that kind of alteration. Off she went again to a family friend that is a great seamstress, but she came home quickly when that friend didn't think she could do anything.

Next idea was some water pills. Aunt Flo is visiting this week, so maybe that could be part of the problem, right? So we all leave to go home and she follows my Mom to her house and gets a pretty heavy duty water pill. No miracles over night happen.

The bride has been told what is going on and she just told her to go find another dress, didn't matter what it looked like. My daughter is just feeling awful for her cousin and even offered the dress she got for a wedding she has to attend in a few weeks. This dress would actually work well as it's a similar style, but I honestly don't think it would have fit her anyway. Well, my niece didn't like this option either.

So, what is she doing? I have no idea at this point. All I know is that she left for Flagstaff with the wedding party this morning. What she is going to do about the dress is anybodies guess at this point. I have a feeling it is going to be dumped on the bride's mother's lap to deal with.
 

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Good news!  She actually got the dress zipped up in time for the wedding.  Not sure what she did to get it there, could have just been Aunt Flo after all.  Everyone was worried that she might bust out, but everything held together long enough.  She did admit to being very uncomfortable thru the entire wedding though.

 

Lesson learned the hard way, but at least it all worked out.

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Aww poor girl!  At least things worked out.  I'm a bridesmaid for my MOH's wedding on Friday. I had my fitting and when I picked up my dress last week, the dress BARELY fits me!  Sometimes these things happen I guess.  Thank god for spanx!!

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