- 5 years ago
- Wedding: August 2013
So, about 6 months before my wedding I started a bootcamp. I was working out real hard and feeling good… well enter what I am referring to as the “CrossFit Catastrophe”. I tried on my dress at the beginning of July and it fit loose, but fit well. I was proud of myself for toning up as much as I had. I was seeing results for my hard work and that made me feel really good about myself. Well, apparently since making the jump to CrossFit I have bulked up muscle wise. I went to try my dress on this past Saturday (Aug. 3rd, a month since I last tried on my dress) for the bustle alterations which my Mom was going to be and BAM!
The straps on my dress didn’t fit! I was in tears and frantic. I had yet to have a real “Bridal Moment”… until then. I called David’s Bridal and unintentionally cried to the Manager about my dilemma. She made an appointment for me the next day to see what could be done.
1st Option: Take out fabric underneath my arms to open up the straps. Add additional fabric to the straps. This would then loosen the top part, however the “girls” would not have the support they require so a lace applique could be placed on the chest area to conceal. No thanks. No-Go.
2ND Option: Exchange my current dress for the same dress in a size up and alter the dress down to the correct size. Sounds great right? WRONG. This would take significant time and of course $$$. With 27 days until my wedding I was not about to risk it not being done or not being done right… not to mention I did not budget to spend $500+ on alterations alone. That’s insane. Oh and the straps were still a little tight on the size up so… again, No-Go.
3rd Option: FIND A COMPLETELY NEW DRESS.
Can you guess which one I had to go with? Yep… 3. So, again my MOH and Mom helped me search the racks. There was this one dress that I saw the other day when my Mom and I went into David’s Bridal to look for her dress for the Big Day. I commented on how pretty it was and just kept on shopping. Never thinking twice that this could potentially be my dress. I named this dress “The WildCard”. It wasn’t something I had in mind for my Dress at all. Let’s just say I wanted ivory, lace, and fitted and this one is only ½ of 1 of the 3. I tired it on first and fell in love!
This was my old Dress…
and this is my new dress…
Oh, btw the belt on dress 1 will be worn on the new dress 🙂