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Re: Please, Please, Please help me...

I think keeping secrets makes things seem worse than they really are

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Re: Please, Please, Please help me...

Okay, I think I was a complete idiot for asking for help here. Thanks again, for ALL the positive posts. I asked for help. I've alerted her of my issues. Sorry if I'm so sensitive, but I only asked for help for weight, not criticism. As I said before, I already feel bad. I just need a little advice, I can zip the dress with help, I just know it will be busy, the day of the wedding, and wanted to lose a few pounds, so I wouldn't have to ask anyone to assist me. Thanks you all.

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On 6/30/2014 August37 said:

Okay, I think I was a complete idiot for asking for help here. Thanks again, for ALL the positive posts. I asked for help. I've alerted her of my issues. Sorry if I'm so sensitive, but I only asked for help for weight, not criticism. As I said before, I already feel bad. I just need a little advice, I can zip the dress with help, I just know it will be busy, the day of the wedding, and wanted to lose a few pounds, so I wouldn't have to ask anyone to assist me. Thanks you all.

Hi, August, I understand, is it possible it is water weight, and you could watch salt, and maybe fast some in the next couple weeks? No it is not. enought time to lose a lot, but you could lose a few lbs.
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Aug, the lady advised you wrong. Tight across the back in the previous size was the size you should have kept. I don't get " going down a size" if the dress was custom made. Custom made made means made to fit. Off the rack is " going down a size". In which case you always alway fit across the chest first, then alter everywhere else. It is easy to take in sides, waist, etc, but hard to alter chest area. Sounds to me in your case, there was no alteration, for custom made or off the rack. You could fast to lose a few pounds in two weeks, look up fasting diets. Or you could try spax. Might work.
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Where do you normally lose weight first, if it is this area you may be able to lose some weight by then. Google the topic, also, have you thought of calling this lady and confronting her advice and taking it from there?

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On 6/30/2014 August37 said:

Okay, I think I was a complete idiot for asking for help here. Thanks again, for ALL the positive posts. I asked for help. I've alerted her of my issues. Sorry if I'm so sensitive, but I only asked for help for weight, not criticism. As I said before, I already feel bad. I just need a little advice, I can zip the dress with help, I just know it will be busy, the day of the wedding, and wanted to lose a few pounds, so I wouldn't have to ask anyone to assist me. Thanks you all.


people here have issues, i somebody would offer help, they would get attacked. Beyonce drank lemon water.......depends on how resolute you are about a diet, only you know how your will power is....

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How about trying some Spanx? It should take an inch or two off.
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Re: Please, Please, Please help me...

Fess up, work out a plan for an adjustment with a tailor and make it very pretty. It's for a few hours one day.

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1. Bring the dress to an experienced tailor. Perhaps it can be altered but be prepared to pay big bucks for timing and skill 2. If that doesn't work, see if you can buy a little shrug or stole to cover the back. Maybe the tailor can make one for you. As the maid of honor, your outfit can be a bit different than those of bridesmaids. 3. Tell the bride as soon as possible. 4. Good luck!
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On 6/30/2014 Vivian said: 1. Bring the dress to an experienced tailor. Perhaps it can be altered but be prepared to pay big bucks for timing and skill 2. If that doesn't work, see if you can buy a little shrug or stole to cover the back. Maybe the tailor can make one for you. As the maid of honor, your outfit can be a bit different than those of bridesmaids. 3. Tell the bride as soon as possible. 4. Good luck!

If you can't find a tailor in your town, some of the dry cleaners, especially operated by Korean owners, have tailors on staff. Check them out. And hurry....best of luck, I understand. I got sick this winter with a thyroid ailment and my ball gown for the annual gala I participate in didn't fit and well, that happens.