Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A Bridal Meltdown

Corey will attest to the fact that I've been a pretty calm bride. I've kept bridezilla at bay through the entire planning process, aside from when my sorority sister planned her wedding for the same weekend and when the box containing our flower girl's dress was stolen from the mailroom.

However, I had a complete Bridal Meltdown yesterday. I'm using caps because it was epic. I had had a pretty productive morning. I'd finalized the menu for my bridesmaids luncheon with my mom and with our venue and printed the place cards. I'd started packing for the honeymoon and gathering my outfits for wedding week. THEN, I decided to try on my rehearsal dinner dress to decide between 2 pairs of shoes. I purchased my dress in January in the size I've always worn in Lilly. I tried it on for the last time in May and it fit perfectly. Then I tried it on yesterday and it did not.

I ran downstairs to the alterations shop in our building. I use them frequently as I have to get every single pair of pants I own hemmed and he is great about doing things for me last minute and doing a great job. After pinning the dress and studying it, he didn't feel confident he could do it in time because the dress would have to be taken completely apart and he was worried about maintaining it's structure. So I changed back into my regular clothes and then as I left proceded to have the Bridal Meltdown. Ugly crying with mascara running. I called Corey who tried to console me by offering to take me shopping after work for an even better dress. Which just upset me more because I couldn't imagine wearing another dress and betraying the dress Lilly Pulitzer clearly made just for me featuring my wedding colors.

Then, I called my dad who suggested I take the next week off the gym and order a cheeseburger for lunch. Which he clearly meant as comic relief but caused me to tearfully babble about how my wedding dress fit my body now so I couldn't do that.

Then, I called my mom, who is an amazing seamstress and actually made her own wedding dress. Of course she said she would look at the dress when I get home on Monday and see what she could do. She also said she'd call our alterations lady who did all of my pageant dresses and out her on emergency standby. This made me feel a little better but will I actually get to wear the perfect Lilly dress in our wedding colors?? I don't know - I guess we'll see next week.


  1. I'm sorry, Elizabeth. It will work out. You must have dropped some inches since May.

  2. Oh no! Sounds like you have some potential options, hopefully something works out so you can wear your dress! Hang in there!

  3. Girl...I had a bridal meltdown the day before my wedding so it is good (and totally normal) that you are having it now! And just think...your rehearsal dinner dress may be a little too big right now, but that only means your honeymoon pics are gonna be fab because youve worked so hard at the gym!

  4. I lost so much weight the last few weeks before the wedding. I wasn't even trying to lose weight. I weighed 117 pounds when we got engaged and weighed 104 pounds on my wedding day. I think I lost 5 pounds in a matter of 2 weeks. The stress of it all just melted away the pounds. I would forget to eat. I gained quite a bit of it back after 2 weeks at an all-inclusive resort though.

  5. aw I'm so sorry girl!!! I really hope it all works out!


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