You may remember my alterations going bad last week. Basically the two inches of fabric removed was just too much. I was able to drop about an inch in my bust by really upping my water intake, working out and watching salt/carb intake, but it just wasn't enough. I was just so uncomfortable, and to make matters worse I haven't liked that dress for the past several months after FMIL said that our FG had a nicer dress than I did. All along I've been telling myself it's just a dress and you wear it for one day and to stop being such a girl, so I was just going to deal.
As soon as my mom and I got in the car she said "I think we need to look for another dress." So my discomfort and disappointment must have been written all over my face, because that is very much not the norm for my mom.
We went to lunch and cried. I thought "What are the chances of finding another dress that won't need alterations. It's one week from my wedding." We went to David's Bridal and tried on about 8 dresses... And I found THE DRESS. My mom cried her eyes out (she never cried with any of the wedding stuff). It's what I was looking for all along, and it fits perfectly. It doesn't even need hemmed (I'm a little shorter than average,so this is amazing). The women there were so amazing. They cried for me when they found out what happened, discounted the already discounted dress, steamed and cleaned it that day, and one of them even bought me the nicer bag to put it in as a wedding present. I couldn't believe it.
So one week out and I have a dress that I'm actually excited about instead of bummed/worried.