Wedding Dress Won’t Fit? Here’s What to Do

Wedding Dress

There were more than 2 million weddings in the US alone last year. 

If your wedding dress won’t fit, don’t fret. You won’t be the first woman to have had this problem. 

Here’s how to avoid it, and what you can do. 

Choosing a Dress

If you’re just starting your wedding dress journey, try to be realistic. It can be easy to think that in all the time between now and your big day, you will lose all those extra pounds and squeeze into your dress no problem.

But planning a wedding is stressful. Of course, you want to look your best, but don’t overstretch your abilities or put your health at risk. 

Planning a great wedding takes a long time. Even if your dress fit perfectly when you picked it out, nobody maintains the same body weight or shape over long periods. 

My Wedding Dress Won’t Fit!

There are two main options if you’re asking how to make my wedding dress fit. You can try a wedding dress diet or have it altered. You may even consider both.

Wedding Dress Diet

Shedding a few pounds to fit into your dress wedding dress is totally achievable. If you’ve tried dieting before without much success, here are the top tips for success.

Don’t starve yourself. When you stop eating, your body panics and stores all the fat and things your body needs from the little that you do eat. It’s also not healthy and can make you pretty cranky.

If you’re losing weight, do it in a controlled and safe way. There are tons of weight loss apps to help you track your progress and give you the confidence boost to carry on. 

If you don’t like the word diet, try changing what you eat in a different way. Simple changes like going veggie or removing something like dairy or cutting down on wheat and bread could have a big impact. 

With so many vegetarian restaurants and websites out there now, it’s easy and quick to pick up. There are even pre-planned meal boxes that can be delivered straight to your door with healthy recipes and everything you need to make them.


Alterations are perfectly normal. They don’t have to be about your weight. It’s likely you will need your dress shortened or even made longer. 

Perhaps you love the dress but you don’t like the zipper so much. Is your dress is perfect except for that tiny detail you would like to add?

You’ll be amazed at what a professional seamstress can achieve. No matter what you need done, letting out, or taking in, you’d never know it wasn’t made like that.

So if you don’t have time to diet, find your local wedding dress alterations company.

Keep Planning

Now you know what to do if your wedding dress won’t fit, but we have plenty of other articles to help you plan your special day.

Take a look and leave us a comment, we’d love to hear about you’re thoughts and experiences.


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