Bride-to-be gains weight in lockdown, demands sister pays for alterations


No good deed goes unpunished, especially when it comes to bridezillas.

Getting married can be stressful, but when the wedding date is still a year off, there’s plenty of time to fix things. Unfortunately for one woman, her sister (the bride-to-be) doesn’t seem to be feeling patient and wants what she wants now (even if it doesn’t necessarily make sense).

Posting under the name Fun-Line7588, the sister of the bride-to-be shared her story on Reddit’s forums. According to her, she originally bought her sister’s wedding dress as an early gift. The dress reportedly cost $3,500 (plus alterations), but it also apparently looked great on the bride-to-be.

Things have reportedly changed.

After gaining weight during the lockdown, a bride-to-be is apparently trying to force her sister to pay for alterations to the wedding dress.

After gaining weight during the lockdown, a bride-to-be is apparently trying to force her sister to pay for alterations to the wedding dress.
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The sister wrote, “Now with the pandemic and everything my sister’s wedding has been postponed to next spring. But last week she approached me with a request for another $600 because she wants to get the dress altered more. She’s gained some weight over the past months and now she can’t fit into the dress.”

Fun-Line7588 continues, “Maybe I was a little too blunt here but when she first told me the dress doesn’t fit anymore I was like ‘so? Your wedding is still almost a year away. Just lose the weight by then.’ She got extremely upset at me and told our parents that I ‘called her fat’ and insulted her.”

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The sister says since she already paid for the first round of alterations, she doesn’t think she should have to pay any more money.

The story concludes, “But my sister and parents are demanding I pay for alterations otherwise I’m ‘cruel’ for making my sister trash her dream dress for something else that fits her, just because I won’t pay a little more for alterations. I don’t think I’m making her do anything though.”

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Commenters on Reddit seemingly took Fun-Line7588’s side, with one writing, “The sister didn’t make the bride gain weight, and she has a year to lose it if she wants the dress to fit, or she can pay to have the dress altered herself. The bride needs to take responsibility for her own actions.”

Another added, “If someone bought me a dress and I gained weight to the point it didn’t fit I would worry about it myself and either lose the weight or just save an extra $600 for alterations since that could still be significantly less than what you can pay for a new dress.”

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Of course, others were confused about the timing of the request. One user simply questioned, “Why is she altering the dress a year out from the wedding?”



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