My pricey bespoke wedding dress was so massive it wouldn’t fit down the church’s aisle – but I made it work

THERE’S no greater stress than things going very wrong during your wedding.

This bride came across a huge problem when her massive dress train draped over the front row seats.


A woman’s wedding dress was too big for the churchCredit: TikTok/SmithIsUs
It draped dangerously over the front rows


It draped dangerously over the front rowsCredit: TikTok/SmithIsUs

Karlissea Hives Smith shared on TikTok her massive fail when she tried on her dress during the wedding rehearsal and noticed she had not taken into consideration the size of the aisle.

Posting on her family TikTok account, The Smith Is Us, she stood with her massive custom dress where she would be saying I do.

Unfortunately, her train, which was made in Nigeria, was way too long and could not be showed off properly because the space was too small.

After maneuvering a little bit, the bride was able to make her way down the aisle elegantly, but not without some help.

Another woman had previously talked about how her mom had taken the spotlight away from her when she decided to try on wedding dresses during their shopping trip.

Chassidy Rice, 24, from Ohio, appeared on the Atlanta version of Say Yes to the Dress, and took mom Harlene with her while she tried to find the perfect dress.

The bride told consultant Lauren: “Well today is my day, but my mother is also engaged.”

Harlene said: “It is her day, she is the focus, but there is always room for two. There are plenty of dresses for the both of us.”

Speaking to the camera, Chassidy said: “I really want today to be about me, but knowing my mother, she will be looking for dresses for herself.”

Chassidy said she was looking for a $3,000 classic, vintage dress for her wedding, which was taking place in seven months’ time.

Meanwhile, the weary bride said her mother was looking for something “outrageous” for herself, with sequins and jewels.

Cheeky Harlene told the cameras: “I would love to put on a dress today.”

Wearing one of the gowns from the store, Chassidy walked out to gasps from her bridesmaids – but there was one person absent.

Harlene had snuck away to try on a dress, and when she came out with it on, Chassidy broke down in tears. 

Chassidy said: “My mom walks in the dress I just tried on only for her.

“She tried it on just as I took it off. I felt like my moment was over. Today was just about me but became about her.”

Sheepish Harlene said: “Maybe I should take it off.”

She added: “When I saw Chassidy’s response I really really regretted it. I felt like a villain.”

Thankfully, the team were able to perk Chassidy up and get her back in a dress she loved.

Chassidy said: “This is definitely my choice, this is me. I feel good, this dress makes me happy. 

“It is exactly what I want it to look like.”

She had to alter the size of the train to make it fit


She had to alter the size of the train to make it fitCredit: TikTok/SmithIsUs
She could only wear it properly outside


She could only wear it properly outsideCredit:

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