Post # 1
I’m going to try on dresses at David’s Bridal this weekend and I’m having anxiety about it! I’ve gained a lot of weight (70lbs) over the past 4 years due to having a baby and being a stay at home mom. I’ve changed my habits and I’ve lost 16lbs in the past 4 weeks but I still have a long way to go. My wedding is in 3 months and I want to lose as much weight as possible by then. So I wanted to wait until I lost more weight to try on dresses…but the dress I like is on sale and I was thinking I could just get my size..and when I lose more weight they can just take the dress in?
Anyways, I always hear plus size brides talking about how their discriminated against when they go dress shopping. Also, since I have such a bad body image I’m nervous about having the consultant help me into my dress and see my naked, and bey’all up close to my lady bits and cellulite! Haha. Do they give you a slip to put on or something??
I don’t even know what my dress size is. Will it be the same as my pants size? Or bigger/smaller? Or nowhere near the same? Lol I’m looking for a ball gown but my bust is different from most plus size brides. I’m plus size, but have tiny boobs..a cup! So will that make things more complicated?
I have so much anxiety that im only bringing my mom. I want my sisters with me but I guess I’ll wait until alterations and picking out their brodesmaid dresses.
How many dress sizes is it possible to lose in 3 months, realistically? I know it’s different for everyone busalome would 2 sizes down in 3 months be realistic?
Post # 3
- Wedding: December 2014 - Catal Restaurant
when i went dress shopping at davids bridal they let me put my own dress on then they zipped me up or laced me up so they really didnt see my body. Your wedding dress size is generally bigger than whatever your street clothes are. After my baby I was a size 17 in jeans and I managed to get back to my size 11 after about 7 months. Try cutting out soda and even juices. I was just drinking green tea and water. Instead of regular milk try almond milk. Work out as much as you can and cut down on the amount of carbs you eat. It’s hard in the beginning but you can do it!!!! And dont be afraid to go dress shopping. Your hubby loves your body and he’s going to love you in any dress. Get a dress to fit your body now and if you have o alter it down then its ok but at least you dont have to worry about bindging to fit in it. GOOD LUCK!!!!
Post # 4
You need to go dress shopping now, hon. You’re cutting it close to get many dresses in on time.
The consultants will be nice to you. It’s their job. If they aren’t nice, leave. I am a size 18/20, and everyone was totally lovely to me through the whole process. I prioritized being realistic and having a sense of humor about the whole thing — not everything looked good on me, but I knew that SOMETHING would…and in fact many somethings did.
Make sure you wear the sort of underwear that you want to wear under your gown — so a GOOD strapless bra and whatever sort of support garments you want to wear. For me this was a VS bra which added at least a cup size to even out my pear-shaped self and a pair of Lane Bryant full briefs which smoothed everything out without being as restrictive as Spanx. Do what works for you, though.
All I can say is not to be nervous and to keep an open mind. 🙂
Post # 5
I am 100% with all the advice the two ladies above me gave you. Also please try to enjoy your experience. This is the part we’ve been dreaming about right?! Once you put the veil on you see yourself in another light! So if you feel yourself getting overwhelmed in the fitting room take a deep breath and remember that you are doing this all for you and your soon to be husband’s special day. Congrats sweetie and enjoy!