ANXIETYYY!!!!!! PLEASE HELP BRIDES THAT HAVE ALREADY GONE DRESS SHOPPING!!!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

mrschatman2b: Trying something on is the best way to tell if you like that style or not. Pictures, or the dress hanging on the rack doesn’t do it justice. Depending on the style of dress and how much weight you lose, yes they can alter it. I am still losing weight even though my wedding is in a month and a half, so my seamstress put an extra buckle or two that I can make my Tulle dress tighter or looser. Don’t be too hard on yourself. You will be a beautiful bride.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

mrschatman2b:  dont’t stress…its such a fun experience!

i ordered my dress 8 months before my wedding! and my dress – a mermaid style gown – (i’m not sure about all) can be sized down up to 2 sizes to accomodate body changes. i’m already going down one size and i’m 2 months away!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

 

mrschatman2b:  Yeah, definately try not to stress. Just wait and try some on. Things should become a lot easier. Be open minded! If you try a dress you like, discuss possible alterations beforehand. You will have fun! Good luck!

Post # 6
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Newbee

I totally feel you lady, my wedding I was trying to lose weight too and I didn’t get as far as I wanted to.  And I had my dress (a sample!) 13 months before my wedding!  It was too big to begin with, but they altered it to fit me.  And trust me, those seamstresses can make MAGIC happen! 

One thing I regret is not trying on more styles of dresses to see what I actually liked.  So try on a few different styles your first time and see what you think looks best on your body.

And honestly, your husband to be decided to marry you at the size you are now, and your love for each other is what matters most!  You will be gorgeous no matter what because you are glowing with love!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

mrschatman2b:  April definitely isn’t too early to start shopping for a September wedding. A good seamstress will be able to alter it if you lose any weight.

I was REALLY picky too when I was shopping. So I know what you’re feeling! Just remember that its ok if you don’t get “that feeling.” I picked a dress that I felt great in when I had it on and that I couldn’t find anything wrong it. I knew myself and that I don’t “that feeling” over things, so I tried not to focus on that. Good luck! Have fun and enjoy the experience! I loved it even though I was picky!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

 mrschatman2b:  first- relax!!! Its going to be fun!! I just went on tuesday, my first time EVER putting on a wedding gown. And i found MY dress! In ONE night!! Do your research, know what you like- once you start trying things on, start distinguishing what you DONT like, and as long as you have a good consultant, she’ll bring you dresses you’ll love!

One thing that helped me was to think about what I wont regret by the time the wedding rolls around (next march for me). You’re actually on the late end of the spectrum going dress shopping. Don’t let that freak you out, just figure out what you want, and you’ll find it! Also, I was told not to try on more than 10 dresses total, otherwise you’ll get confused. I tried 11. I knew exactly what I wanted and one of the 11 i tried was IT!

Good luck and HAVE FUN!!!!

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Well not to increase your anxiety…but some dresses take around 6 months to come in, so if anything you’re kind of on the late end of shopping. Unless you’re planning on losing a HUGE amount of weight, a dress can certainly be altered a size or two.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

mrschatman2b:  My best advice is to think out of the box. For instance I had my heart set on long sleeves, lace, ivory…..I hated every dress I tried on. I ended up with a satin, strapless gown. Don’t get an image stuck in your head that will keep you from finding the “right one.” Oh and the most important thing…….HAVE FUN!!!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

YES try on so many things , even if you think they don’t like them!

And you should take it in for alterations about 8-12 weeks before the wedding. That does leave a lot of time between then and the wedding, but maybe you can focus by that time on muscle building and maintenance instead of losing weight as a goal.

Post # 13
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Helper bee

ditto westwood that you are actually running a bit late for shopping (although some designers will rush dresses for an extra fee). don’t worry about losing weight, a rockstar seamstress can do the necessary alterations (although i would ask questions about which styles are easier to alter). as for being picky . . . me too. =) if there is something you don’t like abut the dress, ask if it can be changed, a lot of designers can do this. just relax and try to enjoy this. i got frustrated because i couldn’t find EXACTLY what i had pictured. now i wish that i had just chilled out and had fun. in the end i got a dress that was customized to be 95% of what i wanted. i was thrilled with it, felt great in it on my wedding day, and the 5% didn’t bother me at all.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

 

try on everything and everything.  my dress is completely different than the one i imagined.

 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

You sound like me. I tried on dresses first week of feb for second week of May wedding, planning on losing at least 25 pounds. I don’t think it altered what I liked because my taste is just my taste. Try on lots and have fun. what I did do is plan on having a corset back out in no matter what to handle any fluctuations (but now I’m thinking not). Alterations can do amazing things with sizes!! Have fun!

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