Bees who lost weight right up to the wedding…

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2807 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I lost weight right up until the wedding but I needed to alter myself to the dress not the other way around.  I hope other bees can be of more help.

Post # 4
1771 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Bumping because I have the same question! I want to keep losing weight right up to the week of my wedding but I’m not sure how to handle that with alterations. 

Post # 5
5259 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

My final alterations were about 2 weeks before the wedding. I had ordered a size 10 but they had to bring the dress down about 2 sizes. I was lucky because my dress was a corset back so even if I lost more weight in the 2 weeks before the wedding I was able to tie the corset back tighter to make it more fitted.

Post # 7
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@FutureCuomo6610:  I lost 15 lbs between buying my dress and my second alterations appointment. My dress  started with an inch of open corset, I lost too much weight, and my seamstress told me to gain 5 pounds back the month before the wedding.

I ended up going from a (Maggie Sottero) size 6 to a size 2, and bought my dress in a size 4, so I really had no chouce but to gain some back!

Post # 8
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

My final alterations appointment was 2 weeks before the wedding.  They had to let out the top and take in the waist…whose body changes like that??!  It was really weird and upsetting, I’m not gonna’ lie.

Then I ended up dropping 10 pounds in those last 2 weeks because of stress.  My dress was definitely loose on my wedding day, but nobody could really tell and the photos came out AMAZING!  So, although it didn’t fit exactly like a glove, those last 10 pounds didn’t make too much of a difference.  Any more than that though…we could have had problems.  So once you do have that last alterations appointment, I would not recommend you try to lose any additional weight.

Post # 9
6455 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I started five weeks before my wedding with my final appointment one week before. I called a couple different places though because many of them wanted me to come in earlier but I just knew that wouldn’t work for me. I also had a 7 point bustle with tulle 🙂 

Post # 11
705 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@FutureCuomo6610:  Im getting married October 12, 2013, Im actually having my dress made so I know how it feels, I plan to give them updated measurements a mid production photo time, and checking maybe early september before its sent for any changes and then I have a local seamstress that will work with me the first week of October if any changes are needed


So I think you are on the right path

Post # 12
886 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

At the first fitting it had to be taken in by the bust and taken out slightly by my hips so that the lower back zipper could zip close.  I lost weight between the second, third and final fitting (12 lbs total).  The dress felt a little loose the day of the wedding … wish it hugged closer but oh well still looked good.


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