Post # 1
I’m putting off dress shopping because I am working on losing a significant amount of weight before my wedding. If I’m getting married in October 2013, when is the LATEST you think I can purchase a dress? I would love to start looking now, but I don’t want to try on dresses until I lose a little more weight.
Post # 3
I’m in the same boat as you. I’ve been looking online and getting an idea of dresses I like but I’ve been putting off going to try them on because I am hoping to lose weight beforehand. I saw online that the general time line for finding a dress is 9-12 months from thde wedding date, so I am not stressing over it yet. I’m thinking of going in January, once all the holiday chaos calms down!
Post # 4
I was thinking about doing it in January, as well. Maybe we can get some killer deals on some dresses for some end-of-holiday sales!
Post # 5
Anytime up to 6 months before the wedding and you should be fine. It’s 6 months and less that some shops start charging rush fees (and some designers won’t do it at all).
Good luck and have fun!
Post # 6
- Wedding: October 2013 - The Down Town Club, Philadelphia
I’m in the same boat. In the process of losing serious weight. I’ve tried on a bunch of dresses, at many different salons, and I’ve narrowed it down.
But I’m not getting measured or ordering my dress until January. I don’t want to have to totally re-construct it in alterations, which is what I would be doing if I bought it now.
Post # 7
I wanted to wait as well. But I am way too impatient and I fell in love with a dress that I could not walk away from. I ordered my dress two sizes smaller then I am now. This will force me to lose the weight I want. The dress is a corset back so it does provide some wiggle room in case I do not get to where I want to be. I also tried on the dress in the size that I ordered. It did fit but it will definitely be more comfortable once I lose the weight. I know is a risky game to play but I am doing it anyway. I may kick myself later but hopefully my plan works out just fine.
Post # 8
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
Make sure you order 5-6 months out (some designers need more time but generally this will work.) No need to start shopping until a month or two before the order deadline. If you order too soon but you keep shopping you may end up like a lot Bees with a dress you don’t like and having to splurge on a second dress that you love better.