Post # 1
Hi all, I’ll be purchasing my dress ASAP and am no where near the size I’d like to be. I understand that in all reality I might not be able to lose the lbs I hope to lose before the big day but I’d still like to try. When I was talking to FMIL and FSIL about losing weight before the wedding they made the comment that once I buy the dress I should probably try to maintain the same size. FSIL had a bad experience with her dress alterations for one she actually gained weight while trying to maintain but she’s still a tiny girl but they also messed up the sleeves and hem. They also had to pay nearly $400 for her alterations due to sleeves, bustle, and hemming so I honestly think they’re trying to save me money. My problem is that teeny FSIL is my only bridesmaid, right now I’m a size 16 and don’t want to feel like a whale on my wedding day – ideally I’d like to be at least a 14-12 but would LOVE to be a 10. So bees, what are your opinions? Have you continued to lose weight after buying the dress and how much have you lost?
Post # 3
Lose as much as you can, dresses can be altered and when you look back (pictures!) you will want to know you did everything you could to look your best. I lost 35 pounds after buying my dress and they took it in 4 sizes! (18 to a 10) Don’t let other people tell you what to do about your weight, everyone has an agenda! Except me, I want you to feel as great as I did in my ‘skinny’ dress!
Post # 4
I ordered mine too small so that I would HAVE TO lose the weight, and I’m doing well…
Post # 5
I think you should keep trying to lose weight, not just because of the dress but to make sure you are happy with what you look like on your wedding day and every day.
Post # 6
@cindeeeh: well, I’m not that confident but I knew a girl who ordered her dress 3 sizes too small and she did it!
@edgebee: You have no clue how happy it makes me to hear that! Another worry I have is when you read online “oh if they alter the dress too much it’ll ruin it!” How much is too much, one, two, or three sizes? You certainly eased my mind!
@boogiewoogies: Thank you, part of my concern is also just being healthy. All the women in my family who are around my size and a little bigger have all had health issues by their thirties. I have two aunts with blood pressue problems (in their 30s) and my mother had a heart attack at 48 (granted she also smoked)!! My other two aunts who have always maintained a healthier weight have had almost not health complications.
I know some people get wrapped up in looking for the wedding, which is obviously one of my motivators but I also want a lifestyle change and I really don’t want my wedding to get in the way of it! Thank you everyone who voted as well!
Post # 7
I lost 30 lbs after I bought ny dress and it was altered beautifully. Keep trying girl!
Post # 8
Also might I add I am so.happy I lost the weight. I know if I hadn’t I would be kicking myself looking at the pictures. Now I look back on them and am so happy… I felt so beautiful, healthy, energetic and thin.on that day and my honeymoon.
Post # 9
I ordered my dress and it was like 2cms too small… I knew I could do it, so I ordered it anyway and thankfully a few months on it fits!
Post # 10
I bought my dress just weeks after getting engaged and a year and a half before my wedding (bought it in January). It was half price, discontiued and super unique!! I haven’t seen anything like it on here, or anywhere for that matter. It’s too small and I’m not sure by how much, but we couldn’t zip up the back at all. I’ve been stressed about it for 6 months – it’s a lot of pressure and I’ve been worried about it. I’ve got a year to get into it and I’m guessing 20-25 lbs will do it. Even if I lose 15-20 lbs, I’m sure putting in a corset back will help with providing some wiggle room. I haven’t tried it on since I bought it, so I’m not sure. I’ll try it on in a few months after I’ve dropped some lbs.
It’s been stressing me out, but I’m feeling on track and taking it SLOW! No huge last-minute pressure. My weight has crept up on me, so when I saw the number on the scale, it was no longer for the dress, but for my own health. I by no means hate my body or even have a real problem with it, but I am concerned that things have gotten a bit out of control in the last 6 months (since I bought my dress… ). I wonder if I’ve been stress-eating worrying about my dress – how ironic (and plausible) would that be!
Just be wary of the pressure and have a back up plan. Lots of people have great intentions but life doesn’t always go how we planned. You don’t want to be stressed about your dress. You’ll be stunning regardless – ALL brides are 🙂