Post # 1
I am ordering this dress from Ebay as a reception dress. It will be custom made to my size.
I took my measurements, but am planning on losing about 10 more lbs before the wedding (already down 4!). I’m thinking of saying the measurements are 1 inch smaller than what I measured. I want to do minimal altertations when it comes in because of costs. Is that a good/bad idea???
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
That is a bad idea. You have no idea where you will lose the weight from. What if it all comes off your bust but not from your hips and you can get the dress on? Best to order for your current measurements and have it altered. You will pay by the seam opened, not by the amound of fabric cut out.
Post # 4
@mrsSonthebeach: thank you for your reply. I guess I should be safe and will probably have to pay for alterations anyway. 🙂
Post # 5
@hollyberry4: I agree with what mrsSonthebeach said. It might be different if you knew for sure that you were going to lose 30-40 lbs, but only 10 may not end up equaling an inch and you don’t know from where. I used to work in a bridal salon, and we always recommended that brides order their current size. I know it sucks paying for alterations, but this way you don’t have to stress about losing the pounds. If it happens, great! You can have the dress taken in. If not, no problem, the dress still fits. Also, make sure for the measurements that you get a professional to do them. You can get some pretty inaccurate numbers measuring yourself and most people don’t know where they really need to be measuring. This comes from my experience of measuring both myself and others while working at the bridal salon.
Post # 6
the thing is, if you need to do alterations they will be much easier to do if the dress needs to be taken in vs out. of course we would all prefer not to need alterations, but still…
Post # 7
Just stopped in to say, holy crap that looks a lot like the dress I want to wear for my wedding (ceremony and reception). You have awesome taste 😀
But I would order the size you wear now, because there’s no telling if you’ll even lose that weight, or gain back the weight you’ve already lost. You don’t know where you’re going to lose that weight from. And if one part (bust, waist, hips, etc.) is too small, you’re kind of boned. It’s easier to just order the size that might be big on you in some places, because at least that can be taken in/hemmed or whatever.
Post # 8
Thanks guys! I’m so excited for it to come in! They said it should only be a month!