Post # 1
I found my perfect dress BUT I’m hesitant to buy it in the size that fits me now then lose a bunch of weight and have them have to alter it like crazy..
I’m going to start training with my dance group soon, so I know for a fact my body will be different than what it is now…
Has anyone else out there had this same concern… My wedding is still a year away… how long should I wait to order it? Do you think I risk losing out on the style I like if I wait too long?
I’ll attach a pic of my dress for fun 🙂
Post # 3
If you’re CERTAIN that you’ll lose weight, then hold off on buying it. You could wait until January (early January) and still be ok.
Post # 4
I would find out how long the dress takes to get in. Then add 2-3 months to that time frame. Whatever time that is order your dress. You would rather have it in your hands and be able to take it in than calling the bridal boutique days before your wedding because you dress is not in yet. I have heard too many horror stories on WB and I would never leave something like the dress to chance.
Post # 5
I say holf off because you still have time. Order the dress at least 6 months in advance though
Post # 6
If it’s in a current collection, there should be no problem ordering it in December/January for a July wedding, so hold off a little and see how you go. You don’t want to get stuck with massive alteration costs.
Post # 7
I would say wait.
Who knows, you might even find it used in six months and save a bunch of money!
Post # 8
Not only may you need a different size, if you do loose weight your shape may change and you may feel differently in the dress after those changes. You have time, start your work out, and as you get closer, try it on again. If you still love it, buy it 🙂
Post # 9
I agree with all the other posters, wait to get it until December or January. Just find out how long it takes to get in and then add a few months to that.
Post # 10
Talk to the bridal salon and ask what the last date is that you can place the order.
HOnestly, I found that I lost the most weight in the last month leading up to the wedding. I was way too busy to eat and too stressed to eat even a normal amount so I literally dropped about 10% of my body weight in just a couple weeks unintentionally. My dress ended up being too big for me on my wedding day, but better to be a little big than a little small!
Post # 11
Wait. You still have a tone of time. Maybe order in about 3 months or so.
Post # 12
I guess the answer it WAIT! thanks everyone for all of your posts and advice…
The other part of the story is that my Mom wasn’t with me when I found it… another good reason to wait and shop around a litte so she can be part of the experience…
For all of you that bought your dresses already…. Was it 2 sizes over what you usually wear? (I keep hearing that from people) Like, if I’m a normal size 8.. I should order a 12?
Post # 13
@purpleorchid24:Every manufacturer has different size charts. When it’s time to order, do make sure you actually see the size chart for your manufacturer (sometimes they are on-line). Make sure the bridal shop orders the right size, which would be the one that fits your largest measurement. There have been many instances of a shop purposely ordering a size or two up so the bride incurs extra alterations cost. Generally, bridal does run small but you have to order by measurements, not a size number.