Wedding Dresses And Weight Loss.

posted 2 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Should I
    Keep losing weight and hope I find something I love at the 3 month mark : (4 votes)
    33 %
    Just make a decision, order an actual dress and hope it isn't too big when it gets here : (8 votes)
    67 %
  • Post # 2
    721 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Definitely get a dress NOW. What if you can’t find anything you like off the rack? I ordered a dress 8 months out from my wedding and it didn’t come in until 2 months before the wedding. I had to go in for a new alteration appointment every two weeks until the weekend before the wedding.

    20 pounds is not a huge difference and can usually pretty easily be tailored to during fittings. And that’s IF you can lose it; I found that the stressful months before my wedding were not an easy time to lose weight or exercise.

    Post # 4
    869 posts
    Busy bee

    Congrats on the weight loss!!! I would buy a dress now incase you dont find one closer to the time and order it a size or 2 smaller. Maybe take the weight loss slowly from now til the wedding so that you dont lose too much and can still fit into the dress. You can always resume the weight loss after the wedding (unless the weight loss is for the wedding itself). Sometimes its good when losing weight to maintain your new weight for a while as well before losing more- it helps your body adjust to its new size and shape. 

    Post # 6
    2207 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    MeredithWacknik:  you need to get a dress now! i bought one expecting to lose weight, but loved how i looked in the dress. i did lose about 25lbs by the wedding, and it was no problem taking it in (3 dress sizes) and i still loved how i looked in my dress!

    Post # 7
    34 posts
    • Wedding: January 2015

    I agree. I would buy the dress now. You’re doing really well with your weight loss, and if you plan on sticking to your routine, I would buy the dress a size or two smaller. 7 months is a long time, and you definitely could make it to 150 by then 🙂 I dropped from 165 to 145 in 3 months, so I have no doubt that you can lose another 30 pounds in 7. 

    It’s better to have the dress and get alterations done than waiting until the last minute and having to settle for something less-than-perfect. You only get 1 wedding (hopefully!), you deserve to have the dress of your dreams!! 🙂

    Wishing you the best!

    Post # 8
    1417 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Buy a dress now one or two sizes small. You can definitely fit into it by the time it arrives given the progress you’ve made so far. Remember that you don’t actually have seven months to lose it because once you start alterations you shouldn’t change size ie you will need to stop losing weight a month or two prior to the wedding. 

    Post # 9
    371 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    MeredithWacknik:  I don’t know about all places but I ordered my Alfred Angelo dress in July and they told me it should be ready in december. At first I thought they must be overestimating but it is now October. I am sure I will need the dress hemmed and bustled so no idea how long alterations would take but seriously you are freaking me out worrying for not having a dress. if you haven’t had the yes this is the dress moment- do you think it’s the dresses or your own self image with your weight? If it’s the actual dresses- girl get a move on finding the one!!! If it’s your image then it may be difficult to find a dress you are comfortable with until you are at a place where you are comfortable with your weight. In that case, it might be where once you are at an ideal weight that you will love every single dress you try on. you know yourself better than me though. 

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