Weight loss and wedding dress, is this a good or bad idea?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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3280 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Almost every wedding dress needs some alterations. Just keep up your diet/fitness routine and when it’s within like 6 weeks of your wedding have it altered to fit you then. 

Post # 4
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858 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I don’t think it’s a bad idea to try on the sample size to see how it fits. Just keep in mind sometimes samples are not cut as accurately as customer gowns, and if they’ve just-barely squeezed enough brides who shouldn’t fit in that size into the sample… then it’s undoubtedly stretched out and your gown will fit differently. Honestly, I think the best thing to do is to ask the shop if they’d mind taking your measurements again so you can take a peek at the size chart and see where you are in relation to the size you ordered. And yes, almost everyone needs alterations, so if your dress does need to be taken in because you’ve lost “too much” weight, that should not be a problem. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@MrsPiggles:  I wouldn’t worry tooo much. Unless you are planning on dropping another couple of dress sizes it shouldn’t be an issue for the seamstress to alter the dress in a bit. I ordered mine a year before the wedding while I was in the end stages of weight loss and have dropped another dress size since then. The alterations lady said it was not an issue to take the dress in but I have been told I can’t lose anymore weight now that I’m being fitted.

Post # 7
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497 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@MrsPiggles: I have been wondering the same thing! I have definitely lost quite a few inches (not too many lbs, about 6) since I ordered my wedding dress. My thoughts are it generally depends on the dress. Mine is essentially all the same fabric so should be easy to take it. I think the more detailed the dress, it becomes more difficult if it needs significant alterations. That being said, if its just a few sizes down, you should be fine!

Post # 8
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682 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@MrsPiggles:  No way I don’t think that is a bad idea at all! I went back to my store before my dress came in to try on some boleros (and of course to put my dress on again!) 

Post # 9
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1248 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@MrsPiggles:  Yeah it’s a pretty good problem to have! I personally would keep going with the weight loss if it’s what you want and you feel that you have more weight to lose. I wouldn’t let a dress stop me as it can be hard to lose weight so when you are onto a good thing…having said that my sister bought a dress and then had lost so much by the time it had arrived the seamstress warrned her that anymore weightloss and there would be nothing she could do to make the dress fit properly. So there is always that!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I bought the sample dress for mine (label size 10), if I had ordered it would have been more expensive, but a size 4. They were able to take down my dress that much in the side seams and it was gorgeous. I wouldn’t let “fitting into the dress” be the driver for stopping a diet that is working for you! (If your weight loss goals are reasonable and appropriate, that is)

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