Post # 1
I’ll make this short but sweet…..
I bought my dress February 17th and I’m getting married October 5th.
The day I bought my dress, I tried on my dream dress in a size that was a bit small on me. It barely zipped up (but it did! somehow), I couldn’t breathe….. it was pretty uncomfortable. I decided to buy it the same size as the sample size that barely fit. They made me sign a waiver saying they were not responsible for the dress not fitting me when it gets delivered blah blah blah…..I was planning on loosing some weight for the wedding anyway….
I went on a little diet and had my wisdom teeth removed (totally not planned I swear) and I’ve already lost 18 pounds since the day I bought the dress. I’m swimming in my clothes!
Yes I am happy of the weight loss….. but now I’m afraid the dress may be TOO big on me. I keep thinking about it, it is kind of annoying to be honest….
Do you think it would be a bad idea if I went to the bridal store again, just to try the sample see how it fits now? Because if it fits perfect, I don’t want to loose any more weight, I rather maintain it…
Or is that ridiculous and I should be focusing on cakes some other wedding related something?
Post # 3
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
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
@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 # 6
@Lollybags: Well, I was planning on staying on this diet for a while, maybe altern it with other healthy foods, but I did not expect to loose it so quickly. I feel freaking great! but this worried me a bit.
I wouldn’t mind loosing maybe 20 or 25 pounds. I’m sure by the time the wedding comes around, the stress of the last minute touches…..plus the nerves…. I’m sure I’ll hit 25 at some point this year. I just hope that isn’t too much.
Wait a minute, why am I complaining on finally dropping all the poundage I gained on this wonderful relationship? So silly!
Post # 7
@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
@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
@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
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)
Post # 11
My dress has some beading on the top, it has a really pretty pattern to it. I’m afraid if I loose too much weight, when they take it in, it isn’t going to look as pretty. Thankfully only the top is beaded, the skirt is a huge tull ballgown so that’s not going to be a problem.
I’m very proud of myself, I gained quiet a bit of happy weight when the FI and I started dating, I’ve always been the skinny athelic type and my body changed so quick! I was not very happy in my own skin, so I’m really excited that I’m getting back to where I’m comfortable. I just hope it doesn’t affect the shape of the gown.
I think I may still go to the store, try it on, or even get measured like someone said on a comment above. Just do something that will give me a bit of peace of mind since I still have about a million and 1 things to do before the big day.
I’m happy for all the responses! I thought I was a little crazy for even considering this idea! 😀