weight loss for wedding?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2102 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think it depends a lot on what needs to be altered…

Is your dress strapless?

If you lose too much weight after your fitting in May you might be pulling up your dress all night because it doesn’t fit your chest/waist properly to stay in place…

I did that. I only lost about 5lbs to stress the last few months before my wedding but my dress was a bit too big on the big day and I had to pull it up multiple times because it just didn’t fit my wedding day proportions. 

Can you not have a fitting a little closer to your date for minor adjustments?

If not, I would try to get down to your goal by May and then maintain until the wedding… That seems like enough time to drop 20lbs so you should be good.

Post # 5
896 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

@brooklyn_bee:  I lost 25 lbs in 3 months (not for my wedding) by simply eating better and counting calories. I never gained the weight back.  I only gained 3 lbs in the two following years, and I just lost them + 3 additional lbs in three weeks by counting calories again.

Post # 7
499 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Try Garcinia Cambogia

Post # 8
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I lost 51lbs in the two yars before our wedding and haven’t had a problem maintaining (until I got KU, since I HAVE to gain weight).

I liked running (I trained for a half marathon 5 days before our wedding) as a way to keep my body at a consistent shape/size between my fittings and the wedding!

Post # 10
1668 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@brooklyn_bee:  i am in a similar situation – i plan on losing 20-25 pounds before the wedding, and i have to have first fitting in March for my May wedding (my dress can be sized down 2 sizes, and its a corset and strapless) – i am so worried about how i am going to maintain the loss between the fitting and my wedding day! i guess i’ll just keep an eye on my weight daily and over/under compensate!?

Post # 11
2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

My best advice is maybe settle somewhere in the middle.  Make it a goal to lose 15 pounds, and once you get there, really strive to stay the same and not lose more.  That is what I’m going to do.  Whatever size I happen to be, the dress just has to fit.

Also, ask about pushing your fittings back.  They recommend May, but my salon was willing to push back the fittings to accommodate me losing weight if I want.  

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