Post # 1
So FI and I are planning a late october/early november 2013 wedding (we don’t have an exact date yet, although we’re strongly leaning towards November 10, 2013). I plan on losing a fair amount of weight over the next year though. I have large breasts for my frame (I’m 5’3, and a 30G). Because of it I have a ton of back problems and have a hard time getting physically active. I can’t do most things because either my breasts get in the way, they move around too much and it hurts or just my back hurts too much. I’ve tried everything, physio, chiropractic, massage, accupuncture, and nothing has helped. So I am finally getting a breast reduction (in one month from today!!!) Where I’ll lose about 10 lbs in 2 hours, and I should be down to a 30C. Then after that I’ll have some intense physio that should hopefully fix up my back and I should be pain free by the end of the year, if not sooner.
I’m hoping after physio fixes everything up I’ll be able to be a lot more active, and will be able to drop a lot of weight. I’m hoping to get down from my current weight of 150 lbs to my pre-university weight of 115 lbs, so I want to lose another 25 lbs after surgery (as an FYI, at the time I was a 30F so trying to lose weight right now won’t help the breast size situation all that much.) At what point though do I really have to start finding a dress? And at that time will I have to stop working to get to my goal weight if I’m not there already? How much can they really do to alter a dress once it’s purchased?
Post # 3
- Wedding: April 2012 - Padua Hills Theater
I think they say you should order your dress 8 months before your wedding, but it really depends on the place. It’s much easier to take a dress in that to let it out. My dress had to majorly be taken in and they did a great job. As long as you have a good seamstress I wouldn’t worry about alterations if you lose more weight after ordering the dress. Good luck with everything!!!
Post # 4
First of all, exciting about your upcoming reduction!! I have a similarly-sized chest and am SO jealous. I have thought about a reduction (had back issues in college related to that and athletics) but put it off this long… I think I’m going to wait until after kids.
Maybe start looking at dresses a year out, with a plan to order at least 8-9 months out? Getting it taken in a couple of sizes shouln’t be that big a deal.
I’m getting married in Sept 2013 and thinking of starting to look at dresses this Sept. I also want to lose weight before even starting to look…. but at some point I’ll need to make a decision and then plan to have it altered before the actual wedding!
Post # 5
@Almost Mrs.P: I was thinking about waiting until I had kids too, but I’m not 100% certain I even want kids, plus even if I decide I want kids there’s no guarantee I’ll be able to have kids (or at least my own biological kids) and then even if I do get pregnant, there’s no guarantee that I’ll be able to breast feed anyways! My surgeon said that sometimes having large breasts can make breastfeeding difficult, and that with the size and shape of my breasts and nipples and what not I’d have about a 50-70% chance of being able to breastfeed, and after a reduction It would be about a 40-60% chance, but that either way I would probably have to supplement with formula anyways. I figured why put myself through pain for who knows how many more years for something that has at best a 70% chance of occuring if I do end up having kids.
My pain has been getting a lot worse lately and I’ve started to get severe headaches (to the point where I spend 1-3 days a month curled up in a ball on the bathroom floor because that’s the only room without natural light which hurts my head, and I am in so much pain I’m throwing up all day, so I can’t leave the toilet for too long). They’re increasing in frequency too (I used to get one every couple months). I figured if they keep increasing in frequency it would be hell to spend 7+ days a month with headaches like this and a screaming baby. Or having toddlers with a mommy who for 14 days a month can’t do anything with them.
Plus I am unhappy with the way I look, so I just decided to go for it. And to be honest, part of what made me decide to do it this year is because I don’t want to be a fat bride. I know 150 lbs isn’t really fat, but when I compare how I look now to photos of when I was 18/19 I feel fat and it’s really depressing. And having large breasts doesn’t really contribute to me looking skinny!
Post # 6
i am in the midst of losing weight and i am just going to order my dress 9 months out, so that i have plenty of time to get it altered when i get it in!