(Closed) Afraid to Lose Too Much Weight

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1024 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Paloma Blanca dress … so pretty … was one of my top contenders! I also am a curvy bride and plan to lose a few pounds for the big day. Since your dress is a button back and not a corset as long as you don’t lose more than 5-10 lbs I think you should be ok. If you lose more you will most likely have to have it altered. 

Post # 4
257 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I just went thru this! I’m not telling you this to worry you but be very careful. I had my alterations and my final fitting 3 months before the wedding. I had been the same size for the past year so I had no weight change concerns at all. my dress fit like a glove, a snug glove, but perfectly! I decided to just try to lose a few pounds, maybe 5, just to give myself a ‘little breathing room’.

I tried on my dress the other day, wedding is in 34 days, and the few pounds I thought I had lost made a huge difference in the fit of my dress. I called my seamstress and luckily they were able to get me in right away and my dress does need to be altered. Unfortunately, my seamstress is going on vacation for 2 weeks so my dress now won’t be ready until the week before my wedding.

I know for alot of brides, it common to get their dresses a week or 2 before the wedding and have their final fittings alot closer to their wedding than i did mine, but after having the dress here at home for the past 3 months, its hard to let it go. My advice is if your going to lose a few pounds, be very careful on how you go about it and try on your dress often and know when you’ve lost enough then just maintain!

Post # 5
2782 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I had a mermaid, which fit like a glove when I tried it on. I waited until very close to the wedding (two weeks) to go back, because I wanted to lose as much as possible. They had to take my dress in from a 12 to an 8 and didn’t have a single problem with it.

For the record I only lost 8 pounds, but I lost about 12 inches, because I really toned up.

A good seamstress will be be able to do it, no problem. You just need to be prepared because it might end up being pricey….

Post # 7
1782 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I would skip the toning – since your dress is not a lace up in the back. Or have your alterations 10 days prior to your wedding.

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