(Closed) Anyone postpone 1st fitting for weight loss?

posted 3 years ago in Emotional
Post # 2
24 posts

As someone who lost too much weight between her last fitting and wedding day, I would suggest having them alter some parts of the dress before the others. For example, have them alter the length first.

Is there a part of your body that stays more stable even when you lose weight? Maybe consider altering those parts of the dress first, then other parts at your second/third fittings.

Post # 3
404 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: Royal Park Hotel


AvaG:  I was in an identical situation.  I kept putting stuff off because I was so certain I would lose the weight.  I didn’t.  Are you being realistic?  Would it really, really be that bad if you didn’t lose it?  I suggest ditching the stress and just accepting your weight.

If you really think you can lose it then postpone but you deserve to ENJOY this time instead of trying to lose 🙁

Post # 4
1335 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

AvaG:  If that is the timeline they recommend (although 10 weeks out is quite a bit of time), then I would say work with their schedule.  *Most* places will keep altering up to 1-2 weeks before the wedding day, meaning they will just keep taking it in if you lose inches/weight.  

Mine started 6 weeks out, and the dress needed 3 rounds of various alterations due to some weight fluctuations.  They kept working with me, and by the final fitting (2 weeks out), they told me to maintain as there was no more time, as they needed to send it for a press.  I picked it up 2 days before the wedding, and it fight like a glove the day of!  I say no worries, regardless if you lose more, or not.

Post # 5
2709 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I’m 20lbs down, Woot! But, there I have stayed for over a month! I’m getting my dress altered in Sept, and have been having the same feeling… can I postpone it to lose more weight? I post-poned my engagement pictures, now they’re in 2 weeks and realistically I will not lose a noticeable amount before then. I say spend some time loving you! Try not to obsess about it too much because it’ll ruin your self perception on your day.

No mater if you lose another 8lbs or not, your dress will fit and you WILL be beautiful! While you’re working on that self love I agree with Perchance:  see if they can alter parts that are less likely to change.

Also, don’t feel bad about calling and asking, I’m sure they get that question all the time and will have a good response for you.

Post # 6
1413 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

My first appointment with the seamstress is today… and I’m getting married mid-Sept.  I put it off because I thought I might lose a few pounds.  I didn’t, and now on top of not having lost any weight, I am panicking about the alterations not being done on time.  Don’t be me… just go and start the process.

Post # 7
2297 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I had my first fitting about 4 weeks before my wedding, a second fitting 2 weeks out, and a final fitting one week out.  I would just wait until closer to your day (but not too close!) and make sure you are where you want to be.  However, you’re going to look beautiful no matter what!  Don’t let everything ride on those last few pounds.  

Post # 12
336 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I have scheduled it to the last possible date which is two months before the wedding. Let’s see if I can get my butt into gear! But it does suck to add the stress before the wedding :/

Post # 13
1413 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

AvaG:  Follow up: now that I’ve been to my first fitting last night, I can tell you that she pinned a few things and is starting on taking the dress in, but she won’t be fully sewing the bodice until after my next fitting in a few weeks…I feel so relieved that the wheels are in motion and I still have time to have her adjust if I do lose a couple of pounds. Based on my experience I would encourage you to keep the appt :). Good luck!!

Post # 14
509 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

You could postpone probably by 2 or 3 weeks on that timeline, I didn’t have my first fitting until July 5 for my August 23 wedding. That said, you probably don’t have to! I had that same experience as many people have said, at the first fitting he wasn’t interested in taking the dress, he’s just focusing on some of the other details to be done first. I think most tailors realize that two months out from the wedding, there’s a really good chance body shapes will change along the way.

Post # 15
3343 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

You can have alterations done more than once.  Go to your first fitting and have them fit the dress to you now.  Then if you lose weight, go back and have them take it in.  It’s not a big deal.  They took in my dress several times.  I suggest getting your last fitting as close to the wedding as possible.  My last one was 2 weeks before the wedding and I lost so much weight after that that the dress didn’t fit me well on my wedding day.  Such a pain and it’s really my only regret.

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