(Closed) Bridesmaids and fluctuating Weight

posted 10 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I would strongly suggest waiting. A lot can happen in 18 months, not the least of which is you just plain changing your mind about what you want your wedding to be like.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country

She can purchase a fairly larger size and have it taken in if she’s worried about gaining weight! Also, it’s the holidays so typically people are their heaviest right about now… so she might be ok!  But a good seamstress should be able to take care of it!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Sorry if I came off as dismissive — I’ve had a 22 month engagement, so I guess I speak from experience. There were some dresses I liked earlier on, but I got a little resistance from my bridesmaids when it came to purchasing things so far out. And now one of them is pregnant, so I guess that explains that. : )

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I would wait if I were you!  You still have plenty of time, which also means you can change your mind a few times.  If you are set on your colors and such, then go ahead.  But I agree with Pengy and have your Bridesmaid or Best Man order a couple sizes bigger if she’s worried about it!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

as a former bridesmaid in this position, I would be hesitant to buy dresses over a year out. I too would love to have my bridesmaids buy a dress now (Sept. 10 wedding) because I’ve seen some really nice nonbridal dresses at good price points. However, I had to buy a dress a year out for a wedding I was in and of 5 Bridesmaid or Best Man, 3 of us had fit problems by the wedding. One of the BMs quit smoking and gained weight, luckily she found a seamstress who was able to use the length to take it out 4 sizes (this is not easy) but and while my dress didn’t fit the same as when I ordered it it was wearable but another Bridesmaid or Best Man could not zipper her dress and breathe and didn’t realize it in time to do anything about it so she wore it in pain in church and changed at the reception. These are just things you won’t want to deal with at your wedding, especially if one of your BMs is worried about fluctuating weight. That being said, I think you could watch the dress at VS and when it goes on sale know it’S time to buy before it is sold out. Also, non bridesmaid dresses usualls are returnable so check how long you have in case you find a better dress or some one needs to exchange a size (I think 90 days). An exchange is a lot quicker and cheaper than alterations.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I know you love the dress now, but in a year you may not so I would just wait.  Even in the couple months before my wedding I wanted to change my mind a million times.  When you do for sure decide on a dress, make sure everyone gets it so you don’t end up like Mrs. Lemonade!  Also, when you do buy the dress if she is worried about her weight, she can always buy the dress larger and have it taken in…much easier than letting out if there isn’t enough material!

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