(Closed) Buying wedding dress 2-3 sizes small

posted 4 years ago in Fitness
Post # 2
1848 posts
Buzzing bee

onelove2015:  first of all, good luck with your weight loss! Weddings are great motivation to get back in shape so I’m sure you’ll do fine!

However, based on my experience (with friends and family member’s wedding dresses) I would advise not to get a dress that’s far to small. It is relatively easy for a good seamstress to take a dress that’s too big in a couple of sizes, but almost impossible for them to add a couple of sizes in the worst case event that you don’t lose as much weight as you hoped. 

Post # 3
738 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I personally dont believe in any magic pills whatsoever, so I wouldnt suggest that, and seeing as your a former college athlete im sure you don’t either.

When I had to lose 45 lbs when I came back from Australia, all I did was eat delicious food every 2 1/2 hours, had a WICKED cheat day on Sundays, didn’t eat anything after my massive dinners, if my stomach was growling after that I usually just ate a handful of fruit or nuts to get over the growling. And I FORCED myself to work out 5 days a week, and only 3 of those days did I actually do 25 minutes of cardio [ because I hate running] so I skipped alot instead.<br />I really believe that all the weight lifting I did help thin my arms, my legs and my torso, and my waist!

PM me if you want, i can give you a DELICIOUS recipe for protein packed tastiness!

Post # 4
2958 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

OneDayMrsL:  <– what she said.

Post # 5
2574 posts
Sugar bee

I am in the same boat as you I need to loose weight because it is starting to affect my health the wedding is just a good excuse to get it done. I am currently a size 12 and plan to go back to my former size 6 self. I gained a ton of weight 3 years ago and need it gone!

The dress thing is stressing me out too since I have no idea when to buy a dress. The designer I like can take a year to make a dress well our wedding is in 13 months so basically I have to order a dress soon and hope it fits!

Post # 6
272 posts
Helper bee

Don’t do it. You can’t predict what can happen between now and the wedding. I bought my dress with a corset back in the size i was at the time, thank god I did because I ended up having to get 2 lots of unexpected surgery leaving me on bed rest for 4 months so far (my wedding is Saturday) it’s  much easier to alter a dress down than let it out and add fabric  

Post # 8
36 posts
  • Wedding: June 2013

I do not think that is a good idea. You can always get a dress taken in. I am not saying that you won’t lose the weight, but you never know. For example I was inbetween 2 dress sizes. The wedding consultant at the store I was at told me to go with the smaller size since I would probably lose weight. I didn’t. Two months before my wedding I had to get 2 nerve blocks due to an injury that happened 3 days after buying my dress which was 10 months before my wedding. Two weeks before my wedding I got shingles on my neck and in my ear. I had to take prednisone. I ended up with some water weight gain, and my dress was a little tight. 

If you need some accountablity I would be glad to help you with free coaching. I host accountablity groups and provide free coaching. I am a certified group fitness instructor and working my nutrition certification. 

Post # 9
2323 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Ruby Princess

That is an aggressive goal, but puts you at losing about 2 lbs a week. Working out is great, but remember about 90% is what you eat. I thnk you can do it, but it’s going to be a lot of work. Losing a pound a week, you have to create about a 500 cal/ day deficit. Double that for 2 lbs a week. I would recommend getting your BMR measured so you know how much to limit your calories.  Good Luck to you!

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