Post # 1
Hello to the Hive!
I’ve fallen in love with Kendra by Maggie Sottero. But because of my weight issues I have not ordered the dress yet. I’ve lost some lbs already but I would like to lose at least 30lbs more by my wedding in DEC. I’ve been to two retailers each gave me different answer on ordering timeline. Retailer A said I could wait until APRIL to order. Retailer B said I should order by the end of FEB. I don’t want to order big and spend a bunch of money on alterations, or risk ordering too small. Here lies my dilemma…
So BEES how long did it take for your dress to come in? Any suggestion on the best way to handle this?
Post # 3
I ordered my Maggie Bernadette the end of July and it is suppose to be here in Feb. About 7 months. Plus you have to give time for alterations. Is this dress available as a rush order? What would the price difference be for that? Would you benefit more from spending more to order later and get it faster then to order it big and then have to alterate down possibly a few sizes?
These are questions I would ask your your bridal salon to help you make this decision. Hope this helps and good luck!
Post # 4
I was advised to order my dress no less than 8 months before the wedding date, so if you order in early April you should be safe. I ordered my dress at the end of Feb. 2011 for my Oct. 2011 wedding and it arrived in plenty of time.
Post # 5
I would leave at least 4-6 months for your dress to come in. I definitely think that 30 pounds is doable if you are stringent about it. Taking the dress in shouldn’t cost that much because the dress doesn’t have beading. But, to be sure, I would say go bigger than smaller. In the end, you’re going to need some sort of alteration anyway to make sure that it fits perfectly for your big day. I would maybe say order one or two sizes smaller than what you are now, but I wouldn’t go anymore than that. You will be beautiful, I’m sure! 🙂
Post # 6
I ordered my dress at the weight I was at. I am trying to lose weight still but at least I know if I don’t I will fit into it. And if I do – Sorry seamstress, I’m giving you a bit extra buisness. Who cares, your dress will still look amazing
Post # 7
Order it now for the weight you are at. You can have it taken in before the wedding. You’re going to have to have alterations done anyway–you’ll get it in 6-8 months at the most and will have at least 2 months to have it fitted. If on the off chance you don’t lose the weight, your dress will still fit. If you order it in a smaller size, you can’t really make it bigger.