(Closed) Dress Shopping Procrastination?

posted 6 years ago in October 2013
Post # 3
63 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m in the same boat as you.  I’ve been looking online and getting an idea of dresses I like but I’ve been putting off going to try them on because I am hoping to lose weight beforehand.  I saw online that the general time line for finding a dress is 9-12 months from thde wedding date, so I am not stressing over it yet.  I’m thinking of going in January, once all the holiday chaos calms down! 

Post # 5
467 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Anytime up to 6 months before the wedding and you should be fine. It’s 6 months and less that some shops start charging rush fees (and some designers won’t do it at all).

Good luck and have fun!

Post # 6
911 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - The Down Town Club, Philadelphia

I’m in the same boat. In the process of losing serious weight. I’ve tried on a bunch of dresses, at many different salons, and I’ve narrowed it down.

But I’m not getting measured or ordering my dress until January. I don’t want to have to totally re-construct it in alterations, which is what I would be doing if I bought it now. 

Post # 7
60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I wanted to wait as well.  But I am way too impatient and I fell in love with a dress that I could not walk away from.  I ordered my dress two sizes smaller then I am now.  This will force me to lose the weight I want.  The dress is a corset back so it does provide some wiggle room in case I do not get to where I want to be.  I also tried on the dress in the size that I ordered. It did fit but it will definitely be more comfortable once I lose the weight.  I know is a risky game to play but I am doing it anyway. I may kick myself later but hopefully my plan works out just fine.

Post # 8
9142 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Make sure you order 5-6 months out (some designers need more time but generally this will work.)  No need to start shopping until a month or two before the order deadline.  If you order too soon but you keep shopping you may end up like a lot Bees with a dress you don’t like and having to splurge on a second dress that you love better.

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