(Closed) Fitting into your wedding dress

posted 10 years ago in Dress
  • poll: How do you feel about fitting into your wedding dress?
    I want to have my best possible body on my wedding day! : (70 votes)
    68 %
    I'm perfectly happy with myself right now! : (23 votes)
    22 %
    My gown doesn't own me! Viva cookies! : (9 votes)
    9 %
    I hadn't really thought about it... : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    84 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I did the unthinkable and bought a dress a size smaller than me- so right now it only zips half way- gotta head to the gym tonight (and tomorrow, and the next day…) Thank goodness my wedding is not until October!

    Post # 4
    7081 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2009

    I did the opposite of emmeeay and bought the dress the size bigger at the urging of the dress shop folks.  I regret it now, because I’m already solidly in the size below and now I’m going to need some more alterations.  I should have just bought it for the size I was at the time, but the up-side is that I’ll have a truly custom fit.

    It’s also nice to have the dress as motivation and I feel I lost that a bit…

    Post # 5
    1091 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2018 - Oakland Manor

    Ditto with DoctorGirl, I bought the gress a size bigger.  I hope they can alter it down enough/ I hope I lose enough they’ll feel that way.

    Post # 6
    5398 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Man, so far I’m the only one who said Viva Cookies!  Shoot, I didn’t want to drop all this wait just to fit into a dress and not look like me.  I just went on with my normal everyday life and got married looking how I always do.

    Post # 7
    2004 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2008

    I said viva cookies too! My diet already included cookies and so I wasn’t going to stop eating them just for the wedding! I don’t think you should go on a diet that you aren’t planning on doing forever, and my forever diet definitely includes cookies. I was already pretty happy with how I look and what I eat though so I didn’t make any major changes. I bought the dress size I already was and my dress fit really well right off the bat (except for like 5 extra inches in the chest area…). 

    Driftslikesmoke, we have the same dress and I saw that picture of you in it (albeit from the back). You had so much more of a waist in it than I ever did. It looked fantastic!

    Post # 8
    1379 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    It’s not the wedding dress that gets me — it’s the honeymoon in Hawaii I’m working for 🙂 haha. Really though, I’ve always had a smaller upper body and bigger lower body — I AM A PEAR!  So my A-line dress fits me pefectly as is … it’s those cute beach dresses and bikini’s I want to look great in after the wedding.

    Cookies are still in my diet, it’s chicken parm that needs to go away for a few months 🙂

    Post # 9
    5822 posts
    Bee Keeper

    HAHAHA! Viva cookies, that’s hilarious!

    But I, alas, am the bride who wants to be 8 sizes smaller (but I’ll settle for 2!!)  I’m doing everything I can to drop some serious poundage before the big day!  If they had a place where they could lock you in a room and not feed you anything but water for 30 days, I’d pay to stay there…

    Post # 10
    178 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I also ended up with a smaller dress- I bought it off the rack! It’s actually too big in the hips and waist, but doesn’t quite zip at the shoulder blades/chest. We ordered extra fabric if need be, but I really, really, reeeeally want that zipper to go up on its own! I moved to Italy a year ago and have since been battling some medical issues that make it really hard to shift weight, but I’m going to do my best!

    Post # 11
    2204 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I’m pretty happy ith where I am now. Of course, I’d love to be a little more toned, but it’s not for the wedding, it’s just because.

    All the women at my work are shocked if I have a donut or cake, because they think I’m trying to lose weight…and I get a little upset with that (I’m a size 4!!)  I’m getting the dress to fit me, although I certainly don’t plan on gaining a pound!

    Post # 12
    228 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2018

    I voted for looking my best possible on my wedding day. I always wanted to be slimmer, and the wedding and honeymoon are motivation for that. I won’t always be young and I have never been the healthiest weight so I decided what better time then now and day like today to make the change in my lifestyle to be healthier and try to look my best. I sound like Oprah, apologies. 

    Post # 13
    220 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I want to lose weight for the big day, but there seems to be a disconnect between my good intentions and my actions. 

    Post # 14
    8 posts

    I’m so glad someone else wrote about this!! I’ve been freaking myself out trying to figure out how to deal with the extra pounds I want to shed before I get married in September. I tried a few of the go-to diets and delivery food programs but realized that I hate them and won’t stick to them once Iactually lose the weight, which would just make me a prime candidate for putting it all back on….way to start my new life, with all those pouns piled back on!  So I decided (lieterally just this afternoon, before I read this post) that I was going to do my best to live a healthier life without completely depriving myself of the things I love and when I need to go buy my wedding outfit, it will have to be an outfit for whatever size I am at that time. I trust myself to continue trying to be healthy in the long-term, but I don’t trust myself to stick to any overly restrictive diet (no carbs? seriously??) or training regime (no, I’m never going to WANT to go to the gym on Monday!). I’m OK with this plan and if my arms jiggle a little on my wedding day, so be it

    Post # 15
    114 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I’m happy with the way that I look now…I have lost weight since I ordered my dress, but it has been unintentional. Plus, now it’s a pain to get the alterations right.  The only thing I would change is that I would like my arms to be more toned, but that’s just in general, not because of the wedding! He’s loved me the way that I am for 5 years…It’s not gonna make a difference to him if I loose weight before the wedding day.  

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