(Closed) I found my dream dress. But I'm losing weight.

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Helper bee

About 9 months. They can take up to 6 months to come in in most cases, and then you need time for alterations.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee

Allow 6 month for the order (plus shipping time if it’s being shipped to you especially from overseas), then 2-3 months for alterations. I would aim to get the dress all done 3-4 weeks before the wedding. So that’s 10 months or so before the wedding! 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

Most bridal shops will recommend 9-12 months beforehand to allow time for the dress to come in, and then a few months time for alterations.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2019

What dress is it do u have picture I love pictures lol good luck to you on your weight loss journey what are u doing to loose weight

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2019

Your dress is gorgeous!!! 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

As others have said, I’d order it 9 months to 12 months out. You don’t necessarily have to maintain after that if you don’t want though because there will be alterations. Probably just shouldn’t drop several dress sizes or anything. I would maybe ask them about how much it can be altered.

I lost 5-7lb right before my wedding accidentally due to anxiety (which is a full size on me because I’m under 5″3) and I just had it taken in a couple of weeks before the wedding. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee

Love your dress! Where is your dress from, OP? That also influences things.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

I would ask the seamstress how much it can be altered. Some can be altered up to two dress sizes depending on the design. So you can order it at what size you are at 9 mos out and then if you continue to lose some weight it shouldn’t be too big of an issue! 

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2019

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spookybride :  so cute I love it

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2019

I would ask the shop what’s the latest you can get measured to order the dress. I found it varies from place to place. Make sure you have a picture the style number and name of the brand to. Let the shop know what your planning on doing

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