Post # 1
I’m getting really nervous about how my wedding dress will fit because of my weight. It will be here in two weeks and I’m worried that I should have ordered it in a different size. I got it in the size that fit the largest measurement of my body when I purchased my dress four months ago because I was in between sizes. But I’m the type of person where if I’m nervous and busy (i.e., my wedding!) I tend to lose weight. I’ve already lost a couple pounds, so I’m worried that my measurements have changed and I should have just purchased the other size.
Now I’m afraid that if I happen to lose any more weight my dress won’t fit me correctly at all on my big day and I’ll have to spend more on emergency alterations to get it taken in and I really don’t want to have to do that. Or if I happen to gain weight that I would have to have it taken out. Now I’m so self-conscious about my body and every pound that I gain or lose. I hate worrying about it and hope I don’t sound too neurotic in this post.
Does anyone else feel self-conscious about their weight fluctuations and the fit of their wedding dress?
Post # 3
I had nightmares about my dress not fitting b/c I’d lost weight! Like you, I ordered the size that corresponded with my biggest measurement, and then after the holidays when I started dieting/exercising hardcore I got a lot smaller, and my dress was pretty big on me. A good tailor will be able to tailor the dress to fit you even if you dropped a couple sizes–the bridal boutique told me I lost 5″ in my hips, along with maybe 3″ in my chest and waist, so they’ve had to do a fair amount of alterations.
At my fitting the first week of April (a month before the wedding), I made sure I was already at my goal weight/size, and the boutique said I couldn’t lose (or gain)any weight in the next month so that their measurements would stay correct. It’s really not that hard to maintain once you hit your goal–you have a big dinner one night, so you eat light and exercise the next day, etc. So I’d recommend you try to be at your goal size as fast as possible and then maintain it until your wedding if you are trying to have less fittings.
Post # 4
@Pomapoo: Thanks for the advice! I guess I’ll just have to try really hard to maintain my weight, but I’m worried I won’t be able to. I’m sure your dress looks beautiful on you now. It’s almost your big day! Hope you’re enjoying the days leading up to it 🙂
Post # 5
oh i was so worried when i had to put mine on for my bridal pictures. i know i had been eating like a pig and was freaking out that my “back fat” would pop out! it still fits great.. but im still really insecure with my weight in it. and being an emotional eater does not help!
Post # 6
Don’t worry. A good seamtress can alter the dress no problem. Remember its easier to take in instead of taking out.
I’m actually losing weight to fit in my dress. W/ the normal life stresses, seriously cutting back on alcohol as well as eating @ home, I’ve lost 5lbs. Dress fits great so there’s less alterations, which means I can save $$$$. Also I’m getting married in July but my first fitting isn’t until 5/23.
I agree w/ Pompaoo: Get to your goal weight now and then just maintain.
Post # 7
I am quite worried about this! I was sort of in my mid-range when I bought my dress. My weight fluctuates a lot over the course of the year. I’ve lost 8 pounds since I bought the dress, and I want to lose 10 more (which is 10 below my usual range, which I’m at the bottom of right now). At the same time, I don’t want to pay for alterations, so I’m thinking maybe I should try to gain some weight back after the summer (which will be easy, lol). I have no idea what I’ll be like leading up to the wedding. I tend to be a stress eater–but you never know if things will be the other way around!
Post # 8
I hear ya! I’m usually a size 6 in street size. When I tried on the sample gown of my dress at the bridal salon I was a snug size 10 so I figured if I lost a couple of pouds it’d fit me better, and went ahead and ordered it.
Fast forward a few months, due to stress and some bad health i’ve lost A LOT of weight so I went back to the bridal salon and tried on the same dress and it was massive on me. I tried on the size 8 – same. I’m a size 6 now (not snug nor loose, just right) yet my actual dress is a size 10, so now i’m stressing EVEN MORE and am constantly having to remind myself to eat because I’m paranoid i’ll end up a size 4 and it’ll be just too much of a difference to take in!
I wish we could just order 6 weeks before the wedding day and have it delivered right on time. How awesome would THAT be?
Post # 9
@Golden139: I hope it looks beautiful–I’ve been missing out on a lot of happy hours to get to my goal weight! I’m enjoying the days leading up to it but unfortunately I have to work a couple days this week 🙁
I’m sure you’ll be fine when it comes to maintaining–trust me, it is much easier to maintain a certain weight than to actually lose lbs. I try to mainly eat lean protein, fruits, and veggies as much as possible and not eat too many carbs. Can’t wait for the all-I-can-eat/drink honeymoon!
Post # 10
I wish I had that problem!!! I’m worried I will look huge.
Post # 11
I actually got the call a couple weeks ago that my dress was in, and I haven’t scheduled my first fitting yet…I’m so excited to see my gorgeous dress again, but I’ve gained somewhere between 5 and 7 pounds since I ordered it, and I am terrified it won’t fit. My Maid/Matron of Honor keeps telling me I won’t know until I try it on, and I should do it now so I have plenty of time to lose whatever I need to lose, but I’m just frustrated with myself and freaking out. It’s like I don’t want to admit it doesn’t fit, and if I delay putting it on, I delay admission. I should just do it already!
I have started exercising a little more and eating a little less. It’s hard because I wasn’t doing too awfully when I was gaining, so I basically have to eat perfectly to lose the weight 🙁 Ugh.
Post # 12
@rachelmarie220: I’m sure you look beautiful in your dress! And your wedding is coming up soon too–how exciting!
@squeak35: Thanks, knowing that it’s easier to take a dress in than out makes me feel better. That’s great that your dress fits so well. It has to be a great feeling to just have your dress naturally fit you perfectly. And the less money spent on alterations the better!
@Keltaena: Maybe you should see how much alterations would be because if you personally want to lose weight, then you should be able to do that. But I know how you feel–I’m thinking I should gain some weight too so I can better fit into my dress.
@Claire_2010: I’m sorry that the fit of your dress has had to be such a stressful situation for you, and I hope your health is better now. Don’t be too stressed though, I’m sure your seamstress will be able to make your dress look amazing on you. And yes, the six week timeline sounds great! It would make things sooo much easier 🙂
@Pomapoo: So true about weight loss vs. maintenance. Post-wedding relaxation will be the best!
@norab2684: I’m sure you’ll look beautiful 🙂
@BunnyBrideToBe: That’s great that your dress has already come in! I think you should try it on when you feel ready and excited to try it on. It’s such a great experience and you should feel good about it. But you really shouldn’t be so hard on yourself. Everyone’s weight fluctuates. So go see your dress, maybe even try it on if you want, you’ll get to where you want to be before the wedding.