(Closed) Losing weight but don't want to wait to dress shop!

posted 6 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
150 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2005

First of all congratulations on the weight loss!!!

I’m interested other responses. I’ve lost 50 so far and have another 30 to go to be at a comfortable weight.

Where I live we can get a dress fitted and ready in about a month.I would speak with the dress shopes to see how fast and if you find a dress that doesn’t need ordered it’ll go faster =]

Good luck! <3

Post # 4
1237 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I don’t really have a great answer but I will say that depending on the dress they may be able to alter it. My friend got married a couple of years ago and the place she ordered her dress from shut down and continued to tell her that she would get her dress until about a month before the wedding when they finally fessed up that it wasn’t coming. She went to another store and bought a sample gown and they altered it from wedding dress size 10 to a 2 and it looked fantastic! Again though, depends on the dress I think.

Post # 5
193 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Maybe if you explained to them that you were working on losing about 25-30 more pounds and you wanted to make sure the dress you got could definitley be altered perfectly.  Good luck and just have fun trying on dresses!!! 

Post # 7
3471 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

Most dresses need alterations anyway, so I wouldn’t worry about it– go shopping and find the dress you want, then work out the sizing when you’re closer to the date! 

Post # 8
470 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

One suggestion, if you find a dress with a corset back that allows more fluctuation on your weight and less alterations.

Post # 10
9916 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I would go now, and explain to the consultant that you expect to lose more weight.  What they will do is measure you as you are, and then they will alter the dress when it comes in.  Even if you fit perfectly in one of the measurement columns, and they order that size, I guarantee there will be alterations necessary anyway.  I would go now because some dresses take one hundred years to come in.  I ordered mine a week ago; it will be shipped in OCTOBER.  Then alterations…so I’ll definitely have it in time for my June wedding.  Unless there is something wrong with the dress, in which case it has to go all the way back to the factory or whatever.  

In sum, I’d go now, get a dress, and worry about alterations later.  They can alter anything smaller, I think.  They being the alterations gods.

Post # 11
6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@AriaAmante:  Oh! You’re actually in luck! David’s Bridal will exchange dresses for you if it’s a size thing. I have a friend who recently got married and she lost enough weight that she had to trade her dress in twice for smaller sizes :). Double check, but I believe that’s standard policy there!

Post # 13
206 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Congrats on the weight loss!

I was actually in a really similar situation. Was between dress sizes so bought the bigger one, then lost about 40 pounds. My dress was from DB — it’s the same brand as the one you picture above (Galina, really similar but a bit different style). They told me at DB I could alter it to a corset back, but then when I took it to a tailor, he said it wouldn’t look right. He’s taking it in A LOT, though, and seems confident it will work.

I would say you should go ahead and find a dress you love and make it fit for you, but be prepared that whatever they tell you at DB might not always work out. Also, be prepared for the tailors to be confused on why your dress is so big 🙂 I shopped around before settling on a tailor and they were all asking if I ordered the wrong dress by mistake.

Post # 15
358 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would most def go dress looking! Try them on and figure out what styles you like best! I bought mine at Davids bridal. Came in within 2 months even though they said it would take closer to 6… I ordered the dress 1 size smaller knowing that it would fit thanks to the lace back… but I was told that if needed any dress can really be taken in up to 40lbs. so I’d say dont worry about it. Shop around and get a feel for what you want. =D


Ps. I am in Missouri also, want to be buddies? =D

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