Plus Size Bride losing weight

posted 2 years ago in Fitness
Post # 2
4140 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Don’t wait until 2-3 month before the wedding. Depending on the designer, dresses can take 6+ months to come in after you order it. So look at dresses and plan to order 8-9 months out at the latest if you can. Dresses can always be altered down a size or two

Post # 3
792 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

weddingstalker :  first of all – way to go Bee!!!

There is a lot to consider.  30 pounds can change the way a dress will look on you, so a dress you might not have considered before could be ‘the one’.  If you know where you will likely shop for a dress – maybe ask them how long it takes to order one and go from there and when you consider a dress always ask can it be altered if I lose more weight.

There is nothing wrong with thinking ahead!

Post # 4
743 posts
Busy bee

I wouldn’t wait until 2 or 3 months, you may not be able to get a dress. I’m just start shopping at the ‘normal time’ and tell the consultants that you plan to loose more weight.

Good going with the weight loss!

Post # 5
3631 posts
Sugar bee

I lost over 30 lbs between picking my dress and the wedding. I had no problerm getting it  (strapless ballgown)altered to fit me. Dont wait. Buy the size that fits you when you order it. But pick a style that is more easily altered – no complicated beading or lace. 

Post # 6
1746 posts
Bumble bee

This is awesome weight loss! You’re doing amazing and congratulations on making a positive change for your life and sticking to it. 

I would start with asking how important is the dress to you? And how much of a budget do you think you will have to work with? 

Personally I think waiting until 2-3 months out is putting a bit too much pressure on finding a dress that fits off the rack and being able to get alterations. Whatever you do don’t order a dress more than 1 size too small. Dress shop around the 8-9 month mark. And then keep working hard. You need to maintain from the point you go for you first fitting which is typically 2-3 months out. 


Post # 7
3449 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Good for you on the progress you’ve made so far!  I went through this too. I didn’t set out to lose a ton of weight, but I did. I lost a few dress sizes between selecting my dress and the wedding day. To the point that my SIL was in my bridal suite with a sewing machine on the morning-of, lol. I chose a less-intricate dress design and had it custom made. Both those choices were beneficial because (1) it didn’t have a ton of sequins and beading and stuff that needed to be worked around in the event of alterations and (2) because it was already measured to my proportions, as I lost weight, the number of inches changed, but the proportions in relation to each other remained more or less the same. Also, the dress had a lot of seams, so they each could be taken in if needed without throwing off the dress (i.e. a flower design moving six inches to the left because I tightened a single back-seam). I added a satin belt at the last minute as I thought it helped give my waist a visual cinch and added interest (which wasn’t something I’d wanted when my midsection was bigger)


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