Post # 1
Just signed up and this is my first post so I am still trying to navigate through this website. Here is a little bit of info about me. Ok so I am technically not engaged but my future Fiancé is as eager to get married as I am. We plan to get married next summer of 2019! Not sure when he will propose but hopefully by this summer. I am not planning right now or anything but definitely pinning and admiring other brides and getting inspiration for when I do. Ok So now that you know that you also should know that I am very well into the plus size range and losing weight consistently. I was a size 24 four months ago when I decided to lose weight. Not for a wedding not for my man but for me , my health and my wellbeing. I have lost only 30 pounds from my highest weight and am now a size 20. I understand I have a long road to go but do not have a goal weight in mind. My goal is just healthy and am extremely exited to be on this journey. So the question is when the time comes and he proposes should I not even think about trying on dresses until like 2 or 3 months before the wedding and try to maintain my then current weight? Should I look at dresses before that? Has anybody been on my boat , Can anyone relate? Maybe I am just weird and over thinking this whole thing lol. Any feedback would help!
Post # 2
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
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
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
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
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
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)