Post # 1
My wedding is Nov 29, 2008 and I still don’t have a dress. It is not like I just got engaged either I have had just shy of a year. But I thought it was going to be easy to find a dress so I wanted to wait to try to lose more weight. Right now I am inbetween a 12 and 10. I am most likely going to buy off the rack to be safe, but should I keep waiting? I want to lose more weight. I actually havent setled on a dress I like the Blue by Enzoani Austin but I would want a smaller waist to go with that dress. I have tried on over 100 dresses and still my heart is not set on one. I know if i wait I run the risk of the dresses being sold. What should I do? Please Help
Post # 3
I would guess that you’ll need at least a month for 2-3 rounds of alterations, finding the right shoes and accessories.
If you’re confident you’ll find something off the rack, I would make it a goal to find something by the end of September.
Post # 4
My own wedding is still 10 months out, so keep in mind that I do not speak from personal experience here. However, from everything that I have heard, every month and week that you get closer to the wedding gets more stressful. It’s wonderful that you want to look great on your big day and that you have gotten into better shape (you go girl!), but I’d hate for you to be stressed/disappointed if/when you don’t find the right dress and you no longer have time to shop. That, and even a dress that looks great off of the rack may still need a few alterations (hemming, being taken in, etc). I would go shopping sooner rather than later if I were you.
Post # 5
I ordered my own dress in April and it just came in last week. I had my first fitting this past saturday. Luckily, it fit perfectly.
My wedding is this november, too. You should definitely start looking now because you never know how long it might take for alterations, even if you order right off the rack.
Post # 6
Even if you are buying off the rack, considering that you tried on many dresses with no luck, you should keep looking and trying on dresses. If you find one by at least end of October, then you should be fine with alterations.
My suggestion is to buy a corseted back dress. It’s flexible and it can really shrink your waist. So even if you buy a 12, you can wear it if you are a 10 or a 8. If you find one right now that you love, why wait. You acn buy it and then by october if you lose weight, you can alter it to make it fit.
So, basically….haha…my answer is keep looking, try on dresses…if you find one…buy it…you can always alter. I bought my corseted dress a size smaller than I should bc I thought i’d lose weight, but I did not lose enough, so it’s small. My wedding is in November too so if by end of september it is still small, i’m going to alter it. Hopefully i’ll lose by then…hehe!
Post # 7
Keep shopping – if you find something, buy it. Alterations can take a while, but it can also happen quickly. I got my dress well in advance, but was losing weight, so I spoke to my seamstress and we worked out a timeline to bring it in. We chose 1.5 months out, so we’d have plenty of time to work. It’s great now, but should something change, I still have some time to have tweaks.