(Closed) Should I wait to buy my dress until I lose weight or just get it altered later?

posted 8 years ago in Full Figured
  • poll: Should I buy the 12 now or wait and try the 10 in a few months?
    Just buy the 12 now and have it taken in later if needed. : (53 votes)
    61 %
    Wait a few months and see if you can fit the 10 and avoid extra alterations. : (34 votes)
    39 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    7172 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    I’d say wait to order it.  I had a simlar issue with my dress.  I ordered it in the size that would work and by the time it came in (and I was 30 pounds lighter) it was ridiculously too big.  So much so, that I had to exchange it for 2 sizes smaller and even that had to be altered to be smaller (after another 10 pounds).

    ETA:  I’d also talk to whomever is doing the alterations and ask for their opinion.  Everyone told me that taking it IN was easier than taking it out – but when it was all said and done, the seamstress said she could have taken it out, if necessary (it would just take a little more work).  It depends on the dress, what seams would need to be taken out, and the fabric, etc – but they should be able to easily tell you.

    Also – the dress shop owner said she never likes to order a smaller size for brides when they say they are losing weight because it rarely happens.

    Post # 4
    Member
    2853 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I would be most worried about a timeline, how long it will take to get the dress in and done with the alterations you may need anyway (like hemming or a bustle). It might be worth speaking to a seasmstress or two and seeing how easy the dress is to take out/let in – since usually you have some wiggle room either way. Not to say you won’t lose the weight, but I hate buying clothes that way. :

    Post # 5
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    321 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I’d wait.  Especially since you’re already losing weight.  If you were going to “start” getting healthier, I’d say just get it now. 

    Post # 6
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    1429 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I think you should wait. Looks like you have plenty of time.

     The seamstress at the shop where I bought my dress said she has had brides lose up to 100 pounds yes I said 100 and she still could alter the dresses to fit. IDK if that’s true but I hope so. I plan to lose a lot.

    Post # 7
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    7288 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Wait! No rush or worries 🙂

    Post # 9
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    4689 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I’d wait to see where you are a few months from now.

    What are you doing to lose the weight?

    Post # 11
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    4689 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    @Juliepants: Ouch! I hope you are getting medical attention.

    Funny – I twisted my ankle badly almost a year ago. Inactivity and pampering myself led to me putting on 15-20 lbs. I took off some of that over the spring and early summer, but I’ve managed to put some back on since. I was just limiting sweets (especially my beloved ice cream) and doing portion control.

    Post # 13
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    4689 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    @Juliepants:Glad that you are improving! 

    Limiting sweets and portion control are still challenges for me, and I need to put effort in doing those things. The cold weather isn’t helping.

     

    So, tell me about the dress!

    Post # 15
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    4689 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    It’s beautiful. Was this the 10 or the 12?

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