Post # 1
A full update to one my threads.
Fiance and his mother had a talk last week. Apparently she and her mother have been talking about the wedding and gathering ideas. No one clued me in on it until now. His mother finally called me yesterday with updates and showed how excited she is.
Nothing is set in stone, plans wise, but she was talking about getting tents since we will be getting married in October. She has a bunch of ideas on how to decorate each space of the backyard. I even came up with a few ideas.
We have less than 7 months to plan and I’m nervous. I know it’s do-able, but holy moly. I now have dress regret though I DO love the dress I bought. It’s not wedding-y because I didn’t expect to have anything. Luckily, I only paid $100 for it and can totally use it for other occasions – especially on the honeymoon.
So, I’ll be asking you bees a ton of questions, getting your opinions, and finally having updates for you all!
So my first question for you guys is: how long do you think I can hold out on buying a dress? FI and I are working out and I’m not sure how much weight/inches I’ll lose.
Post # 3
most dresses take 4-6 months to get to u after u order.. if u are plaining to just buy a sample dress or go to davids bridal and just pick from off the rack u can wait til u get closer to the date… i did davids bridal my wedding– bought off the rack in a bigger size( had a bun in the oven ) two months before the wedding because it was on sale. this time i bought a dress from a designer store.. bought in august 31st it came mid febuary )
Post # 4
Depending on whether you expect an extreme change in measurements I’d say get a lace-up dress so it will adjust. I’m going to make sure I order mine ATLEAST a few months ahead incase of disaster, there’s still time to find something else.
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2012 - Mother of the Bride's residence
Are you buying off the rack or through a salon? I think if you’re going with something from a regular store or an online collection you’re safe to wait it out a bit longer — my dress was through J. Crew and came in like a week after I ordered it. You’d have to allow a bit of time for alterations if you needed them, keeping in mind that if you stick your seamstress with a rush job you’ll likely pay more. 🙂
Through a salon, I’m not sure because I didn’t even investigate that route for myself, but I imagine you’d be getting pretty close to a cutoff date, and the alterations/rush job expenses and scheduling would still apply.
And congrats on being able to plan! That’s really exciting.
Post # 6
How much are you planning to lose? Are you subscribing to a program?
I bought my dress to the size I was then (well, it was slightly too big) because I figured, worst case, at least it would fit. When I took it to the alterations shop the seamstress pushed back my first fitting to the absolute latest she could do (it’s coming up next week, about 6 weeks out). But she was pretty reluctant until I told her Fiance & I signed up for a program together, I guess she hears “I’m going to lose weight” a lot.
ETA – I forgot the most important part of this… YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY wedding! 😉
Post # 7
I think you should buy the dress now. That way you have time for alterations etc.
Post # 8
@Rouquine: First of all YAY, WHOHOO!!!! “DOES A HAPPY DANCE FOR YOU”. I’m so excited for you and to hear those fantastic news!!!!
So now back to the question on hand, some places take between 4-6 months to come in, although my dress came within 2 months. It depends on where you go and what kind of dress you want.
Post # 9
@Rouquine: I think it depends on where you find your dress at! If you buy it at a boutique or get a designer dress, it will take a while to come in, but if you can find it off the rack or even online (Ebay, for example), you may have a lot more time. Good luck! YOU CAN DO IT!
Post # 10
How exciting! I’d love a backyard wedding and reception, myself. Cant wait for the rest of the planning updates!
Post # 11
Thank you for all the love and responses. =) I’m thinking I may just have to go off the rack sort of deal instead of ordering. I have off this weekend so I’ll take advantage of that.
Post # 12
Yay! How exciting! That’s how I felt when we moved the wedding up a whole year! And we’re having a backyard reception too.
I agree with pp, but it doesn’t hurt to start looking. My wedding is about a month after you, and I’m going over spring break to browse dresses and if I happen to find one I LOVE, I’ll buy. I don’t really expect to change weight that drastically though.
Post # 13
I’ve been following your posts about this and I just wanted to jump in and say I am SO excited for you!
Post # 14
@future_schu: 😀 YAY for us! It’s going to be a great end of the year! Where are you getting married again?
@LadyBear: D’aw, thank you. I really appreciate it.
Post # 15
@Rouquine: No idea about the dress, but I am SO happy for you! Yay wedding! 🙂
ETA: When my mom got married they planned the wedding in under 2 months, she bought her dress at David’s Bridal and got it in and altered with no problems.
Post # 16
Congrats! I am happy that all your plans are coming together. You can definitely do everything in 7 Months! Me and My Fiance got engaged in late December 2011 and are getting married April 29, 2012 – just over 4 months. It definitely takes more work and crams a lot of cecesions together but we are having fun (and doing it on a budget). Let me know if you need any advice on planning in a short amount of time! Good luck
oh and about OP I got my dress at David’s Bridal and it came in a few weeks and I did my first fitting 6 weeks before the wedding. It is DEF. Possible. Don’t let people discourage you : )