(Closed) Time to panic? Quite possibly..

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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105 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

If I were you, I would just go shopping now. Buy a dress in your current size, because it can always be taken in if you need it. Personally, I think that the idea that picking a wedding dress needs to be a magical experience puts a lot of pressure on brides to wait to pick a dress until everything is perfect. Maybe going and trying a few things on will help you get into picking the dress, but you might need to go a few times before you find the one you like. Just don’t stress too much, but don’t wait much longer either.

Post # 4
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637 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@chel_113: My wedding is 7 months out, I’ve tried on some dresses, didn’t really care for any of them and am also trying to lose some weight – so I know exactly how you feel! My back up plan is to use a China shop for a turnaround on a dress. After reading tons of reviews on here, I found there were many brides who’ve purchased their dresses from a China shop with excellent results. That’s kind of what changed my mind on the whole thing. So that’s one other option you may want to consider. Now when I go into a shop, I don’t feel so much pressure to find the “perfect” dress, I just want to see if that silhouette will work on me. If it does, great. If I fall in love with a dress, fantastic! If I don’t, well I have my back up plan. 

You definitely need to go try some things on though! Some of the styles I thought would look good on me, looked terrible and some of the things I thought I would never like, were actually flattering. Also, don’t be afraid to go by yourself, sometimes until you’re comfortable trying on dresses and figuring out what you actually like, you’re just don’t want anyone else’s opinion. There will definitely be plenty for you to try, so don’t even worry about that part! Good luck and let us know how you do!!

(edit)Oops…meant to say “quick turnaround time on a dress”!

Post # 5
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1429 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I feel ya! My advise is either go looking now and pick one you look good in now because if you do lose the weight it will just look betterSmile…. Or wait till you lose some weight say two months before the wedding and find a shop in your area where you can buy right off the rack. You will still have two months for alterations.

Post # 8
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146 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@chel_113:  If you are just planning to shop at David’s Bridal, and that’s it, you will probably be okay.  They sell their dresses off the rack; so you can literally go home with the dress you picked out that day sans alterations.  However, if you need to order from David’s Bridal (meaning they don’t have the dress you want in your size) some dresses can take up to 3-5 months depending on the dress.  You may want to scope it out first before you put off dress shopping due to weight loss.  

If you’re planning to go to other places that do not sell off the rack, you want to at least need to leave yourself two months to have the dress come in and get alterations.  Even with two months, you’d probably still need to have it rush-ordered from some places.

Last, your Fiance loves you no matter how you look.  There are a ton of brides on here who lose weight before the wedding and still aren’t satisfied how they look.  Ask yourself if the weight loss really matters enough to delay dress shopping?  Because if it’s just a self-esteem issue, the weight loss won’t solve it.  Go ahead and get your dress now and save yourself some stress later.

Hope this helps πŸ™‚

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@chel_113:

I totally understand how you feel about your weight. I am also a size 16. 7 years ago I was a size 6! Shopping for your wedding gown can be down right dreadful when you have gained weight. Especially when none of the samples fit. I’m thinking it’s why I have purchased 2 dresses and I’m still not 100% about my purchacse :/ 

Just go look. Take pictures if possible and bring a trusted love one or friend. (I went alone to some stores and that was good too.) 

You will be beautiful on your wedding day no matter what.Smile

Post # 11
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767 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I would be careful about buying from a China shop – there are PLENTY of threads on here by brides who were told the dress was shipped but it hadn’t been.  Many were VERY close to their bridal date and had to go out and buy a backup dress.  You would be no further ahead…Go to DB and buy a dress in your current size (to take in if you have to).

Post # 13
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5110 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

I think there is time, but you need to go shopping like now. Make an appointment. You should at least try on and figure on the style that looks best on you. Sometimes its really not what you think it will be lol 

Post # 14
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1192 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I am getting married in 2 months and I bought my dress in June and that was even too late.. I loved the dress but my size would be 6 months to come in so I have to get the one I tried on altered to fit me. If I were you I would go now. Good luck πŸ™‚

Post # 15
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4046 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

perhaps try on some corset back dresses, and try to find out how much give they have, so if you lose wait it will still fit?

Post # 16
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146 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@chel_113:  Nothing will make you feel better than picking out a dress you love that fits well regardless of the size.  You’ll look beautiful no matter what size that dress is! πŸ™‚

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