Post # 1
So, I have my wedding dress already. Yes, I know it’s super early, but I fell in love with it online over a year ago and when I tried it on I knew. It was discontinued so it was either get it now or never get it. And the best part is, I NEED NO ALTERATIONS. Seriously, it fits like a glove. The consultant was amazed. She had never seen that happened before. It’s a 14 and about an 8 street size according to her.
However, I have been wanting to lose weight for my wedding. Thus, needing alterations in the long run. I don’t consider myself fat by any means, but getting married has been a good motivational tool for me, but I’m second guessing the idea. Should I try to maintain my weight so I can keep my size and fit my dress perfectly or try and lose weight and get the dress altered?
Ideas? From anyone please, but if you have had experience with this, by all means let me know what you did 🙂
Post # 3
I think it depends on a few things: 1) how far away your wedding is, and 2) budget. If your wedding is pretty soon, I’d probably just set the goal to lose the weight afterwards. But if it’s a year down the road, then I’d say ya! Get to it- you’ll feel great 🙂 Also, figure out how much alterations will put you in the hole, and whether you can afford the alterations.
Post # 4
I think it depends less on the dress and more on whether you’re going to keep the weight off. So many people try to lose weight for their wedding and they do, but then gain it back and then some! If you really want to make lifestyle changes and lose weight in a healthy way and keep it off, I’d say it’s worth it to have to do alterations 🙂
Post # 5
Very true. I do plan on keeping the weight off because if I work my butt off for something I want, I plan on keeping it that way 🙂 That’s my mindset at least. The wedding is definitely far enough away. And the dress wasn’t expensive at all! I just don’t like my arms when I look at my pictures of me in the dress 😛 I figured when I go get my bustle put in, I’ll do alterations then and go with managing my weight depending on how much weight I lose.
Post # 6
I dont think you should let a dress determine how you look and the future of your physical shape and health….
Post # 7
I say, try to be healthy but don’t stress yourself about trying to lose weight. Do whatever you would do if you weren’t getting married. I mean don’t purposefully try to avoid losing weight just so your dress still fits (so long as you can afford the alterations) but don’t feel pressured to lose weight specifically for the wedding. You’ll look great either way!
Post # 8
Thanks for the advice 🙂 By no means will I stress myself out about it haha! Planning will be enough stress as it. I’ve been working out more and more to get healthy because I want to, not just because of the wedding. But yes, it has been great motivation. I figure this:
Maintain a healthy lifestyle.
If I lose weight and need alterations, okay.
The only concern I had was if it was worth it since my dress fits like a glove already 🙂
Post # 9
Just get in shape and worry about your dress a couple months before the wedding. Don’t stay away from the gym/healthy eating, just to avoid alterations.
Post # 10
I think it’s a great idea to get in shape, especially since you wanted to loose weight for your wedding anyway. Even if your dress fits now, it’s still good to get healthy! 🙂