(Closed) Two part question…Buy the dress now or lose weight 1st? Which dress?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Which dress looks the best on me?
    Dress #1 : (41 votes)
    45 %
    Dress #2 : (38 votes)
    42 %
    Dress #3 : (7 votes)
    8 %
    Dress #4 : (5 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    4352 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I really like 2, but it depends on how much weight you’re going to lose. I would not purchase now, even if you weren’t planning on losing weight. Its too early. You could easily change your mind and it doesn’t seem like you’re in love with any of the dresses.

    If you lose weight, your shape might change and you might want to get a completely different dress. So work out and eat right for a couple months. Then go shopping again 10 months before your wedding and see if you still like the same dresses. If you do then you can buy one.

    And there’s no reason that bonus can’t still buy your dress in a few months. Put it in the bank and let it earn a little interest.

    Post # 5
    617 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Coming from someone who knows how to sew.  Alterations can always be done no matter no matter how much weight you lose.  However, it is MUCH easier and will end up costing you less  if you lose some of the weight first as there wont be as many alterations to perform.  Also, keep in mind if you are planning on dropping a substanical amount of weight taking a dress down can sometimes alter the appearance slightly.

    Post # 6
    279 posts
    Helper bee

    I think #2 is most flattering on you right now, but I would wait until you lose the weight and see what works best for your body then.

    Post # 8
    3155 posts
    Sugar bee

    I would put the money away and buy the dress later after losing some more weight. That way, you have less time for dress regret and you’ll have a better idea of what size you’ll be for the wedding. Good luck!

    Post # 9
    720 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I love dress 2 on you, gorgeous!

    Post # 11
    8329 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Speaking from experience, I’d wait as long as possible to buy the dress if you’re planning on losing a substantial amount of weight.

    Post # 12
    3141 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    If you truly have over a year I would wait and work on yourself to a point where you are happy. I think it’s too soon to order a dress as some of us Brides tend to change our minds. Get something closer to your date and closer to your goal of what you want to look like on your wedding day. Just a note though.. you are still beautiful just the way you are and I would call you skinny today 🙂 

    Post # 13
    7561 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    What’s the rush? You still have plenty of time to buy a dress. You have two great reasons to wait.

    1. You’re not sure

    2. You’re planning on losing weight

    Don’t set yourself up for dress regret by rushing into this! 

    Post # 14
    1358 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I would wait. It’s too hard to know what your measurements will be down the road. If you want to make sure you save the money, open a CD account. Your money will be locked in a bank account for a period of time you decide, and you won’t be able to withdraw until that time is up. And based on how long that time is, you’ll earn very high interest (like around 10% of what you deposit).

    Post # 15
    5984 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 1999

    Dresses 1 & 2 are the most beautiful and flattering on your figure.  Since you have over a year for your wedding, I would wait a while.  Good luck deciding!

    Post # 16
    5002 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    What’s the rush? Lose some weight and start shopping again in January or so, that will still be 9 months early and you really don’t need to order a dress until like 6 months before your wedding (and even that is being cautious). I would put it on hold and see how you like the dresses later on. I think I like dress #1 the best too 🙂

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