(Closed) When to go dress shopping?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
224 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012 - Padua Hills Theater

I think they say you should order your dress 8 months before your wedding, but it really depends on the place. It’s much easier to take a dress in that to let it out. My dress had to majorly be taken in and they did a great job.  As long as you have a good seamstress I wouldn’t worry about alterations if you lose more weight after ordering the dress. Good luck with everything!!! 

Post # 4
1663 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

First of all, exciting about your upcoming reduction!!  I have a similarly-sized chest and am SO jealous.  I have thought about a reduction (had back issues in college related to that and athletics) but put it off this long… I think I’m going to wait until after kids.


Maybe start looking at dresses a year out, with a plan to order at least 8-9 months out?  Getting it taken in a couple of sizes shouln’t be that big a deal.


I’m getting married in Sept 2013 and thinking of starting to look at dresses this Sept. I also want to lose weight before even starting to look…. but at some point I’ll need to make a decision and then plan to have it altered before the actual wedding!

Post # 6
1513 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

i am in the midst of losing weight and i am just going to order my dress 9 months out, so that i have plenty of time to get it altered when i get it in!

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