I bought my dress online on a whim as it was on sale and we're having such a low-key wedding. It is a retro tea length dress and while I like it, it will need some altering before I love it! Of course, I'm going to wait until closer to the day of to have the alterations done as I have another 15 lbs to go!
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Fitness Minutes: (910) Posts: 4 8/11/11 4:51 P
Hi everyone ... I just joined today. I am intrigued by this site and the way it is set up to help us reach our goals. I am getting married in January 2012 and would like to lose 20+ lbs by end of November when my first fitting is for my dress. I am not a 'girly-girl', so dress shopping was not an experience I was looking forward to. I haven't worn a dress since my mom used to dress me. Lol. Anyway, I found one I'm absolutely in love with! I tried it on last Monday and it was tight so if I can lose 10lbs it will be perfect but if I can lose more than that then I'm happy with that too. Here's to me getting to know you all and celebrating our new found happiness. Cheers
My biggest concern isn't that the dress will have to be taken in more than two sizes (which is almost impossible with some dresses), it's that I haven't been losing weight evenly. Basically my shape is changing and I don't know how I'm going to be proportioned by next summer. Something that is cut in a way to look good on me know isn't necessarily going to look the same way (even adjusting for size/weight difference) next summer. As much as it's killing me to have to wait - so excited to start trying dresses on - I don't want to fall in love with the "wrong" dress.
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Fitness Minutes: (175) Posts: 19 8/11/11 8:47 A
I tried on a couple of dresses including strapless, which I didn't like at all. I'm like you, I don't like my arms, but they do have a 3/4 lace sleeve dress that was very nice. I didn't go with that dress b/c I'm getting married in late July and sleeves in the middle of the summer just wasn't appealing to me. My dress is actually the off-the-shoulder, A-line dress with a little sparkles. My veil has more beading than my dress, so it balances it out. You will know the dress when you try it on. I didn't want to take mine off. Good Luck!!!
I went to DB to get an idea of what I liked and what looked good on me. I went by myself with no intention of buying a dress (I hadn't even told my family I was getting married). I ended up buying one and was shocked how little time it took for me to decide. I found a dress I loved that fits now (I only want to loose 20 pounds, so I can have it taken in). The best part: it only cost $99.
I ended up breaking the news to my family with the dress because I had to see my sister and mom after and I had the dress with me.
Lucky for me, the part of me I don't like is my legs (I have severe edema, left over from my pregnancy 5.5 years ago, so even when I'm skinny I have "cankles") so all I had to do was get a long dress. However, shoes may be a problem. I am thinking perhaps ballet shoes so I can wear my compression hose. The goal is to be able to dance at the reception (without being in pain).
Good luck finding a dress you love!
Fitness Minutes: (538) Posts: 12 7/24/11 2:14 P
I'm getting my dress off the internet. It's impossible to find wedding dressing nowadays that cover your arms, and I will NOT leave my arms bare. Besides, I just don't care for the style of most dresses you find in typical bridal stores; they're just not me. I already know the dress I'm getting, and since that's all this place does, and they will make it to my specifications, I'm not ordering till about next Feb. My wedding is late next May.
I'm getting married July 2012 and we just bought my wedding dress a few weeks ago. My mom and I went on a whim to DB and tried some dresses on. We actually found my dress AND her MOB dress. We knew right away it was the dress for both of us. You will feel beautiful and your whole expression will change. Everyone in the store was staring at me.
Also, you need to know that DB can take in a dress up to 2 sizes (ie 40lbs) and they will do the fitting 2 months before the wedding. Their words, not mine. Don't fret over it, go and enjoy yourself and have a good time. I suggest only bringing one or two people who you love and love you.
Edited by: KAS72812 at: 7/24/2011 (13:24)
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Fitness Minutes: (7,282) Posts: 422 7/11/11 4:08 P
I am not looking forward to it either. I have been shopping around and am giving myself a deadline of September to purchase by.
We still have long enough to see major changes in our bodies before our weddings if we focus though. That is the good news about starting early enough! Just stay focused with your calories and don't forget about strength training.
I'm dreading trying on dresses, too. A friend of mine who works in the industry told me that every bride hates some aspect of their body, and the key is just to find the most flattering dress possible. My arms are a problem area so a flattering dress, for me, will have sleeves (or a lace shrug/bolero). Figure out what's flattering and make that your dream dress. Don't get your heart set on something that's not going to make you look good. By all means, best of luck with getting fit & toned for your wedding, but try to enjoy each moment with the body you have today.
Your wedding is in April 2012 right? You've got tonnes of time to find a dress - no matter what people say! Start pumping iron at the gym girl! Having toned arms might make you feel better about yourself, but nothing beats knowing you're strong! If you start now you'll be rockin' come wedding time! Stay positive girlie!
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