We get this question often—plenty of brides plan on losing weight before their wedding, so it’s not an uncommon problem! The answer to this question varies depending on how much weight you plan to lose, but the short answer is simple: you should still buy your dress at least 8 months before your wedding date. A dress can always be taken in, and you want to be sure you’ve got plenty of time to order a dress you love!
If you’re planning on losing anywhere from 10-20 lbs, your dress can easily be taken in during the alterations process to fit your post weight loss body. However, keep in mind that this may change the overall look of your dress once taken in, and your dress will fit slightly differently than it did before you lost weight. While it may look slightly different, it’s still the same dress, and you’ll love it.
Planning on losing a more significant amount of weight? No worries! The dress can still be altered to a custom fit so that you feel beautiful and confident on your wedding day. The dress will fit slightly differently, but it will still have the same breathtaking look you fell in love with while trying it on.
We know what you’re thinking: why not order the dress in a smaller size, and I’ll lose weight to fit into it? We recommend not doing this. Weight loss is an unpredictable process, and while you can always take a dress in, you can’t always let it out. You don’t want to get two months out from your wedding and realize you can’t wear your dress!