Learn When to Buy a Wedding Dress if You're Losing Weight
Congratulations on your engagement and weight loss journey so far!
When to buy a wedding dress while losing weight depends on the amount of weight you plan to lose before the wedding.
For a 5-20 pound weight loss, buy a dress that fits your current body and have it tailored closer to the wedding.
For a 20-40 pound weight loss, wait until you are down to 20 pounds or less to lose before ordering a dress, and order it 8-9 months before the wedding.
For a 40+ pound weight loss, it may be a good idea to wait to buy a dress to choose one that fits your new body shape.
Consider choosing a corset back dress, as it's easier to tailor.
Wedding dress shopping timeline:
1 year before wedding: pick a silhouette for your dress, start browsing and shopping for styles, try on dresses in your current size.
8-9 months before wedding: buy your wedding dress.
5 months before wedding: shop for undergarments (if desired).
3 months before wedding: have the first wedding dress fitting, tell the seamstress about your weight loss goals.
6-8 weeks before wedding: have additional dress fittings.
2-3 weeks before wedding: have the final wedding dress fitting.
Remember that you are beautiful and will look amazing on your wedding day, no matter what!