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#411 ~*Lisa*~

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    Posted 06 August 2009 - 08:39 AM

    I find it so interesting that different shops have different ways of doing things. I guess in the end, they all want us to feel comfortable while trying on dresses and that's the main thing.

    #412 hockeymom97

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      Posted 06 August 2009 - 03:27 PM

      I agree - I'm sure that most places just want us to be comfortable, but I think everyone's "comfort zone" is just a little bit different :) I guess I'll find out soon enough......

      I'm wondering how long I can wait before I actually have to seriously start trying on dresses?? If my wedding isn't until May, I'm thinking I could probably wait until Oct and still be ok? And by then I'll have hopefully lost at least 20 lbs and will maybe feel a little better about how I look in them. How far in advance are you really supposed to buy your dress?

      I'm also worried about going shopping now, and if I do happen to find "the one", how does that impact alterations? I am dead serious about losing weight before the wedding and I know they can take it in, but if I drop 40 lbs, is that going to cause chaos? But at the same time I don't want to wait too long, where I'm getting my dress at the very last minute. Dammit, if only I were thin already I wouldn't have this problem, lol.
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      #413 khomac

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        Posted 06 August 2009 - 08:26 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by hockeymom97
        I agree - I'm sure that most places just want us to be comfortable, but I think everyone's "comfort zone" is just a little bit different :) I guess I'll find out soon enough......

        I'm wondering how long I can wait before I actually have to seriously start trying on dresses?? If my wedding isn't until May, I'm thinking I could probably wait until Oct and still be ok? And by then I'll have hopefully lost at least 20 lbs and will maybe feel a little better about how I look in them. How far in advance are you really supposed to buy your dress?

        I'm also worried about going shopping now, and if I do happen to find "the one", how does that impact alterations? I am dead serious about losing weight before the wedding and I know they can take it in, but if I drop 40 lbs, is that going to cause chaos? But at the same time I don't want to wait too long, where I'm getting my dress at the very last minute. Dammit, if only I were thin already I wouldn't have this problem, lol.

        Keep in mind several things:
        1 - Time it takes shopping around at different stores finding "THE ONE"

        2 - Time it takes for the dress to come in - Dresses usually have to be ordered and can take 3-4 months for it to come in. Some places I've heard take 6 months!!! You may be lucky enough to get one that is in stock.

        3 - Alterations - Some brides need to go back for multiple fittings so you need enough time to get those done as well. Hopefully though you'll try it on and it'll be the Perfect Fit!

        I loved Davids Bridal. I love how they took care of you and became your friend. They have PLENTY of gowns in plus sizes. My dress was actually a discontinued one. The only one in the store was too small. They called stores for 15 minutes and found one in my size in North Dakota. I couldn't believe that I found a beautiful plus size dress for only $399!!!

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        Michael and Phil Steingard are located in Ontario, but travel to Punta Cana quite often during the year. There is a good chance they will be down already during your wedding week, so this will cut travel costs

        #414 cougs

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          Posted 06 August 2009 - 09:22 PM

          that's gorgeous, khomac! and what a steal!

          #415 JoLo908

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            Posted 06 August 2009 - 09:49 PM

            Ladies! I posted our pics! They are in a separate thread, but I am so excited!! And I miss you too Lisa!!! Thank you for all of the wonderful feedback!! I felt wonderful and so happy on the day of the wedding, and I think no matter your size, that that radiates through in you pics. So happy!

            #416 jackobelle

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              Posted 07 August 2009 - 11:43 PM

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              Originally Posted by JoLo908
              Ladies! I posted our pics! They are in a separate thread, but I am so excited!! And I miss you too Lisa!!! Thank you for all of the wonderful feedback!! I felt wonderful and so happy on the day of the wedding, and I think no matter your size, that that radiates through in you pics. So happy!
              Your photos are beautiful! You looked gorgeous!!! I especially loved the ones of you two sitting on the stairs, and the TTD one #134 is my favourite, you guys just look like such a naturally in love and adorable couple in it!

              #417 tata2

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                Posted 09 August 2009 - 03:20 PM

                Great pics Joanna you look beautiful and in some pics very sexy!

                #418 brandynd

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                  Posted 09 August 2009 - 04:14 PM

                  Oh wow, your pictures are absolutely stunning. Love it!
                  There is no better gift that can be given than the gift of ones self.

                  #419 finzup

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                    Posted 09 August 2009 - 04:43 PM

                    Joanna you're a gorgeous bride! Your pictures are wonderful! I was on the fence between claudia or moments that matter but I think you've sold me on claudia!
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                    #420 cougs

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                      Posted 10 August 2009 - 11:44 PM

                      my faith 21 stuff shipped so i should get it any day now! yay!

                      but i have a gripe about their website ... if you click to view a faith 21 (i.e. plus size) item, they give you suggestions across the bottom of the page of things "you may also like" ... which is great except none of those items are EVER plus size items. so if you click them you're suddenly out of the plus section, AND you're shit out of luck if you actually really liked the thing, because it won't come in your size. i know they just got into the plus-size game with this faith 21 line, but that is just freakin' annoying.

                      don't suggest things to me that won't fit my ass ... it's like suggesting that i try exercise.

                      /rant.




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