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#11 KJT1985

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    Posted 26 June 2009 - 10:13 AM

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    Every bride I've known got their dress in the 3-4 month range. It really depends on who you decide to go with and how pushy your bridal store is. Hmmm...your FI said he'd buy you any dress you want if you lost 25 lbs...I honestly don't know how I feel about that. I hope you don't decide to lose weight because of a dress and especially not because your FI is in a way bribing you. I've always struggled with my weight and it's finally come to me realizing that I want to be healthy and full of life and energy, especially when we decide to start a family. Good luck with your dress and your weight loss, just don't drive yourself nuts over how a dress would look if you were thinner. I suggest you find what you love and feel good in now...that way it can be ordered and if you lose, it will be altered. And if not, it will fit like it does now. Did you order your dresses new or used on Ebay? That can be a deciding factor. And did you try them on first before ordering? You'd be surprised what looks good, try something unexpected. So many brides on the forum think they know what they want and then try something totally different and fall in love with their gown. Let me know what happens :)
    Haha well thanks. But it's something I keep saying I want to do. I lost that much last year and then have gained 30 pounds since august due to us going on vacation, moving in together, getting engaged and the fact that I had a 6:45am class M-F and lived 45 minutes away..... He knows I want to do it and is just giving me motivation.

    I didn't try the dress on before I bought them. They were samples from a store who was no longer going to sell the designers. I've tried on around 200 dresses (literally) and have tried ALL kinds so I definitely know what looks good on me. My fear is that some dresses can't be altered that much because of the detail on them. I want to at least lose SOME weight before picking one. Worst case scenario I'll just have to buy one from another bride or online again, neither of which really bother me that much.

    #12 jennierin

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      Posted 26 June 2009 - 10:17 AM

      I ordered a Maggie Sottero at the beginning of February (8 months before the wedding) and was told that it would take approx 6 months and would be here by August. I got a phone call from the salon on June 4th to tell me that my dress had arrived! It was exactly 3 months from the date I ordered it. I think most salon's tell you to order earlier just in case there is something wrong with the order and there is still time to return it to the company and receive a new one I was in the process of losing weight as well (and still am!) and ordered my dress two dress sizes smaller! Turns out, that the dress fits and I'll actually have to get it taken in still!
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      #13 KJT1985

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        Posted 26 June 2009 - 10:41 AM

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        Originally Posted by jennierin
        I ordered a Maggie Sottero at the beginning of February (8 months before the wedding) and was told that it would take approx 6 months and would be here by August. I got a phone call from the salon on June 4th to tell me that my dress had arrived! It was exactly 3 months from the date I ordered it. I think most salon's tell you to order earlier just in case there is something wrong with the order and there is still time to return it to the company and receive a new one I was in the process of losing weight as well (and still am!) and ordered my dress two dress sizes smaller! Turns out, that the dress fits and I'll actually have to get it taken in still!
        That's AMAZING! congrats!!

        #14 JOSIE

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          Posted 26 June 2009 - 11:23 AM

          OOOH Girls! Loving the news about he maggies only taking 3 months! I ordered mine in April, and they told me it would come in around September............hope it gets here earlier!

          i have no idea what to expect :) :)
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          #15 Outdoor_girl1010

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            Posted 26 June 2009 - 11:36 AM

            I order my dress in April and was told it will be here the 2nd week in Aug. So now it is just the waiting game and once it gets here i will have to wait till March to wear it. =( The only thing I am hope to have done to the dress is a hem. It fit me like a glove when I tired it on, so im praying that it still will.lol

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            Posted 26 June 2009 - 11:41 AM

            I ordered my maggie from bestbridalprices.com and they stated it would take 4 months but it was only 3 months :0) it's still such a long wait!

            #17 Ginalyn

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              Posted 26 June 2009 - 01:27 PM

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              Originally Posted by MegaShay
              I ordered mine last Nov and it arrived in May, so 6 months. My bridal shop told me it averages 4-6 months, it just depends on the designer.
              Megan is right, it could depend in the designer. My dress is a Casablanca and it took 5 months.

              #18 aimee!

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                Posted 26 June 2009 - 01:44 PM

                i ordered my maggie sottero in feb and it took about 4 months to get here. (it just came in). now i have to wait another 4 months before i start scheduling fittings... lol, oh well. better to have it early than stressing about it coming late. :)
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                #19 KJT1985

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                  Posted 26 June 2009 - 02:52 PM

                  No kidding. I really want a Maggie (Lavina to be precise). I tried it on back in November when shopping with a friend. I ended up turning really red, got giggly and didn't want to take the dress off. It's the only dress I regret not being able to buy and still think about it. It was out of our price range though (well, I would have paid $1200 but you can only imagine the crying my fiance would do about dropping that much on a dress for one day). I've since found it on ebay for $650 in my size! A lady ordered it and then they called the wedding off. It's never been altered. I have no problems with this. But I have to sell my other dresses first.... So I may not need to necessarily order one but I wanted to know just in case.

                  #20 kris

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                    Posted 26 June 2009 - 04:20 PM

                    My dress is Pronovias and I ordered it in February and they called me last week saying it just arrived so 4 months. (When I bought it they said 6 month's so it was earlier than expected).




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