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Jess
Curious October 2025 Durham

Wedding dress shopping dilemma

Jess, 7 of February of 2024 at 15:30 Posted on Wedding Attire 0 6
I’m getting married in October 2025. I wasn’t planning to go dress shopping until later this year but we are currently trying for a baby and I’m a bit concerned about the dress timeline. If I do get pregnant I won’t be able to try anything on until after the baby, when I won’t be at the size I want and I think I’ll have an awful dress shopping experience. Plus if a dress needs made it might not leave enough time to get it done. However is it too early to go dress shopping now? What if I change my mind if I buy now. Any advice welcome

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Latest activity by Amy, 26 of February of 2024 at 13:51
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    Savvy June 2024 Staffordshire
    Leanne ·
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    Hi Jess , congratulations , have you booked and set a date yet ? You could go dress shopping to get a feel for what styles you like etc . You could buy too if it’s what you want to do . Or you could delay till nearer the wedding date and buy from off the peg . xx
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  • Sammy
    Beginner October 2025 Merseyside
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    Big congrats firstly!

    I am also Oct 2025 and I bought my dress last august. I only went to nose and fell in love with the first dress I tried on and decided to get it. I pick it up next month and plan to keep it in storage and not look at it until closer to the date.

    However I am a plus size girly and since recently changing my diet due to health I have being losing weight faster than I thought, I rang the lady i bought the dress from and she has reassured me that she will be able to adjust the dress to my fittings and that i was a good idea to buy my dress so soon as it gives time for altering to be done.

    I dunno if this helps at all like but maybe ask wherever you go will they easily be able to make adjustments?

    As for changing your mind, I dont think you will if you find the right dress! I went in with one idea of what I thought I wanted and the dress I have is opposite! As cliche as it is you will know the right dress for you when you try it on Smiley heart

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    VIP July 2020 Monmouthshire
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    It might be best to wait until nearer the time and then buy a dress off the peg or by mail order. The reason is that I know a lot of people change their dress style totally after having a baby because their body shape changes so much - a couple of people who bought their dress pre baby had to go out and get another one after as the first one didn't suit any more. Also, on a practical level, if you decide you want to breastfeed, depending on when baby arrives you will likely need to take that into account when picking a style!

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  • Jess
    Curious October 2025 Durham
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    Thank you! I think I’m going to go in the next few months and just try a few one. Get an idea of style and speak with the people in the shop for their opinions.


    I really hope I do know it when I see it 🤣
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  • Jess
    Curious October 2025 Durham
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    Thank you. That’s what I’m concerned about depending on the style I like. I think I’m going to go in the next few months to try some on and see what type of style I like and depending on that, I think it will determine whether it will make a difference getting it now or waiting
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    Beginner July 2025 Ceredigion
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    I am getting married in July 2025. I am currently pregnant and due in July, exactly 1 year before the wedding. I am also worried about dress shopping. I clearly can't go now because I have a huge bump. I did go to a wedding fayre and spoke to a lady with a dress shop and she told me to go no later that September (I'll be less than 2 months postpartum). Speaking from my first pregnancy, I know I wont be back down to pre-pregnancy weight. I put on 4 stone in my first pregnancy and I still have 2 of that remaining, I also got a condition called diastasis recti so my muscles never went back together so I looked 6 months pregnant even a year after having baby number 1. I am terrified that will get worse after the second pregnancy and how terrible I am going to look in the dress, plus it limits what sort of style I can go for.

    If I were you, then I'd go shopping for the dress now and then get alterations done after you've had the baby.

    Good luck with getting pregnant Smiley smile xx

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