Just wondered how early people are buying their wedding dresses?? What are people's experiences with alterations etc... I've found the dress I want today, and managed to just fit into a size 18. I have lost 2 stone already and am hoping to lose a couple more before I get married in 10 months time. I am goin next week to get measured so they will make it the size I am at the mo, and hopefully alter it if I lose weight, would love to drop down to a size 14, but would this affect the dress too much maker it this smaller?