Post # 1
FI and I were planning on doing a slideshow at our reception. It would start with pictures of him as a baby to now, then pictures of me as a baby to now, then pictures of us together. Tonight as I was gathering up all our old high school pictures, I couldn’t help but start to get self conscious. In highschool I was about 100 lbs lighter. So here I am sitting in the middle of all these pictures and I am crying like a big baby. I don’t want peole at the reception to judge me or be talking about how “thin” I was 🙁 I really want to do a slideshow to show our lives before we met but I just can’t help but be self conscious. Can someone please help me get through this?
Post # 3
eh, i can’t give any advice, but i’m in the same boat as you so i know how you feel. chin up, your fiance loves you the way you are.
Post # 4
Regardless of how you look now that was still a part of your life, and most of the people at your wedding should already be aware. If you are super uncomfortable, I wouldn’t do it however, I don’t think it’s something you should worry too much about because people come to your wedding to support you and your husband 🙂 On another note, if it makes you feel any better my mother gave me a bowl cut for my entire childhood (until I realized it was not normal and asked to grow my hair out). All of my childhood pictures are with me and a boy hair cut, and after my hair grew out I realized how buck toothed I was and needed braces. Needless to say, all of my pictures of my childhood are horrid.
Post # 5
@Tswife4ever: I’ve lost 40+ pounds since our wedding and HATE looking at our wedding pictures now. They literally disgust me. So, I know how you feel… embarassed almost.
Post # 6
I was 98lbs in high school and I’m most likely 160 now. I gained about 30 lbs in the past year and a half alone, I like looking back at old pictures from high school though. I’d just say whoa look how hot I was back then ooh la la. lol I know where your coming from because I see pictures of me from 2 years ago or even last year and I want to cry because I looked a million times better but I use the excuse… we all have to grow up and out someday… makes me feel better anyway. I agree with PP though… if your not comfortable skip those photos go from cute kid to cute wife to be =D
Post # 7
@HappilyEverAfter54: Thank you
@firsttimemom: This is my fear too! I plan on losing alot of weight after the wedding but FI wants to have a picture blown up for the house. I am afraid that once I lose the weight, I will hate looking at my pictures.
Post # 8
@Tswife4ever: For the one he wants blown up to hang in your house use an angle shot from above… they are always flattering! Plus I’m sure you’ll be beautiful anyway at any weight! My son tells me everyday he thinks I’m the prettiest mommy… your DH will just look at the picture and say you were beautiful then and beautiful now a few years down the road. Cheer up, your going to marry him soon and be all kinds of giddy happy and you’ll feel amazing on your wedding day!
Post # 9
I agree too, if you won’t be comfortable looking at the photos then skip from kid -> present day or skip the slideshow entirely.
I think if you lose weight after your wedding you won’t mind seeing your wedding photo because you’ll remember the happiness of the day. Depending on how much it bothers you…photoshop?
Post # 10
I can relate from another perspective, I put pictures of me and Dh in photoframes down the aisle of the church, we have been together for 10 years in that time my weight has fluctuated heaps, i went from average (120 pounds) when we met to thin (105 ponds) to average (120pounds) then fat (145pounds) then extremely thin(95 pounds) to thin(105pounds) when we got married. I didn’t include any pics of me when I was at my heaviest, It would have upset me too much. Unfortunately that excluded some shots of some happy times. Even now I wish I was at my thinnest for my wedding. oh well there really is nothing you can do at the moment, perhaps scrap the slideshow if it will make you feel self conscious.
Post # 11
If it would make you more comfortable, just show young childhood and your time together as a couple. I think pictures from when you are a baby through age 8 are always the cutest to see of a couple! You know, the cooties stage 🙂