Post # 1
So, I was married on August 24th and I felt like I needed to post something on here for those who are still waiting for their special day…
Since I got engaged in January, I have been trolling the boards on this site, and others, looking for every scrap of encouragement, inspiration, advice, etc. And I can truly say that after all the worrying and all the angst and all the stress dreams…on the big day, it really didn’t matter.
I am a plus size bride (size 16/18) and I mourned my flabby arms, grieved over lost gym time, practically weeped over the stress from knowing I was going to have my picture taken all day…and it was all for nothing. I am still waiting on the professional pics but every single picture I’ve seen, all I really can see is how happy my husband and I are. How radiant we both are smiling, touching, kissing…I don’t even notice my flabby arms, I don’t notice where my back chub made an appearance, where my hair wilted slightly… And if they look this good from a crappy iPhone camera, I cannot wait to see the professional ones when they come back!!!
That day, I didn’t spare one thought to what could have been or how I could have looked…I only cared about who I was marrying and our love and being together. The rest didn’t matter.
I think it would be totally stupid to say don’t stress at all or not to worry about stuff because it really is only normal. But on the day of, just enjoy. Your happiness will shine through and will just add to your beauty.
Post # 3
Thank you for this. I try not to stress my weight, and just remember how beautiful my Fiance believes me to be. But some days I dread the photographer coming. Your post helps =).
Post # 4
Love love love this post.
I will come back to remind myself, often. 🙂
Post # 5
Thanks for the wonderful post! I certainly am one to fret over everything, including everything you listed. This gives me peice of mind to know there’s no need to get overboard emotional!
Post # 6
Someone should needlepoint this on a pillow as a wedding gift… LOL
Post # 8
@JoandJade:Good post, I got married last week (back to earth with a bump today!) and so many things weren’t as they were supposed to be but I WOULD NOT CHANGE A SINGLE THING. It was an amazing day. Yes I have flabby arms in thepics, did I give a monkeys on the day? nope. I was running through fields, singing round the campfire in my dress and it was completely amazing. Just remember girls you’re doing all this to be with the one you love, the wedding is only one day and I was smiling from early start to very late finish and thats what all friends and fnaily commented on, how very ‘us’ it was and how neither of us stopped smiling all day.
Post # 9
THANK YOU FOR THIS POST !!!!!!
Post # 10
This is a wonderful post, thank you & congrats!
Post # 12
thank you – i was having one of those stressful days.