Post # 1
We eloped in April 2014. I had worked hard to lose weight before the wedding and I did so good till my Grandmother passed away 4 months before the wedding. I was my Grandmothers caregiver so I had a lot of very stressful changes. I ended up gaining pretty much everything I had lost and I did not get the dress that I wanted because not only the weight gain but had money issues. I ended up ordering a dress offline. When it came in it was so beautiful, only one problem… it looked so bad on me. I measured wrong or something and my behind could barely fit lol. I received the dress about a week before we where to leave town to elope. We did not have anyone going with so it really did not matter what the dress looked like I suppose. All my photos we took where from chest up. We really only have a handful of selfies we took. I would really like a retake of him & I in my dress next fall so I have time to lose the weight again. Would that be strange to wait that long?
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This topic was modified 2 years ago by BowSister.
Post # 2
Sorry about the loss of your grandmother. Being a caregiver is a noble but difficult role. I think it’s great you’re wanting to make lifestyle changes and hopefully lose weight. Even if you fit better in your dress a year from now, I’m not sure if the repeat photoshoot could really recapture all those memories of getting married. Perhaps you could instead do a regular photo shoot to celebrate your weight loss and maybe to celebrate your anniversary or something.
Post # 3
I think you should do it, go all out and make a romantic day of it. As a bride once disappointed with my photos, I fully understand. Plus it will give you reason to break out the dress again
Post # 4
Absolutely do it! You will never regret doing it…and how much fun it will be! We had two photo shoots and it was the best decision ever.
Post # 5
Definitely do it!! It will make you feel amazing and I think when you look at these pics, even though they were done a year later, you will still remember your wedding day!
Sorry about your grandmother. I completely understand. I was my grandfathers caregiver this past year until he passed away the day after I got engaged in August. I was doing so well with my weightloss last year, but this year I’ve gained about 20lbs. I’m 5’0 so every pound is very noticable on my small frame. Luckily I have until feb 2016 to get it off before my wedding, but I would do the same thing you did if I was in your shoes. It’s such a hard situation. Thinking of you!
Post # 6
Thank you for your replies! I think I’m going to set a date and do it!
ksn1219: I also am short 5’3 so yea i had the same problem. My cousin (female)gained the same amount of weight as I did after my grandma passed, my cousin is almost 6 ft tall so you can barley tell she gained a lb.
Sorry to hear of your loss of your Grandfather