Self Conscious brides….how did you feel on the day?

posted 3 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@skippydarling:  Leading up to our wedding I worked out about 5 days a week.  I was SO nervous about being in a strapless dress in front of all of my friends and family.  The day of-That all went out of my mind.  I felt so beautfiul and had a blast.  Looking back, I still have my stupid thoughts about “I wish my arms were toned, I wish my arm pit fat wasn’t so visible”, but I love looking at my photos.

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

Well.. I gained like 20 lbs in the past few years and I was particularly worried about my tummy area. The dress was quite flattering, thankfully. On the day itself I wasn’t as self conscious as I thought I would be, but I was definitely conscious to suck it in for photos lol.

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I haven’t had my wedding yet so I can’t really answer this question, but I just wanted to say that I can relate to the feelings you’re having! I’ve been thinking about this too as I am very self-conscious about a few particular things and I really don’t want those feelings to spoil my day. That actually happened to me on my high school graduation – I actually cried while I was getting ready because I thought I looked bad. How sad :(. Of course looking back I don’t think I looked bad, but I felt like I did at the time! I was able to get over it and had fun nonetheless, but I still wish I hadn’t felt so bad about myself, even for a second. So I’m hoping against hope that this doesn’t happen again on my wedding day but it almost seems like something that I can’t really control, unfortunately.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’ve always had self image issues – my weight (even though I’m “average), my face, my chubby arms, blech.

I did try to work out as much as possible before the wedding, and I did lost, like, 5 lbs, but as it got closer to the day I kind figured “eff it.” Not because I didn’t care about my health or anything, but this is me. I’m a size 12. I have a big butt and big thighs. My (now) husband loves me exactly as I am. That’s why he’s marrying me.

And my dress fit!

I got my hair and makeup professionally done at a salon I’ve been going to since I was, like, 14, and they did a STUNNING job.

I literally had never felt so beautiful.

My appearance was the last concern on my mind that day. My makeup lasted through the tears, hugs, pictures, sweat, etc. And I got SO SO many compliments.

I felt absolutely amazing, physically, mentally, and emotionally all day.

🙂

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I was more worried about standing up in front of all the people – I’m more of an introverted/shy person so that’s what gave me the most anxiety. I also blush VERY easily and was worried about my face being beet red the entire time! However, once I actually got up there it was fine, I didn’t even notice all of the people to be honest.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

it was the weirdest thing.. at first when i saw myself i didn’t like my hair, i thought my makeup looked clowny, i looked too fat etc but the day was so surreal i also remember oddly not caring at all and wanting to just get on with it. not looking like i imagined didn’t stress me out at all 🙂

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