(Closed) A Week Before My Wedding and Stressing about My Arms/Back

posted 5 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
12247 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

You are DEFINITELY your own worst critic! They look FINE.

Just remember not to press them against your body in pictures!

Post # 4
3078 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@vivalakarly:  First of all, that dress looks amazing on you.  I was concerned about my back and arms too.  I’m very self conscious about them, but I decided to not cover up anyways.  My dress had small straps that I wore for the ceremony and removed for the reception.  You know what?  I felt AMAZING on my wedding day.  I didn’t even think about it!  Even when the eye hook thingy on the back of my dress snapped off before we even started taking pictures I didn’t stress.  You will look beautiful on your wedding day.  I promise no one will be looking at your arms or back.  They will be looking at an absolutely stunning bride!

Post # 5
845 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@vivalakarly:  Gosh lady, you look lovely. In fact if it wasn’t for the exchange rate I’d offer to buy that dress off you when you are done with it. Rock it!

Post # 6
95 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@vivalakarly:  you look gorgeous and definitely don’t need to be so hard on yourself! I second brandnewbride and be aware of your arms in photos and don’t press them against your body.

Post # 7
1979 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

A friend of mine had the same problem with her dress and was very concerned/worried about it.  She did two things- 1. She got tanned- she said tanned fat looks better than pale fat. 2. She wore a veil for the ceremony- she thought it was a nice cover up and it made her feel better about it.  The day of, she had an amazing time!!  If a veil will make you feel confident, then go for it.  I think the day of, the tought won’t even cross your mind.  And I just wanted to say that I think you are being too hard on yourself- you are beautiful and the dress is beautiful! 

Post # 8
703 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

You look beautifull:) As someone who is also self conscious about her arms, take it from me, you do not need to cover them up!! 🙂

Post # 9
366 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Hey fellow Canadian, we’re getting married on the same day and have the same issue. I’m a cow, I hate my arms and back and am really worried about them ruining my pics and looking bad. I got a chiffon wrap, light and some coverage but not too heavy, it doesnt hide them completely by it sure helps.


Good luck…8 days to go!

Post # 10
492 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@vivalakarly:  you look perfect! Your arms are not big AT ALL! I have HUGE arms, like big fat elbow flab arms so I know what big arms are and I would looooove yto have your arms! I am worried about my back fat too. I cant see your back in this photo but jus judging from your shape I  think you’ll be fine. Your finace’ loves you and im sure he thinks EVERY part of you is drop dead gorgeous. Just in enjoy your day. Non of the back fat and arm stuff will even matter  🙂 

Post # 11
24 posts
  • Wedding: November 2013

You are worrying too much love! You look really beautiful in the dress and honestly…your arms don’t look bad to me at all!  If you would be more comfortable, then by all means get a shrug or jacket of some kind. (Davids brid al has a pretty nice selection). My personal opinion? Don’t stress. Dont worry. Dont concern yourself with worrying about minor flaws you percieve. You are getting married! Bask in the glow, in the day, in the experience of it all. 


You look super beautiful (honestly). So stop being coo koo! 🙂


Best of luck to u and yours!

Post # 12
973 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

It’s a week before your wedding.  You can’t change the physical shape of your body by then… and your soon to be Darling Husband wants to marry you how you look.  I’d let it go.  I did let it go, I was probably my heaviest at my wedding and about a month before I said “screw it”… I’ve got enough stress and he wants me as is, how awesome!

My advice: get a shaw or a throw (or whatever they call them… believe it or not I suck at this girl stuff).  My dress came with a sheer …. something, I forget what my friend called it …. but it was about 6′ long and 6″ wide and the same color as my dress.  It was just enough to cover but still show skin under it.  And I got to play with it, twirl it, pull Darling Husband in with it, whomp him on the head (we’re that kind of couple lol).  It was just enough to not make me feel like I was not “OMG Fat!” (which is really how I felt about my body at that point).  I called it my toy… since it had so many uses.  Not only those mentioned but I’m a jeans and T-shirt girl, even my work pants were mens so they had real hand sized pockets… and I hadn’t worn a dress in years.  My hair wasn’t long enough to twirl, so I don’t know what I’d have done with my hands otherwise :).

TLDR:  You look fine in the dress, you’re your worst critic (typically we all are!).  He already wants to marry you and he’s the one who matters!  But there’s nothing wrong with having something to cover if you want, even if you barely wear it, you’ll feel better for the option!


Post # 13
634 posts
Busy bee

You look gorgeous, but it you are feeling insecure in it, I say snag yourself a nice shawl to drape over your shoulders if you get to feeling uncomfortable. I 100% support brides feeling comfortable and confident on their wedding day. Do whatever it takes for you to get there.

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