Post # 1
I am trying to figure out if I really need to loose weight. I honestly would like to but I only have 2 months before my wedding. I am trying to cut out junk food but I honestly dont have much time to excerize lately with working full time, planning the wedding and other obligations. I got my dress in a size 8 and it fits. I just turned 30 but sometimes I feel sad that I am no longer a size 4 like I was when I was 20. I always imgained I would be in perfect shape for my wedding but right now I just feel okay? Did anyone else not lose weight? Did anyone feel the same way? I think I currently weight about 148 and I am 5’5. When I was younger I probably weighed like 130. I think I can probably lose about 5 pounds if I really try to amp up now but I am just wondering on what you bees think? Feeling a litte chubby.
Post # 2
- Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman
Everyone I know that lost weight for their wedding, gained it back and then some. Don’t worry about it, if you’re happy with your body then there’s no reason to lose weight just for one day, if you want to make changes anyway then by all means start now.
Post # 3
I’m overweight but I didn’t lose weight for my wedding. I got married at my biggest. I actually felt really beautiful for the first time in my life. You don’t have to lose weight for your wedding, especially as you don’t need the added stress of trying to be a specific weight or size before your wedding.
Post # 4
I lost 5 pounds or so, but really that was just because I’d gained 5 since buying the dress so I needed to lose a bit so it’d fit lol.
Post # 5
I didn’t lose any weight for the wedding. In fact, I was at my heaviest. I’ve lost 25 lbs since the wedding though.
Post # 6
Agree with PP that everyone I know who lost weight for their wedding gained it back and then some. I’m not overweight but I am not nearly as thin as I was 5 years ago but I did not try to lose weight for my wedding. I didn’t care to and I was way too stressed and had way too much going on before the wedding. However, like the PP I have lost weight since the wedding and I am in a much better place to be successful in making healthy lifestyle changes.
Post # 7
I gave up on dieting halfway to the wedding date.
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2018 - Tizer Gardens/Carroll College
I’m a year or so out from my wedding. I’ve dropped 2 sizes so far. I’m hoping to get down the weight that I was when I met my guy – darn that happy weight. This would be a drastic change from y current weight. I’ve spent so much time worring about how I look to other people, how I ate, all that crap. Now I’m doing it for me and I’m GOING to keep it off.
Post # 9
I stayed exactly like I was. And exactly like I am. I am plus sized and am insecure about my body/weight sometimes but on my wedding day, I felt beautiful.
Post # 10
I actually gained about 5-10lbs between getting engaged and now… (and my wedding is in 9 days!)
Post # 11
- Wedding: July 2017 - The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek
Before getting engaged, I thought I’d stop eating junk food and work out more and tone up a bit. However, now I’m a little over 2 months out, and I think I’ve done the opposite. I certainly haven’t given up junk food, and I haven’t worked out more than I normally do. However, I feel beautiful in my wedding dress, and I’m glad I didn’t make a bunch of temporary lifestyle changes just to look a little slimmer for my wedding.
Post # 12
I didn’t. I was glad to look like myself on my wedding day, not some slimmed down version of me that I couldn’t maintain. I would hate to look back on my wedding pictures and think “wow I wish I was that thin now.”
Post # 13
I lost three dress sizes. I have to say I am happy I did, I looked the best I could look and was fit and healthy for our honeymoon. I did put on weight after the wedding, but now nearly 7 years later am within a pound of what I weighed when I got married.
Post # 14
Ha! Nope definitely didn’t lose weight.
Im sure you will be a beautiful bride no matter what your weight it.
Post # 15
Jessi2883 : Same! I want to feel like myself on my wedding, not just be a totally different looking person for the wedding and then put all the weight back on and be me again. Seems silly to me.
I’m hoping to lose a few lbs before my wedding in august, but mainly because i’ve put on a few since getting engaged haha. I think i was so stubbornly against the whole crash dieting bride stereotype that i accidentally plonked on a few, oops!
I want to be a bit of a shined up version of myself admittedly, on the low range of my usual weight threshold (usually swing between the same 5-10lbs) and with nice hair and nails and things. But I don’t want it to be like some crazy transformation makeover.