(Closed) Did everyone who is a bride go down a size when they got married?

posted 4 years ago in 30 Something
Post # 2
2922 posts
Sugar bee
  • 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
2051 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

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
8674 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

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
9443 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

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
554 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

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
9758 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

I gave up on dieting halfway to the wedding date.

Post # 8
857 posts
Busy bee
  • 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
1440 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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
481 posts
Helper bee

I actually gained about 5-10lbs between getting engaged and now… (and my wedding is in 9 days!)

Post # 11
1238 posts
Bumble bee
  • 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
911 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

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
4078 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
1449 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Ha! Nope definitely didn’t lose weight. 

Im sure you will be a beautiful bride no matter what your weight it. 

Post # 15
2544 posts
Sugar bee

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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. 

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