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

posted 4 years ago in 30 Something
Post # 46
569 posts
Busy bee

you could in theory lose a few pounds in a month. however, if in all liklihood you need alterations, you really have one month not two to get in shape because alterations will take one month IF YOU’RE LUCKY, to get them done in one month. 

Post # 48
63 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

My wedding is just under 100 days away and I have lost 10 lbs so far since buying the dress. I bought the size that fit me when I tried it on but since that was a sample and probably a little streched out and the dress I actually got was new it fits perfectly now.

I figure if I lose any more weight I can always have the dress taken in but I didn’t want to pressure myself into losing weight when I already have a lot on my plate with planning a wedding. One of my bridesmaids bought her dress a few sizes too small and is now panicking… don’t want to be in that position.

Post # 49
62 posts
Worker bee

I’m actually on the other side as I’ve lost almost 20lbs and I have 3 months til my wedding. I knew I planned to lose and I told the bridal store that, no one, including my mother and Maid/Matron of Honor belived me and isisted I orded my dress in my size at the time. I took it for alterations last weekend and have to take FIVE inches out of the waist.

$700 in alterations later… I’m sure it will be lovely lol.

Post # 50
2352 posts
Buzzing bee

Lost 8 pounds and wanted to lose another 5 but I’ve been going up and down the same two pounds so I doubt it will happen. I feel better though and I really needed the wedding to kick my butt into high gear to lose it. I should have done it ealier..but eh. I didn’t know what worked for my body until I did Keto. Love it. I doubt I’ll go back because I know what carbs do to me and I just dont want to do that anymore!


I’ll never be my high school weight. I’m 41 and that ship has sailed..but that doesnt mean I have to be at my heaviest either.

Post # 51
12 posts
  • Wedding: October 2017

I havem’t lost any weight and I really don’t plan to. I am just trying to maintain my size because my dress literally fits me perfectly. 

I’m plus sized as it is and I really don’t feel the need or see the purpose of losing weight just for my wedding day. I’ve been the same size/weight for the last few years. I guess I just really hate diet culture and all of things that go along with it.

Post # 52
1087 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

If you don’t have time to workout (and everyone does, you just have to get up at the crack of dawn) then cut carbs. You won’t drop a ton of weight in two months, but you’ll lean out like you wouldn’t believe.

And for everyone who’s about to say, “omg that’s so unhealthy! You need carbs and whole grains.” No you don’t.

OP, check out NSNG (no sugar no grains). It works!

Post # 53
1963 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I’ve lost about 25 pounds since getting engaged. I did it because I wanted to be happy with how I looked and no see my photos and wonder what I could have looked like. I am so much happier now. 

If you feel comfortable with yourself, then that is AWESOME! I wasn’t that lucky, but I did something about it. 

Post # 54
27 posts
  • Wedding: July 2017

I lost about 15lbs, buuuuuut that’s because at the time of our upcoming wedding we’ll also have an 11 month old who I did NOT lose the baby weight from. So my big push to lose weight was 1. to lose the baby weight and then 2. look good for the wedding. I picked up some terrible snacking habits while pregnant that I knew I wanted to stop to get back on track with my relatively healthy lifestyle. By the way, I’m also 5’5 and currently at around 155lbs (but a size 6) so I’m sure there’s NO WAY that you look anything less than great! Don’t sweat it!

Post # 55
929 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I got married a few days ago and said I wanted to lose 10-15lbs a year ago for the wedding but that didn’t happen aside from losing about 5lbs that last week or so due to preparing for the wedding and stress. I’m glad I didn’t lose all that weight which most people told me I didn’t need to lose anyways. I felt amazing on my wedding day…no shape wear or anything. My husband has also never seen me at the weight I wanted to be at so I’m happy that we will look back at pictures and look like US. Like other bees have said, just adapt a healthier lifestyle and don’t try to crash diet or do anything extreme. 

Post # 56
162 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017 - the garden house, seattle

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dianesparty :  exactly. i am quite large and did not try to lose weight for the wedding. i stayed about the same size i am (women’s 28) and felt gorgeous on the day. my husband thinks i’m beautiful, i’m okay with who i am, and i was not going to make myself miserable trying yet again to change my body to please other people. if they don’t like how i look, they can avert their gaze.

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