(Closed) Are people expecting you to lose weight for your wedding day?

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
  • poll: Are people expecting you to lose weight on the big day?
    Yes : (39 votes)
    48 %
    No : (38 votes)
    46 %
    Other (see below) : (5 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    179 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I’m expecting myself to lose weight. I don’t know if anyone else cares. 🙂

    Post # 4
    Member
    2548 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    6mos before the wedding I had someone in the family (husbands family) tell me I should start losing weight. I wasn`t overweight by anymeans, kind of pissed me off.

    Post # 5
    Member
    484 posts
    Helper bee

    I voted yes because I’ve been telling my family that I’m determined to lose weight so kind of brought it on myself! Noone would have made comments but they all know how unhappy I was at my weight so they’re being supportive of the sensible eating/exercise road I’ve started on.

    Post # 6
    Member
    731 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    My mom just said I had to yesterday. I’m 5’6” and 127ish lbs.
    *siiiigh* mothers….

    Post # 7
    Member
    11272 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @Cash000:  @toasty:  i can’t believe someone told you that.  that is insulting. 

    Post # 8
    Member
    3569 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I voted yes! I don’t feel I need to lose any weight although when wearing white it kind of can’t hurt. A ton of people have made comments or asked me what I”m doing, at which point I look at them and tell say I’m happy with my normal routine and I’m not going to do anything extra to lose any weight for my wedding.

    I also don’t think it’s mean spirited I just think its one of those things which have become a cultural norm and since alot of people attempt to do it they assume I will too.

    Post # 9
    Member
    8390 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    My mom: “if you could get down to 120 lbs you’d really look great!”

    Gee thanks for the vote of confidence mom. And this is after I’ve already lost 45 lbs.

    Post # 10
    Member
    588 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    As soon as we got engaged all I heard from my mom and family was about how much weight I should lose and the dreaded “Don’t you have a wedding dress to fit into?”

    Post # 11
    Member
    232 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I lost 20 pounds right before we got engaged, and I’ve lost another 5 since. So I think if people think anything, it’s that I started “losing weight for the wedding” early, when really it was to get healthier, look better, feel better, in general. 

    Post # 12
    Member
    2137 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    yes, well Mom expects me to loose weight regardless of the wedding. and i do too, im doing it for myself though not for the wedding im at my heaviest and i actually lost 10 lbs so far so its for me.

    Post # 13
    Member
    2216 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I voted other.  I don’t really know if people expect me to lose weight or not.   I don’t really care either.  I’m continuing my normal routine, so I look like myself on my wedding day.

    Could I lose a few lbs?  Sure.  But a crash diet with a month to go means I won’t be able to sustain the weight loss.

    Post # 14
    Member
    241 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I don’t know if anyone else expects me to, but some people know that I would like to lose about 15pds.  So far, I have lost about 4pds…lol  I was hoping to have it all lost before I tried on dresses on the 13th of this month, but I haven’t been as strict with  my diet and exercise as I should be.

    Post # 15
    Member
    592 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Yes and it’s annoying.  I love the way I look and my dress fits perfectly already.  I am 5’4” and 135lbs.  The only thing I’m working on is toning my arms just because they’ve always bugged me.  But people make comments all the time.  Like on 4th of July as I was filling my dinner plate, my sister in law’s mother said, “Woah woah, you know you have 4 months to go and have to fit in that dress.”  First of all, I’ve never fluctuated in my weight…I have always been consistent and have a normal diet.  But I came back with this comment…

    “Didn’t you hear?  I am the first bride in history trying to gain weight for her wedding.”

    Everyone got a good laugh…but seriously…back off people…I look damn good already 😉

    Post # 16
    Member
    684 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I was laughing so hard when I read this. My whole family was terrified that I am going to be a skinny bride and my husband is not going to “keep me” if I don’t fatten up. It’s a cultural thing, for sure. My parents have lived in North America for over 20 years but they are still brain washed by back home mentality bigger body=wealth.

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