Post # 1
So i had the best time ever at my wedding, didnt love how i looked that day, but got over it andenjoyed it. Now looking at pictures, it makes me cry every time. I HATE how i looked. Part of the problem I realized is that the dress i tried on at the bridal salon (and loved because it sucked me in so well) was a size smaller than what they ordered me. Im sure they followed the measurements correctly, but this dress just did nothing to make me smaller, which was the WHOLE reason i bough it. Its so upsetting to feel you did not look good on your wedding day, and im just dreading seeing more pictures. I dont have a great picture yet showing the difference but you can still tell…..see below for salon picture showing how i thought i would look…and then how it actually turned out 🙁 I know this is trivial and shallow and nothing can be done abobut it , but I needed to rant about it somewhere. sorry for whining!! anyone else have this problem?? Not look how you expected or want to and hate all the pics?!?
Post # 3
Don’t beat yourself up! I’m sure you looked great. The pictures you posted aren’t great mostly because I can only see you from the neck down, but it’s never as bad as you think it is! And I don’t bother comparing yourself then to yourself at your wedding. Just try to focus on the things you like about the wedding pictures. Or don’t even look at the pictures and remember what an awesome day you had. The memories are way more important than the picutres!
Post # 4
I’m sorry you don’t like your pics. I do see the difference you are refering too, in that you looked more sucked in with the smaller dress. but I bet when those professional pics come, you will still look lovely, and be glad you have them to remember your special day by.
Post # 5
I see what you’re talking about but to me the salon dress looks too small and not in a “sucking you in” way, more like a “I hope her boobs dont hurt too much” way. I think you looked beautiful on your wedding day.
Post # 6
@Jamersss: The difference is really minimal, is that the only thing you didn’t like? Were you happy with your hair and make-up? If so, don’t panick, I’m sure you’ll be happy with most of you photos 🙂
Post # 7
Thanks for the positive feedback, unfortunately i still feel the same way. I really wish i could just ignore the pictures and remember the day. BEfore seeing them, i didnt feel that bad about it. But everyone has been posting on facebook, and theres just no way to avoid seeing them. It makes me feel so crappy. I wish i could just erase all the pictures and never had seen them
@arbuzunia: I didnt like my hair either 🙁
Post # 8
I can see the difference but ONLY because you pointed it out. I bet with how in love you are with your new husband, you were absolutely radiant and everybody thought you looked gorgeous. I think you do 🙂
Post # 9
Aww hun you need to not be so critical of yourself. You look beautiful.
Post # 10
You looked AMAZING… Kick those thoughts out because you in that dress was gorgeous!!!!!
Post # 11
thank you all for being so nice. but i honestly wasnt digging for compliments. I just think its really disappointing to expect to look one way on your wedding day (and pay more than u wanted to for it) and then your vision doesnt actually happen. its just hard for me to deal with the fact that my mom paid so much more for that dress (strictly because i felt smallest in it) when i couldve gotten a cheaper and just as beautiful dress somewhere else that would fit the same as that one ended up looking. i know i need to move on, just venting again, sorry guys. i guess weddings never quite end up how you envisioned them
Post # 12
Well………i wasn’t too pleased with the make-up and the hair!!!!!!!!!!! They were done by a cousin, who’s a professional so i hadn’t the heart to tell her i thought it was a bit too much..i did rehearse the hair (and in the end it was nowhere near that!!!!) but not the make-up..funny, don’t recall anyone saying “you’re sooooooooo beautiful!!!!”..but i do recall my aunt seeing me transformed into a bride and crying sooooo at least for someone i was beautiful indeed (and i know my husband loved it, so it’s what matters). As for the photos, well, above the weird hairstyle and the strong make-up, it’s the love and happyness that truly shines so i try not to think about it
Post # 13
@Jamersss: I think your figure looks fantastic!
Post # 14
I’m not really seeing the difference you refer to, the pic of you at your wedding isn’t at the same angle as the one at the bridal salon, so there would be differences in your appearance from different angles, Your dress fit you beautifully tho, so I wouldn’t worry.
Post # 15
@Rivendeler: thanks goodness finally someone else who knows how i feel! lol. thanks for understanding and sharing your story. It makes me feel better that someone else understands how it is to be let down about your appearance on your wedding day. i love your attitude about it, hopefully i can get there soon!
@GFerg: thank you, i wish i agreed!
Post # 16
I had the same problem with the pics from my second wedding. I was in such a state of bliss, until I saw the pics! Why the hell no one told me about the degree of back fat present – I will never know. Maybe you can do what I did – I went a few months later and had portraits done dressed in all my wedding finery. At least I could pick out the poses I liked and I had some pics I was happy with!