(Closed) Lose weight or not to lose weight??

posted 9 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
8 posts
  • Wedding: September 2013

I am also plus size. The selection is definately smaller, but the prices are not to bad, obviously depending upon how much you want to spend.

To answer the questions of losing weight or not. Think about your wedding photos….10 years down the line are you going to look at those photos and think “OMG I am a sexy beast!” or “OMG I need to hide these photos.” I personally think I need to lose weight, but I don’t like my body.

Good Luck.



Post # 4
902 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’m plus size and found that David’s Bridal has a large selection of plus size gowns to try on.  Most places around me they only go up to what they think “plus size” is, and usually a 16 non woman’s size.  At David Bridal they have 0-16 and they have 14W-26W. 

Reasonable prices as well.

You’re not getting married for a while, so if you feel you should/need/want to lose weight to enjoy being in your dress youstill have plenty of time.  I thought I would hate trying on dresses because I am over weight, but honestly it was more of how pretty I will look in my pictures rather than how I will look in the dress.  Because honestly, alot of dresses made me look very slim.

I am doing WW to try to lose weight, but I am not making it a necessity for the wedding.  I am fitting the body I have now, plus size and all. 

Post # 5
149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I did not lose weight and I did not wnat to, and neither did my husband……..My mother and family tried to make me, but we’re happy as we are and planning is stressful enough without taking comfort i your fave foods too.

Post # 6
44 posts
  • Wedding: September 2013

I personally am wanting to lose weight.  I am currently at my heaviest that I have ever been.  I am giving myself until the spring until I look for a dress….but it’s not really ABOUT the dress.  This day will be one of the most happiest days of my life and I want feel and look my very best! And I know being at my current weight, I would be very self conscious in front of all those people and I don’t want to have to worry about not having an amazing time at my own wedding.

Post # 7
1684 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

If you’re healthy and happy with your body the way you are and you don’t want to lose weight just for a dress, I think you have your answer. 🙂

Once you have an idea what style dress you like, start looking in your local brick and mortar shops and trying things on. Without knowing what size you are or what your budget is, it’s hard to tell what kind of selection they’ll have for you. (And remember bridal sizes can differ from street sizes.) 

If you can’t find anything, you can look at online companies that will make a dress to your measurements, Etsy, or (my preferred option) a local seamstress or tailor.  

Post # 8
407 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Don’t lose weight just for the dress. You’re beautiful the way you are. It takes more time and energy to find a dress for a plus-sized body but they are there. Just look at all the dresses women post on here. I would start with David’s Bridal and go from there. Good luck.

Post # 9
68 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

David Bridal has plenty of plus size dresses. I didn’t have a problem finding a dress from DB.  I am sure you will find a beautiful dress.

I am plus size and I want to lose weight because I know we are planning on having a baby right after. I am thinking about me being pregnant and the weight that I will gain. I love the dress I have and I love how I look in it at this size. If I lose weight, the dress will fit better, but if not, I am still going to be happy marrying the love of my life.


Post # 10
60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Given the length of time you have until your wedding, I’d say go for it. For most people who have less than a year until the wedding (and they have a considerable amount of weight to lose – say, 50 pounds or more), I’d say it’s best not to try. A modest weight loss would be better, or simply maintaining weight at that point.

A doctor not saying anything doesn’t necessarily mean everything’s well – I was about 90 pounds overweight before a doctor ever said anything to me about my weight. So, they can be slow on the uptake. On the humorous side of things, I’m now just under 40 pounds overweight and I have had doctors give me more grief about my weight than they ever gave me when I was heavier.

Generally, if you’re still in the ‘overweight’ category on the BMI scale, most may issue a slight warning and then move on.


Post # 11
286 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I was at my heaviest when Fiance proposed. I had been unhappy with my size for awhile so this had been motivation for me to finally commit to getting healthier. I’m done 32 pounds so far and expect to drop another 30-40 before the wedding. The dress is definitely motivation but the real reason why I am taking care of myself is because we want to have a baby in another year or so and at my age (34), I want to do whatever I can to make conceiving easier. If you are comfortable in your own skin, then don’t worry about it. You’ll find a dress that looks amazing on you…just might take a bit of extra searching compared to a standard sized bride.

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