(Closed) My schlumpy posture ruined my wedding photos! :(

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
2859 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2015 - City, State

Omg I’m so sorry! This is like my biggest fear/concern for my upcoming wedding. My mom and sisters are always telling me how bad my posture is and especially when I was trying on dresses! Ugh. Thank you for posting this, it’s a real wake up call for me. I’m sure you still looked beautiful and got plenty of great shots!

Post # 3
1166 posts
Bumble bee

We are our own biggest critics. Do you care to share any pictures with us?

Post # 4
7547 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

I have bad posture too! I had to toss a few wedding pictures where I was caught at an awkward angle. It’s good that they take hundreds! Just try to enjoy the ones that you love. To be completely honest now that we’ve been married 2 years we only have 2 wedding pics in the apartment that I see every day. I printed an album that had maybe 60 photos in it. So while I was disappointed at the time it didn’t really make any difference in the long run.

Post # 6
283 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

Like the previous poster said you really only need 2 great shots! My parents had a full wedding photography session done and the only one I can remember is their bridal portrait. I also think we tend to be the most critical of our own photos. We all have regrets about our look on our wedding day- our body, our makeup, our hair, our skin… trust me.. there are very few people 100 percent satisfied with their looks on their wedding day. For me personally, I can see photos where I messed up my eye makeup. I then realize no one is looking at the picture as closely as I am. I had to do my own makeup due to circumstances and had a lot of worry and regret about how it would ruin our photos. I think we all have something! Have you tried spanx corset? It’s expensive! $84 in store or $60 on Amazon but it really helps with posture. I wore a mini corset so I wouldn’t have to worry about my tummy showing chub and it also gave me great posture. 

See in this pic how much it helped me not to slouch 

Post # 7
238 posts
Helper bee

Ugh, I understand what you mean. Seeing pictures of myself made me realize how bad my posture is. I look like Mr. Burns or like Gollum hunched over his precioussss. But if you have some good pictures, I think thats all that matters. Just put those in frames and hide the others. 😉

Post # 9
1245 posts
Bumble bee


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spbee:  It’s good you can see what they’ve been telling you. Now you have a better idea so you can try to correct it. 

Post # 10
1120 posts
Bumble bee

I bet it looks worse in your eyes than others. I wouldn’t be surprised if others don’t even notice your posture in the photos.

Having said that, I too have bad posture, and my Mother (who will be walking me down the aisle and giving me away at my August wedding) does too so perhaps we need to start working on it now! 

Post # 11
1837 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Improving my posture was my 2014 new year’s resolution, and I still don’t think my posture is anywhere near perfect.  It’s a work in progress!  But, I have actually been getting compliments lately on how good my posture is, so I must be improving!  Just keep at it.

Post # 12
1303 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Hawksnest Cove Beach St John USVI

I know the feeling actually. One of my favorite poses my posture gives me weird back fat. I don’t think anyone else notices so I decided to bite the bullet and frame it. 

PP are so right about only needing a few good shots. We have too many printed photos right now and I feel like my house is a wedding shrine!!

Post # 13
3562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I have horrible posture too.  The one thing that helped for me was going to the chiropractor.  I had a pinched sciatic nerve, which is why I originally went.  He told me I had subluxation (sp?) of the vertabrae…meaning my vertebrae easily slip out of the correct alignment from years of bad posture.  My posture was great afterwards, and overall I felt better in general, as I had suffered from headaches and migraines constantly.  However, I was having to go 2-3 times a week for a few months to start with, to “train” my back muscles to hold the proper alignment…and it got really expensive.  

What are you ladies doing to help correct your posture?  I’ve tried to be more aware of it, but being I can’t “crack” my own back like the chiropractor, I’m at a loss as to how to fix this without spending tons of money a week! 

Post # 14
382 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: Cottage on the Creek

i have scoliosis and really bad posture. I am small but have had people ask me to my face when is the baby due when I am slouching/sticking out my stomach (not on purpose, just resting). It’s the most horrifyingly embarassing thing to think wow I look so pregnant that strangers are so sure I’m pregnant they say something to my face.

I started working out and focusing on core/lower back exercises and it REALLY helps! Good luck!

Post # 15
1066 posts
Bumble bee

Do planks and exercises that strengthen your back and ab muscles (push-ups, planks, supermans, v-ups etc) and that will help your posture tremendously! My posture got so bad that I had constant back pain from slouching at my desk at work (and I’m only 22-way too young for back pain!). When I started to work out again the pain went away almost instantly within a week or two and I sit up so much straighter without even thinking about it! It’s also a much more permanent solution than spanx which are only temorary and uncomfortable.

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