(Closed) on not getting “bride skinny”

posted 10 years ago in Beauty
Post # 47
7439 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Hard to tell from your post if you mean gals who intentionally strive to go below their normal healthy weights… or if you are just making an observation (the Brides you’ve seen look skinnier than they normally do)

Personally, I am overweight and would LOVE to lose some weight before my Wedding in 6 months… just not sure if I have enough will power to make it happen

Do know because I am an Encore Bride, that a fair number of gals lose a good bit of weight in the last month before the Wedding from pure stress, overwork, and exhaustion (lots of stuff on their plates in regards to what to do etc).  It can take its toll… so ya going back to your post hard to tell if becoming a “super” skinny Bride is something intentional or not

On the otherhand, I know that a lot of women tend to put on weight when they are stressed…

It really is an individual thing… UP or DOWN.

Personally, I am not one to judge others… I have enough of my own issues in life to challenge me.


Post # 48
182 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Okay. Let me start off by saying I am a size two and 5’10”. I don’t like being so thin and I eat constantly (but pretty healthy) in an attempt to gains some curves.

Those wedding dress models are ridiculous. First of all, they are all standing on boxes to make them about eight feet tall. Secondly, theyhave no boobs (and neither do I… I would loves some extra weight for some boobs). Third, models are mostly 16 years old. They aren’t even really women!

Don’t aim to look like those girls. Have a figure.

Post # 49
705 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m striving to lose some weight and get in shape for the wedding.  I’m seeing results and it is exciting.  But…I’m more about being healthier and looking more fit and losing inches than numbers on the scale.  Weight training and a consistent exercise routine and trying to eat better has helped me achieve my goals.  Still have a lil ways to go but very excited to be able to have more sculpted arms and shoulders and back for my wedding dress.

I figure what better motivation for me to get in the best shape ever than my wedding day ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 50
138 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I thought the engagement would give me the kick in the @ss I needed to get to the gym, and it kind of did, but I didn’t lose “those last 10 lbs” like I was hoping I would. Two years ago I weighed about 40 lbs more than I do now, and I would say I’m in good shape and pretty happy with my body as is. Fiance loves it too (obvs :)). I’ve got about 50 days left and I’m not gonna go gym crazy, but I’ll be at least working on my arms/back. For the rest, I’ve got a long dress and a corset ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

Post # 51
1258 posts
Bumble bee

I wore a cocktail dress – mostly because I wanted to make sure that the dress I spent all that money on was something I could wear again. Being underweight for the wedding would have meant the dress wouldn’t fit later and would have defeated the whole purpose. 

And besides, these pictures are going to be up our whole lives. Who wants to have that there to compare themselves to, forever, if it’s not at all how you naturally look?

Post # 52
669 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think the only thing I’m doing to ‘prep’ myself for my wedding is resisting the urge to cut off my super long hair in this heat.  I haven’t been to a gym in a few years as I dance and walk for fitness (and my job is moderately physical).  For the last few years, I’ve lost more weight than I would have liked to due to stress (I was already quite thing and I’m a stress no eater).  I suppose I could try to tone up but that would require a gym membership…. mmmm..

Post # 53
246 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

The whole weight thing is going to drive some brides nuts but just relax and be a happy bride, not one who worries about it. 

I have been to a wedding where the bride had gained about 70 pounds from the year before and nobody could take the smile away from her face.  

Post # 54
9168 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m not planning to lose any weight – I’m actually trying to gain weight but very unsuccessfully!

Post # 55
1075 posts
Bumble bee

My BMI is 22.3.

I was planning on losing 10-15 pounds since I am 5’6″ and weigh 135-139 (fluctuating, of course) but this post has actually made me decide NOT to do that. I am happy with my body, I am healthy now (sure, excersizing a little more couldn’t hurt), and I am completely recovered from an ED (where I was 5’4″ and 90 pounds).

I do have stretch marks on my inner and outer thighs from gaining 30 pounds in one year, but I don’t care anymore. It’s my body and I am happy! ๐Ÿ™‚ YAY!

Post # 56
40 posts
  • Wedding: September 2012

I am going through the same thing…I actually have my Future Mother-In-Law watching me while I eat and making comments on fitting in my dress. I just want to slap her and tell her to mind her business. Don’t worry about what other people think! my Future Sister-In-Law lost about 20 lbs for her wedding and she gained it all back. I don’t think its worth it. My motivation for ” toning up” is for my bikini when we go on our honeymoon!! ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 57
2340 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I am focused on getting a little more toned, but not necessarily dropping weight. I have a really small frame so it seems like when I loose more than 5-10 lbs it’s really noticeable. And although I wouldn’t call myself “curvy” I like the curves I do have when I am at my normal weight. When I loose 5-10 lbs I look boney and I loose roundness in my butt (my man is a “butt man”, so butt roundness is a must lol). Since my dress is quite fitted, especially in the butt area, I want to keep things how they are. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 58
305 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I didn’t lose a pound before the wedding. Since our wedding almost 3 months ago, I’ve gained 6 pounds, but my husband still thinks I’m the most gorgeous thing in the world. *shrug* Some things just aren’t worth it.

Post # 59
519 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I’m naturally thin, with a delicate frame. I had no intention of doing anything to my weight, up or down, as I feel perfectly healthy and fine the way I am. I do toning exercises for abs, thighs, and shoulders/arms on a light schedule anyway, so nothing changed there. Changing my weight would not do good things for my overall health — a much bigger concern for me than my looks.

I actually had two people on two separate occasions pull me aside to ask if I planned to lose weight “like all brides do” and ask me not to. I realize they probably thought they were showing care and concern for me, but it was a little insulting. I would never assume that bride = diet.

Actually, like  @SimpleGifts all I did was grow out my hair. 

Post # 60
159 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@magilnyc:  I did not lose weight before the wedding because I honestly didn’t want people looking at my wedding pictures and thinking, “wow she got really fat since the wedding.”

Post # 61
280 posts
Helper bee

I get really annoyed when people assume that the sole reason I’m trying to lose weight and tone up is because of the wedding. In fact, I spent a year behind a laptop writing a thesis and turned into a lump. I’m trying to get rid of the thesis weight (in the same way people try to get rid of baby weight) so I can feel happier and healthier, NOT because I’ve got to lose pounds as a bride!!

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