Post # 1
I wasn’t sure where to put this thread so please move if you deem appropriate.
For the brides that worried they wouldn’t look or feel pretty on your wedding day – how did it turn out?
Did you forget about your insecurities about your looks or weight? or did you feel uncomfortable through most of the night?
Please share your experience as I am having a lot of anxiety and I wonder if it will be exacerbated on the day or I will slowly forget about all of my insecurities.
Post # 3
@skippydarling: Leading up to our wedding I worked out about 5 days a week. I was SO nervous about being in a strapless dress in front of all of my friends and family. The day of-That all went out of my mind. I felt so beautfiul and had a blast. Looking back, I still have my stupid thoughts about “I wish my arms were toned, I wish my arm pit fat wasn’t so visible”, but I love looking at my photos.
Post # 4
Well.. I gained like 20 lbs in the past few years and I was particularly worried about my tummy area. The dress was quite flattering, thankfully. On the day itself I wasn’t as self conscious as I thought I would be, but I was definitely conscious to suck it in for photos lol.
Post # 5
@Brideonabudgetlauren: awww – well thank you very much!
Post # 6
I haven’t had my wedding yet so I can’t really answer this question, but I just wanted to say that I can relate to the feelings you’re having! I’ve been thinking about this too as I am very self-conscious about a few particular things and I really don’t want those feelings to spoil my day. That actually happened to me on my high school graduation – I actually cried while I was getting ready because I thought I looked bad. How sad :(. Of course looking back I don’t think I looked bad, but I felt like I did at the time! I was able to get over it and had fun nonetheless, but I still wish I hadn’t felt so bad about myself, even for a second. So I’m hoping against hope that this doesn’t happen again on my wedding day but it almost seems like something that I can’t really control, unfortunately.
Post # 7
I’ve always had self image issues – my weight (even though I’m “average), my face, my chubby arms, blech.
I did try to work out as much as possible before the wedding, and I did lost, like, 5 lbs, but as it got closer to the day I kind figured “eff it.” Not because I didn’t care about my health or anything, but this is me. I’m a size 12. I have a big butt and big thighs. My (now) husband loves me exactly as I am. That’s why he’s marrying me.
And my dress fit!
I got my hair and makeup professionally done at a salon I’ve been going to since I was, like, 14, and they did a STUNNING job.
I literally had never felt so beautiful.
My appearance was the last concern on my mind that day. My makeup lasted through the tears, hugs, pictures, sweat, etc. And I got SO SO many compliments.
I felt absolutely amazing, physically, mentally, and emotionally all day.
Post # 8
I was more worried about standing up in front of all the people – I’m more of an introverted/shy person so that’s what gave me the most anxiety. I also blush VERY easily and was worried about my face being beet red the entire time! However, once I actually got up there it was fine, I didn’t even notice all of the people to be honest.
Post # 9
it was the weirdest thing.. at first when i saw myself i didn’t like my hair, i thought my makeup looked clowny, i looked too fat etc but the day was so surreal i also remember oddly not caring at all and wanting to just get on with it. not looking like i imagined didn’t stress me out at all 🙂