Post # 1
I’d say I’m pretty average weight. Not fat but not skinny either. I got my dress and was amazed it fit perfectly at a size 6 (I usually wear size 8). I was considering dieting because I’m the Maid/Matron of Honor in an upcoming wedding in June and I myself am getting married in September.
My fiance says if I fit in the dress perfect why would I want to lose weight and pay to have it altered? I get it, but doesn’t every bride want to be skinny for their wedding? Should I just stay put at the weight I am currently? I don’t need to lose it, I’d just like to lose it.
Post # 3
If you want to lose it then do. I was about 5’9″ and 145 when I bought my dress. I didn’t need to lose weight, but I wanted to. So I lost 10lbs and my dress still fits fine, except in one area that won’t be that big of a deal to fix. I did it to make myself feel good and better about myself. But if you’re happy where you are, stay there, if you want to lose a few, you can do that too! Just do whatever makes YOU happy!
Post # 4
I’m similar to you in that I’m not overweight and I’m not skinny. I did not diet before my wedding, and I’m happy with that choice. I think weddings can be great motivation to lose weight if you need to do so to be healthy. Otherwise, I really don’t think it’s necessary.
Post # 5
Im facing the exact same dilema. My dress fits like a glove, but I’m not very happy with my weight. I decided that I want to feel amazing on that day and what will make me feel that way is losing the weight. (My dress is corseted in the back, so hopefully it wont affect my dress too much)
If you feel like you want to loose weight, then do it.
Post # 6
If you look fine and feel healthy, then why change what you’re doing?
Post # 7
If you like the way you look, don’t bother losing weight. I would encourage lifting weights and all though because who doesn’t need to be more toned?
Post # 8
@posh_princess: Why not just do cardio and some weight training to tone up? Sounds like you really don’t need to lose any weight.
Plus, a diet is never a good thing. We’re talking lifestyle changes people!
Post # 9
It sounds like you are at a very healthy place and you are happy with yourself so I say why bother dieting?
Post # 10
Why not check in with your doctor first, just to be sure you’re on the right path? Though certainly Maid/Matron of Honor dress and bridal gown are of concern, ultimately this is about your health and what is best for your body. Either way, it doesn’t sound like you’re dealing with anything too drastic here. You seem generally pleased and don’t need to knock yourself out. There’s time before your Maid/Matron of Honor duties and your own wedding should you decide to tone up a bit or make a couple healthier eating habit choices for yourself. A little can go a long way. Good luck!
Post # 11
You can always kick up your excersize routine and try to eat healthier between now and the wedding. You may not actually lose weight, but at least you’ll feel better and you won’t have added any pressure on yourself to get thin.
Post # 12
i worked out hardcore the first 5 months of my engagement – once we were about 2 months out though i stopped going to the gym all together- i just had way too many things going on left and right that my evenings were always taken up by projects or meetings. i noticed i dropped a few pounds and i felt thinner in the 2 or 3 weeks leading up to my weedding – i dont know if it was stess or all the running around but i wasnt trying – my dress was a little loose so i had to go to VS and buy a padded bra. haha
i say dont worry about it – keep doing what you are doing and as long as you feel good that is all that matters
Post # 13
Don’t lose if you don’t need to. Besides, if your dress already fits you and you feel good about it, why bother? 6 is a great size!