(Closed) Tips to make heavy brides look not so heavy?

posted 7 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
1013 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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2YorkiesMama:  First, I think your concerns go thru all brides minds; no matter the size, so I think this advice would apply to ANYone, and not just ‘plus sizes’.  The dress you pick should, and will accentuate your best features.  You say you do not like your arms the most, then I would think you got something that really accentuates another area; chest, waist, etc?!  For your own piece of mind, and not just for pictures (but in general, as an added ‘feel good’ item), get a body shaper!!  

As far as pictures go, keep in mind that you are paying the photographer, and should absolutely address your common ‘fear’ with them.  They are the professionals, and want to make every bride look and feel wonderful.  I know I did, and his response was ‘trust me!’  Certainly, an easy way to make all arms appear thinner is to make sure they are not pulled in tight against your sides.  Lift them up/out a bit, or put your hands on your hips for pictures!!  

Finally, insecurities about how a bride looks or feels are a lot of people’s wedding woes, and my promise to any bride whom will listen is that in that moment, when your hair and/or make-up is done, your shoes are on, and you slip into the dress, and veil, you will feel amazing.  You will be so excited, and you will not even notice 75% of pictures taken of you, which means you will not be angling yourself perfectly with every shot.  But, you will hopefully (no doubt) love them anyways, because you will not be picking apart the things you worried about, but will be smiling at the memories, and love you shared.  It sounds so cliche, I know, but I needed to note it too 🙂

Post # 4
5191 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

You can google posing tips to look slimmer. One tip that I always use is to have one foot somewhat behind the other and shift my weight to my back leg.

Post # 5
198 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

If you booked a professional photographer, he should study subjects and how to pose them correctly.  I told my photographer my concerns about my weight and she was very reassuring and did a great job making us look our best!

Post # 6
623 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I have read that you should always stand on a slight angle for photographs, never straight forward.  I have also read that when you smile you should touch your tongue to the roof of your mouth as it brings your chin up a bit.

For wedding pictures themselves, you will have a bouquet I’m assuming so you can always place that in front of you.  You can also ask for your photographer to take more photographs with props (ie. holding your toasting glasses, etc) so that there are other objects in the picture to look at.

I know it’s easy for me to say, but if you hire a professional wedding photographer, they know what they’re doing and they want you to look your best.  I wouldn’t worry about it too much.

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