- 4 years ago
This is my first visit here but I have loved reading other peoples posts.
I’m just looking for a bit of reassurance really. I got engaged a couple of months ago and couldn’t be happier and couldn’t wait to be married… then I realised I would have to have a wedding and got anxious. My OH has been lovely and we have arranged a small family only do with a meal at a restaurant followed by a reception/garden party 4 weeks later to give me time to recover. At this point all was going to plan, we some dates and booked things and I was feeling good, until last night when my mum took me wedding dress shopping.
I am overweight (size 16) and I know it and I dress well so generally think I look pretty good most of the time and hide the extra weight well. However I tried on 6 simplish wedding dresses last night and I cried in the car on the way home. I have never felt so unattractive in my whole life. In 3 of the dresses my BACK had a cleavage! My arms and ankles looked inflated and I suddenly noticed that I have developed arm-pit boobs! I was so excited to try on dresses and now I never want to see another dress in my life!
The thought of stepping foot into another wedding dress shop is making me feel weepy and sick and I really don’t know how to go from get from where I am now to walking into the registry office feeling like anyone would want to marry me! Sorry to be so negative, and I know my OH thinks I look stuning whatever I wear, but has anyone had experiences like this, and how did you overcome it?