(Closed) Wedding day weight Blues

posted 7 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
363 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Hey I feel your pain that’s how i feeI, I don’t mind my body or looks in a mirror or in person but in photos I feel like I look so bad, but don’t worry I’ve seen the difference of what a professional photographer can do. Also make sure you tell them that you want advise on your poses if they’re not flattering and to be honest with you about them and to guide you if they feel you need it. Hope this help . 

Post # 5
484 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Ashlea000:  I totally feel you… I feel like I look fine in the mirror but like a big cow in photos lol… I also have lost some weight for my wedding but not as much as I would have wanted.  I agree with the advice of making sure you talk over your issues with the photographer so that they can help you be in the most flattering poses and angles, etc.  Also I bet your wedding dress will be much more flattering than street clothes!

Post # 6
1845 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I totally feel your plan. I lost 50 pounds  two years ago and I felt wonderful. I’m up 10 pounds from where I was and I feel awful. I KNOW I’m a lot smaller then I was, but I still feel big. When I bring it up, people will be like “but you’re still 40 pounds down from where you were, you look great”. But when I see pictures, I still feel gross.


I think on your wedding day, you will be in your gorgeous dress, with hair and makeup done. It’ll look a lot different then bad iPhone pics taken at bad angles. You’ll be looking your absolute best, and you’ll feel amazing on your day. Try not to worry about this. There’s nothing you can do at this point, so be proud of what youve done, and just know on your big day you’re going to look the absolute best that you can! 

Post # 8
101 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I struggled with how I would feel on the day.  In the end I stopped thinking about myself so much and thought about what the day meant to us, and that all the people I cared most about in the world were going to be together in one place… and they certainly see me often enough to know what I look like.


After hair and makeup I felt amazing – I know I looked good and I felt very calm and serene (so not me).

Just try and keep it in perspective ๐Ÿ™‚


Post # 9
7 posts


I know you are running low on time so just let me say. BEING SKINNY IS OVER RATED. Being a ballet dancer I have been anorexic and underweight and I have been seriously over weight. When did I look my best? When I was HAPPIEST.

The key to looking good is being happy and heathly and carrying yourself with confidence.

Here is what I would suggest:

1. Drink hot water with lemon once or twice a day from now until your wedding

2. Grab a buddy (Fiance, Maid/Matron of Honor, work buddy, dog) and get 30 minutes of exercise every day until a day or two before the wedding. A quick jog or dance class at the gym (dance party in your living room what what??)

With these two simple steps you will be energized, filled with happy hormones, a little detoxed, and shed any water weight/stress bloating. Seriously do this for even 48 hours and you will see results.

Be sure to take deep breaths (yoga?) remain calm – and you will be absolutely glowing on your big day!

CONGRATS on the weight loss! And remember nobody looks good when they are drunk – blurry pics, bloating, red face. Yuck ๐Ÿ™‚ Put those photos out of your mind and remember above all else – your Husband (very soon to be) thinks you are the most beautiful woman on earth! And on march 2nd you will be (hair, makeup and manicures oh my)!

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