(Closed) Were you happy with your weight on your wedding day?

posted 4 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
2016 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

cls9q:  My goal was to lose 10 pound during my 11-month engagement. I only lost 5, and 3 of those came off the week of the wedding! So I failed. BUT I still felt beautiful on my wedding day. Honestly, I didn’t even think about it. There are a couple of pictures I’ve seen that were shot from very unfortunate angles and made me cringe a bit, but overall, it didn’t make a difference. I’ve see pics of you in your dress, you are stunning. It really will be the happiest day of your life.

Post # 3
7311 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

On your wedding day were you happy with your weight? Nope, not in the least. I GAINED weight during our engagement and had to have my dress let out to accomodate the gain. It was still a wee bit too tight.

Did you like your photos? Yep. Our photographer was amazing at taking flattering photos that really captured the joy of the day.

Were you confident? Yep. Amazing dress + amazing MUA + amazing hair stylist = feeling like the most stunning woman on earth

How far away were you from your goal weight? 80 pounds or so

Seriously, weight does not equal beauty, confidence, or happiness. It’s just a number. Do not allow it to control your emotions. That is a surefire way to cheat yourself out of happiness.

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Post # 4
1035 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

First off, congrats! I actually was at my goal weight for a year at the point of my wedding, but have always struggled with body image issues and didn’t think I’d feel very confident. I was not happy with my weight, but I don’t think I ever will be (at least not in young adulthood… Maybe I’ll embrace my body as I get older!) I had been on and off “chubby” during the years prior due to hormonal issues and never see myself as thin. So take it from me, someone who rarely feels great about her body… I could NOT have cared LESS about any of that on my wedding day! Prepare yourself, there are probably a lot of cliché phrases about to come out of me. I was so happy to be marrying my best friend that I felt sexy and confident all day, and my photos show that. I have never liked any pictures of myself more than my wedding photos. I didn’t think about my body or my insecurities all day. There’s nothing that makes you radiate more happiness than knowing that you have a man who loves you no matter what, embraces all of your self-perceived imperfections and wants to spend the rest of his life with you. I can’t speak for you or anybody else, but I am sure I’m not the only woman who will always find something about myself that I wish I could change, whether it be weight or any other criticism I have of myself. But I highly doubt you will let it get in the way of enjoying your day, and your photos will show your happiness. Congrats again!

ETA: I just did some backtracking and saw a picture of you in your dress– you have NOTHING to worry about! You have a great figure and your dress shows it off nicely!

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 2 months ago by  Kay1126.
Post # 5
2156 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I didn’t lose ANY of the weight I had planned.  I wanted to lose 10-15 pounds before the wedding but I got so caught up in the planning I didn’t do any extra excercise or dieting.  I was bummed. But when the pictures came back, I was thrilled.  My dress still fit me, and the photographer does wonders as they are trained to find your best side and take the most flattering shots. You will look beautiful!

Post # 6
6107 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

1. No, I wasn’t happy with my weight on my wedding day

2. Yes, I like my pictures. There are some things I don’t like about my pictures that don’t have to do with my weight though. And yeah, I probably would have liked some of them more if I was the size I wanted to be (some angles just didn’t look good lol)

3. I wouldn’t say I was confident but I just didn’t give a f*ck on that day. My curls fell out, my makeup wasn’t right, and I wasn’t the size I wanted to be but absolutely none of that was on my mind that night. I was a sweaty mess with a messy bun on the top of my head in a lot of my reception pictures and I had a blast.

4. I was about 30 lbs heavier than I wanted to be (and still am). I’m lazy as shit.

Post # 7
2734 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Yes, but it wasn’t so much my weight, but my look. I was working out a lot so I had some good tone going on.

Post # 8
578 posts
Busy bee

I lost about forty pounds for my wedding and wish I pushed hard for that extra ten!

Post # 9
9698 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

Dear god I hope I can say yes to this next year. 

Post # 9
1543 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

i lost about 15 pounds for my wedding (before that, I was normally in the upper range of normal in terms of BMI) and I am so happy I did. I know it would be a better message to say “weight doesn’t matter!” but personally I know I like my photos a lot more because Im not focusing on my “big” arms etc. but my dress was very tight and revealing so I think that added to the pressure I felt. 

this was just my experience!

Post # 11
4616 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I lost about 30 pounds for my wedding. I was still technically ‘overweight’ according to my BMI, but looked pretty freaking fantastic nevertheless. 

I will admit to putting that weight back on though. 🙁

Post # 12
4698 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

On your wedding day were you happy with your weight? 

I wasn’t unhappy with myself, I’m just my own worst critic and felt like I could’ve been thinner.

Did you like your photos? 

Yes. We’ve only gotten a sneak back but so far so good!

Were you confident? 

I always have the voice in the back of my head saying you should still be a size 4 but, I don’t look bad.. I’m not unhappy so I’d say I was as confident as I could be.

Everyone in my life thinks I look great, I’m just so critical of myself.

How far away were you from your goal weight? 

I don’t have a goal weight.. More of a goal size. Based on the size I was when I met my husband.. Which may not be realistic because I was not the healthiest, just very thin. Which I realize is an unhealthy way of thinking but I’m being honest.. I’m a size 8, at 5’8″ and I’d be the slighest bit happier at a size 6. I’m almost there I’m just lazy.

I think you’re overthinking this. I was the same.. About 2 weeks out I was googling every single combination of the phrase ‘lose 10 pounds in 2 weeks’. When our wedding day rolled around, I’ve never felt happier or more beautiful. I love the way I looked and the 5-10 pounds I thought I could’ve lost didn’t even cross my mind.. I don’t look back and regret not losing weight either. I’d let it go if I were you, you look great in your dress and when everyone tells you how beautiful you look, just believe them. We are always our own worst critics.

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  • This reply was modified 4 years, 2 months ago by  KC-2722.
Post # 13
604 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I’m not married yet, just here to agree with Kay1126:  I think your dress is beautiful and you’re going to look amazing no matter what! Plus with hair and makeup and being caught up in the day, I’m sure you’ll feel stunning!

Carry on!

Post # 14
8576 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’ve struggled with a weight problem all my life, even when I was “thinner” i was never thin, I honestly don’t think I will ever be thin, but I would like to be somewhat smaller and of course, healthier. I have a few health problems that contribute to being overweight [PCOS, social anxiety], paired with the fact that I don’t exercise much [my own fault] and a very slow metab [when Darling Husband & I got together, I was a size 16, and I only ate MAYBE twice a week to maintain my weight – i was basically on a liquid diet most of the time, once we got together – he ate all the time, so I did too].

To answer your questions :

On your wedding day were you happy with your weight? I was happy enough. I didn’t want the added stress of trying to lose weight for the wedding, and I’m so glad I didn’t attempt it. I did watch what I ate so I didnt GAIN any weight, though.

Did you like your photos? We don’t have our photos back yet, but I do like some of them. Others aren’t so flattering but I think that happens with everyone, not just those who are overweight.

Were you confident? Oh yeah! I was felt gorgeous on that day, between me LOOKING awesome, and getting so many compliments on EVERYTHING it was impossible for me to feel ugly.

How far away were you from your goal weight? N/A for me. I never set out to lose any weight for the wedding. I plan to work on that once I get some of my health problems taken care of.

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