I decided to not purposely lose any weight for my upcoming wedding, and this seems like a novel/revolutionary concept to some people.
I’ve attended a few bridal expos with my fiancé, and there are always a lot of gyms, weight loss management centers, etc. in attendance. If you want to lose weight for you, go for it! As long as it’s to make you happy and not because of anyone else.
I want to look like myself on my wedding day. Yes, I’ll be wearing a fancy dress with my hair and makeup done, but I’ll still look like me.
It never even crossed my mind that I should lose weight for my wedding. I held this same mentality in high school for prom. Several of my class mates would go on diets and start tanning, but none of that appealed to me.
When I ordered my wedding dress, the sales lady asked if I wanted to order it a size or two down because many brides do that since they plan to diet before their weddings. I respectfully told her no, but inside I was so surprised. But perhaps I shouldn’t have been.
I love someone and he loves me so much that he proposed. He knows what I look like, and he genuinely thinks I’m beautiful no matter what. He’s helped me think that about myself too.
I feel almost like I’d be doing a disservice to us both by trying to lose a bunch of weight just to be skinnier on our wedding day.
If you want to lose weight for your wedding day, please don’t get offended. I just felt the need to write this because I feel like it’s become the norm for all brides to want to lose weight, and I want to give a voice to the women and even men who don’t want that.
It’s okay to not want to lose weight in your daily life or for a big event like a wedding.
Do what makes you happy, even if it’s scary to you or frowned upon by others.