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Thanks, ladies. I really appreciate the kind words.
I've been trying to lose weight as well, but I'm nowhere where I want to be on my wedding day, a plus size bride! I feel your frustration, and I'm with you on that. But just remember that your fiancé loves you no matter what! I'm going to let that fear and disgust go OUT THE WINDOW on my wedding day, that's the happiest day of my life, and I refuse to be dragged down.
Love doesn't see size, anyway. Good luck!
I know how you feel. I have PCOS, too, and since it really kicked into full gear when I was a teenager, I've continued to gain weight no matter what I do. I've just hit 200 pounds, which for me, with a history of being teased, bullied, and otherwise outcasted, was devastating for me.My fiance always says he likes the way I look and loves my body, but I very simply don't. I look at myself in the mirror and want to break it.My mom, with her infinite cache of platitudes, always says, "try harder, Andrea. Just try harder." But I just can't lose the weight. I eat well, I exercise, and it just doesn't budge. I want to look beautiful for my wedding, but with 90% of the people coming being thin, I can't help but be afraid that everyone is just going to tsk-tsk at the little fat kid in a dress, wishing she could be beautiful for just one day in her life.I haven't even gotten my dress yet. I'm getting married in October 2015 and don't have a dress to wear. Part of me is scared to order it because I'm just going to get fatter between now and then, and then what will I do? Anyway, what I'm trying to say is I understand how you feel. Sorry, I didn't mean to throw in my own ridiculous sob story.
@Kate, thanks so much for sharing your wedding video. You were gorgeous and just glowing with love and happiness. What a magical day for the two of you!
I am an older bride (58) because same sex marriages have FINALLY become legal. I am not the young, thin, bride I had ever imagined myself to be. I am still struggling to find a dress that I feel beautiful in. But, I know when my love and say I do, we will both be beautiful and glowing. I think it's the love from within towards our partner that will make all of us, whatever our age or size, our most beautiful self ever.