If you are opening this article, you must already be engaged, nearing your wedding date, or just preparing for that big day in the future. Whatever your situation is, you have come to the right place. Weddings are supposed to be a fun and special day for brides.
The marriage preparation is, for many, a stressful experience. Plus-size brides feel that they are under some pressure ten times higher than when they are preparing for an ordinary event. Any plus-size woman knows that there is a stigma when you fall above the standard size. People judge you based on how curvy you look.
But plus-size brides out there should not worry, the tips below will make you feel beautiful and confident on your wedding day. So drop all the bad vibes and keep reading on.
Body Positive Tips for Plus-Size Brides
1. There’s no need to be stressed over your size
Dear plus-size brides, there really is no need to pressure yourself to lose all that weight for your wedding. If you really want to shed some pounds or shape your body, then make sure you set a realistic goal and that you don’t end up sabotaging your health. Remember, you do not want to alter yourself to meet someone else’s expectations, who are you trying to impress anyway? All that matters is your partner waiting for you at the end of the aisle.
2. Do not let others decide how you should look or what you should wear
Finding the perfect dress is more than just finding a look that slims down your silhouette. Beware of salespeople who constantly criticize how a dress looks on you. Your dress should reflect your personality and style. So in the end, you have the last say on how you want to look in your wedding.
3. Get one trusted wedding mentor
Once you announce you’re engaged and ready to walk down the aisle, dozens of opinions will start pouring in. It can be quite overwhelming, especially if you’ve just started with all the wedding planning. Look for that one person in your inner circle who has already walked the aisle. This can be your sister, a best friend, a close cousin, whoever works for you.
If you do not know anyone, you can always get a wedding planner or ask around social media for some tips. Facebook groups for brides include women of all shapes and sizes, so you are bound to get clear and sound advice from helpful strangers.
4. Go dress-shopping when you feel good about yourself
It is important that you shop for your wedding dress on the day you feel extra good about yourself. Certain days such as PMS or after a heavy night of drinking can heavily affect your mood. You want your mind to be in tune with your body, so take care of yourself because you’ll need it to make all the right dress decisions for your big day.
5. Remember, this is your day
Sure, the groom has a say on it as well. But most guys do not feel the need to prepare as much as women do. So basically, it is your wedding, not your mom’s, not your best friend’s, not your annoying aunt, not even that mean sales consultant at the bridal store. Go get a dress that makes you feel beautiful, color your hair pink if you want to, and enjoy one of the most memorable days of your life!