If you know me personally or you are following me on Instagram or Twitter you will know that I am getting married this year!!! I am so unbelievably happy that I can finally say that. I get married in July and honestly I can't wait.
As a fat bride I knew the ''in'' thing was to loose weight and fit into that dream dress. Every bridal magazine I bought was full of articles like ''How to stop bloating on the big day'' ''Loose 5lbs before your wedding'' ''Best detox diet''.
I felt like Fat Alice falling down the dieting rabbit hole. Those words were running around in my head, diet, loose weight, fit in that dress.
Even when I went dress shopping, the women helping me into gowns assumed I would be loosing weight before the big day. I was told which dress would suit my figure after loosing a few pounds. I was told how to make my waist look smaller.
I went along with it because in my head that is what brides do, they loose weight to have pictures to look back on and say 'oh I looked amazing on my wedding day'. But there is a big secret that the diet industry don't want you to know and that is
'No matter what you WILL look amazing on your wedding day'
Your wedding day is going to be the happiest day of your life, it doesn't matter what you look like, what you wear, who is there, all that matter's is that you are marrying the person you love, and love makes everyone look beautiful. Of course a gorgeous outfit always helps haha.
I have been through 3 wedding dresses. 2 of which I was positive I would loose weight to fit into, but then I found a lovely lady by the name of Megan AKA BodyPosiPanda and she helped me to realise I don't need to loose weight to be beautiful. I already am beautiful. I started to look at other fabulous fat women and see that what made them so brilliant was their ability to not give a shit about what people thought of them.
I realised I didn't need to loose weight to be a beautiful bride, because I am going to be a beautiful bride no matter what a set of scales or a magazine article says.
SO for all you plus size, fat, curvy brides out there let me tell you one thing, you do not need to change, you do not need to loose weight for a dress, just be yourself, be you, that is who your marrying fell in love with. You are perfect just the way you are.
See you Soon
Lots of Love