There's nothing wrong with dieting to lose weight before your wedding as long as you do it safely, but it's not for everyone. There's equally nothing wrong with staying your current size for the big day. If you're thinking about avoiding the classic pre-wedding weight loss regime but you're uncertain about how to make it work, take a look at these tips.
Confidence is crucial for a bride who doesn't want to go on a diet. First of all, you need to be confident in your decision. If anyone tells you that you should reconsider your stance on losing weight, simply thank them for their opinion but explain that it's not something you want to do. Secondly, you need to be confident in your body. Remember that a wedding is all about the love between you and your partner. Your partner isn't marrying a thinner you -- they're marrying the you you are right now. You don't need to change anything about yourself to make anyone else happy; it's your wedding, after all.
Get a Custom Bridal Gown
If you've already visited a dress shop, you may have noticed that many of the pre-made gowns are made for smaller brides. This can be disheartening for a bride who doesn't want to lose weight, and you may even struggle to find a dress that fits to try on. While these dresses can usually be altered, depending on the dress, it might end up looking a little too different from what you first saw or envisioned. Some plus-size wedding dresses are likely available at the shops, but the ranges are usually small. Luckily, there's more to the bridal gown market than what you can find in a shop. Why not consider a custom dress for your wedding? Custom dresses can be made to your size and specifications, so you can choose any style of dress you like without worrying about whether you'll find one that fits. Custom bridal gowns are a great way to get a show stopping look without dieting.
Hire a Great Photographer
Ever heard the phrase 'the camera adds ten pounds'? It's important to choose a good photographer for your wedding if you want your photos to reflect how you really look. Some brides who avoid dieting are disappointed when they see their wedding photos as they look bigger than they thought they would. This is often because of poor angles and lighting choices. A good photographer knows how to make you look good at any size, leaving you to enjoy your choice to avoid weight loss for years to come.