Often, when a girl gets engaged, that becomes time for her to launch into a full on weight loss campaign to look good for "the big day." I admit, I had those thoughts myself. Diets don't work for me, though, and I have spent a good long time learning to love my body, and I don't plan on depriving it.
I recently took a trip to New York to visit friends, and while there, I stopped off at Dolly Couture for some wedding dress shopping. I love their dresses, because they have a fun and unique style, and the entire experience was amazing. It was a small room in a low-rise building in Manhattan, which made me a little nervous. Would they have dresses that fit me? Would I find what I was looking for? I did, and more.
(You don't get to see the final dress. I'm saving that for the wedding.)
I love my body, imperfect as it is, so I won't be going on any huge weight loss campaigns for the wedding. I'm active, and I love healthy food, and that's the most important thing. Any brides out there that think they have to slim down for your big day, all I have to say is this: Your partner loves you for who you are, so embrace that. You should feel beautiful on your wedding, but the most important thing is to feel beautiful every day.