SparkPeople Brides and Grooms To-Be Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard_topics.asp?imboard=59 Stay fit and healthy when planning your wedding; share tips and offer support to others who are also getting ready for their big day! SparkPeople Brides and Grooms To-Be Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard_topics.asp?imboard=59 Photographers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=33464090 Just wondering if anyone has looked into photographers yet and if so what is the average price people are finding? Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:07:07 EST N/A http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=33428464 N/A Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:32:39 EST BEYOND THE SCALE~ 10 Week Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=33316290 How often have you wished you could find something to help you with your "stick-to-it-ness"? Have you found that you LOVE Sparkpeople, but have just hit a lull and need a little extra something? <BR> <BR> This 10 week challenge places you on a team with approx. 30 other members who are all working toward the same goal - to be accountable, get and give support, learn some nutrition tips, and build friendships! By setting a 10 week goal, and weighing in each week, you make a COMMITMENT to you... Sun, 23 Mar 2014 22:11:54 EST He broke off the engagment http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=33211351 No warning... no notice... just a letter. I am broken hearted. Fri, 7 Mar 2014 13:58:39 EST To use Save the Dates, or no? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=33186013 I need your opinion, please! My wedding is this November and I have a lot of family coming from abroad and basically from the other side of the country. The problem is I am living out of the country with no family or friends over here (yet!). So, I just created a website with all the information and sent it to everyone, so I wouldn't have to pay the extra postage to send it from here, but now everyone is constantly sending emails and asking questions on whatsapp without remembering about t... Tue, 4 Mar 2014 05:26:16 EST 3 months to the wedding and Injured!! HELP!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=33129418 Help!!! I have injured myself in my middle back ...i was working out (JMBR) with the injury for a week becos it wasnt really bothering all that much....it was only hurting when i was bending over....but then one day my left quad felt really weak and i just had to take a break...that's when i realised it had been a whole week and the pain in the back was still there..I cudnt figure out why this had happened cos i try to concetrate a lot on form during the workout...and then a friend pointed it... Mon, 24 Feb 2014 02:28:39 EST Ideas and Tips?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=33092023 Just a little bit about myself. I've been engaged since June '13. We didn't jump into planning a wedding since I was still putting myself through community college. I graduated in December, and officially walk across the stage in May this year. I would like to at least shed 20 lbs before then. And then lose another 20-40 lbs before we even think about planning a wedding. I would appreciate opinions on this! Thank you! Tue, 18 Feb 2014 14:29:12 EST I need to lose 30lbs before may....HELP!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=33080347 I am getting married on June 28th, and I need to lose weight a month before so I can make sure I can fit in the dress... Mon, 17 Feb 2014 00:26:45 EST Losing weight to fit into dress as a GUEST http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=33060043 Hello everyone! I decided to post my goal here, even though I am not the bride who is getting married but a guest. <BR> <BR> The wedding is in April and the dress that Ive ordered I haven't tried on yet (going to pick it up this weekend). I ordered the only available size, which is a size below my normal size because everyone was saying the dress was a size or two too big anyway. Now Im kinda panicking that it is not going to fit. This will just motivate me to lose the weight that I should ... Fri, 14 Feb 2014 00:11:12 EST Bridal Party Gifts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=32962675 So I know you are suppose to get your bridal party gifts for helping you out with the wedding and what not, but I was thinking of buying there bridesmaid dress for there gift. <BR> <BR> Opinions?? Fri, 31 Jan 2014 17:26:23 EST N/A http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=32905862 N/A Fri, 24 Jan 2014 08:01:42 EST Photographers ... am I wrong? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=32901687 is it wrong to hire more than one photographer? They can get different angles and views. Or is it better to hire one company and pay the extra for an assistant? Photographers are so different and I want to catch the entire day in photos. Thu, 23 Jan 2014 17:47:50 EST The list is growing!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=32901000 The list of people to be invited is growing and growing. It may sound bad, but I hope that some people cannot come. I don't want to leave people out, but dang it. We just have too many friends :) Just kidding. But, the list is growing quickly. Thu, 23 Jan 2014 15:19:13 EST New to Spark People http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=32858646 Hey all! My name is Brianne. I joined Spark people because I want to lose weight. I weigh 247.6 pounds and my mom keeps telling me that I should get the gastric bypass surgery like her. I'm not a big fan of surgery unless its necessary. I am slowly losing weight on my own and I feel that this site will help me lose even more weight so that I can be that beautiful healthy looking bride on my wedding day. Just in case anyone is curious my wedding date is June 20, 2015. Well that's all I really ... Fri, 17 Jan 2014 22:18:12 EST Wedding http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=32842130 Weddings are very inspiring for setting & achieving goals Wed, 15 Jan 2014 18:09:20 EST Venue http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=32841460 Someone just told me about a city owned golf course that will rent super cheap. Beautiful pictures too :) Wed, 15 Jan 2014 15:24:45 EST Vows http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=32825516 Are you hiring someone to do the wedding vows or doing your own or a mix? Mon, 13 Jan 2014 11:04:00 EST Chocolate diamonds!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=32805596 Ladies, FINALLY he asked me!! My ring is chocolate diamonds, vanilla diamonds and a big blue diamond for the center stone!! I love it!!! Fri, 10 Jan 2014 13:24:10 EST Wedding planner/journal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=32798790 Do you have one? did you buy it or make it? What things do you have in it that you would recommend to other brides Thu, 9 Jan 2014 15:30:58 EST To spend the money or not? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=32798017 So I am in the middle of trying to decide on a Venue. We have a few picked out. The one I love the most, takes care of almost everything for you, it's in a hotel so you get a room to get ready in, an upgraded room for the wedding night and a room the next day for gift opening and a few other added perks. problem is it's about $5000 more then my other two venues, which are less classier and I pretty much have to take care of everything. Here is the question now. <BR> <BR> Do you think it wou... Thu, 9 Jan 2014 12:55:47 EST stress management http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=32790632 what does everyone do to stay calm and reduce stress? i'm working out regularly, but i had to walk away from a venue because they just wouldn't negotiate most of the terms of their contract. i'd been a giant ball of stress until i decided to just go with one day and one venue (vs. two days & 3 venues... ugh). any tips? Wed, 8 Jan 2014 12:03:03 EST Bucket list http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=32774765 Have you and your SO done a bucket list together? We did last week. It was so fun!! Mon, 6 Jan 2014 11:37:11 EST Getting Married in June 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=32710842 I am getting married in June 2014 and I need to lose at least 30lbs is this doable? I need motivation, I always give up on my diets and healthy living but I need to stick to it this time because I am not going to wear a size 18 dress at my wedding. I am wearing a strapless dress and want my arms to look nice. I also want to take my dress in at least 2 sizes. Any advice? Sat, 28 Dec 2013 13:23:33 EST Finally http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=32695561 I got engaged, I can finally say that and post here and woo hoo! <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> <em>247</em> <em>334</em> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 10:16:50 EST where is your dream honeymoon? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=32650832 I would love to go to Osaka, Japan. How about you? Wed, 18 Dec 2013 13:48:10 EST How long http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=32603396 did you wait to have your ceremony from when you got engaged? Wed, 11 Dec 2013 10:34:48 EST Elope and do a reception http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=32595390 My man is going to be PCS'ing in July to another country. We want to marry before he leaves, but I don't feel that there is time to prep for a large wedding. Thinking about eloping and doing a big party in 2015 when he is back. Anyone else done this? What did you think? Would you do anything different? Tue, 10 Dec 2013 11:21:08 EST Motivation---- HELP!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=32516419 So I thought thinking about my wedding would be the best motivation I could ever get... but I am having the hardest time keeping myself motivated and eating healthy options, I am craving junk food so bad and I get lazy and don't even want to come on here and log. (Which I know helps keep me on track, maybe that's why I don't like coming on) <BR> <BR> Also I have been sick for the past 3 weeks and can't seem to kick this awful cold. Every time I go to workout I can't manage more then 10 minut... Fri, 29 Nov 2013 12:02:50 EST New to SP and looking for a community http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=32459536 Hi everyone, <BR> I found a reference to SparkPeople on a website and decided to check it out. I've tried to lose weight a couple of times before but I tend to lose motivation and gain all my weight back. For the past 8 years my weight has fluctuated by about 20 lbs and I'm tired of it. I really want to make a lifestyle change to be healthy and for my upcoming wedding. We don't have a date set yet but are thinking about next fall. I'd really like to lose about 30-35lbs by March/April so I can... Wed, 20 Nov 2013 20:46:03 EST spark people newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=32394244 Hey everyone! I just joined sp and am looking to meet other people to help motivate me and to just chat with:) <BR> <BR> I'm getting married 10/4/14 and am looking to lose 35+ lbs! I also have type 2 diabetes and pcos, which makes it kind of hard. Does any other future bride have pcos or type 2?? I'm super excited for my wedding and i kno'll be even better if I'm healthy!! :) Mon, 11 Nov 2013 00:00:39 EST Need to lose 10-15 lbs by the end of Dec! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=32343848 I'm 5'2" petite+curvy female and was 125. Now I'm 140. I've been running a mile and doing various exercises, eating smaller portions, drinking green tea, drinking lots of water, and such...I incorporate more veggies than fruits in my diet. Exercising I lose an average of 350-400 a day. And consume about 500 cals a day. <BR> <BR> I noticed my face has gotten smaller a bit, but what else can I do to lose 1-2 lbs a week. <BR> <BR> I honestly am scared to look at the scale and not see any diff... Sun, 3 Nov 2013 21:09:26 EST need to drop 90lbs before 04/23/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=32337089 i'm hoping to be down to a lovely 160lbs by my wedding date! I could use encouragement and motivation! Sat, 2 Nov 2013 22:33:00 EST Possible destination wedding? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=32318115 My fiance and I are from two different worlds- I have a big Italian family living in Canada, my immediate family and best friends and I live in the US, and my FH lives in Europe as does his family. Though I would like my whole family to be at the wedding, I know most won't be able to make it to Europe, and it seems unfair to have it in Canada where it would be almost entirely my family members and his parents and sister. As a compromise, we were thinking of maybe doing a destination wedding (... Thu, 31 Oct 2013 05:47:42 EST July Wedding- need to prepare http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=32265892 Hi Guys, <BR> <BR> I am getting married to my fiancé in July. <BR> Since we have started dating, I have put on 15 lbs. I would like to lose that 15 lbs by the holidays and then lose another 20 lbs by next July. <BR> <BR> Problem is I lack motivation and I'm not sure why- it's always "tomorrow" for me. I can't manage to get myself to the gym. I can't manage to eat healthy. I don't know what my problem is but I know if I don't start soon I will hate myself. <BR> <BR> I know I can do it- I'v... Wed, 23 Oct 2013 12:18:27 EST A slight wedding problem :-/ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=32175067 I am getting married 8/8/14 and I am soooo excited about it. With one exception. Here's the full story. <BR> <BR> I have been married before. My exhusband and I eloped. I had no dress, no reception, and there were only 2 people there (his mother and grandmother) and that was it. No honeymoon. Nothing. <BR> <BR> Now with this wedding I am going all out. My fiance wants me to have the wedding of my dreams. I will be wearing my mother's dress (it's in my blog labeled day 15) and I am going to ... Fri, 11 Oct 2013 00:23:11 EST Hi y'all! I'm new on here & need some advice! :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=32031129 My wedding is a year away...September 12th! I have about 80 lbs to lose! Not for the wedding, but for me! However, I can't imagine being this size in engagement/wedding photos! I definitely don't want this body captured in pictures that are going to hang on my walls & will be passed out to loved ones to hang on their walls, as well! Those pictures would haunt me FOREVER! ugh! When I first met my fiancé I was 80 lbs lighter...12 years later, here I am! & I feel so uncomfortable in my own skin!... Sat, 21 Sep 2013 10:05:09 EST Getting Married In 2015-55 pounds lighter by then! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=31938904 I'm getting Married to my best friend on August 15,2015. And I want everyone at my wedding to look at me and think WOW Shes Beautiful! I have two sisters that are very beautiful and thin, I've always been the fat girl, growing up I was always teased and had no confidence and no self-esteem. I want to look and feel beautiful on my wedding day without having to worry about what people are saying about me. I want my Fiancé to be able to pick me up and hold me in his arms. My problem is I only d... Sun, 8 Sep 2013 23:59:08 EST Do you feel pressured to match your fiance? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=31923194 What I mean is, my fiance and I are both tall (he's 6'4 and I'm 5'8) and he is super thin (155lbs). I feel pressure (from myself) to be super thin because I don't want to be seen as his fat little wife. I want us to be an attractive couple. <BR> <BR> Does anyone else feel a similar way? Fri, 6 Sep 2013 20:44:14 EST Hangrily Snapping at My Fiance http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=31863229 Hangry. When every little thing annoys the heck out of you because you're hungry. As a huge foodie, I get hangry at least once a day even with eating solid, healthy meals. <BR> <BR> Today, I had salmon and green beans for lunch. I heated up some oatmeal too but it tasted so gross that I threw half of it out. But while I was making my meal, I was also making my fiance's lunch too. Since his struggle is to GAIN weight, I try to make him food that can hopefully fatten him up a bit. I made him s... Thu, 29 Aug 2013 22:45:56 EST Cake? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=31860627 What's everyone doing for their cake- traditional/modern/cupcakes/cake pops? <BR> <BR> I am not 100% sold on getting a big expensive wedding cake- traditionally we don't have them at Indian weddings, but having grown up here it seems like a nice idea. <BR> <BR> I do have some unusual flavor combos thought out, but it would ultimately depend on the bakery! I do think cupcakes would be fun, though. Thu, 29 Aug 2013 13:43:59 EST September 27, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=31843117 Hi All! <BR> <BR> My fiance and I are getting married in September of 2014. We've created a blog to track our fitness and health achievements and all the bumps along the way. We both have mistreated our bodies for a long time, and now that we are getting married, we thought this would be the perfect time to get healthy together. Please follow us and support us through this journey! Here is the link to our blog: <link>septembertwentyseventh.wordpress.com<BR>/ </link> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 09:14:11 EST You're doing something amazing! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=31782933 Its been 4 years since I was a bride, but I want you to know how proud you should be of yourself for not just dreaming about being healthy on your big day, but for doing sometime about it! I weighed 298 on my wedding day and was a size 28. It was only at the end of 2011 that my husband and I decided to get healthy. I've lost 146 and he lost 205 pounds and now I'm planning a 2nd wedding to renew our vows so I can have photos to be proud of. Mon, 19 Aug 2013 10:09:23 EST In a panic http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=31762638 I am getting married November 16th, I have got to loose this weight to fit in the dress I got a year ago..... I don't think it will be possible. :( <BR> HELP? Fri, 16 Aug 2013 16:13:28 EST RNY & planning a wedding http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=31730278 Hello all i'm Ericka and i'm from Texas. My fiancé and I are getting married next year in October...the 25th to be exact. I have done a little on the planning(mainly just getting all my ideas in order via pinterest) but currently I am getting ready to undergo Gastric Bypass(RNY) surgery, just awaiting approval from my insurance company. Hope to get to know yall here as well as share plans and ideas Mon, 12 Aug 2013 13:48:56 EST What are you serving at the reception? Self-cater? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=31675645 What are you serving at the reception? <BR> <BR> Anyone else self-catering or considering it?? Mon, 5 Aug 2013 18:07:15 EST Realistic Goal Before Dress Fitting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=31656891 So I found my dress and bought it in a size that fits now, but I hope to loose quite a bit of weight between now and my fitting for alterations. Right now (August 3rd) I'm 248 lbs, my fitting will be in the beginning of March (7 months). Is it realistic that I could get to 199 by then. I'm feeling determined and am ready to go. My future husband is on board with me and has a good deal of weight to loose too. I have a good support system, a gym membership, and at least a few months on my side... Sat, 3 Aug 2013 10:39:10 EST Want to stay on track? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=31597053 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm Courtney and I'm getting married in November. We're also getting some pre-wedding pics taken in September and I'm a bridesmaid in my cousin's wedding in October. Basically, its crunch time! <BR> <BR> I'm looking for some people who want to help each other stay on track with wedding & post-wedding fitness goals. As of right now, I'm trying to slim down as much as possible before the wedding (maybe 20-30 pounds) and tone up my arms & back. <BR> <BR> Hopefully thi... Fri, 26 Jul 2013 23:58:36 EST WEDDING WAS BEAUTIFUL BUT HOT. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=31446293 My grandson's wedding was Friday at Portsmouth N.H. outside Near the Atlantic Ocean. BRIDE LOVELY. The men in the party wore black suits, long sleeve shirts, cuff link's and at 5 pm it was 98 degree's. Tue, 9 Jul 2013 04:57:06 EST eloped in june and reception in feb http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=31431568 My husband and I married quietly this june and sent out reception invites for February. I am a recovering figure competitor. My metabolism is shot from low carb, low cal diets, and too much cardio. I am on a mission to regulate my metabolism, enjoy working out again, and have a healthy relationship with all food groups. My ultimate outcome is a 10lb weight loss and maintenance by December. <BR> I am emotional eater who suffers from general anxiety disorder and I am working hard to reduce my ... Sun, 7 Jul 2013 10:36:02 EST Getting fit for my wedding but gym closed down :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=31347518 Ok, so this is my first post every. Yay. I joined sparkpeople several years ago but unfortunately didn't use it like I should have. Last month I got engaged to the most wonderful man in the world, so naturally I want to slim down and tone up a bit. Last week I started going to my gym regularly after work. I get off work at 6, go to the gym for an hour, then drive the 45 minute drive home. Well, this last Monday I head to the gym and find a nice little note on the door saying that they we... Wed, 26 Jun 2013 22:05:19 EST 6 weeks until my wedding http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=31264000 We are getting married August 1st and I found my wedding dress yesterday, the first dress I tried on! David's Bridal and the best part was it was only $50. It is just a little tight in the bust but wearable. I am 5' 5" and weigh about 155 pounds. I would like to lose around 10 pounds before my big day. I could afford to lose some belly fat, lol. Any suggestions on where to start? Should I try any diets or just cut out sweets? Did a 5k on Saturday in about 45 minutes so running is not... Mon, 17 Jun 2013 07:23:09 EST Brides To Be----Veil or No Veil?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=31177826 Hair Dilemma!! <BR> I am going to wear my hair up for the wedding, with a sparkly hairpin in the back...so here is my dilemma...Do I wear a veil or not?? I can't decide on what I should do! <BR> Any advice/suggestions?? Thu, 6 Jun 2013 18:06:43 EST 49 days & still 20 pounds more than I want to be! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=31136335 49 days until my wedding. I should totally be excited right? Well, I am for the most part, but truthfully, it's a bit nerve-wracking that I have officially been on a plateau for a straight month! It's not fair! I eat right, I exercise, I've even changed my calorie/fat goals. It's still not coming off! Today was the first time I have dropped a pound in a month! I can't imagine being the weight I am now on my wedding day. It's not that I haven't come far in this journey... 19 lbs is no joke! Bu... Sat, 1 Jun 2013 21:13:42 EST Have my sister in the wedding? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=31127693 My sister and I aren't really close. She is very mean to me and makes comments about my fiance and I, my weight, etc. I really do not like being around her because she is so negative she also makes comments everytime she asks about the wedding and I tell her the details. I have chosen my maid of honor and its my best friend. Should I feel obligated to have her in the wedding since she's family? My fiance says I shouldn't feel obligated due to how she treats me.....any ideas? Fri, 31 May 2013 20:33:44 EST 1 Year To Lose At Least 50lbs!!!! Advice? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=31124741 My fiance is a US Marine and as such, he's in pretty great shape. Our wedding date is July 5, 2014 and I don't want to be the chunky bride next to the fit groom AAAND I'd like to look good in a bikini on our honeymoon!! My problem is taking that first step toward starting a workout routine that I can stick to! I know I just need to lose a pound a week to reach my goal by I'm afraid that I won't be able to stay motivated. Are there any other brides-to-be that have/had the same issues and overc... Fri, 31 May 2013 11:12:43 EST 1 year to lose 50 to 70 llbs and keep it off http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=31109222 We haven't set an exact date, but I don't want to be a fat bride! I'm 6ft 1 and my partner is only 5ft 7 or so, and he is so much slimmer than I am, we already look silly being as I'm so much taller than him I don't want to be double his width as well. I want to lose weight the right way this time a way that enables me to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle and keep the bad habits and weight at bay. Wed, 29 May 2013 14:35:55 EST how did you pick a date? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=31063119 Everyone and their mother (literally, it seems) has been asking me when the date is. We had a time-line picked out and then it all fell through because I had to move back home (boo), so now there is nothing set in stone.... <BR> <BR> How did you guys figure out a day? I'm starting to collapse under the pressure from the wedding planner, family members, and Facebook because everyone keeps telling us to pick a date and we can't figure out how....it's stressing the both of us out (which is no g... Thu, 23 May 2013 13:41:54 EST 12 week challenge registering NOW! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=31056544 How often have you wished you could find something to help you with your "stick-to-it-ness"? Have you found that you LOVE Sparkpeople, but have just hit a lull and need a little extra something? <BR> <BR> This 12 week challenge places you on a team with approx. 30 other members who are all working toward the same goal - to lose weight! By setting a 12 week goal, and weighing in each week, you make a COMMITMENT to yourself to DO something. At the same time, you socialize and make lifelong fr... Wed, 22 May 2013 19:49:48 EST Dress Fit Issues http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=31044795 Hello All! <BR> <BR> So I've lost 13.5 pounds already! (Only 5.5 more and I'm officially no longer overweight weight!) I'm training for a half-marathon so I'm running about 20+ miles a week and generally feeling great! I'm in the best shape of my life, and I have 8 more weeks of race training ahead of me. <BR> <BR> Here's my problem: My dress is too small. (Cue minor freak out.) It fits like a glove everywhere else, but the chest area is 1-1.5 inches too small. I'm very busty, so this is... Tue, 21 May 2013 09:57:35 EST The bride is picking out dresses for skinny people http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=31019361 Ok, so we went bridesmaid shopping, and I had to deal with a hand full of girls who think they are oh so huge without any sort of curves what so ever. I however, I know I need to lose weight, and where as I want to lose weight I don't think feeling horrible about myself is the way to go about that. The dresses she decided were options are for, frankly girls who have great stick figures. They are short short, tight fitting dresses, and they make even the skinny girls look like they are bigger ... Sat, 18 May 2013 04:19:50 EST Bride to Be in Need of Toning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=31019335 I have set my goals here on the site and it has me down to 138 by November 11. That seems so unbelievable to me...that's down 47 pounds from where I am today. <BR> <BR> I have started working out at least an hour and a half 4 times a week. As most women do I have trouble areas of my abdomen and thighs. As the weight drops off how do I tone these areas and prevent sagging skin? <BR> <BR> My workout consists of weight machines, stability ball exercises and cardio using the treadmill and elli... Sat, 18 May 2013 03:32:32 EST Thoughts on the reception...splurge day? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=31013314 I am almost 3 weeks into my weight loss program and am wondering if I should consider my wedding reception as a splurge day which is 3 weeks away. I have always been a foodie and the one thing I wanted for my wedding was a very nice meal which we have planned. I know I will be paying attention to portions...but it's my wedding day and I really don't want to be spending the whole night asking myself if I should have this glass of wine or did I have one too many ravioli. What are your though... Fri, 17 May 2013 09:06:31 EST wedding venue http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=30878276 so i'm feeling frustrated because though i've seen some venues that seem nice enough and all, nothing has really 'wowed' me or made me feel like it would be the perfect place for my wedding. have any of you felt that perfect moment? i'm not expecting everything to be ideal, and obviously there are pros and cons to each venue, but if i'm dropping a crapton of money i would like to feel more than just ambivalent about a place! <BR> <BR> i appreciate any input/advice you may have! Tue, 30 Apr 2013 13:00:21 EST Bachorlette party planning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=30869094 What are you all doing for your bachorlette plans?? <BR> <BR> We got married April 13th but we still will have our bachorlette party LOL <BR> <BR> The only thing is my daughter is 16 and She is one of my bridesmaids, I just would feel awful if she couldn't experience something so fun! All the girls want to go bar hopping, (I hate to drink) <BR> So, I am thinking instead of just going out of town for the weekend, going and just having fun that way and staying in a hotel yet. That way my dau... Mon, 29 Apr 2013 12:33:00 EST 80 lbs down and 30 days to go! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=30771239 So now is the time that they say is cruch time! Luckily, I'm not feeling the stress. Everything is nicely set up and paid for (by us). My weight is contining to come down (I'm 80 lbs lighter!). And we've got 30 days to go! I couldn't be happier with life right now! <BR> And before anyone thinks it was all sunshine and roses getting here, think again. We booked 2 different venues, only to have those fall apart on us! Searched high and low for a pastor/officiant to marry us (we just didn't kno... Thu, 18 Apr 2013 06:36:35 EST HELP !! Grandma of the Groom ?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=30708231 My grandson is getting married on July 5thand my diet and exercise program is continuing, but what does Grandma wear ? The color scheme is mauve & black.and it is in New Hampshire by the ocean. I was thinking black. What do you all think ?? Wed, 10 Apr 2013 22:22:25 EST Need to lose 30-35lbs in 3 1/2 months http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=30700492 I am a soon to be groom and I have 30-35lbs to lose over the summer. I've done it before but in a unhealthy way. Is there any suggestions or advice to lose this amount of weight? <BR> <BR> Thanks! Wed, 10 Apr 2013 04:28:13 EST Married sat!!! Hyphen last names vs. his only http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=30686782 EEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,<BR>,, <BR> <BR> Well this was sooo NOT planned... LOL <BR> <BR> We found the home of our dreams and here comes the house application loans... he qualified for a VA loan... butttttttttt what? We have to get married hahahahahaha <BR> <BR> So, our June wedding will now be an April 13th wedding.. if this saves us hundreds and thousands of dollars off of a loan plus a no down payment? Sign us up! <BR> <BR> So, here I am.. sat.. no flowers, my dress c... Mon, 8 Apr 2013 16:42:02 EST Gonna be a gay ole time. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=30642320 So we are planning are commitment ceremony in TX May2014. In doing so I have committed to multiple life changes; weight loss, volunteering for my community, high school reunion and caring for the basic needs of our family. Does anyone have any suggestions (rude or oppositional stances are not needed or welcome) on preparing for a lesbian wedding while staying on track with life. Thu, 4 Apr 2013 05:22:11 EST Undergarments matter??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=30557318 Morning my awesome sparker peeps! <BR> <BR> I am now in the search of my cami (undergarment fat sucker in, body smoother out thing) <BR> <BR> I have found so many and they are not cheap at all, <BR> <BR> what were the best ones you have seen and any suggestions before I go and splurge on one of these... They look like H*LL to get into and out of.. and I found those that are just stomach ones one that go over the stomach and hips and then hook to the bra... I am having a hard time deciding ... Tue, 26 Mar 2013 07:32:43 EST THE BIG DAY !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=30535378 I am Grandma Franny and my grandson, Eddie is getting married on July 5th and I have scrolled and saw this O.K. BRIDES & GROOMS-TO-BE. You want to look and feel your best on the Day Of Your Lives. From a person who knows. 72 1/2 yrs. old and keeping and maintaining for health. Don't you both think that you owe each other the BEST GIFT YOU CAN GIVE EACH OTHER ON YOUR DAY. LOVE & FEEL YOUR BEST Work out together now and after the wedding. You owe this to each other A LIFETIME. I get up at 2 am ... Sat, 23 Mar 2013 21:38:53 EST Non-sappy Non-sickly quotes about love/partnership http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=30399618 Our table decorations are going to be piles of old books, wrapped with ribbon and a flower, with an old fashioned luggage tag with a quote on it. <BR> <BR> I have quotes from a Hunter-Killer assassin droid from a Star Wars game, a quote from Skyrim, one from Gormenghast .... <BR> <BR> ...not sickly cutesy ones, gushing nonsense ones... <BR> <BR> That's not us. <BR> <BR> If anybody has anything neat to share (I'm still searching for an acceptable quote from the Songs of Fire and Ice books... Sat, 9 Mar 2013 13:09:45 EST 60lbs in 7 months...possible???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=30258794 I am getting married on September 28th and reallllllllllly want to lose atleast 60lbs before than. I am scared to death to walk down the aisle "fat" and am hoping that this goal is doable. If it means I have to work out twice a day instead of once I am willing to do it. Has anyone else lost that amount of weight in that time period?? <BR> <BR> Please any feedback and support would be sooooooo appreciated! Sat, 23 Feb 2013 12:29:40 EST Lose weight together before our weddings? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=30053624 Hi all! Just wondering if there are any girls out there who want to work together and support each other in order to drop some pounds for our big days. I am open to blogging, creating a team, sending spark messages, anything to keep each other motivated and begin this healthy lifestyle. Respond here or feel free to message me if interested!! <BR> <BR> Congrats to you all :D <BR> <BR> Maria xo Sat, 2 Feb 2013 16:55:52 EST Topaz over Diamonds? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=29155069 I would really love a pear shaped topaz (yellow/orange) ring over a diamond. Do you think people will think of it as costume jewelry since it won't be a diamond? Tue, 23 Oct 2012 07:32:43 EST traditional or non-traditional? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=28744061 tell us about your theme Fri, 7 Sep 2012 08:46:17 EST what are your wedding colors http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=28412584 crimson red and silver. roll tide Thu, 2 Aug 2012 08:49:25 EST Looking for Brides ready to get in shape! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=28188420 Hi everyone! My name is Jenna and I have a passion for fitness! I understand that brides want to be in the best shape possible in the least amount of time right? If you need help with nutrition or a fitness program I would be more than honored to help! I am more available at jennavoight@yahoo.com. Mon, 9 Jul 2012 17:25:45 EST no longer bride to be :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=27768606 well, I was supposed to be married 3 days before my birthday last year but we broke off the wedding 6 months before. I guess it just wasn't meant to be, I wanted him to fight for me, but he gave up so effortlessly. Is the man of my dreams out there somewhere waiting to sweep me off my feet... I always ask myself. am I just being to foolish to thithat fairytale ending is out there??? I think he's out there, and congratulations to all you guys finding happiness, I wish you the best. Fri, 25 May 2012 00:29:25 EST Brides and Grooms to-be in.... 2015!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=27681876 Hello, <BR> <BR> Is there anyone else out there who is not getting married until this year? We are paying for the whole event ourselves and I refuse to get any of the day put on my credit cards or get loans, I just couldn't enjoy the day knowing that I still have to pay for it! <BR> <BR> Also I want to be a healthy slim bride - So given the time limit I now have and the weight to lose I know this is achievable - In total I would say I have 4 stone (56lbs) to rid and at least 1000 days to do... Tue, 15 May 2012 15:55:46 EST Honeymoon plans.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=27202193 With all this wedding talk... what about the honeymoon??? Where are you going, for how long, how are you preparing, what are you looking forward to most.... Tue, 27 Mar 2012 11:14:36 EST Show off your wedding dress! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=26666675 I'm not going to do serious wedding-dress thinking for another month or two, but I'm starting to collect ideas. I'll be making my own, and I'm looking for a cocktail/retro look rather than traditional. <BR> <BR> This is my current favourite dress at the moment - a 1950s wedding dress (though my bow would not be pink!) <BR> <BR> http://red-wedding.net/wp-content/upload<BR>s/2010/05/1950-s-wedding-dresses-3.jpg Mon, 30 Jan 2012 18:02:25 EST How did your SO propose? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=23597045 i thought this might be fun to read Fri, 1 Apr 2011 22:24:58 EST Anyone use weight watchers before? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=22600045 Hello wedding friends! Ive seen a LOT of commercials for Weight Watchers and just read an article that said weight watchers is the most successful weight loss company. Has anyone used it? and is it worth the time and money? Im getting married in December and would really like to drop the weight. Any ideas or comments? Sat, 15 Jan 2011 12:31:55 EST Does the size of the ring really matter? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=22231541 I currently work in a jewelry store. It amazes me, how often women are dissatisfied with the size of the ring their future spouse picks out for them. One guy came in with his soon-to-be fiance to show her a ring. She picks out an identical ring, only in 14k white gold with a fully carat worth of diamonds (drastically more expensive than the 10k 1/4 carat he'd picked out). She acted very sullen when he told her she'd have to wait a little longer before he could afford it. <BR> <BR> Another la... Tue, 14 Dec 2010 20:56:46 EST