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 Anyone getting married in Jan or Feb of 2015? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=34557199 I could really use a buddy who is on similar timeline. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:13:53 EST Traditions! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=34397544 I am getting married next June, I have never been to a traditional wedding here in the US so i'm not really sure what the traditions here are. I am also not having a 'conventional' wedding, we are getting married at a resort in Vegas, in our hotel suite actually. Our guests are only us, my parents, brother and his wife, and my fiances parents and brother. None of us have been to Vegas before, so I want this to be a fun spontaneous wedding/vacation for everyone. Any ideas on some fun simple tr... Thu, 4 Sep 2014 07:07:38 EST So bridesmaids dresses are tailored smaller? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=34345441 Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I am in a real conundrum. I've never had a chance to be a bridesmaid and it will be a year or two until I am a bride, I've been on Spark for four years and have gone from a size 20/22 to a 8/6 (evening dresses) which is fantastic but... . <BR> <BR> I am currently on a scale fast and my brother's wedding isn't until Halloween. I have to order my dress now as I will not actually be able to try it out until four days or so the wedding so all I I can do is hope that ... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:57:15 EST nothing has changed ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=34333711 i am an old married person - but i see nothing is that different in the antiquated institution known as ''marriage', it is supposed to be a supportive union, considered a 'sacrament ' in many religious sects. you make a solemn promise, take an oath in front of your peers, HIGHER power etc etc. <BR> but it is INEQUITABLE, where one person or the other SEEMS TO MUST HAVE CONTROL and POWER over the other. <BR> yes i know many of the LAWS OF THE LANDS have changed - but have they really????... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:40:49 EST New to Sparkpeople and Getting married in 2016!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=34275048 Hi I just wanted to introduce myself, My fiance and I have been together for 5 years and are finally tying the knot on our 7th anniversary in 2016! I'm attempting to lose about 80 pounds before the wedding. ANY advice/ encouragement is welcome! <em>30</em> Sat, 16 Aug 2014 09:55:50 EST Recently engaged - Wedding in a year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=34262133 Hey everyone! <BR> <BR> I've been engaged for a couple weeks and as my wedding is in August 2015 (a year from now) I decided to get started on my weight loss right away. I'm hoping to lose between 30 and 40 pounds by the big day. <BR> <BR> Just wanting to connect with brides to be! :) Thu, 14 Aug 2014 08:52:26 EST drinks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=34243867 Hello, I am engaged at long last. I am going to lose weight for my wedding next year. My problem...well I have a few. But my problem that I want to talk today about it drinking. I drink, then I eat a ton! Then I put on weight. Even if it is just 1 or 2 drinks. I need help with this....any advice? Mon, 11 Aug 2014 17:21:58 EST HELP :/ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=34119747 I am now 52 days away from my big day.... And am 50 pounds overweight. I have been engaged 9 months and still have no motivation. I feel like something is seriously wrong with me! I have a gorgeous wedding dress that was a few thousand dollars, and still haven't even been motivated to look my best in it! I don't know what my deal is. Anyone else feeling like this? Now I am in panic mode because basically I am running out of time and only have like 7 weeks until my wedding. That's like at most... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:01:06 EST The top three priorities of your wedding? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=34033561 Wedding attire - groom and bride <BR> Photography/Videography <BR> To have a small wedding with closest family and friends. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 06:22:13 EST Just Checking the Bride & Groom section !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=34032413 how is it going ?? i am going to be 74 yrs. old on July 26th and was grandmother of the groom last year. Gave me a lot of tip's. <BR> <BR> GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND ENJOY YOUR LIFE TOGETHER. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 03:17:11 EST Maid of Honor Bailed - Am I being catty? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=34014494 My maid of honor bailed out of my wedding party because I don't have her children apart from it. She said she needs to do what is right for her kids. She doesn't want to leave them alone while I get married. She thought that she might be able to hold her youngest one during the ceremony, and have them sit at the head table with us, and be in the limo and during pictures. I said these are no kid area's. My step son will be the only child standing up during the ceremony and he will only be at t... Mon, 7 Jul 2014 13:15:28 EST Stressed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=33985765 Sorry for my vent. We are having a small wedding on a tight budget. I was excited at first. I'm probably the only one out of my circle who does not have children or married. I've been to all my friends celebrations. So when I got in engaged everyone was excited; finally!! One of close friends was suppose to renew her vows for the last 3yrs. She canceled it. Not intill I started with my wedding plans she decided to renew her vows.. I wanted to take my time now I feel rushed. I don't feel so i... Wed, 2 Jul 2014 22:22:14 EST Wedding Day plans http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=33875966 HI all....you all know how it is..life keeps you busy and one day you wake up and say...hey what about me??? I am over weight by 70 pounds and want to get in shape to fit a size 10/12 wedding dress. I welcome new support. I am planning a wedding on a cruise ship next Easter. emoticon <BR> <BR> I started out by tossing out the soda, the salt, stock my cabinet with Mrs Dash seasoning, and eat a high protein diet., fresh veggies, and watch what I put in the fridge and cabinets. I have slowly go... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 21:19:13 EST Getting back to it http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=33873941 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm going to share this below to see if anyone else has had a similar experience & of course for support. :) <BR> <BR> Around August of last year, my mother got sick & ended up in the hospital. I'm the youngest in my family, but ended up being able to stay with her in the hospital. Initially, I figured we would only be in there for about a week. But a week passed, then onto two, three, and i stopped counting. Of course I didn't stay every single night, but I was ther... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 12:15:27 EST Wedding date sooner than expected - HELP! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=33788772 I got engaged about a month ago, and we decided to get married in the fall of 2015. Due to my fiance's work travel assignments for the summer and fall of 2015, we have decided we need to move up our wedding date to THIS fall! That gives me only 4 months to lose the weight I originally thought I'd have a year to lose! My goal is to lose 60 lbs and I know that it is not realistic to lose that much in 4 months time. <BR> <BR> My plan is to track calories, eating no less than 1200-1500 a day + ... Wed, 4 Jun 2014 10:46:37 EST Keeping It Small and Intimate (...and cheap) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=33639211 Hi, <BR> In the very beginning stages of planning a wedding. Both of us want to keep the wedding small and private with family and just a few of our closest friends. We're not doing bridesmaids or groomsmen because we don't want the drama, and we're sticking to a very tight budget. <BR> <BR> How do you deal with friends who expected to be invited but weren't? I don't want to hurt people's feelings, but we really just want our wedding to be for close family only. Tue, 13 May 2014 12:59:14 EST June 1, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=33631571 SO CLOSE!!! <em>408</em> <em>336</em> <em>337</em> <BR> Tried on my dress last night. I really need to get it shortned again. Hoepfully they can do that in like 2 weeks... AAAAAHHHHH So excited!! Mon, 12 May 2014 09:55:09 EST New Spark Team for Brides to be and Brides! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=33621819 New team forming. Getting ready for your big day? Join this team and get tips and tricks from Online Fitness Coach and Makeup Artist Stephani Melchor. Health, fitness, beauty get it all here! <BR> <BR> Let's get fit together! Sat, 10 May 2014 21:05:55 EST Lose 25lbs by 19th July (my wedding) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=33608263 Hi, <BR> <BR> So steep goal I know, but I want to try and lose 25lbs by 19th July which is my wedding date. I'm marrying a beautiful and gorgeous girl, who's in great shape. Unfortunately I have a big tyre around my waste, and need to get this down, more for my own self esteem than anything else. <BR> <BR> Would be great to find a buddy, someone interested in just chatting and checking in on each other, someone who i can basically 'report to' and help keep in check and motivated (and of cou... Thu, 8 May 2014 16:17:23 EST Dress shopping http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=33579578 So I am planning on going dress shopping next month in Michigan with my maid of honor. HOWEVER, I live in Alabama and obviously trying to lose weight before the wedding. My concern is this- What if I find a dress I absolutely LOVE and it fits perfectly now? Should I just let it go or buy it and have it altered? Sun, 4 May 2014 10:26:05 EST Non-traditional wedding ideas? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=33542380 I'm not interested in a traditional wedding with a big fluffy dress and banquet and a cake and a several hour long dance (my fiance doesn't dance anyway), I would be happy eloping but my fiance would like to have a big party with lots of guests. We are not religious and won't be saying our vows in church. I've thought of maybe just having a backyard barbecue while I don't care about having a big fancy wedding, I don't want to be stuck outside in the rain either. Also, budget is an issue (... Mon, 28 Apr 2014 16:15:20 EST 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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