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 SOS!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=35434231 Okay, here is the scoop. I have always been on the heavy side, not fat not skinny but heavy. When I got engaged a year and a half ago I was determined to get down from 155lbs to 140 before my big day. This is not going to happen as I know weight in at 172lb. My dress was bought when I weighed 160. That is my goal now. To get down to 160 before I walk down the aisle in 79days. that's right I have 79 days to lose 12+ pounds. I need tips, motivation, encouragement. Anything!! <BR> <BR> I have ... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:52:42 EST Eloping on a Budget http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=35418684 After a long 3-year engagement, my fiancee and I have decided to just do it, rather than try to coordinate schedules and host a wedding on a tight budget. So, as of yesterday, we've booked an elopement weekend for the end of March! I have 70 days to finish getting ready for our day for the 2 of us, and down to my goal weight LOL. <BR> <BR> Our goal is to keep it simple, relaxing and special for the two of us, and not break the bank! <BR> Anyone have any tips on keeping stuff pared down and ... Mon, 19 Jan 2015 16:53:41 EST How early is too early? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=35373646 I am having a destination wedding in June, only our immediate family is invited. I am thinking about having a nice dinner with our friends and family locally before our wedding. However, my best friend is across the country, she can only fly out in April. If I have my pre-wedding party thing in April, is that considered too early? Its a couple months before, but I want my best friend there. Wed, 14 Jan 2015 07:44:35 EST The only dress left is 3 sizes smaller... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=35327182 Hi there, I'm new to this blog and not a Bride but a bridesmaid. Here is my dilemma... <BR> <BR> I'm a bridesmaid tor this April 2015...the dress that the bride picked out has been discontinued. The only dress available in stock is 3 sizes smaller then I currently am now. It's a size 8, my normal size. However, I have 3 months to lose the 30 pounds to fit into it. <BR> <BR> I've done it before but not this fast and under pweasure of meeting a date. <BR> <BR> I'm at a 27.5 BMI....Is this a... Thu, 8 Jan 2015 16:43:09 EST Please add me. Recently engaged! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=35078111 Hello all! I'm a 29 year old recently engaged Florida girl! My best weight was 145 at 5'9, and that's my goal now. I need to lose about 75 to get there. I've been with my fiance for 4 years, known him for 8, and I need to learn to love myself the way he does, and learn that he won't leave me just because I've gained. I want to incorporate yoga as part of my daily lifestyle, as well as learn more about weight training. I was a vegan for 11 years, and hope to also get back to an entirely whole... Fri, 5 Dec 2014 13:42:02 EST Spring 2015 brides http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=34854823 Any spring 2015 brides out there with 20+ pounds to loose before the big day? I need your best body toning tips & meal plans. Thanks in advance! Tue, 4 Nov 2014 10:09:56 EST Wedding dress shopping and Dress sizes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=34824574 I was wondering if it is possible to go from a wedding dress size of 18W to a size 16. Being a bigger girl, it has been hard to find wedding dresses I like. And dress selection tends to be very limited if not non-existing. So I was wondering what goes into loosing a few dress sizes, how long, and if it is even possible? Im not getting married until 2017-2018. Haven't quite decided on a date. So I do have some time. Thank You! Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:54:50 EST Disappointed in myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=34785146 I just needed to vent about how I am disappointed in myself because I have not done the things I have needed to do to lose weight. I completed my alterations yesterday and I was informed that I needed to lose 10 lbs before my next fitting or I will need to add a corset to my gown. I have decided to add the corset so that I won't have to have the pressure to lose weight in the next four weeks. All of this could of been avoided if I would of just stuck with an exercise routine, but did I not an... Sun, 26 Oct 2014 09:09:44 EST Getting married! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=59&imparent=34741763 I have been engaged since last december! We are getting married in May 2015. I am sooo excited! But I am worried I wont fit in my dress lol! <BR> Anyone else here getting married next May? or year? Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:24:10 EST 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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