There’s so much stress around your wedding day, the last think you want to be worrying about is how to look good in your wedding pictures.
With all the pressure put on you to create the “perfect day” it’s easy to forget to actually enjoy your wedding.
You and your future husband are planning your life together, and that’s exciting!
There’s no need to be stressed out on the day of your wedding, because the way your body looks is no longer within your control.
Focus on things you can control like drinking enough water, sleeping enough, and getting your hair and makeup done professionally.
Seriously, that’s not somewhere you want to skimp on your budget!
You can even try getting some eyelash extensions and for sure, invest in a good photographer if you want great pictures!
It’s okay to allow yourself to put your happiness before your appearance.
Plus, when you fixate on losing weight, your body feels that resistance and restriction and it’s harder to get the results you want.
If you focus on internal goals rather than external outcomes, you’ll look much happier!
The expectations placed on your wedding day are insane – 2:29
How I almost ruined my photoshoot – 4:39
Please tell me your fiancee doesn’t say this – 12:30
Choose the emotion you want to radiate – 15:31
Share your struggles with your fiancee – 18:46
The way your body looks doesn’t really influence body image – 20:31
Pictures capture the feeling of the moment.
So what if you felt really insecure, nervous, and stiff?
The photos are going to capture that feeling instead of the way you want to feel on your wedding day.
Finding ways to enjoy the moments in between the stress and focus on having fun.
No matter what your family or friends are saying, your wedding is about the future with your partner.
Anyone else’s expectations come secondary…or maybe even don’t make the list.
If you do have certain weight loss goals, that’s okay.
But when your wedding day arrives, it’s out of your hands. You did what you could, now it’s your job to have fun!
If you’re not happy and enjoying yourself, what’s the point?
Fitting into a smaller piece of fabric isn’t going to make your pictures turn out better, in fact you might end up looking worse because you’re so uncomfortable or nervous.
My advice? Focus on how you’re going to feel, not what other people are going to see.
There’s nothing more beautiful than two people happy and excited to start their lives together.
What your body looks like doesn’t need to influence that.
Rebekah Buege is a body confidence coach helping strong women process critical thoughts and heal insecurities.
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