Are you planning on losing weight for the big day? Read how real bride Nicky and her friend Rachel did it and let their stories inspire your own slimming success…

Nicky before her weightloss

“It was February 2011 and I had recently booked my wedding in Cyprus for October that year,” explains real bride Nicky. “I was very excited about my beach wedding and really set my heart on a short fitted dress, as I knew it was going to be quite hot.”

“After hours of research and visiting many wedding dress shops, I finally found my perfect gown. But there was a problem. I only just fitted into the size 14-16. This made me feel very unhappy and not confident at all. Not the way I wanted to feel for my special day.”

“When I left the wedding boutique that day, I told the owner that I was going to be a size 10 when I came back for my fitting in three months’ time. She just smiled as if she had heard it all before. Noticing this kick-started my motivation so I now had a goal and was determined to get there!”

“Like all brides I researched lots of diets online but didn’t find one that suited my busy lifestyle, especially working full time with a young child. All the information out there just confused me even more. So many different diets, so many conflicting opinions – it was a minefield.”

Nicky was eating far too many takeaways, comfort eating and getting more and more depressed about her weight. “I couldn’t decide which diet plan to follow so I decided to create my own diet plan suitable for a modern, busy bride-to-be.”

Nicky at her wedding in Cyprus

“The diet consists of a 12-week plan within which I structured breakfast, lunch and dinner including treats and rewards. Because of the way I had put this plan together I found it easy to stick to. Staggeringly after just seven days, I’d lost 9lb! Now I knew this was the real deal and I was in the zone, I had the right mindset to continue and, most importantly, the belief I could achieve my goal.”

“Then after 12 weeks of following my own structured plan I had lost an amazing 36lbs! Having achieved my goal I felt amazing and brimming with confidence, I walked back into the wedding dress shop for and had to be refitted to a size 8-10. My dream had come true, my hard work had paid off and it only took three months to achieve!”

Rachel before her weightloss

“After my wedding a friend and I were talking about weight loss and how I managed to lose so much weight for my wedding. She was really keen to lose weight, too, and like me, had tried many other diets none of which had worked.”

“So I wrote down my 12-week plan and encouraged her to get weighed. Rachel weighed 12 stone and after just 8 weeks of using my plan she lost 28lbs.”

Rachel lost 28lbs on the diet plan

“After trying the plan, Rachel could see the benefit for other brides trying the diet plan for themselves. She wanted them to feel as fantastic as I did and decided to create The Wedding Dress Diet Plan.”

The plan consists of a 50-page e-book, a list of suitable foods, a sample 7-day meal planner, top motivational tips and much more. Why not try it for yourself? There’s even a full money-back guarantee so there’s really nothing to lose – except your extra weight!

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  1. I’m trying to loose weight for my wedding – I really want to feel happy and comfortable on the day and so the only way I feel I can do that is to loose weight. I’ve got 7 months to go and I’m on a healthy eating plan and at the gym 4 times a week! I WILL do it 🙂

  2. I have gone from a size 14 to an 8 and I have kept it off for well over a year. I decided to do it because I didn’t feel comfortable in anything I wore let alone a wedding dress.

  3. I went to the uk wedding show and the dress company there made me feel awful for being a size 16. The “boy” controlling the queue decided to flirt with two skinny Minnie’s behind me telling them how lovely they are and how shocked he was at how many fat brides he’d seen, while lifting his shoulders and gesturing towards me, the girls had a good giggle, then when i finally got into the dressing area I explained to the fitter that I’d just had an operation so have gained weight, but I’d loose it so I wanted to try on size 14 samples, she told me the dresses where too small and wouldn’t help me at least try them on, she then decided to tell me I needed to loose 6inches off my back, then walked away to help another girl get her dress on leaving me distraught and in tears in front of my mum and sister waiting to see me in a dress for the first time. Weight loss is hugely important for people who want desperately to be beautiful on their day. I’m doing the 30day shred exercise is the only way for me.

  4. I lost 3 stone before my wedding in Kenya last month. I did it for myself – no one else. It took me 6 months & sometimes I even put a lb or two back on, but didn’t stress too much because I lost it again the next week. I did it myself, by way of the obvious – old fashioned healthy eating & exercise (swimming & spinning). Although, I must admit, when I first tried on dresses & I said I was planning on losing weight, one of the girls in the shop said “with the greatest respect, most brides say that and it’s not often any lose more than about 2 stone”. This made me determined to prove her / them wrong, so I say to them ‘thanks for that’!

  5. I don’t feel the need to loose weight as I what my man to marry the whole woman he fell in love with. But I am planning on toning my stomach so that my dress fits me better as the material is very unforgiving.
    I do understand why others want to loose weight but wedding mags also need to show plus size woman in dresses so that we learn to love ourselves. Organising a wedding is hard enough without getting rid of my treats!

  6. Danielle Cree it was confetti and lace their sample sale stalls at the ukwedding show at the excel london. I saw girls bigger than me trying on dresses but this particular girl just wouldn’t help me and the boy was so rude is was unreal. My sister complained and they gave her a flyer for their sale in store, like I’d go to their store after being treated like that. I also complained on the Facebook page and the show page which they just deleted.

  7. Just because some people are happy with their weight means thousands of others are not. I think that weight loss stories in wedding Mag’s is a good idea as it motivates people. My other half met me at my smallest. Ive got just over 3 stone to lose and I am not even wedding dress shopping until ive lost weight. Good for you you feel comfortable in your skin..


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