Bridezilla just started CD and wants advice, buddy, tips etc


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S: 15st8lb C: 12st13lb G: 11st6lb BMI: 28.3 Loss: 2st9lb(16.97%)
Hi all,

i am very new to all of this..... forums/ cambridge diet and getting married! (5th September 2009.

I have 58lbs to lose and am hoping to be well on my way by the end of March so I can start looking at wedding dresses.

has anybody got any advice on when I have to start looking for my wedding dress - I have been to one bridal store and after trying on 3 dresses walked out as I didn't want to see what they looked like on me until I was happier with my weight. I also refused to try on the plus sized dresses

Also is anyone else in a similar position and want to keep in touch?
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Kind of - I'm not getting hitched though, but I am cheif bridesmaid. I've got 50odd lbs to loose and I've ordered a dress in a size 16 - which I absolutely have to make. The pressure is on!

The wedding is in June. Have a look online at frocks - the Alfred Angelo collection is stunning.


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Hello & massive congratulations on getting engaged.

I got married in August 2008 at Edinburgh Zoo.

I started losing weight in November 2007 with Cambridge as we had our wedding booked and I was determined not to be fat. By Christmas I was at my slimmest (about 10st 7lbs) which sounds a lot but I must be muscley or something as I fitted in a (UK) size 10 dress.
Dress shopping was horrible as a 'fat' person. At my biggest I was only a small size 16 but the women treated me like the biggest, ugliest thing they'd ever seen. I wasn't allowed to try on any dresses I liked and was put in there 2 'big dresses' (which were about size 18's). They proclaimed in front of the whole shop, 'my dear, you have big bones, even if you lose 4 stone you will never be smaller than a 16'. I cried (eveyone thought it was cos I liked the dress - LOL!!). That was in August 2007 and actually proved to be the kick up the arse I required.

I tried on dresses when I was on Cambridge at a different shop where the women were total godsends. they were like Gok Wan. I fell in love with a dress that cost £1200, way more than I could afford, so (hangs head in shame) I bought my dress off the internet from a stockist in USA.

The dress took a very long time to come, and lead to all manner of stress as it got 'lost' by parcelforce at customs in Coventry (I was an emotional wreck by that point), but it arrived just in time. I was very worried it would be too small but it actually needed taking in.

I worked very hard at the gym and ate carefully up till the wedding after finishing Cambridge and although I look a bit chubby in some of the pics I was thrilled with how I felt.

My biggest bit of advice is ask around and find a freindly shop. If they are a good wedding shop they will be able to tell what shape you are (and thus what will suit you) as I ended up falling for something I wouldn't have given a second glance. Wear good underwear when you try dresses on - hold 'em in pants and a decent bra. If you like them, go for a corset back as this gives for so much variation on the eventual size - it can vary a dress by 2 sizes I think. And finally, to avoid a near-nervous breakdown like I had, order in plenty of time!! I cannot stress the last point enough!!


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This was me in August 2007 (sorry not full length but REFUSED to have them taken then):


And this was on the day:



Apologies if these end up being huuuge!!


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good luck hun, I just posted some of my pics (any excuse!!!) but they haven't appeared..........

If you need advice from a former bridezilla let me know.


Full Member
S: 15st8lb C: 12st13lb G: 11st6lb BMI: 28.3 Loss: 2st9lb(16.97%)
Oh yes please I find it so good to talk to someone who knows what I'm going through!! You look amazing!!!

and your dress is gorgeous

Do you think I am leaving it too late to start shopping for a dress in 2 months time (6 months to go until wedding)? I should hopefully have lost approx 2 stone by then.. I am currently a big size 18 (tall) and am wanting to be a nice size 12

I also want to add that I am on day 4 of CD SS and am quite shocked at how easy I'm finding it (could just be the determination of feeling fab walking down the aisle and the fact that I am excited about the thought of losing weight!) Did you get some low points on CD and if so when and how did you deal with them?


Full Member
S: 14st0lb C: 14st0lb G: 12st12lb BMI: 34.7 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
Lisa - I have just sent you an email but forgot to say that when I ordered my dress, they ordered it on my current measurements knowing I was losing weight and said taking it in will be fine... as long as you leave them enough time to complete the work :)


Gold Member
S: 19st13lb C: 12st8lb G: 11st13lb BMI: 30.2 Loss: 7st5lb(36.92%)
I'm not slimming for my wedding, but my sister's in October when I will be chief bridesmaid!

I feel the pressure, and it's spurring me on to keep on track 100%. I will not be a fat bridesmaid!



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S: 17st2lb C: 17st2lb G: 12st0lb Loss: 0st0lb(0%)


almost skinny
S: 11st10lb C: 10st1lb G: 9st10lb BMI: 22.8 Loss: 1st9lb(14.02%)
just as a motivation: my sis in law lost 23 kgs (50 lbs) in about 3,5 months to fit into her dream wedding dress. She's going to marry in September as well.
She's introducing food now and still loses weight! She'll probably has to gain some pounds, otherwise her dress will be too big :D


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S: 21st0lb C: 20st11lb G: 14st0lb BMI: 45.6 Loss: 0st3lb(1.02%)
From my personal experience.. I have found my dress in the summer holidays its GORGEOUS I even felt lovely in it the size I was but being told that at my previous measurements they would be ordering a size 28 was very on with the mission. I have to go back to the shop in April to have my measurements taken to actually order the dress, which is 9 months before my wedding in December. They said they can take the dress in about 2 dress sizes if I loose anymore after April.


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S: 14st0lb C: 14st0lb G: 12st12lb BMI: 34.7 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
Congrats Lashes!!!