How to radiate confidence on your wedding day
Listen up all you big and beautiful brides-to-be: it’s time for a pep talk. Because as your wedding day looms, we’re pretty sure those insecurities are going to start bubbling to the surface, hell-bent on slashing down your confidence and ruining what should be the best day of your life.
We’ve put together three simple but powerful tips for feeling good on your wedding day, and not one of them involves changing the way you look – this is about self-love, self-acceptance and, ultimately, self-empowerment.
1. Recognise where beauty truly lies
Contrary to what the media obsesses about, beauty cannot be found in size six jeans. Nor can it be found on the catwalk, in the pages of a glossy magazine, or in that really annoying perfume advert. That’s because true beauty lies in your strength of character, your kindness and your compassion. Given the nourishment it needs to grow, this inner peace and happiness will continue to shine through even when your body ages. When you recognise and believe that beauty is an internal characteristic rather than an external one, you’ll never feel ugly again. So if you start to feel insecure on your wedding day, dig deep, find your beautiful soul, and remember what a wonderful human being you are.
2. Your fiancé fell in love with the inner you
Your relationship may have started off on a physical level – they invariably do – but when your fiancé told you he loved you, he wasn’t talking about your bootylicious bottom or buxom boobs. He was talking about YOU – your personality, character, quirkiness, kindness, humour, intellect. All these weird and wonderful traits make you utterly unique from every other woman on the planet. And that’s why he put a ring on your finger. So when you walk down the aisle, don’t let insecurities stop your inner happiness shining through, because this is what will make him feel like the luckiest man in the world.
3. Give yourself a mantra
A mantra is basically any repeated word or phrase, which ultimately serves to calm the mind. It sounds simple, but you’ll be amazed by how much inner confidence you’ll gain from saying a few carefully chosen words. One example could be, “I am strong and happy” or, “I am beautiful inside and out.”
Choose the phrase that triggers your confidence the most, and say it to yourself as much or as little as you need to. Nobody has to know – this is your secret tool and one you can use even whilst walking down the aisle. And if you find it works, which we think it will, you can continue to use it throughout your life.
Along with these three steps, remember to breathe – in through the nose, out through the mouth. And remember, we may be plus-sized wedding dress experts, but we’re also fully-fledged boosters of confidence. So if you need a bit of sisterly love, get in touch. Our doors are always open for our beautiful brides-to-be.