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How to Remain Mind & Body Positive During Your Wedding Planning Journey

A plus size woman laughing while wearing a wedding dress inside of a bridal boutique

Planning your dream wedding should be a joyful and empowering experience. Yet, the journey to the altar can sometimes be accompanied by moments of self-doubt and insecurity, especially when it comes to body image. At Ivory & Main, we believe every bride deserves to feel confident, beautiful, and celebrated throughout her wedding planning journey. Here are some tips to help you stay mind and body-positive as you prepare for your special day:

1. Focus on Self-Love and Acceptance

Begin your wedding planning journey by cultivating a mindset of self-love and acceptance. Embrace your body as it is, recognizing that it is uniquely beautiful and worthy of celebration. Treat yourself with kindness, compassion, and appreciation, and remember that your worth is not defined by your appearance.

2. Surround Yourself with Positive Influences

Surround yourself with people who uplift and support you on your journey toward body positivity. Surround yourself with friends, family members, and wedding vendors who celebrate diversity and embrace all body shapes and sizes. Seek out online communities and social media accounts that promote body positivity and empower women to love themselves exactly as they are.

3. Choose a Bridal Boutique That Celebrates Diversity

When selecting a bridal boutique, choose one that celebrates diversity and inclusivity, like Ivory & Main. Look for a boutique like ours that specializes in plus-size bridalwear and offers a wide range of sizes and styles to accommodate every body type. Our experienced stylists are trained to provide personalized attention and support, ensuring that every bride feels comfortable, confident, and beautiful during her dress shopping experience.

4. Focus on How You Feel, Not Just How You Look

Shift your focus from how you look to how you feel in your wedding dress. Choose a dress that makes you feel confident, comfortable, and true to yourself, regardless of what size label it bears. Remember that your wedding day is about celebrating your love and commitment to your partner, and your happiness and confidence will shine through no matter what dress you wear.

5. Practice Self-Care and Stress Management

Wedding planning can be stressful, and stress can take a toll on both your physical and emotional well-being. Prioritize self-care practices that nourish your body, mind, and soul, such as meditation, yoga, journaling, spending time in nature, or indulging in your favorite hobbies. Surround yourself with positivity and take breaks when needed to recharge and rejuvenate.

6. Challenge Negative Self-Talk and Unrealistic Expectations

Challenge negative self-talk and unrealistic expectations that may arise during your wedding planning journey. Be gentle with yourself and remind yourself that perfection is not the goal. Embrace imperfection and celebrate your unique beauty and individuality. Practice gratitude for all that your body allows you to experience and achieve.

7. Remember the True Meaning of Your Wedding Day

Above all, remember the true meaning of your wedding day. It is a celebration of love, commitment, and partnership, shared with the people who matter most to you. Focus on the love you share with your partner and the memories you are creating together, rather than getting caught up in superficial details or societal expectations.

At Ivory & Main, we are committed to helping every bride feel confident, beautiful, and empowered as she prepares for her special day. Our team is here to support you every step of the way, ensuring that your wedding dress shopping experience is a positive and memorable one.

Embrace your body, celebrate your beauty, and let your confidence shine as you embark on this magical journey toward happily ever after. You deserve nothing less than the love, joy, and happiness that your wedding day promises to bring.

Book an appointment with our stylists at Ivory & Main right here on our website or give us a call at 631-760-7082. We can't wait to meet you and cheer you on throughout your wedding planning journey.

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