Although no bride should ever, ever feel pressured to lose weight for that walk down the aisle, a whole slew of to-be-wedded ladies spend their time as brides-to-be getting healthy — whether it's to feel confident in their sexy sheath wedding dress or to just start off married life on the right foot. After all, who doesn't want to feel confident when all eyes are on them? Even celebrities aren't immune to the desire to get fit for their weddings. Engaged stars are also hitting the gym and cutting out the carbs when that special sparkler is slipped on their finger. As if they didn't have a red-carpet-ready bod, already! Stars, they're just like us, right?
News flash: You're not alone in wanting to look ahh-maze-ing for that walk down the aisle. In fact, you're in some pretty gorgeous company! Hollywood's A-listers are also sweating for the wedding. Between memorizing scripts and red carpet appearances, the to-be-wedded ladies of the celebrity set are doing their daily crunches and juicing their morning greens for their own big days — and for looking stellar on camera, of course. But there's not much of a difference between a paparazzi's lens and that of a wedding photographer, after all, and judging by their tough, toning workouts and fresh, healthy diets, these famous brides-to-be are going to be looking picture-perfect for both!
Curious as to how these engaged stars are getting ready for their wedding dresses? Well, save the cash on the Hollywood nutritionists and celebrity trainers, and spend it on your wedding flower budget instead, because we've giving you the low-down on how these celebs are slimming down — from model brides-to-be like Rosie Huntington-Whitley and Hannah Davis to engaged songstresses Mariah Carey and Miley Cyrus. And while you may think the fitness routines of these stars consist of three carrots, a leaf of lettuce, and countless hours at the gym, some of their tips and tricks are actually pretty sustainable and totally doable.
So what are you waiting for? Time to get sweating with the wedding workouts and big day diets of your favorite celebs!
The triple-threat dancer/singer/actress of Dancing with the Stars and Grease: Live! fame has been engaged to her hockey-playing love Brooks Laich since last year. And although the pair isn't spending much time with a wedding planner (they still haven't even chosen a wedding date, yet!), Hough is definitely spending some serious time at the gym. The blonde beauty swears by the fitness classes at CorePower Yoga, SoulCycle, and Body By Simone, according to Self. And she stresses that healthy eating begins with the first meal of the day. "I feel like if I eat badly first thing in the morning, I'm screwed the rest of the day," Hough explained. "If I can have a juice and some eggs, I feel like I've started my day off right."
Kate Upton, who announced her engagement on the Met Gala red carpet in May, tones up with the help of celebrity trainer Ben Bruno. While tons of brides-to-be tend to turn into cardio bunnies, Upton is all about weight-training. "One of the key tenets of my program is progressive overload," Bruno explained to People magazine. "We do slow increases over time, so you build gradually." According to her trainer, his famous client can now deadlift 200 pounds! "She's insanely strong," raves Bruno. "Stronger than a lot of athletes I train!" No surprise there: Brides-to-be are basically wonder women, after all!
Derek Jeter and his fiancé, Sports Illustrated model Hannah Davis, are set to wed this July and it sounds like it's shaping up to be the wedding of the season, if for the bride's bod alone! Surprisingly, the supermodel hates the gym, but goes for 40-minute workout sessions when she's home. "I do the elliptical and lift weights on it for about 40 minutes, trying not to fall off. If you were to see me, you would be like, 'She's really multitasking!' But really I'm just trying to get it done as quickly as possible," Davis told The Cut. When she's traveling, Davis simply grabs a pair of sneakers and runs to explore the new city. She enjoys outdoor sports like tennis, hiking, paddle-boarding, and swimming to keep fitness fun and less like a chore. And don't let the model's enviable bod fool you: Davis' diet is surprisingly sane. "I don't want to go to a birthday party and not eat cake," she said. "When I'm alone, I try to eat as clean as possible so I can have a blast on weekends." Now that's a wedding diet tip we can definitely follow!
Ciara is busy getting ready for her upcoming wedding to Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, but after losing 60 pounds of baby weight in just four months, this ought to be no sweat! (Well, actually, it probably will get a little sweaty...) The sultry singer looks to celeb-approved trainer Gunnar Peterson to keep her looking lean and in the most badass way — boxing! "Gunnar puts me through an hour-long plyometric cardio circuit that always includes boxing elements," Ciara previously shared with Shape. "What's amazing is that you're getting three-in-one training: It's hitting your muscles, it's a cardiovascular workout, and it's a mental exercise. You have to be super focused when you're boxing. After I've done a few rounds, I feel as if I can conquer the world." Or just those seating charts, right Ciara?
Ever since the star was spotted with her old engagement ring back on her finger, we've been busy dreaming of the nuptials between the pop singer and Liam Hemsworth — and freaking out over this romantic reunion! Meanwhile, Cyrus is staying calm, cool, collected, and oh-so-fit, thanks to her yoga routine and ultra-healthy diet. Cyrus is a true yogi, documenting her perfect poses on the 'Gram. And the girl sure loves her fruits and veggies! (She even has an avocado tattoo for goodness sake!) Cyrus eats a strictly vegan diet and PETA even named her the "Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity" of 2015! Doesn't yoga seem like the perfect stress-reliever for a busy bride-to-be?
The classic British beauty debuted her Neil Lane engagement ring from Jason Statham on the Golden Globes red carpet back in January and we can't wait to see the model's fit figure all dressed up in a white wedding gown. So what's the skinny on her fitness routine? "As soon as I wake up, I try and drink a litre of water," Huntington-Whiteley previously told Harper's Bazaar UK. "I always find that when I've not been drinking enough, I get more bloated. It sounds counter-productive but drinking more water will actually get rid of the water retention." Besides hydrating like nobody's business, Huntington-Whiteley also enjoys eggs with spinach and a green juice in the mornings and spends her sweat sessions doing Pilates or a Body By Simone dance cardio class. She's also a famous fan of the world's easiest way to work out — the Internet! "Everything's on YouTube now," the Victoria's Secret Angel says. "You can go on there and type in 'exercise for 10 minutes' and see what comes up." See? No excuses!
While you may not be able to swipe that 35-carat engagement ring from Mariah Carey, you can totally steal her wedding diet! According to a source close to the singer, Carey's bridal body plan centers around a protein-based diet that starts off with a morning smoothie or protein shake, followed by five small meals consumed throughout the day. "Mariah is only eating four ounces of grilled chicken, lean beef, or one of her favorites — broiled Chilean Sea Bass or grilled shrimp with grilled asparagus," the source explained to The Daily Mail "She is also eating some of her favorites, like baked salmon, chicken salad with light mayo or mustard, and sushi. Mariah also loves cheese, so sometimes she will have some Brie on low fat crackers as a snack." Sushi, cheese, and mayo?! This is a wedding diet we can definitely get behind!
Blac Chyna has added quite a few titles to her resume these past few months: Bride-to-be, mom-to-be, and personal trainer! The model not only slays with her curves, but she's also vowed to get her to-be-hubby to strap on his Yeezys and into tip-top shape for the wedding! Although, Chyna may be taking it easy in the gym due to her bun in the oven, she's previously been training with her fiancé Rob Kardashian, helping him get back into shape after his dramatic weight gain. "They both have the same goals," Chyna's personal trainer Chris Jinna told Perez Hilton. "They just want to basically get in shape, kind of shed a little bit, just have a healthier life, live a healthier lifestyle. They're really taking this stuff pretty serious." Their routine, you ask? Hitting the gym at least five days a week, according to Jinna. And judging by this sneak peek into their workout on social media, these two are definitely sweating for the wedding!