Real Brides' Weight Loss Stories

AFTER

Amy lost 42 pounds in twelve months

Her slim-down strategy: "I signed up for Jenny Craig that day. I was already so stressed about the wedding and didn't want to worry about how to eat health- fully on my own. The program taught me about portion sizes. I also began eating six small meals a day and cutting back on processed foods."

The biggest challenge: "I didn't look forward to drinking water or eating vegetables. But I had to do it or else the scale wouldn't budge."

Best diet tip: "Figure out what you need to do to lose weight from an organizational standpoint. Checklists and weekly weigh-ins did the trick for me."

In her gown, she felt... "Beautiful and very proud."

Dress, $2,000, Paloma Blanca. Headband, Haute Bride. Earrings, Nadri. Bracelet, Adriana Orsini, Saks Fifth Avenue. Bouquet, Belle Fleur.