Let’s wave goodbye to the wedding diet

by | 17 February, 2017

OK, so finally your man gets down on one knee. After the initial rush of giddy excitement, what’s the first thought that pops into your head? You’ve got to look perfect on your wedding day!

Goodbye excitement, hello new found self-loathing, with a celery stick on the side.

There’s no doubt about it: one of the biggest stresses for a bride-to-be is how she’ll look on her wedding day, and this anxiety kicks in the moment your man pops the question.

Why? Because, as a society, we expect a bride to look perfect, from the shape of her body to the colour of her skin and shine of her hair…

Every woman experiences this pressure, but for those who are anything above a size 16 anxiety levels can rocket into the stratosphere. And it isn’t helped by the fact that wedding dress shops only stock teeny dresses for the smaller physique, leaving larger ladies feeling unwelcome and unattractive.

So, what do you do? Nine times out of ten, you throw yourself into a gruelling diet of cardboard and grass in the hope that you’ll shrink down to the ‘right’ size. You may even buy a wedding dress several sizes too small and try to diet your way into it.

For the months leading up to the big day, your household takes on a new atmosphere. The weighing scales become the centre of your world. The fridge becomes a beacon of temptation. Your evenings with your fiancé are replaced by trips to the gym… Every pound lost is celebrated with an air punch, whilst every gain sends you into a pit of disgust and despair.

Now isn’t that a wonderful way to approach your wedding day?!

We’d like to put forward a new reality – one in which women of all shapes and sizes put two fingers up to societal pressure and learn to love themselves for who they are, and what they look like. Because, guess what? Your man asked you to marry him when you looked like you, and we’re pretty sure the proposal didn’t come with a caveat to get thin.

So if you do have curves, walk straight past the usual wedding dress shops and bound into a plus-size specialist, who will exclusively stock designs for the bootylicious bride-to-be. No dieting, no rejection and no expectation to shrink: just beautiful you and rails and rails of dresses to try on.

And remember: at the end of the day, a beautiful bride is a beaming bride, not a half-starved, cranky calorie-counter whose energy levels are at zero. If you you’re size 18-32 and want to find the dress of your dreams without starving yourself, get in touch. We’re specialists in body confidence.