One of my favorite lines from a movie is “You don’t alter Vera to fit you, you alter yourself to fit Vera!” said by Kate Hudson’s character in Bride Wars. It is a great movie and I think highlights exactly what wedding planning can be like. And even though I think that line is hysterical I fear for what it can make brides think.
Most brides think that they have to lose a lot of weight before their wedding day. It makes sense, it’s the most important day of your life, your family and friends don’t take their eyes off of you and you want to look your best. However, stressing about weight loss and even dramatic weight loss is completely unnecessary. I remember thinking about how badly I wanted to lose 10 lbs before my wedding. Finally I reached this point where I said it doesn’t matter how much weight I lose because my fiance is marrying me for me and I just want to be happy.
If you are overweight or uncomfortable with your body then start a healthy lifestyle. DO eat better, exercise and cut alcohol out. Incorporate more vegetables, lean protein and whole grains into your diet and try to exercise for at least 20 minutes a day. And do it for yourself, not for your wedding. Don’t stop eating 2 months before your wedding in hopes of dropping 20 lbs. It’s just not healthy, especially with the included stress of the wedding planning.
At the end of the day it’s not worth it to extreme diet before your wedding. It could cause serious health problems. Just remember, your fiance loves you for you and that’s all that matters. And don’t forget to enjoy your wedding day NO MATTER WHAT!!
This blog was inspired by an article from The West Australian: