It’s Easter. The day of religion…and chocolate. Most of us will spend the day munching away on a chocolate bunny…am I right? Or maaaaybe we won’t…as soon as I got engaged I noticed endless adverts and Pinterest boards about #theweddingdiet. Oh good, another wedding pressure we don’t need.
I’ve heard horror stories of bridelings being asked, whilst wedding dress shopping no less, ‘When are you starting your wedding diet’? WOW. I think (and hope) it is pretty rare to be asked this at wedding dress appointments. However, since getting engaged, I have definitely noticed (from all sorts of directions) the pressure to slim down for the ‘big day’.
It was at the moment when I first saw in a wedding magazine ‘Your Wedding Day Countdown’ and at month 11 or something ‘Begin wedding diet’, that I decided to start Down-to-earth brides. I strongly feel this kind of thing is nuts. And I haven’t even felt the brunt as I haven’t been asked about a wedding diet outright. I can’t imagine how crap it must feel. What a mixture of emotions if you’re so excited about it all and this just shoots you down.
I know that this pressure can exist for men too, but (and do correct me if I’m wrong) I don’t think it’s anything like the pressure women feel. I won’t rant on, but I hope you all take a minute to have a chocolate bunny today, or fifty, and I hope people don’t ever make you feel pressured to do any extreme dieting.
Happy Easter, you beauties x