Weddings and weight pressure somehow seem to go together—and not just because they alliterate. There is a huge amount of expectation for brides to look their “best” on their wedding day, which is somehow equated to being skinny and losing weight. The focus is on the bride.
Has anyone else seen this Verizon commercial?
I think it’s amazing how the pressure to lose weight is transferred from the bride to the father of the bride. I mean, I support physical fitness/healthy weight loss in the general sense, and I understand that big events give you that little extra ounce of motivation…but seriously? What happened to simply enjoying an event?
What do you think about the commercial?
- Frankfurt, Germany/Rapid City, SD
- Post-Graduate Student
- Wedding Date:
- September 2012
- Schloss Heiligenberg/ Spearfish Canyon Lodge