Wedding Weight Pressure

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?


Mrs. Bracelet

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September 2012
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    WaitWhat 27 posts, Newbee @ 10:53 am

    I think it is silly that people try to lose wheight for a wedding, great if it is something that you can keep up with, but not if it is just to look “not like your self” in pictures for one day.

    And, I think the commercial was more about all the ways to use the cell phone. The wedding part probably only stands out to people who are ass-deep in wedding planning. It isn’t like it starts out with him looking at his daughters wedding invite and obsessively checking the count down.

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    athenaminerva1011 13 posts, Newbee @ 1:51 pm

    i love the commercial.

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    guests, Guest @ 4:35 pm

    I agree with Miss Fairy! I am trying to do the same.

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    Cheryl, Guest @ 1:00 pm

    Great discussion topic. I just got engaged a few months ago, and I certainly have a few pounds to lose. I was really frustrated because I don’t have lots of time to hit the gym 5 times per week. I also really don’t want to spend lots of $$ on a trainer. So, I found a great book, called Skinny Sexy Bride.

    Despite the title (which is totally and utterly offensive, and reinforces bad stereotypes), the workout plan was really good and the author really teaches a lot about proper eating. It’s totally simple and only takes 1 hour per week. I just have a problem with the title, poor choice if you asked me!

    I think you can find the book on Amazon.

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    Ms CH 132 posts, Blushing bee @ 8:35 am

    I actually see nothing wrong with that ad! He was overweight and needed to lose it

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