Bridesmaids Under Pressure to Lose Weight

Yesterday I stumbled upon an article in the New York Post about bridesmaids and the title caught my eye: “Bridesmaids under pressure to get fit for ‘picture-perfect’ wedding day.” Before I even clicked the link, I knew I was in store for some total bull shit, and boy was I right!

Diva Bride Behavior: When Bridesmaids are Put Under Pressure to Lose Weight.

The article has me livid because, spoiler alert, the brides interviewed want a perfect wedding day. That perfect day includes perfect pictures, with perfectly “fit” bridesmaids. Which means these brides see no harm in “encouraging” (yes that’s the word they use) their bridesmaids to lose weight.

Oh no she didn’t ask her to lose weight!?

I am not even kidding when I say the article contains the sentence, “even one bridesmaid who just gave birth could stand to lose a few pounds.”

Excuse our language but; you’ve got to be fucking kidding me?

Hold onto your seats though, because there is also this gem of advice from that same bride to her guests:

“I need everyone on board,” says Barton, a 30-year-old p.r. executive who lives in downtown Brooklyn. “I want my guests to invest in their appearances, feel pretty, go buy the dress of their dreams and feel confident in themselves. I want everyone to feel and look beautiful.”


So yes, some brides even think they can control what their guests look like on their special day. Extending the pressure to lose weight to anyone that attends their wedding. News flash darling, you can only control yourself.

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Bridesmaids who stand together… or fall apart.

So they popped the BIG question! That is your BFF popped the question asking will you be my bridesmaid? Well we’re here to help give you some bridesmaid advice because…

The Oath

…of course you said yes! Then you swore the oath, “of being an honorary member of the biggest day of her life. Taking on a fair amount of duties and expenses that will be equally divided among her bridesmaids. Plus sharing in the fun and partying of a cinema style, Vegas bachelorette party.”


…..but maybe what it really ended up being was more like “I promise to: not bitch slap your Bridezilla ass on the biggest day of your life. I’ll take on my portion of duties and expenses—along with any other Bridesmaid who fails to find the need to participate. And I’ll help you find your balance after way too many drinks at your bachelorette party!”

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