Think back to your wedding day, and you’ll probably recall every little detail with absolute clarity—your hair, your makeup, what you wore (or didn’t wear), and how you felt walking down the aisle towards your intended. But do you remember the hassle and stress of worrying about your skin? Well, no more. Real brides are learning to love their skin and the stretch marks that come with it, on their wedding day! These four influencers are speaking up for brides and how they should embrace their real selves.
Stop Chasing the ‘Perfect Body’
Wedding planning can be stressful for any bride, but it’s important to remember that your wedding day is about you and your fiance, not impressing everyone else. Victoria Garrick, D1 athlete and the host of the Real Pod podcast, actively speaks out against diet culture and suggests that people should move past the use of phrases like ‘shedding for the wedding.’ Similarly, she encourages brides to accept their body types and order dresses as per their comfort levels and fits. Finally, she wants brides to remember that a wedding is all about celebrating love, and not looks. It’s the couple that matters, not how they look.
Find Your Comfort Zone
Bri Obaseki is a curvy model and content creator who actively advocates rejecting the image-based pressures that come along with weddings. However, she also highlights another pressure that modern-day brides feel. It’s the tussle between being traditional or unorthodox for the wedding celebration. She advocates opting for the method which gives the couple the best moments during the most important day of their lives.
Focus on the Positive
Joci Scott is an actress, content creator, and disability activist and has some advice for those who want to be the perfect bride on their wedding day. First, remember that this is your day, and you should enjoy every minute of it, she says. Second, don’t compare yourself to anyone else – focus on being the best you can be. Third, be confident in your skin and embrace your natural beauty. Fourth, focus on the positive – what you love about yourself and your body. Finally, remember that if someone doesn’t like what they see or comments on how they would’ve done something differently, they’re not worth your time.
Rest and Relax Before the Big Day
Kristine is the founder and influencer behind TrendyCurvy. She states that being a bride is one of the most memorable moments in a woman’s life. It’s a time when you get to be surrounded by your closest friends and family, all while looking your absolute best. She advises that the bride should get plenty of rest leading up to her wedding day, so she can look fresh and radiant on the big day. She should also eat healthily and drink lots of water, so her skin will look its best. She’s a firm advocate of accepting your body size and encourages brides to be confident with the way they are, rather than trying to fit into a preconceived image of a bride.